The Challenge of Democracy
Quiz 7: Participation and Voting
Most Referenda Are Placed on the Ballot by
Most referenda are placed on the ballot by A)voters. B)governors. C)interest groups. D)judges. E)legislatures.
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The typical procedure for an initiative requires petitions to feature the signatures of _________ of the number of registered voters in a state. A)5 to 10 percent B)25 to 30 percent C)45 to 50 percent D)more than 50 percent E)at least 60 percent
____________ championed the direct primary. A)African Americans B)Democrats C)Southern voters D)New voters under 21 years old E)Progressives
One recent criticism of referenda and initiatives is that A)they create an expensive "industry" designed around circulating petitions and spending millions. B)citizens cannot exercise great power over government policy through these mechanisms. C)controversial ballot measures tend to lower voter turnout. D)voters increasingly tend to reject all ballot measures. E)citizens cannot exercise great power over government policy through these mechanisms, and voters increasingly tend to reject all ballot measures.
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