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Understanding American Politics and Government

Political Science

Quiz 9 :
Campaigns and Elections

Quiz 9 :
Campaigns and Elections

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By tradition,what state holds the first caucus of the election year?
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B

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Which candidate's weaker than expected showing in the 1968 New Hampshire primary convinced him to drop out of the presidential race?
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A

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Which of the following states was penalized for moving its primary up in 2008?
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E

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How many electoral votes does the District of Columbia have?
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The time in a campaign when a candidate begins raising funds and doing well in polls is called the __________.
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What 2012 election candidate was a surprise winner in the Iowa caucus?
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The single most important issue to voters is __________.
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In 1992,George H.W.Bush probably lost his bid for a second term because __________.
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Bill Clinton's campaign in 1992 used which slogan?
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In the 2008 election,neither Obama nor McCain bought any advertising at all in which states?
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Reliably Republican states are called __________.
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The first nationally televised debate was between __________.
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Democratic candidates generally count on the support of __________.
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Taxpayer funds designated to help finance presidential campaigns,both in the primary season and in the general election,are referred to as __________.
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How much can an individual contribute to each national political party?
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What Supreme Court decision declared unconstitutional the ban on corporations and unions' contributing money for "electioneering communications"?
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The Reform Party qualified for partial general election funding based on the performance of which candidate in 1992 and 1996?
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Political-science models designed to predict electoral outcomes assume that people vote with a ___________ perspective.
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The first important audience for a political candidate running for national office is __________.
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What percentage of the primary vote does a Democratic candidate have to receive in order to be eligible to receive his or her share of delegates?
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