A2 Government and Politics Primary Elections Quiz

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1. In 1968 which commission significantly reformed the presidential candidate selection system?

  • The FEC Commission.
  • McGovern-Fraser Commission.
  • The Bi-Partisan Electoral Reform Commission.
  • The McCain-Feingold Commission.
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2. What is "front loading"?

  • When states schedule their presidential primaries or caucuses earlier in the cycle, in an attempt to increase the importance of their state in choosing presidential candidates.
  • When a number of states coincide their presidential primaries in order to gain influence in their region when selecting their presidential candidate.
  • When candidates focus their resources on key "swing states" to try to gain more delegates.
  • When parties push forward their National Nominating Convention to give their candidate more time to campagne.

3. What is an open primary election?

  • A primary election in which any U.S citizen can vote in the primary of either party.
  • A primary election in which registered voters can vote in the primary of either party.
  • A primary election in which only registered Democrats can vote in a Democratic primary and vice versa.
  • A primary in which only elected party officials can vote in their respective primaries.

4. In 1960 John Kennedy announced his candidacy 66 days before the primary, in 2008 Barack Obama announced his candidacy 423 days before. What is meant by "the constant election cycle"?

  • when failed candidates are re-cycled and re used in a different election to a new office.
  • Where media outlets are constantly focusing on the Election.
  • When the momment one election finishes candidates are already looking towards the next one.
  • A charity race in which Candidates ride bikes around Washington D.C to raise money for their campagne.

5. Which state by law must hold it primary first?

  • South Carolina.
  • New Hampshire.
  • North Dakota.
  • Iowa.


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