Quiz 10a Name ____________________________________ 1. Both major political parties have placed the decision to nominate their presidential candidate primarily in the hands of: a. party leaders b. members of Congress c. voters d. federal judges e. the sitting president 2. _______________ is one of the ?three Ms.? a. mandatory financial disclosure b. motherhood c. media oversight d. momentum e. mendacity 3. According to your instructor, the primary reason voter turnout is lower in the U.S. than it is elsewhere is that: a. Americans do not care about politics b. Americans are not knowledgeable about politics c. voting is not mandatory in the U.S. d. we have a unique electoral system e. none of the above 4. Most of the money Barack Obama raised for his presidential campaign came from: a. political action committees (PACs) b. individual donors c. the federal government (through the presidential election fund) d. his political party e. interest groups 5. According to your instructor, Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election primarily because: a. he is a great public speaker b. he supports strict gun control measures c. his opponent ran a terrible campaign d. the economy was in bad shape in November 2008 e. he raised a lot of money
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