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1. How old do you need to be to legally vote in the United States?
a. 15
b. 16
c. 18
d. 21
e. 25

2. What were the requirements to vote when the United States first became a country?
a. You had to be 21 years old.
b. You had to be white.
c. You had to be a man.
d. All of the above.
e. You had to be 25 years old.

3. True or False: It is not important that each citizen of age vote in a democratic election.

4. What are the two main political parties in the United States today?
a. Democrats and Republicans
b. Whigs and Tories
c. Nationalists and Democrats
d. Republicans and Whigs
e. Conservative and Liberal

5. What is the primary thing that is voted on in most elections in the United States?
a. Supreme Court Judges
b. Elected Representatives
c. The income tax rate for the next year
d. Whether a Bill should become a Law
e. What holidays to celebrate

6. Which of the following statements best describes the right to vote?
a. A pain in the neck
b. Something only a few people should be allowed to do
c. You should do it if you like stickers
d. Not worth the wait in line
e. A privilege and responsibility

7. True or False: Having more than one political party is a bad thing because it causes people to argue over issues.

8. Which of the following are things that politicians will do to try and get elected?
a. Run ads on TV
b. Participate in debates
c. Give speeches
d. Kiss babies
e. All of the above

9. What is the group of people that determine who will be president called?
a. The Electoral College
b. The Presidential Voters
c. The Election Representatives
d. The Executive Pollers
e. The Premium Electors

10. If one person does not receive a majority of votes from the Electoral College, what group decides who will be president?
a. The Senate
b. The Democrats
c. The House of Representatives
d. The Supreme Court
e. The Republicans

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