GED Social Studies : Campaigning and Media

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

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Example Questions

Example Question #8 : Civics And Government

Which of these is a consequences of the American two-party system?

Possible Answers:

Politicians adopt narrow and specific opinions to ensure their policies stand out in an election cycle.

The American voting public has many options to choose from.

Fundraising and campaign advertising plays a small role in determining the winner.

The media is generally unable to predict which of the two major parties will win an election.

Politicians adopt broad opinions to appeal to the largest number of people as possible.

Correct answer:

Politicians adopt broad opinions to appeal to the largest number of people as possible.

Explanation:

In the American two-party system politicians often adopt broad opinions on a wide variety of issues to appeal to the largest number of people as possible. This generally ensures that both political parties are quite moderate when compared to the liberal or conservative parties in countries with a multi-party system.

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