The Voters Challenge

Voters Challenge logoHow much do you know about Civics, Policy, and Campaigns?

The Voters Challenge invites you to read short items about the concepts of government and democracy, then take quizzes to see how much you know. Come back often, as content is added all the time!

Test your knowledge across many different topic areas.

Civics

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Civics covers topics about citizenship & government. They include questions that immigrants are tested on to become citizens of the United States.

  1. How long can a Senator stay in office?
  2. What are the three branches of government?
  3. Can anyone serve on a jury? Does everyone have to?
  4. Can the President make or overturn laws? Can the President declare war?
  5. Does "free speech" mean I can say anything I want?

Policy

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What do candidates think government should do?

  1. US & the World: Defense, Immigration, Trade
    • Are immigration laws good or bad?
    • Are trade agreements good or bad?
    • Can we use drones to wipe out bad guys?
  2. Economy: Budget/Spending, Commerce, Labor
    • What is deficit spending?
    • How will a bill change the economy in 10 years?
    • Do regulations hurt the economy?
  3. Infrastructure: Transportation, Environment, Energy, Agriculture
    • Who keeps nuclear weapons safe?
    • Who keeps the food supply safe?
    • Why are airports such a hassle?
  4. Services: Healthcare, Safety, Veterans
    • Does health insurance matter to government?
    • What is "single-payer" healthcare?
    • What does the FBI do?

 

Campaigns

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Many voters struggle to understand the maze of headlines, statistics, slogans, and misinformation that envelops us.

  • What are unnamed sources? Can we trust them?
  • What are fact checkers? Can we believe them?
  • Is it always important to give equal consideration to the “other side” of an argument?
  • What is “negative campaigning”? Is it always bad?
  • What is hypocrisy? Is it the same as flip-flopping?