Ballot Quiz, June 4 (2012)

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1. This past week, the state of Louisiana sent a measure to the ballot. It about what topic?

Taxes
No!
Firearms
This is correct!

Marriage
Nope.
Marijuana
Sorry!

2. Five Maine bond propositions were passed to the ballot for November 6, 2012.

True
See below
False
The Maine Governor vetoed one of the five proposed bond measures. Four were allowed to be placed on the ballot.

3. How many statewide questions are on the California primary election on June 5?

1
Sorry!
2
This is correct! Props. 28 and 29 will appear on the ballot.
3
Nope!
4
Try again!

4. This map shows states that had ballot measures in _____. This year saw a same-sex marriage ban amendment in Kansas, a question whether to establish the office of lieutenant governor in New Jersey, and five bond questions in Maine. A total of 45 measures were on the ballot.
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2000
204 measures were on the ballot this year.
2007
43 measures were on the ballot./span>
2005
Yes! Read more about 2005's ballot measures.
2002
40 states had measures on the ballot that year.

5. Oklahoma sent a measure to the 2012 ballot on April 27, 2011 that would ban affirmative action in the state. What other state had a similar measure on the 2010 general election ballot?

Oregon
Nope! However, this measure dealt with the issue of civil rights in the state in 2002.
Arizona
Correct! Proposition 107 asked voters to ban affirmative action programs in the state that were administered by statewide or local units of government.
Rhode Island
Wrong. But Question 1 asked state voters to decide on the state's official name, which some argue deals with historical race issues.
Ohio
Incorrect! Back in 1913, though, gender played a part in this measure.

6. BONUS!

The total number of ballot measures on the 2012 ballot amount to measures in states.

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