Ballot Quiz, December 19 (2011)

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1. Two citizen initiatives were certified this past week in which two states?

Ohio and Florida
No. Florida actually had a measure decertified.
California and Ohio
Yes, both states had initiatives certified.
Florida and Washington
Sorry!
Washington and Arizona
Incorrect.

2. An initiative to establish a coastal management program was approved for circulation in what state?

Alaska
Correct! Alaska is the only coastal state in the country without a federal coastal management plan.
Florida
Incorrect.
West Virginia
Wrong! This is not an initiative and referendum state.
Arizona
Wrong.

3. In 2010, a Massachusetts sales tax for alcohol ban was on the ballot. In three major polls, the majority of those surveyed were in favor of the measure. But the latest poll taken in August 2010 showed 60% against the measure. The measure ultimately failed.

True
Wrong.
False
Correct! 52% of voters approved.

4. 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.

5. This past week, _____ legislators reached a compromise on the state's controversial congressional redistricting plan.

Kansas
Wrong
Ohio
Correct, read more on these developments
Texas
Incorrect.
Oklahoma
Sorry.

6. BONUS!

is the governor of Arizona.

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