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Compulsory voting: Quiz


Question 1: Belgian voters who repeatedly fail to vote in elections may be subject to ________.
DisfranchisementPuerto RicoWashington, D.C.United States

Question 2: ________ (introduced 1929 for presidential elections and 1949 in some states for parliamentary elections, abolished step by step between 1982 and 2004)
AustriaHungaryPolandCzech Republic

Question 3: Political scientist Arend Lijphart writes that compulsory voting has been found to increase voting by 7-16% in national elections, and by even more in secondary (such as local and provincial elections and elections to the ________).
European ParliamentEuropean CommissionBarroso CommissionEuropean Union

Question 4: Such people may vote at random simply to fulfill legal requirements: the so called ________ may account for 1-2% of votes in these systems, which may affect the electoral process.
Australian federal election, 2004Donkey voteAustralian SenateAustralian federal election, 2007

Question 5: ________ (1907-1923, but not enforced)

Question 6: ________ held that it was every citizen's duty to participate in decision making.
DemosthenesClassical AthensAthenian democracyPericles

Question 7: In ________ and Brazil, providing a legitimate reason for not voting (e.g.
BarbadosAustraliaUnited KingdomCanada

Question 8: ________ (compulsory for citizens between 18 and 65 years old; non-compulsory for persons aged 16–18, illiterate people, and those older than 65)

Question 9: ________ (military personnel cannot vote)
MexicoCosta RicaNicaraguaGuatemala

Question 10: ________ (compulsory for citizens between 18 and 75 years old, non-compulsory for those older than 75)

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