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Question 1: A plebiscite can be considered a kind of ________ and is often referred to as such in the U.S.
ElectionElectoral reformReferendumGerrymandering

Question 2: The franchise in a referendum is not necessarily the same as that for ________.
Electoral reformGerrymanderingElectionInitiative

Question 3: The ________ provides for both binding and non-binding referendums.
Constitution of the NetherlandsConstitution of FinlandConstitution of SwedenConstitution of Denmark

Question 4: That referendum was the first national referendum in the Netherlands in 200 years and it was the result of an initiative proposal by parliamentarians Farah Karimi (Greens), Niesco Dubbelboer (Labour) and Boris van der Ham (________).
Democrats 66Liberal InternationalPeople's Party for Freedom and DemocracyEuropean Liberal Democrat and Reform Party

Question 5: Some opposition to the referendum has arisen from its use by dictators such as ________ and Benito Mussolini who, it is argued, used the plebiscite to disguise oppressive policies as populism.
Nazi PartyAdolf HitlerSchutzstaffelNazi Germany

Question 6: Spain: In 1976 a referendum was held to determine if citizens wanted to change the political system (i.e., the dictatorship) or not to change it, after the death of ________.
José María AznarJosé Luis Rodríguez ZapateroSpanish StateFrancisco Franco

Question 7: However, the use of referenda is deprecated by the ________, which advises that:
American and British English spelling differencesOxford English DictionaryUnited KingdomJames Murray (lexicographer)

Question 8: ________ has two types of referendum.
NauruAustraliaUnited KingdomNew Zealand

Question 9: A referendum (also known as a plebiscite or a ballot question) is a direct ________ in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal.
Voter turnoutAbstentionTactical votingVoting

Question 10: Also, voters might be swayed by strong personalities, ________ and expensive advertising campaigns.
IndoctrinationAd hominemPropagandaDisinformation


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