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Gerrymandering (Grade 5)

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Gerrymandering is named after Massachusetts governor Eldridge Gerry.
  1. True
  2. False
Eldridge Gerry created a district that's shape was compared to what animal?
  1. frog
  2. snake
  3. dinosaur
  4. salamander
What is the goal of gerrymandering?

What are the names of the two most common types of gerrymandering?
  1. sorting and shaving
  2. cracking and packing
  3. lumping and crushing
  4. crowding and flattening
Districts in which most of the people living in them are members of a minority are called majority-minority districts.
  1. True
  2. False
Packing is to create a district with a high concentration of one type of voters.
  1. True
  2. False
                       is the splitting up of voters of one type into many different districts to ensure that they do not have a majority in any of them.
Voting districts are redrawn every 4 years.
  1. True
  2. False
The Supreme Court ruled that states are allowed to gerrymander districts for partisan purposes.
  1. True
  2. False
Gerrymandering based on race is unconstitutional.
  1. True
  2. False

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