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Collocations Quiz: Politics

1. cast a vote

In a free and fair election, people cast votes for

a. whoever pays them the most

b. whoever they're told to

c. whoever they want to

2. enter politics

If you've entered politics, you've decided to

a. vote in an election

b. stand for election

c. study politics

3. hold an election

The election was held

a. last Saturday

b. by a million votes

c. on national television

4. hold office

Who can be said to "hold office"?

a. an office worker

b. an official visitor

c. a state governor

5. pass a law

In a democracy, laws are passed by

a. legal experts

b. clever criminals

c. elected politicians

6. political prisoner

He's a political prisoner because he

a. supported the government

b. opposed the government

c. robbed a politician

7. serve interests

If a law serves the interests of oil companies, it

a. helps them to increase their profits

b. makes them pay for the harm they cause

c. makes it hard for them to avoid paying tax

8. vote against

I'm voting against the New Republic Party because I

a. trust them

b. don't trust them

c. don't mind them

9. vote for

We won the election because most people voted for

a. our party

b. the other party

c. having wild parties

10. win an election

If you win a national election, you

a. have the right to vote

b. have the right to govern

c. decide who wins the election

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. cast a vote - In a free and fair election, people cast votes for: a) whoever pays them the most b) whoever they're told to c) whoever they want to

2. enter politics - If you've entered politics, you've decided to: a) vote in an election b) stand for election c) study politics

3. hold an election - The election was held: a) last Saturday b) by a million votes c) on national television

4. hold office - Who can be said to "hold office"?: a) an office worker b) an official visitor c) a state governor

5. pass a law - In a democracy, laws are passed by: a) legal experts b) clever criminals c) elected politicians

6. political prisoner - He's a political prisoner because he: a) supported the government b) opposed the government c) robbed a politician

7. serve interests - If a law serves the interests of oil companies, it: a) helps them to increase their profits b) makes them pay for the harm they cause c) makes it hard for them to avoid paying tax

8. vote against - I'm voting against the New Republic Party because I: a) trust them b) don't trust them c) don't mind them

9. vote for - We won the election because most people voted for: a) our party b) the other party c) having wild parties

10. win an election - If you win a national election, you: a) have the right to vote b) have the right to govern c) decide who wins the election

Contributor: Matt Errey