SAT Subject US History Practice Question 571: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 571

12. Accusations of improper conduct in the personal life of a candidate for high office are an example of which of the following?

A. Muckraking
B. Mudslinging
C. Gerrymandering
D. Grandstanding
E. Posturing

Correct Answer: B


Mudslinging is the process of trying to turn voters against a candidate by spreading ugly personal rumors, whether true or untrue, about him or her.

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