5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Divided government
- Straight Ticket voting
- Split Ticket voting
- a the right to vote
- b an officeholder who is seeking reelection
- c casting votes only for candidates of one party
- d Casting votes for candidates of one's own party and for opposing parties
- e government in which one party controls the presidency while another party controls the Congress
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Raised hard money limits to $2000; Banned soft money contributions to national political parties
- ballot in which candidates are arranged by office rather than party. Encourages split ticket voting.
- appointing loyal party members to government positions
- a list of positions and programs that the party adopts at the national convention. Each position is called a plank.
- more votes than anyone else, but less than half, e.g., Clinton won a plurality (43%) of popular votes in 1992, but not a majority. Plurality elections such as those for Congress are won by the person with the most votes, regardless if he/she has a majority
5 True/False Questions
Voting Rights Act of 1965 → A state that does not consistently vote either Democratic or Republican in presidential elections
Pluralism → theory that policy making is the result of interest group competition
Soft Money → Campaign contributions that are not directly donated to candidates, but are instead donated to parties
Reapportionment → reallocation of House seats to the states on the basis of changes in state populations, as determined by the census
Nonpartisan elections → election in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.