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5 Matching Questions

  1. Pluralism
  2. Super Tuesday
  3. Party column ballot
  4. Office column ballot
  5. Electoral College
  1. a theory that policy making is the result of interest group competition
  2. b A Tuesday in early March in which many presidential primaries, particularly in the South, are held
  3. c ballot in which candidates are arranged by office rather than party. Encourages split ticket voting.
  4. d Representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elect a president
  5. e ballot in which candidates are arranged by party rather than office. Encourages straight ticket voting.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. local party meeting
  2. appointing loyal party members to government positions
  3. established disclosure requirements, partial public funding of presidential candidates who met certain criteria and established the FEC (Federal Election Commission) to enforce the nation's election laws
  4. Campaign contributions that are not directly donated to candidates, but are instead donated to parties
  5. elections in which candidates are not identified by party membership on the ballot

5 True/False Questions

  1. Fixed termsterms of office that have a definite length of time, e.g., two years for a member of the House


  2. Direct electionelection in which the people choose candidates for office


  3. Safe seatA state that does not consistently vote either Democratic or Republican in presidential elections


  4. Independentone is not registered with a political party. Independent leaners tend to vote for candidates of one particular party, whereas pure independents have no consistent pattern of party voting


  5. 527 political committeesan interest group that raises funds and donates to election campaigns


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