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5 Matching Questions

  1. Incumbent
  2. Divided government
  3. Suffrage
  4. Straight Ticket voting
  5. Split Ticket voting
  1. a the right to vote
  2. b an officeholder who is seeking reelection
  3. c casting votes only for candidates of one party
  4. d Casting votes for candidates of one's own party and for opposing parties
  5. e government in which one party controls the presidency while another party controls the Congress

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Raised hard money limits to $2000; Banned soft money contributions to national political parties
  2. ballot in which candidates are arranged by office rather than party. Encourages split ticket voting.
  3. appointing loyal party members to government positions
  4. a list of positions and programs that the party adopts at the national convention. Each position is called a plank.
  5. 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

  1. Voting Rights Act of 1965A state that does not consistently vote either Democratic or Republican in presidential elections


  2. Pluralismtheory that policy making is the result of interest group competition


  3. Soft MoneyCampaign contributions that are not directly donated to candidates, but are instead donated to parties


  4. Reapportionmentreallocation of House seats to the states on the basis of changes in state populations, as determined by the census


  5. Nonpartisan electionselection in which the officeholders are chosen. Contrast with a primary election, in which only the candidates are chosen.


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