5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- third parties
- party eras
- party realignment
- national conventions
- a a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
- b electoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.
- c historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
- d the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform
- e the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
5 Multiple choice questions
- the battle of the parties for control of public offices. Ups and downs of the two major parties are one of the most important elements in American politics.
- a popular theory in poli sci to explain the actions of voters as well as politicians. It assumes that individuals act in their best interest, carefully weighing the the costs and benefits of possible alternatives
- elections to select party nominees in which voters are presented with a list of candidates from all the parties. Voters can then select some Democrats and some Republicans if they like.
- one of the key inducements used by party machines. A patronage job, promotion, or contract is one that is given for political reasons rather than for merit or competence alone.
- person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
5 True/False questions
party image → historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
responsible party model → a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
closed primaries → elections to select party nominees in which only people who have registered in advance with the party can vote for that party's candidates, thus encouraging greater party loyalty
party machines → A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
open primaries → elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.