5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- political party
- ticket splitting
- open primaries
- linkage institutions
- coalition government
- a When two or more parties join together to form a majority in a national legislature. This form of government is quite common in the multiparty systems of Europe.
- b a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
- c voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
- d elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.
- e the channels through which people's concerns become political issues on the government's policy agenda. In the United States, linkage institutions include elections, political parties, interest groups, and the media.
5 Multiple choice questions
- a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
- person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
- electoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.
- 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
- the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform
5 True/False questions
new deal coalition → a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
critical election → a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
patronage → 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.
party machines → A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
party neutrality → a term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties