5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- party realignment
- responsible party model
- closed primaries
- party competition
- a the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
- b 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.
- c 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
- d 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.
- e a view favored by some political scientists about how parties should work. According to the model, parties should offer clear choices to the voters, who can then use those choices as cues to their own preferences of candidates. Once in office, parties would carry out their campaign promises.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism
- 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.
- voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
- a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
- person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
5 True/False Questions
rational choice theory → 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
party eras → The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism
winner-take-all system → one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions
open 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
new deal coalition → a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends