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5 Matching questions

  1. ticket splitting
  2. responsible party model
  3. blanket primaries
  4. national conventions
  5. rational choice theory
  1. a voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
  2. b 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.
  3. c 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.
  4. d the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
  2. an electoral system in which legislative seats are awarded only teh candidates who come in forist in their constituencies in american presidental electons the sysstem in which the winner of the popular cote in a state recieves all the electoral votes of that state
  3. a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
  4. one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions
  5. an electoral "earthquake" whereby new issues emerge, new coalitions replace old ones, and the majority party is often displaced by the minority party. These are sometimes marked by a national crisis and may require more than one election to bring about a new party era

5 True/False questions

  1. party competitionthe 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.


  2. third partieselectoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.


  3. party neutralitya term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties


  4. new deal coalitiona group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends


  5. coalition governmenta group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends


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