NAME

Question types


Start with


Question limit

of 26 available terms

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads
Print test

5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. responsible party model
  2. critical election
  3. party neutrality
  4. coalition
  5. ticket splitting
  1. a voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
  2. b a term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties
  3. c 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.
  4. d 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. e a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
  2. 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
  3. A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
  4. historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
  5. forged by the Democrats who dominated American politics from the 1930's to the 1960's. its basic elements were the urban working class, ethnic groups, Catholics and Jews, the poor, Southerners, African Americans, and intellectuals.

5 True/False questions

  1. blanket primarieselections 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

          

  2. party dealignmentthe displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period

          

  3. national commiteethe meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform

          

  4. open primarieselections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.

          

  5. political partyan 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

          

Create Set