5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- blanket primaries
- ticket splitting
- national chairperson
- a 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.
- b voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
- c a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
- d 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.
- e person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
third parties → A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
coalition government → 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.
party competition → A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.