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5 Matching questions

  1. party dealignment
  2. ticket splitting
  3. party neutrality
  4. closed primaries
  5. winner-take-all system
  1. a 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
  2. b a term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties
  3. c 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
  4. d the gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
  5. e voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
  2. 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.
  3. historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
  4. one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. third partieselections 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. responsible party modela "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."

          

  3. party machinesThe voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism

          

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

          

  5. open 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

          

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