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5 Matching Questions

  1. open primaries
  2. political party
  3. party realignment
  4. party neutrality
  5. new deal coalition
  1. a a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
  2. b a term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties
  3. c 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.
  4. d the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
  5. e elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. the gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
  3. 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. 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.
  5. voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices

5 True/False Questions

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

          

  2. blanket primarieselections 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.

          

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

          

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

          

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

          

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