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5 Matching questions

  1. Blanket primary
  2. Elite theory
  3. Super Tuesday
  4. Revolving door
  5. Amicus curiae brief
  1. a elections to choose candidates that is open to independents, and that allows voters to choose candidates from all the parties
  2. b theory that upper class elites exercise great influence over public policy
  3. c A Tuesday in early March in which many presidential primaries, particularly in the South, are held
  4. d "friend of the court" brief filed by an interest group to influence a Supreme Court decision
  5. e the cycle in which a person alternately works for the public sector and private sector, thus blurring the individual's sense of loyalty

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. attempting to influence policy makers
  2. government in which one party controls the presidency while another party controls the Congress
  3. Representatives of each state who cast the final ballots that actually elect a president
  4. scheduling presidential primary elections early (e.g., February or March) in an election year.
  5. Raised hard money limits to $2000; Banned soft money contributions to national political parties

5 True/False questions

  1. Direct primaryelection in which the people choose candidates for office


  2. Factionsterm used by Madison to denote what we now call interest groups


  3. Independentone is not registered with a political party. Independent leaners tend to vote for candidates of one particular party, whereas pure independents have no consistent pattern of party voting


  4. Coattail effectthe influence of a popular presidential candidate on the election of congressional candidates of the same party


  5. Political Action Committee (PAC)non-profit, unregulated interest groups that focus on specific causes or policy positions and attempt to influence voters