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5 Matching questions

  1. proportional representation
  2. new deal coalition
  3. linkage institutions
  4. national chairperson
  5. responsible party model
  1. a 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.
  2. b person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
  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 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. e an electoral system used throughout most of Europe that awards legislative seats to political parties in proportion to the number of votes won in an election.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. electoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. 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


  3. ticket splittingvoting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices


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


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