5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- open primaries
- proportional representation
- critical election
- party machines
- national commitee
- a elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.
- b A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
- c one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions
- d 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.
- e 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 Multiple choice questions
- the battle of the parties for control of public offices. Ups and downs of the two major parties are one of the most important elements in American politics.
- 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.
- 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
- a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
- voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
5 True/False questions
coalition → a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
party realignment → the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
party dealignment → the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
party image → The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism
responsible party model → a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."