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5 Matching questions

  1. national conventions
  2. linkage institutions
  3. open primaries
  4. national chairperson
  5. third parties
  1. a electoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.
  2. b 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. c the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform
  4. d person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
  2. voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
  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. the gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. coalitionone 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.


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


  3. new deal coalitiona group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends


  4. party competitionthe 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.


  5. political partya "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."