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5 Matching questions

  1. party image
  2. third parties
  3. coalition government
  4. ticket splitting
  5. responsible party model
  1. a electoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.
  2. b 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.
  3. c voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
  4. d The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism
  5. e 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.

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. 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
  3. one of the institutions that keeps the party operating between conventions
  4. 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.
  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. linkage institutionsvoting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices

          

  2. national chairpersonperson responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.

          

  3. blanket primarieselections 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

          

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

          

  5. open primarieselections 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