5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- national conventions
- linkage institutions
- open primaries
- national chairperson
- third parties
- a electoral contenders other than the two major parties. American third parties are not unusual, but they rarely win elections.
- 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.
- c the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform
- d person responsible for the day-to-day activities of the party and is usually hand-picked by the presidential nominee.
- 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
- A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
- voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
- historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
- the gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
- 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
coalition → one 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.
national commitee → the meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform
new deal coalition → a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
party competition → 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.
political party → a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."