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5 Matching questions

  1. coalition
  2. party dealignment
  3. critical election
  4. blanket primaries
  5. responsible party model
  1. a 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
  2. b 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.
  3. c elections to select party nominees in which voters are presented with a list of candidates from all the parties. Voters can then select some Democrats and some Republicans if they like.
  4. d the gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
  5. e a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. a "team of men [and women] seeking to control the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election."
  5. elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on Election Day whether they want to participate in the Democratic or Republican contests.

5 True/False questions

  1. party neutralitya term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties

          

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

          

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

          

  4. party realignmentthe gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.

          

  5. rational choice theorythe meeting of party delegates every four years to choose a presdiential ticket adn write the party's platform