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Question 11.Tom describes himself as an independent and he has never been a member of either the Republican or the Democratic party. He has stated in multiple accounts that he always votes for the best candidate, regardless of his political affiliation. How would you best describe Tom?
Question 22.You have a list of people that includes some of their most basic traits. Which of the following individuals is most likely to be a supporter of the Democratic Party?
Question 33.Which of the following is NOT a mechanism for political change?
Question 44.The birth of the two-party political system happened with the formal emergence of _____.
Question 55.Which of the original two major political parties centered around the formation of a strong centralized government?
Question 66.Which of the following people supported the formation of the Democratic-Republican party?
Question 77.There are two ways a minor political party can be formed. One method involves being developed from scratch out of purely ideological beliefs. The other occurs when a party _____.
Question 88.Which of the following are functions of third parties?
Question 99.The most successful third party candidate to run for president was _____.
Question 1010.How many votes does a candidate need to have in order to become a member of the U.S. Senate?
Question 1111.Which of the following represents a disadvantage for smaller political parties in a plurality system?
Question 1212.In the race for your congressional district seat, David Jones won 300,000 votes, which was 45% of the total vote, Mark Thompson won 298,000 votes, which was 44% of the total vote, and John Ceder won 20,000 votes, which was 11% of the total vote. For the next term, David Jones will represent your district in Congress. Evidently, your district uses which of the following electoral systems?
Question 1313.Following the Civil War and Reconstruction, how were political parties based geographically?
Question 1414.What historical issue destroyed the Whig/Democratic party system?
Question 1515.The final evolution of the two-party political system happened during the term of which U.S. President?
Question 1616.Thomas lives in a multi-party system with proportional representation. He is thinking of some of the advantages and disadvantages of living in such a system. What might he consider to be an advantage?
Question 1717.You live in a country where the number of legislative seats allocated to each political party is determined according to the vote percentages won by each political party in an election. What is this system of representation called?
Question 1818.Which of the following is NOT correct regarding a multi-party system?
Question 1919.To show that not all people in a political party have to agree on an issue, which of the following is an example of a group of Democrats who disagree with the majority of the party on fiscal policy?
Question 2020.What do political parties and interest groups have in common?
Question 2121.Which of the following does not describe an interest group?
Question 2222.The formal structure and organization of a political party is _____ than that of a Fortune 500 company.
Question 2323.Which of the following is characteristic of a political party's organization and structure?
Question 2424.All of the following are functions of political parties EXCEPT:
Question 2525.The major gathering to set the parties' political platform as well as nominate presidential and vice presidential candidates is called the _____.
Question 2626.During the years in between national conventions, who takes care of national party business?
Question 2727.How many years are there between national conventions?
Question 2828.Your grandfather is telling you that he thinks there needs to be a change in the way the Republican Party is approaching the electorate. He is telling you about how it was done in the past when many voters switched party allegiance, which caused long-term shifts in the political process. What process is your grandfather describing?
Question 2929.Which two presidents ushered in the formation of the second evolution of the two-party system in the United States?
Question 3030.Any political party outside of the established Republican and Democratic parties is referred to as a(n):
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