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U.S. Political Parties & Elections Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following are functions of third parties?

Question 2 2. George is the Republican candidate for the presidency,along with his vice-presidential candidate, Al. What will start at the national convention for George and Al?

Question 3 3. How are primary elections defined?

Question 4 4. Any political party outside of the established Republican and Democratic parties is referred to as a(n):

Question 5 5. During a campaign, it is much easier for _____ to deflect blame than a presidential candidate.

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Question 6 6. What type of political party system does the United States have?

Question 7 7. What are the members of the Electoral College called?

Question 8 8. How many Electoral College votes are needed to win a presidential election?

Question 9 9. What does the United States Constitution say about political parties?

Question 10 10. From 1964-2008, incumbents in Congress won over _____ of elections.

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Question 11 11. A presidential candidate previously served in Congress for her state for five terms. Does she still need to be worried about name recognition?

Question 12 12. How would you define closed voting in primary elections?

Question 13 13. This fund provides public money to be used on presidential campaigns during the general election:

Question 14 14. Who was the original opponent of the Democratic Party?

Question 15 15. Your friend, James, considers himself a Republican. In the last presidential election, he voted for the candidate of the Democratic Party. Why is this an odd occurrence?

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Question 16 16. Political parties are _____ groups of people that seek to gain _____ in the political system through _____ platforms.

Question 17 17. Bill wants to become the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party. How would you best describe the process of securing his party's support and endorsement in the general election?

Question 18 18. Why is incumbency an advantage in Congressional elections?

Question 19 19. Alabama and South Carolina are holding a second primary between Tom Pearson and John Stierman, who had the most votes in the first round of voting. Why is this type of contest called a runoff primary election?

Question 20 20. This was an attempt to reform campaign finance by prohibiting soft money and large contributions to national party organizations:

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Question 21 21. Voter turnout is greatest in _____ elections.

Question 22 22. In which of the following is voter turnout generally higher?

Question 23 23. This act requires political candidates to disclose their donors and restricts campaign donations:

Question 24 24. How many total Electoral College votes are there?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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Question 26 26. Why was the Republican Party formed?

Question 27 27. What is the name of the election where the general voting public chooses between political parties' presidential nominees?

Question 28 28. In 2018, John Wayne, a teacher, is running against 6-term and current member of Congress, Thomas Jones, for the seat in the Texas fourth congressional district. John knows he is the underdog, so he is going to have a former Texas senator, Gerard Thorne, who now owns a business company, speak during his rally. Who is the incumbent in this story?

Question 29 29. The most successful third party candidate to run for president was _____.

Question 30 30. How are electoral votes divided?

U.S. Political Parties & Elections Chapter Exam Instructions

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