What is a Caucus? - Definition & System


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The process whereby legislators convince members of a caucus to support a legislative agenda is known as ____.

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1. The Iowa Caucuses receive a great deal of media attention because they are ____.

2. The majority party caucus in the House of Representatives selects ____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will assess how much you know about caucuses in politics. Topics include the term for a process where legislators get caucus members to support a legislative agenda and the reason the Iowa Caucuses are often the focus of media attention.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering these areas on the quiz:

  • Office that's chosen by the majority party caucus in the House of Representatives
  • Winner of the 2008 Democratic Party Iowa Caucuses
  • Feature of the interest caucuses

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of Iowa Caucuses and how they're connected to getting media attention
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a major characteristic of the interest caucuses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the word for convincing caucus members to support a legislative agenda and the politician who won the Democratic Party Iowa Caucuses in 2008

Additional Learning

Feel free to learn more about voting bodies in the U.S. with the lesson named What is a Caucus? - Definition & System. These will be the main subjects:

  • Role of caucuses in making decisions for a large group
  • Two major political parties in the U.S.
  • Majority caucus
  • Voting blocs
  • Primary elections and precincts