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1) At the most basic level, a political party seeks to     
A)...
 
D
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The office holders who run under the banner of a political party are called the     ...
 
D
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Who of the following is not part of the political party?     
A)...
 
D
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4) What did George Washington say about political parties in his farewell address?     ...
 
A
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5) In his farewell address, ________ warned the nation against political parties.     ...
 
E
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6) The farewell address of which early president warned the nation against political parties?     ...
 
B
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7) Who was the first president elected as the nominee of a party?     ...
 
E
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8) Which of the following statements about political parties is accurate?     ...
 
E
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9) Party politics were nearly suspended at the national level during the     ...
 
B
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10) What does the Constitution say about political parties?     
A)...
 
B
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11) What does the Constitution say about political parties?     ...
 
C
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12) During the 1820s through 1840s, the number of eligible voters increased due in part to     ...
 
C
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13) The first president to win as a nominee from a national presidential convention was     ...
 
C
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14) The first major national presidential nominating convention was held in     ...
 
C
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15) Political machines recruit party members     
A) by threatening...
 
D
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16) A party organization that recruits its members with tangible incentives such as jobs and...
 
B
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17) From 1874 to 1912 the political parties were stable, well organized, and influential. For...
 
E
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18) The period from 1874 to 1912 was often called the Golden Age of parties because the...
 
A
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19) The Republican Party was established in     
A) 1916.     ...
 
E
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20) The selection of party candidates through the ballots of qualified voters is called a     ...
 
D
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21) In a direct primary system, who selects party candidates?     ...
 
E
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22) Where would you be most likely to find a political machine?     ...
 
C
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23) The Progressive movement embraced     
A) strong political...
 
D
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24) The era of machine politics was replaced with     
A) civil...
 
E
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25) The era of machine politics was replaced with     
A) patronage.
B)...
 
D
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26) Civil service laws require     
A) compulsory education through...
 
E
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27) The Progressive era reform ushered in     
A) party machines.
B)...
 
B
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28) Which of the following is an example of ticket-splitting?     ...
 
A
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29) According to Figure 12.2, which presidential candidate won the largest percentage of the...
 
E
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30) According to Figure 12.2, which presidential candidate won the largest percentage of the...
 
E
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31) Which of the following best describes the party system currently used in the United States?     ...
 
D
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32) Civil service laws severely limited opportunities for     
A)...
 
C
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33) Parties were weakened by     
A) a decline in the number of...
 
E
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34) A shifting of party coalitions in the electorate that remain in place for several elections...
 
D
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35) A sudden shift of party coalition groupings in the electorate, such as Franklin D....
 
C
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36) A shifting of party coalition groupings in the electorate that remains in place for several...
 
D
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37) Which of the following was a critical election?    
A) Dwight Eisenhower...
 
D
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38) Which of the following was a critical election?     
A) Bill...
 
D
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39) An election that signals a lasting change in party coalitions is most accurately called     ...
 
C
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40) Which of the following is most likely to characterize a secular realignment?     ...
 
C
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41) A gradual rearrangement of party coalitions, based on demographic shifts rather than shocks...
 
C
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42) When is a realignment unlikely to occur?     
A) when there...
 
E
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43) Get out the vote drives have been an increasingly effective means of     ...
 
A
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44) Prior to 2008, which party has been more successful in their get-out-the-vote drives?     ...
 
B
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45) Presidents are inclined to push policies similar to those advocated by     ...
 
D
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46) Which of the following is not a function of political parties in the United States?     ...
 
D
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47) A statement of general and specific philosophy and policy goals for a party that is formulated...
 
A
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48) Third parties are rarely rooted in     
A) economic protest.
B)...
 
D
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49) Where can one find proportional representation?    
A) the California...
 
D
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50) The U.S. has a "single member, plurality" system, often referred to as     ...
 
D
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51) Congressional elections use a     
A) multi-member, majority...
 
D
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52) Third parties are likely to be rooted in     
A) sectionalism.
B)...
 
E
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53) Who ran for office under the Reform Party?     
A) Jesse Ventura
B)...
 
D
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54) The American Independent Party enjoyed a modicum of success because of     ...
 
B
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55) How many independents were there in the 111th Congress?     
A)...
 
A
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56) A party's precinct and ward committees are ________ party organizations.     ...
 
A
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57) Which of the following is the smallest level of the party organization and is comprised...
 
C
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58) A party meeting held to nominate a candidate and formulate a platform is known as a     ...
 
D
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59) Every four years, the parties nominate their presidential candidates through     ...
 
E
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60) The head of the Democratic National Committee is     
A) Hillary...
 
B
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61) The head of the national party is the     
A) party's most...
 
E
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62) Which of the following is a responsibility of the chair of the party's national committee?     ...
 
D
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63) Which of the following best describes Howard Dean's strategy for building the Democratic...
 
D
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64) Why were some congressional Democrats upset with Howard Dean's leadership?     ...
 
A
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65) What is the most important function of the national party chair?     ...
 
E
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66) What are the two most important functions of the national party chair?     ...
 
D
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67) An institutional collection of policy-oriented researchers and academics, acting as a source...
 
A
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68) Think tanks influence     
A) party positions.
B) campaign...
 
A
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69) Political parties are most visible and important in the     
A)...
 
D
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70) The party is most visible and vital in which branch of the government?     ...
 
A
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71) Which of the following was virtually unregulated?     
A)...
 
A
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72) Which of the following most accurately describes fundraising in the 2006 midterm elections?    ...
 
D
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73) Howard Dean revolutionized the use of    
A) the plum book for...
 
D
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74) Which of the following limits congressional parties from acting in a coordinated and cohesive...
 
E
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75) Which of the following has contributed to increased congressional party unity?     ...
 
E
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76) Which of the following best describes changes in congressional party unity since the...
 
C
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77) Which of the following presidents made the strongest concerted effort to help increase...
 
C
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78) ________ has a nonpartisan legislature.     
A) Pennsylvania
B)...
 
C
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79) Which of the following helps explain why most ballots contain only Democratic and Republican...
 
E
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80) Why do most ballots contain only Democratic and Republican candidates?     ...
 
A
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1) The single greatest influence on young citizens' initial party identification is their     ...
 
B
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82) In which presidential election did the first big gender gap occur?    ...
 
C
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83) Members of which of the following groups are most likely to be Democrats?     ...
 
B
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84) According to Table 12.2, members of which of the following groups are most likely to identify...
 
C
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85) According to Figure 12.6, in which of the following election years was the gender gap the...
 
D
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86) According to Figure 12.6, in which of the following election years was the gender gap the...
 
A
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87) Africans Americans are most likely to identify with     
A)...
 
D
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88) Hispanic voters     
A) generally identify with the Democratic...
 
A
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89) In 2004, how much success did George W. Bush have in winning the Hispanic vote?     ...
 
C
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90) Which of the following best describes the voting behavior of Hispanics?     ...
 
C
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91) Which cohort of young voters was most likely to support the Republican Party?     ...
 
C
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92) Which of the following presidential candidates won the highest percentage of the youth...
 
C
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93) A member of which of the following groups is most likely to be a Democrat?     ...
 
D
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94) A citizen's personal affinity for a political party that usually results in a citizen voting...
 
D
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95) Of the following factors, which has the biggest influence on one's party identification?     ...
 
A
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96) Dealignment is     
A) the difficulty political parties have...
 
E
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97) Many Americans do not associate with either major political party and instead claim to...
 
A


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