Trivia Quiz On US Political Party

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US Political Party Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    A ________________  ______________ is a group of people who share a common body of principles or goals and who attempt to control government by winning elections.
  • 2. 
    The __________________ Party formed and took control of Texas politics and government from            1868 to 1874.           
  • 3. 
    The __________________ Party dominated Texas politics from 1874 to 1986.      
  • 4. 
    With Roosevelt’s New Deal, an ideological split in the Democratic Party formed between the             ______________________ and the _________________________ factions.   
  • 5. 
    Functions of political parties include:            5.   ___________________   Government Actions            6.   ___________________   Candidates      7.   ___________________   Voter Choice8.   ___________________   ­­­­­­­­Government Programs
  • 6. 
                The three levels of political parties in Texas are the local ____________________, counties or             ______________________ districts, and the State.     
  • 7. 
    The temporary organization of Texas political parties consists of __________________ held at the           precinct, county, and state levels.  
  • 8. 
    Precinct conventions are traditionally held on the evening of the ________________ election, which is usually on the first Tuesday in ______________________.   
  • 9. 
    Precinct conventions elect a ________________________ Chairperson, elect delegates to the             _________________ convention, and adopt _____________________ resolutions.  
  • 10. 
    Permanent Precinct and County party chairs are elected in the __________________ election.      The State chair is elected at the _________________ convention by convention delegates
  • 11. 
    A county convention is at the same level as the state ________________ district convention, and             is usually held on the third _________________________ after the primary election.  
  • 12. 
    County conventions elect a convention ________________, elect delegates/alternates to the             ____________________ convention, and adopt ____________________ resolutions.   
  • 13. 
    The state Executive____________________ sets the date in June for the state convention.  
  • 14. 
                The state convention elects a convention ____________________, a permanent state        _____________, a state _______________________ committee, and national executive          ______________________ delegates.  
  • 15. 
    In Presidential years, state conventions elect delegates/alternates to the ______________ convention and elect presidential ___________________ for the Electoral College.   
  • 16. 
    The state Chair and Vice-chair may not be of the same _______________.   
  • 17. 
    The state Executive Committee consists of one man and one woman from each _______________           district. 
  • 18. 
    In Texas, party affiliation is determined by voting in the _______________ election or by             signing a nominating petition for a member of that party.   
  • 19. 
    The ______________________ Party is predominantly liberal today.    The conservatives in the   past few years have moved from the ___________________ Party to the ____________________          Party.   
  • 20. 
    New Texas residents and young people are more likely to identify with the ________________    Party.   
  • 21. 
    Liberals, African-Americans, Hispanics, lower income people, and women tend to identify themselves with the _______________________ Party.   
  • 22. 
    Upper income people, men, and conservative Christians tend to identify with the  ______________  Party. 
  • 23. 
    ____________ is an organized group of people  that seeks to influence public policy. 
  • 24. 
      _________________ groups want to INFLUENCE government decision-makers, whereas political parties want their people to BE government decision makers.
  • 25. 
    Two examples of Texas Business Interest Groups in Texas are the Texas Association of     ____________________ and the Texas Association of  _________________ ..