Chapter 6 - Political Parties Open Note Quiz

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Chapter 6 - Political Parties Open Note Quiz

Chapter 6 - political parties open note quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The current officeholder can be defines as the __________ (vocabulary word)
    • A. 

      Wanna - be

    • B. 

      Current officeholder

    • C. 

      Incumbent

    • D. 

      Challenger

  • 2. 
    Conflicting groups in politics are also known as 
    • A. 

      Factions

    • B. 

      Incumbents

    • C. 

      Challengers

    • D. 

      Loners

  • 3. 
    All of the people entitled to vote in a given election
    • A. 

      Incumbent

    • B. 

      Patron

    • C. 

      Minor party

    • D. 

      Electorate

  • 4. 
    A narrow-minded concern for, or devotion to, the interests of one section of a country
    • A. 

      Electorate

    • B. 

      Rule of law

    • C. 

      Sectionalism

    • D. 

      Faction

  • 5. 
    Parties based on a particular set of beliefs, a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political matters.
    • A. 

      Ideological parties

    • B. 

      Single-issue parties

    • C. 

      Economic protest parties

    • D. 

      Splinter parties

  • 6. 
    Parties that concentrate on only one public policy matter.
    • A. 

      Ideological parties

    • B. 

      Single-issue parties

    • C. 

      Economic protest parties

    • D. 

      Splinter parties

  • 7. 
    Parties rooted in poor economic times, lacking a clear ideological base, dissatisfied with current conditions and demanding better times.
    • A. 

      Ideological parties

    • B. 

      Single-issue parties

    • C. 

      Economic protest parties

    • D. 

      Splinter parties

  • 8. 
    Parties that have split away from one of the major parties.
    • A. 

      Ideological parties

    • B. 

      Single-issue parties

    • C. 

      Economic protest parties

    • D. 

      Splinter parties

  • 9. 
    A group of persons who seek to control of government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office.
    • A. 

      Partisanship

    • B. 

      Major parties

    • C. 

      Party in power

    • D. 

      Political party

  • 10. 
    In American politics, the two most dominant, largest parties.  These would be the Democrat and Republican parties
    • A. 

      Political parties

    • B. 

      Major parties

    • C. 

      Partisanship

    • D. 

      Splinter party

  • 11. 
    Government action based on firm allegiance to a political party
    • A. 

      Political party

    • B. 

      Major parties

    • C. 

      Partisanship

    • D. 

      Party in power

  • 12. 
    In American politics, the _____________is the party that controls the executive branch of government.  For instance, the presidency at the national level or the governorship at the State Level.
    • A. 

      Political party

    • B. 

      Major parties

    • C. 

      Partisanship

    • D. 

      Party in power

  • 13. 
    One of the political parties not widely supported
    • A. 

      Minor party

    • B. 

      Two-party system

    • C. 

      Single-member district

    • D. 

      Plurality

  • 14. 
    A political system in which only one party exists
    • A. 

      Minor party

    • B. 

      Two-party system

    • C. 

      One-party system

    • D. 

      Plurality

  • 15. 
    If something is supported by two parties, it is ___________________
    • A. 

      Partisan

    • B. 

      Pluralistic

    • C. 

      Coalition

    • D. 

      Bipartisan

  • 16. 
    In an election, the number of votes that the leading candidate obtains over the next highest candidate
    • A. 

      Minor party

    • B. 

      Plurality

    • C. 

      Consensus

    • D. 

      Coalition

  • 17. 
    A system in which several major and many lesser parties exist, seriously compete for, and actually win, public offices.
    • A. 

      Multiparty

    • B. 

      Single-party

    • C. 

      Two-party

    • D. 

      Consensus

  • 18. 
    A temporary alliance of several groups who come together to form a working majority and so to control a government.
    • A. 

      Two-party system

    • B. 

      Plurality

    • C. 

      Bipartisan

    • D. 

      Coalition

  • 19. 
    General agreement among various groups on fundamental matters;  broad agreement on public questions.
    • A. 

      Single party system

    • B. 

      Consensus

    • C. 

      Multiparty system

    • D. 

      Bipartisan

  • 20. 
    A society which consists of several distinct cultures and groups.
    • A. 

      Pluralistic society

    • B. 

      Bipartisan society

    • C. 

      One party society

    • D. 

      Two-party system

  • 21. 
    Look at Chapter 6, Section 1, Question 4 (a):  what is the correct answer to the question?
    • A. 

      Democrat

    • B. 

      Republican

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Communist

  • 22. 
    Chapter 6, Section 1, Question 1:  What term does question ask you to define?
    • A. 

      Partisanship

    • B. 

      Party in power

    • C. 

      Consensus

    • D. 

      Political party

  • 23. 
    Chapter 6, Section 2, Question 4 asks you name __________ factors that influence party choice
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      4

  • 24. 
    Chapter 6, Section 2, Question 1 asks you to explain ___________ reasons why the United States has a two-party system
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      4

  • 25. 
    On your political issues survey you were supposed to plot your score on what?
    • A. 

      Political parties spectrum

    • B. 

      Political issues spectrum

    • C. 

      Single party spectrum

    • D. 

      Emotional issues spectrum

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