Chapter 9 - Nominations And Campaigns

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  • 1. 
    A political party's official endorsement of a candidacy for office is called
    • A. 

      A campaign

    • B. 

      An election

    • C. 

      A platform

    • D. 

      A nomination

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a key element of campaign strategy?
    • A. 

      Momentum

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Mediocrity

    • D. 

      Media attention

  • 3. 
    The presidential campaign game
    • A. 

      Lasts only a few weeks

    • B. 

      Is limited to two contenders

    • C. 

      Is not played by every politician

    • D. 

      Is given scant media attention

  • 4. 
    Who sai, "The questiont is notw whether i can get elected. The question is whether I can be elected and not be nuts when I get there?"
    • A. 

      George Romney

    • B. 

      Walter Mondale

    • C. 

      Richard Nixon

    • D. 

      John Kerry

  • 5. 
    In most industrialized countries, campaigns last longer than in the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The number of roads to the national party convention is about
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      2000

  • 7. 
    Delegates to the national party convention are determined by
    • A. 

      A general election

    • B. 

      Presidential primaries

    • C. 

      State party caucuses

    • D. 

      Both b. and c.

  • 8. 
    Once, all state parties selected their delegates to the national party convention in caucuses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    ***Which of the following characteristics is most associated with today's state caucuses?
    • A. 

      A private meeting of party elites

    • B. 

      Widespread participation

    • C. 

      Little to no media attention

    • D. 

      A pyramid selection process

    • E. 

      No idea :(

  • 10. 
    In selecting delegates to the national party convention, most states use
    • A. 

      Party bosses

    • B. 

      Caucuses

    • C. 

      Debates

    • D. 

      Presidential primaries

  • 11. 
    The purpose of the McGovern-Fraser COmmission was to 
    • A. 

      Regenerate the Republican party organization

    • B. 

      Conduct an investigation of the 1968 convention riots in Chicago

    • C. 

      Draft reforms to increase the representativeness of the Democratic National Convention

    • D. 

      Choose super delegates from among national party leaders.

  • 12. 
    Superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention
    • A. 

      Consist of minority groups previously not represented

    • B. 

      Help restore an element of peer review to the process

    • C. 

      Were established by the McGovern-Fraser Commission

    • D. 

      Are observers only, without a formal vote

  • 13. 
    The early caucuses and primaries get very little media attention relative to those later in the campaign
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Congress makes the laws determining the way in which primaries are set up and the delegates are allocated
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The first presidential primary takes place in 
    • A. 

      Delaware

    • B. 

      New Hampshire

    • C. 

      Maine

    • D. 

      Virginia

  • 16. 
    The Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary play a disproportionate role in 
    • A. 

      Building momentum

    • B. 

      Generating money

    • C. 

      Generating media attention

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 17. 
    Runnin for the presidency is a full-time job
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The percentage of voter who turn out for the presidential primaries is about 
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      60%

  • 19. 
    Voters in primaries and caucuses are highly representative of the electorate at large
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Presidential primaries are largely ignored by the media.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Each of the following is an important function of the national party convention EXCEPT to
    • A. 

      Nominate a candidate for president

    • B. 

      Develop the party's policy positions

    • C. 

      Select members of the electoral college

    • D. 

      Get the campaign rolling

  • 22. 
    Most delegates to the national party convention are not committed to vote for a particular candidate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Television networks have substantially scaled back their coverage of national party conventions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is central to the success of a campaign
    • A. 

      A campaign organization

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Media attention

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    WHic of the following statements is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Advertising and news coverage are central to media attention to campaigns

    • B. 

      Most television advertising has little to do with salient campaign issues

    • C. 

      Candidates have less control over news coverage than advertising

    • D. 

      More political news has to do with campaign details than the policy positions of candidates

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