Chapter 9 Rippee 1st

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Chapter 9 Rippee 1st

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  • 1. 
    The Democratic and Republican candidates for president are formally nominated by the
    • A. 

      Presidential caucuses

    • B. 

      Presidential primaries

    • C. 

      Electoral College

    • D. 

      National party conventions

    • E. 

      National committees

  • 2. 
    Caucuses are usually organized like
    • A. 

      Bi-legislatures

    • B. 

      Bi-legislatures

    • C. 

      Winner-take-all election systems

    • D. 

      Pyramids

    • E. 

      The Electoral College

  • 3. 
    Following the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, the party chose to
    • A. 

      Limit attendance at future conventions to the elected officers of the party's organizations nationwide

    • B. 

      Limit attendance at future conventions to the party's nationwide elected government officeholders

    • C. 

      Tighten up its convention delegate selection to keep it from being overrun by women, minorities, youth, and single-issue groups

    • D. 

      Allow party officers and Democratic officeholders, many of whom had not been seated at recent conventions, to serve as "superdelegates.”

    • E. 

      Open up its process of choosing delegates to the national convention in order to respond to demands for greater inclusion from women, minorities, youth, and other groups

  • 4. 
     What was the mandate of the McGovern-Fraser Commission?
    • A. 

      To make the Democratic Party conventions more representative

    • B. 

      To create a fair system for scheduling primaries throughout the U.S

    • C. 

      To create a fair system for scheduling primaries for the Democratic Party

    • D. 

      To lower the influence of money in the election

    • E. 

      To ensure equal access for all Democratic candidates to time on television

  • 5. 
    National party leaders who automatically get a delegate slot at the Democratic national party convention are called
    • A. 

      Party bosses

    • B. 

      Campaign counsels

    • C. 

      Superdelegates

    • D. 

      Caucus chairmen

    • E. 

      Press secretaries

  • 6. 
    Frontloading refers to
    • A. 

      A strategy employed by candidate press secretaries that seeks to bombard the media with positive news

    • B. 

      The recent tendency of states to hold primaries early in the calendar year in order to capitalize on media attention

    • C. 

      A fundraising technique that candidates employ to amass large amounts of money before a campaign actually begins

    • D. 

      Bargaining among superdelegates over which candidate they will support at the national convention

    • E. 

      Candidates’ refusal to campaign in early primary states

  • 7. 
    The New Hampshire primary is important because
    • A. 

      New Hampshire has a very large number of delegates

    • B. 

      New Hampshire is a particularly typical state

    • C. 

      It is the primary held closest to the time of the convention

    • D. 

      It is the first primary

    • E. 

      It involves the first caucuses

  • 8. 
    The "big mo" refers to
    • A. 

      Achieving momentum in the nomination campaign

    • B. 

      The path-breaking presidential campaign of Morris "Mo" Udall

    • C. 

      The overwhelming need for money in a presidential campaign

    • D. 

      The importance of the Missouri primary in the presidential nomination campaign

    • E. 

      The moment in which a candidate receives enough delegates to receive the nomination

  • 9. 
    A political party’s statement of its goals and policies for the next four years is called a
    • A. 

      Partisan position

    • B. 

      Party platform

    • C. 

      Ideology

    • D. 

      World view

    • E. 

      Candidate scorecard

  • 10. 
    The Federal Election Campaign Act
    • A. 

      Provided public financing for Senate and House races

    • B. 

      Required broadcasters to provide free airtime to each major candidate for federal office

    • C. 

      Ended public financing for presidential campaigns

    • D. 

      Required all candidates for federal office to disclose all contributions made to their campaigns

    • E. 

      Removed spending limits from presidential campaigns

  • 11. 
    Soft money is
    • A. 

      Money donated by a person to his or her own campaign

    • B. 

      Cash contributions that are not traceable and in some situations illegal

    • C. 

      Small donations that, while important to a campaign, are not as important as larger contributions

    • D. 

      Money loaned to a campaign, but expected to be paid back

    • E. 

      Money donated to parties rather than candidates, thus not subject to contribution or spending limits

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is an example of a 527 group?
    • A. 

      MoveOn.org

    • B. 

      JohnKerry.com

    • C. 

      The Republican Party of Iowa

    • D. 

      The Democratic Party of New Hampshire

    • E. 

      EggPac

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