Trivia Quiz: How Well Do You Know About Political Parties?

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Trivia Quiz: How Well Do You Know About Political Parties?

This trivia quiz is designed to see How Well Do You Know About Political Parties? If you are a registered voter, you have a major say in who gets to run the country you belong to. That being said, you need above all other things to know what things each party believes in before you associate with it. Get to learn more about some of them here.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    American political parties are more effective at mobilizing voters than are parties and other democratic nations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Split ticket voting is on the increase in the U.S.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Once in office, elected officials in Europe are expected to vote and act together with other members of their party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Political authority in the U.S. has of late, come to be far more centralized.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Primary elections are extremely competitive in Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Most Americans would resent partisanship becoming a conspicuous feature of other organizations to which they belong.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Our nation began without political parties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The founders favored parties because they enhanced communication between the government and its citizens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The first political party took for a name "Republicans"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The followers of Hamilton founded the first political party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Popular support for the federalist party was limited to sections of the country and particular classes of Americans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The modern republican party began as a third party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The reforms of the progressives have the effect of weakening political parties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Economic issues triggered the alignments of 1869 and 1932.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The text concludes the election of Ronald Reagan clearly signaled a new electoral realignment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Split ticket voting has been most common in the northeastern U.S.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Superdelegates are delegates to the national convention who are also public officials.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The "reforms" which followed on the 1960s resulted in a democratic national convention, that more closely affected public opinion than the republican national convention.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Today, national conventions are places where party leaders meet to bargain over the selection of their presidential candidates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The hatch act of 1939 made it illegal for federal civil employees to work in partisan campaigns.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The text suggests that the hatch act of 1939 destroyed so-called "political machines".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Elections where party machines were active commonly featured high voter turnout.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Political machines rarely supported presidential candidates who had the best chance of winning but also held contrary policy viewpoints.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The ideological party values winning above all else.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Most firmly ideological parties have been factions within the democratic party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False