U. S. Government: Democracy In Action

Chapter 16: Political Parties

Political Parties

The most common political system today is the __________
A)one-party system.
B)two-party system.
C)multiparty system.
D)Communist one-party system.
An issue promoted by a third party and later adopted by a major party was __________
A)workers' benefits such as minimum wage.
B)increasing the funds required to run a campaign.
C)collecting voter signatures to get on the ballot.
D)the single-member district election system.
The basic local unit of party organization is the __________
A)county committee.
B)state central committee.
Candidates hinder voters from making decisions on important issues when candidates __________
A)criticize their opponents views in debates.
B)launch personal attacks on their opponents.
C)promote their views in television ads.
D)present their views on issues in pamphlets.
Supporters of the presidential primary system agree that __________
A)primaries make the image of the candidate more important than the issues.
B)few people vote in primaries so the winners look more popular than they are.
C)it is a great improvement over the previous method of selecting delegates.
D)the primaries extend over too long a time during election year.
Under the nominating convention system, candidates for national office are selected by __________
A)delegates chosen at statewide conventions.
B)voters in a general statewide election.
C)filing a specified number of voters' signatures.
D)party leaders at a private meeting.
The Free Soil Party in the 1840s was __________
A)an ideological party.
B)a single-issue party.
C)a splinter party.
D)a major party.
To belong to a political party, a member must __________
A)contribute money to the party.
B)volunteer to work for the party.
C)attend party meetings.
D)vote for the party's candidates.
A political party contributes to the stability of the country by __________
A)contesting the outcomes of elections.
B)trying to silence the out-of-power party.
C)adopting moderate policies with mass appeal.
D)refusing to step from power without a fight.
In recent national conventions, much of the suspense has gone out of the nominating process because __________
A)roll-calls are taken over and over before one candidate wins a majority of votes.
B)most candidates end up at the convention even if they lose early primaries.
C)there are enough uncommitted delegates to sway the nomination to any candidate.
D)front-runners have already won enough committed delegates in the primaries.
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