Chapter 8 Questions - Chapter 8 Questions Question 1...

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Chapter 8 Questions Question 1 Democrats and Republicans have endured as the two major U.S. parties primarily due to A) their ability to adapt to changing circumstances. B) the stability of their ideologies. C) the lack of good third-party candidates. D) a high degree of party discipline. E) extraordinarily high voter turnouts in the primaries. Question 2 The major structural characteristic that helps perpetuate the American two-party system is A) the fact that there are naturally two sides to political disputes. B) regional conflict. C) single-member election districts. D) state laws prohibiting the placement of a third major party on the ballot. E) All of these are structural characteristics. Question 3 The organizational structure of the major U.S. parties can be described as A) centralized and fragmented. B) decentralized and fragmented. C) decentralized and dependent. D) centralized and independent. E) A correct combination not listed. Question 4 The Prohibition and Right-to-Life parties have been examples of what type of minor political party? A)
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