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Political Parties I am sure that the party system is right and necessary. There must be some scum. - A.P. Herbert
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QUIZ 1. Political parties: (a). Recruit and train leaders. (b). Foster political participation. (c). Teach democratic habits and practices. (d). Create coalitions. (e). All of the above. 2. How many party systems have there been? (a). 2, possibly 3 (b). 3, possibly 4 (c). 4, possibly 5 (d). 5, possibly 6 (e). 6, possibly 7
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QUIZ 3. During the third party system described in the book, both major parties won decisive victories in the House and Senate respectively, evenly splitting control of the gov’t. (a). True (b). False 4. In “A Tale of Two Electorates,” for what primary reason does the author attribute to the increase in independent voters since the 1950s? (a). Since the 1950s, TVs have become more common in the home, leading to a more informed electorate. (b). Independents are disgusted with the partisanship and refuse to align with either party. (c). Democrats and Republicans have urged the electorate to think more for themselves. (d). Voters became dissatisfied with both parties’ handling of the Cold War. (e). Since the 1950s, women and African Americans have voted on a more frequent basis. Both of these groups have historically voted as independents.
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QUIZ 5. What are the three components a political party? (a). In government, organization, and in the electorate. (b). In the electorate, in government, and underground. (c). In the federal government, in state government, and in local government. (d). In the electorate, organization, and in the kitchen. (e). In the electorate, organization, and in local government. 6. Who won the Louisville v. Connecticut game? (a). Louisville 7. What happened yesterday regarding the Lewis “Scooter” Libby trial? (a). The judge declared a mistrial. (b). A juror was dismissed.
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