12. protocol . The customs, regulations, and etiquette that govern a particular situation; or a document or treaty between states. The proper protocol when being introduced to royalty is to bow or curtsy; when meeting elected officials, one waits for the official to extend his or her hand. PRACTICE 1: CHECKING YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF POLITICAL WORDS Circle the correct meaning for the italicized word in each sentence. 1. Hierarchy means a. an order of rank. b. a group of politicians. c. a committee decision. 2. Federal is a term for a. a vote by the people. b. a central governing body. c. a savings bank. 3. To facilitate is to a. vote in an election. b. make something happen. c. be elected to office.
1 7 4 b u i l d w o r d p o w e r i n a l l s u b j e c t a r e a s 4. A constituent is a. a member of a group. b. an elected official. c. a law about to be voted on. 5. To implement is to a. submit to a vote. b. argue for a position. c. make something happen. 6.Ideologyis a.a group’s vote.b.a set of ideas of beliefs.c.a committee proposal. 7.An incentiveis 8. To mediate is to a. agree on a difficult position. b. propose a new law. c. resolve differences between two groups. 9.A caucusis 10.To legislateis to
words about politics 1 7 5 PRACTICE 2: USING POLITICAL WORDS IN SENTENCES Fill in the blanks with words you’ve learned in this lesson. 1. The committee chairperson offered a/an ___________ to the members in order to get them to agree on her proposal. 2. The ____________ government of the country oversees the individual states. 3. A senator’s ___________ is the set of beliefs which determine how she will vote on proposals for new laws. 4. The animal rights group held a town _________ in order to plan the details of their latest campaign. 5. An effective leader is able to _________ his ideas with the support of his constituents. 6. The highways of our country are an important part of its ___________. 7. The single most important function of government is to ___________ on behalf of the people. 8. Every elected official must listen carefully to the desires of his or her ___________. 9. The set of rules or customs by which relations between countries are con- ducted is called the international ________________. 10. The system that decides which individuals in a group are ranked higher or lower is called a _________. Lesson 24 Words You Should Now Know caucus constituent facilitate federal hierarchy ideology infrastructure legislate mediate protocol
1 7 6 b u i l d w o r d p o w e r i n a l l s u b j e c t a r e a s Extra Word(s) You Learned in This Lesson _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ ANSWERS Practice 1: Checking Your Knowledge of Political Words 1. a 2. b 3. b 4. a 5. c 6. b 7. a 8. c 9. c 10. c Practice 2: Using Political Words in Sentences 1. incentive 2. federal 3. ideology 4. caucus 5. implement 6. infrastructure 7. legislate 8. constituents 9. protocol 10. hierarchy
YOU’RE TOO YOUNG to remember that far-off historical time before com- puters existed, although it wasn’t really so long ago. Just ask your parents.
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