Civics and Participation: Political Parties Flashcards


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1

Debates are an important part of the election process, because they

focus on specific issues.

are used to propose new laws.

help voters choose the best party.

show the public how candidates deal with pressure.

focus on specific issues.

2

Third parties play a significant role in the election process because they advocate

reform

3

Which is a component of the modern Democratic Party’s platform?

extending the role of government into industries that have been traditionally private, like healthcare

reducing government oversight of economic practices

reducing the role of government in industries that have been traditionally private, like energy production

expanding investment in national defense

extending the role of government into industries that have been traditionally private, like healthcare

4

The graph shows choice of party affiliation.

Based on this graph, which percentage of poll respondents were Democrats in November 2012?

25 percent

30 percent

35 percent

40 percent

35 percent

5

Why are third parties important in a political system?

They oppose the strongest party.

They participate in the debates.

They have the largest number of voters.

They propose new ideas and advocate reform.

They propose new ideas and advocate reform.

6

Political parties are important in the US Congress, because party affiliation

determines which new laws must be written.

allows for disagreements to be settled quickly.

decides the importance of various committees.

shapes the debate and controls legislative agenda.

shapes the debate and controls legislative agenda.

7

Which best describes a political party?

a group with similar work ethics

a group with the desire to help others

a group with varied goals and ideals

a group with similar beliefs about government

a group with similar beliefs about government

8

What is the primary goal of political parties in televised presidential debates?

to prove which party is best

to present potential candidates

to establish bipartisan agreements

to explain party platforms to voters

to explain party platforms to voters

9

An important role of a political party at the local level is to

host nationally televised debates.

raise funds for ads on major networks.

register voters within their city.

recruit presidential candidates.

register voters within their city.

10

Which group is at the bottom of a political party’s organizational structure and is most likely to be working within communities to reach voters and perform essential tasks?

volunteers

local county organizations

state parties

national parties

volunteers