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1. A group that influences the course of action government takes by electing a candidate for office is called a(n)__________.

a.  activist party
b.  political party 
c.  candidate party



2. Which of the following favors a government based on equal representation for the majority of the people?

a.  Democratic Party 
b.  Republican Party
c.  Communist Party




3. Which of the following favors a government that encourages individual free enterprise as well as strong national defense? 

a.  Democratic Party
b.  Republican Party
c.  Liberal Party



4. Which of the following groups share a common goal, which helps persuade legislation to pass certain law?

a.  politicians
b.  public opinion groups
c.  interest groups 



5. Which of the following groups are responsible for making financial contributions to elect a candidate for office or influence legislation to take a particular course of action?

a.  Parliament Action Committee
b.  Political Action Committee 
c.  Professional Action Committee



6. A(n) _______________ allows voters to choose a candidate for office.

a.  primary election 
b.  open primary election
c.  closed primary election



7. A candidate must receive a total of _____________ electoral votes to win a presidential election.

a. 175
b.  270 
c.  320



8. Public officials have a responsibility to their ______________.

a.  candidates
b.  constituents 
c.  lobbyists




9. Publicly announced goals and principles that a political candidate intends to 
keep upon winning an election is a platform.

a.  True 
b.  False



10. The agreement of two political parties is called _____________. 

a.  separation of powers
b.  bipartisan 
c.  reformation



11. A meeting of the members of a legislative body who nominates a candidate 
for a political office or decides policy is called a ____________

a.  caucus 
b.  cartel
c.  referendum



12. Which of the following is a tactic that prolongs speech making to delay legislative actions? 

a.  consensus
b.  census
c.  filibuster 



13. A political party that believes in complete liberty and personal freedom is 
called ________. 

a.  Libertarian Party 
b.  Democratic Party
c.  Republican Party



14. The idea that encourages one's freedom to exercise social or group rights in 
the political process is called _________. 

a.  political independence
b.  political rights
c.  political freedom 



15. Which of the following is a political belief that supports the rights of the 
common people in their struggle against the privileged elite?

a.  elitism
b.  populism 
c.  rationalism



16. Laws and decisions made by government that reflect positions and attitudes 
of the public as a whole is called ________.

a.  public policy
b.  integration
c.  diplomacy



17. A vote from the people to approve or reject an act made by legislature is 
called ___________.

a.  precedence
b.  consensus
c.  referendum 



18. An administrative system that relies on a set of standardized rules and procedures to conduct business is called _________. 

a.  political freedom
b.  bureaucracy 
c.  partisan
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Social Studies:  Our Political System - Quiz