Review Part 12 Nominations, Campaigns, and Elections

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Review Part 12 Nominations, Campaigns, and Elections. 1) Which of the following terms represents the official designation of a person running for office? a. Party nomination b. Voter referendum c. plebiscite d. endorsement e. recall. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Review Part 12 Nominations, Campaigns,and Elections

  • 1) Which of the following terms represents the official designation of a person running for office?a. Party nominationb. Voter referendumc. plebiscited. endorsemente. recall

  • 1) Which of the following terms represents the official designation of a person running for office?a. Party nominationb. Voter referendumc. plebiscited. endorsemente. recall

  • 2) The manner in which candidates attempt to effectively use money and media attention in order to achieve the nomination is called campaigna. gamblingb. Risk takingc. apathyd. manipulatione. Strategy

  • 2) The manner in which candidates attempt to effectively use money and media attention in order to achieve the nomination is called campaigna. gamblingb. Risk takingc. apathyd. manipulatione. Strategy

  • 3) Political spin meansa. The attempts of handlers to present a favorable account of eventsb. The whirlwind trips that candidates must make during a campaignc. A candidates flip-flopping of his opiniond. The news medias coverage of political eventse. Newspapers editorials taking a stand on an issue

  • 3) Political spin meansa. The attempts of handlers to present a favorable account of eventsb. The whirlwind trips that candidates must make during a campaignc. A candidates flip-flopping of his opiniond. The news medias coverage of political eventse. Newspapers editorials taking a stand on an issue

  • 4) The goal of the nominating game is to win a majority of delegates support at which of the following stages of the campaign?a. Invisible primaryb. General electionc. Straw ballot conventiond. Post conventione. National party convention

  • 4) The goal of the nominating game is to win a majority of delegates support at which of the following stages of the campaign?a. Invisible primaryb. General electionc. Straw ballot conventiond. Post conventione. National party convention

  • 5) Before primaries existed, state primaries selected their delegates to the national convention through which of the following processes?a. caucusb. referendumc. Roundtable discussiond. Blanket primarye. Open primary

  • 5) Before primaries existed, state primaries selected their delegates to the national convention through which of the following processes?a. caucusb. referendumc. Roundtable discussiond. Blanket primarye. Open primary

  • 6) With the exception of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, no one has been elected president since 1952 without first having won which presidential primary?a. Iowab. New Hampshirec. Mained. New Yorke. California

  • 6) With the exception of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, no one has been elected president since 1952 without first having won which presidential primary?a. Iowab. New Hampshirec. Mained. New Yorke. California

  • 7) Criticisms of the election process include all the following EXCEPTa. Disproportionate attention goes to the early primariesb. Disproportionate attention goes to the early caucusesc. Money plays too big a roled. The system allows little room for media involvement e. Participation in the primaries is low and not representative of the entire electorate

  • 7) Criticisms of the election process include all the following EXCEPTa. Disproportionate attention goes to the early primariesb. Disproportionate attention goes to the early caucusesc. Money plays too big a roled. The system allows little room for media involvement e. Participation in the primaries is low and not representative of the entire electorate

  • 8) In order to organize their presidential campaigns effectively, a candidate must do all the following EXCEPTa. Line up a campaign manager who is skilledb. Get a fundraiser that raises significant moneyc. Hire a pollster who knows how to choose focus groupsd. Announce his or her choice for vice president during the primariese. Get positive media exposure

  • 8) In order to organize their presidential campaigns effectively, a candidate must do all the following EXCEPTa. Line up a campaign manager who is skilledb. Get a fundraiser that raises significant moneyc. Hire a pollster who knows how to choose focus groupsd. Announce his or her choice for vice president during the primariese. Get positive media exposure

  • 9) If presidential candidates accept federal support in the form of matching campaign financing, then they a. Are no longer required to disclose their contributionsb. Agree to limit their campaign expenditures to an amount prescribed by federal lawc. No longer have any limit to their campaign expendituresd. Are no longer required to discuss how they spend their moneye. No longer can accept PAC money

  • 9) If presidential candidates accept federal support in the form of matching campaign financing, then they a. Are no longer required to disclose their contributionsb. Agree to limit their campaign expenditures to an amount prescribed by federal lawc. No longer have any limit to their campaign expendituresd. Are no longer required to discuss how they spend their moneye. No longer can accept PAC money

  • 10) Few developments since the Watergate crisis have generated as much cynicism about government as the a. Explosive growth of special interest groups and PACsb. Lack of qualified presidential candidatesc. High turnover rate in the House of Representatives d. High turnover rate in the Senatee. Difficulty of getting the Senate to approve Supreme Court justices

  • 10) Few developments since the Watergate crisis have generated as much cynicism about government as the a. Explosive growth of special interest groups and PACsb. Lack of qualified presidential candidatesc. High turnover rate in the House of Representatives d. High turnover rate in the Senatee. Difficulty of getting the Senate to approve Supreme Court justices

  • 11) Which of the following concerns most bothers politicians about the rising costs of campaigns. Theya. Are forced to accept money from PACs that they may not agree withb. Are involved with fundraising, which takes up much of their timec. Dont feel that they are getting their moneys worth from high-priced media consultants d. Dont believe that high-tech campaigns achieve resultse. Dont feel that political advertisements achieve results

  • 11) Which of the following concerns most bothers politicians about the rising costs of campaigns. Theya. Are forced to accept money from PACs that they may not agree withb. Are involved with fundraising, which takes up much of their timec. Dont feel that they are getting their moneys worth from high-priced media consultants d. Dont believe that high-tech campaigns achieve resultse. Dont feel that political advertisements achieve results

  • 12) Which of the following campaign financing reforms has been adopted? a. Increase in the amount of PAC contributions a candidate can acceptb. Abolishing soft money contributionsc. Decreasing government subsidies to congressional campaigns d. Allowing more lobbyist gifts to candidatese. Eliminating federal matching funds for presidential campaigns

  • 12) Which of the following campaign financing reforms has been adopted? a. Increase in the amount of PAC contributions a candidate can acceptb. Abolishing soft money contributionsc. Decreasing government subsidies to congressional campaigns d. Allowing more lobbyist gifts to candidatese. Eliminating federal matching funds for presidential campaigns

  • 13) Television news coverage of a candidate generally focuses on all the following EXCEPTa. Where the candidates appeared b. How big the crowds werec. A candidates explanation of a complex policy statementd. Sound bits from the candidates speeche. Photo opportunities staged by the candidates

  • 13) Television news coverage of a candidate generally focuses on all the following EXCEPTa. Where the candidates appeared b. How big the crowds werec. A candidates explanation of a complex policy statementd. Sound bits from the candidates speeche. Photo opportunities staged by the candidates

  • 14) Four decades of research on political campaigns lead to the following conclusion:a. Campaigns typically convert voter preferencesb. Campaigns mostly reinforce and activate, only rarely do the convertc. Campaigns have no effect on voter preferenced. Money has little or no effect on the outcome of an electione. The media coverage of a candidate has little to do with the outcome of an election

  • 14) Four decades of research on political campaigns lead to the following conclusion:a. Campaigns typically convert voter preferencesb. Campaigns mostly reinforce and activate, only rarely do the convertc. Campaigns have no effect on voter preferenced. Money has little or no effect on the outcome of an electione. The media coverage of a candidate has little to do with the outcome of an election

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