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Unit 5.3 - 5.5 - Political Parties

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  • Q1
    Where do constitutional protections for political parties reside within the U.S. Constitution?
    Article I
    The Fourteenth Amendment
    The First Amendment
    The Second Amendment
  • Q2
    Which of the following statements most accurately describes why linkage institutions are necessary in the U.S. political system?
    They connect the average citizen to all levels of government.
    They provide unbiased information to the population.
    They lessen political differences within the country.
    They encourage voter interest through support of direct democracy.
  • Q3
    As political campaigns have become centered around the power and influence of the candidates themselves rather than political parties, which of the following is an increasingly important role of parties in political campaigns?
    Parties choose the candidates who will run in the general election.
    Parties determine the issues on which candidates will focus their campaigns.
    Parties prevent controversial candidates from running.
    Parties mobilize voters to get to the polls on election day.
  • Q4
    Interest groups are often accused of encouraging judicial activism. Which of the following interest group activities is most closely linked to the promotion of judicial activism?
    Filing an amicus curiae brief.
    Financing a television commercial.
    Hosting a fundraiser for a candidate.
    Creating a PAC.
  • Q5
    Which of the following is most likely to cause a political party to change its position on a specific issue?
    A large group of the party's base supporters advocates for the change of position.
    The challenger to a popular incumbent demands that the party change its position on the issue.
    Polling numbers suggest that the public is undecided about the issue.
    The issue receives a great deal of media attention.

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