Practice Test1. Which of the following statements about political parties in America is true?A) Parties today are relatively strong, but they are not strong in all areas of thecountry.B) Parties in this country are relatively new, having emerged only after the Civil War.C) Parties in this country have traditionally plated a larger role than they do inEurope.D) Parties today are relatively weak compared to earlier periods in our country'shistory.E) Parties are stronger at the local lever than in the past, but not at the national level.2. In
The Federalist Papers
, James Madison expressed the view that politicalfactionsA) Are necessary to control the masses in a free nation.B) Are undesirable but inevitable in a free nation.C) Should play a minor role in any free election.D) Should be nutured by a free nation.E) Are central to the creation of a free nation.3. Given that Wyoming has only one Representative in the House, we know that ithas _____ electoral college vote(s).A) Two.B) Four.C) One.D) It is impossible to know given this limited information.E) Three.4. James MadisonA) Believed that American society would be best served by a relatively small number of powerful groups.B) Believed that public interest lobbies were dangerous because the common manwas not qualified to speak for the public interest.C) Had no demonstrable opinion about groups in politics.D) Favored a wide-open system in which many groups would be able to participateto counterbalance one another.E) Wanted the Constitution to forbid the growth of groups and factions.5. A "cloture motion" passed in the Senate does which of the following?A) Brings a bill directly to a vote without formal committee approval.B) Cuts off debate on a bill.C) Returns a bill to committee.D) Removes a president who has been impeached by the House.E) Criticizes a senator guilty of improprieties.