0MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
Ans: DPage: 198Type: Conceptual10. Which of the following statements about political parties in theUnited States is true?a0. Parties in this country are relatively new, having emerged onlyafter the Civil War.b0. Parties today are relatively strong, but they are not strong in allareas of the country.c0. Parties in this country have never been as strong, or meant asmuch, as in many European countries.d0. Parties today are relatively weak, but they are not weak in allareas of the country.e0. Parties are relatively strong today although loyalties are spreadmore widely.Ans: CPage: 199Type: Conceptual20. The key term in the definition of a political party isa0.
with the purpose of giving the party clout.b0.
to provide clear policy choices for the party.c0.
to give a candidate party identification.d0.
to create a strong national party.e0.
to enhance party strength.Ans: CPage: 199Type: Conceptual30. Party identification among voters is one way of gauging the strengthof a party. Another cited by the text is thea0. number of parties that appear on the ballot in a nationalelection.b0. use of a party label or symbol on ballots in municipal elections.c0. strength of the organization that recruits and campaigns for candidates.d0. protection offered to individual parties by the U.S.
.e0. amount of attention given to parties by the media.Ans: EPage: 200Type: Conceptual40. The federal system goes a long way toward explaining why U.S.parties are ________ than their European counterparts.a0. more ideologicalb0. less ideologicalc0. more aggressived0. more centralizede0. more decentralized