Unit 4 Chapter 12 True/False Questions



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Unit 4
Chapter 12 - True/False Questions:



  1. The American two-party system was established by the Constitution.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 409


  1. Political machines contributed to high voter turnout in the late 1800s.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 412


  1. The Era of Good Feelings occurred during James Monroe's presidency.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 411


  1. By the 1820s, most states selected members of the Electoral College through popular election.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 411


  1. Before 1820, many state legislatures selected members of the Electoral College.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 411


  1. Political machines organized urban voters by offering tangible incentives to be loyal to the party.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 412


  1. The Progressive movement strengthened political parties and ushered in candidate-centered politics.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 413

  1. A secular realignment occurred in the South in the 1990s, with traditionally Republican Southerners gradually aligning with the Democratic Party.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Application

Page reference: 414


  1. Americans are more likely to consider themselves part of the middle class than are Europeans.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 434


  1. Party affiliation provides a useful cue for voters when evaluating political events and issues.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 434


  1. A majority of American voters identify with a party but are not card-carrying members.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 435


  1. Winner-take-all systems make it difficult for third parties to win legislative seats.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 418


  1. Third parties that are often built around a single issue or a charismatic candidate are unlikely to attain long-term viability.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 420


  1. Once a third party is established, it tends to survive for several decades.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 419



  1. The public won the right to directly elect U.S. senators in 1913.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Knowledge

Page reference: 422


  1. National party chairpersons do a substantial amount of the planning for presidential nominating conventions.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 423


  1. Think tanks are established by the political parties to help them win elections.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 426


  1. Think tanks are comprised of unbiased academics who are solely concerned with producing policy recommendations that are obtained through research based on the scientific method.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 426


  1. The Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act eliminated hard money.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 426-427


  1. Republicans have consistently raised more hard money than Democrats.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 427


  1. The numbers of liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats in Congress has decreased in recent years.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 430



  1. Democratic officeholders have become increasingly liberal.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 430


  1. In Congress, the Democratic Party has become increasingly ideologically heterogeneous and the Republican Party has become increasingly ideologically homogeneous.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 430


  1. Party-based voting among members of Congress has increased conspicuously since the 1970s.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 430


  1. Most federal judicial appointees come from the president's party.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 431


  1. Presidents have more power than do state governors because presidents are the official leaders of their congressional party.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 431


  1. Restrictive ballot laws, campaign finance rules, and the inertia of a two-party system have made it difficult for third parties to become viable.

Answer: TRUE



Bloom’s level: Analysis

Page reference: 434


  1. Although Hispanics have traditionally supported the Democratic Party, they began voting en masse for the Republican Party starting with the 2000 presidential election.

Answer: FALSE



Bloom’s level: Comprehension

Page reference: 437



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