Friday, March 15, 2013

3/22 homework

Homework for March 22, quiz

Ch. 7 Elections

Define the following terms:

1. caucus
2. direct primary
3. closed primary
4. open primary
5. blanket primary
6. runoff primary
7. absentee voting
8. coattail effect
9. Australian ballot
10. office-group ballot
11. party column ballot
12. bedsheet ballot
13. Political action committee
14. subsidy
15. Hard v. soft money

Friday, March 08, 2013

3/15 homework

Homework due at the beginning of class on March 15. Quiz

Chapter 6 Voting Rights:

1. What do Suffrage and Franchise mean?
2. What is the electorate and what is the approximate number in this country?
3. What are the current voter qualifications in this country?
4. What is a poll tax and how were they used?
5. READ page 158 and explain why voter apathy is dangerous to our democracy?
6. How did the 15th amendment affect former slaves and why was it not enforced?
7. What is gerrymandering?
8. What did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 effectively to for blacks in America?
9. What is preclearance and how does it work?
10. Create a list (10) of reasons why people don't vote.

Friday, March 01, 2013

3/8 homework

Homework due March 8, be ready for a quiz

Chapter 5 Political Parties
Answer the following:

1. What is a political party?
2. What is the function of a political party?
3. What is the watchdog function of political parties?
4. Why does the US have a two party system?
5. What is a single-member district?
6. What is a plurality?
7. What is a pluralistic society?
8. What is a coalition?
9. What is an incumbent?
10. What are factions and how do they operate?
11. What are the 4 types of minor parties and why are they important?

Political Party online quizzes

Here are the quizzes I spoke of in class.
These are due on Friday with your homework.