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Political Parties Review Jeopardy

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Political Parties Review Jeopardy

  1. 1. 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 The Media Political Parties Voting The Electoral College Campaign Cost
  2. 2. What is any way of spreading ideas to the public?
  3. 3. Media
  4. 4. What is a message delivered from a particular point of view?
  5. 5. Bias
  6. 6. What strategies are used for evaluating campaigns? (S.I.D.E.)
  7. 7. S eparating Fact or Opinion I dentifying Propaganda D etecting Bias E valuating Sources
  8. 8. Name any three out of the five persuasive techniques and describe what each means.
  9. 9. 1. Name calling or innuendo (mud-slinging) – Someone who is negative or says bad things about another candidate 2. Glittering generalities or card stacking – Makes general statements that don’t specifically answer and questions or solve any problems. 3. Bandwagon – Support for a candidate because of another person or a group of people support them. 4. Endorsement / Testimonial – A well known person supporting a candidate / someone who gives examples of good things a candidate has done. 5. Plain Folk – Candidate acts like a normal, everyday citizen who is just like everyone else.
  10. 10. What are the four ways media play an important role in politics?
  11. 11. 1. Identifying candidates 2. Emphasizing selected issues 3. Writing editorials, cartoons, and publishing “op-ed” pieces 4. Broadcasting different points of view
  12. 12. What is a group of voters with similar ideas for government who support candidates?
  13. 13. Political Parties
  14. 14. The American system where two major parties usually control the government. Double Jeopardy….
  15. 15. Two-Party System Double Jeopardy: Democrats and Republicans
  16. 16. Third parties rarely win any major elections but they may ______ an election for Democrats or Republicans by stealing some voters.
  17. 17. spoil
  18. 18. Label the political spectrum to reflect where each position would be and the political party it is known by. Political Left Political Right
  19. 19. Liberal Moderate Conservative Democrat Republican
  20. 20. What are the five functions of political parties (R.E.N.E.W.)?
  21. 21. RECRUIT MEMBERS EDUCATE ELECTORATE NOMINATE CANDIDATES WIN ELECTIONS WATCH OFFICEHOLDERS R E N E W
  22. 22. This is where any registered voter may vote.
  23. 23. Open Primary
  24. 24. This is where only party members may vote.
  25. 25. Closed Primary
  26. 26. What are the two reasons people don’t vote?
  27. 27. 1. Lack of interest 2. Failure to register
  28. 28. When does a person have to register by in order to vote in an election?
  29. 29. 29 days before the election
  30. 30. What are the four qualifications that must be met in order to vote in Virginia?
  31. 31. 1. US Citizen 2. Resident of Virginia and Precinct 3. 18 yrs old by date of election 4. Must REGISTER!
  32. 32. What is the special method used to elect the President of the U.S.?
  33. 33. The Electoral College
  34. 34. Voters actually choose ________ in each state which then vote for the president.
  35. 35. electors
  36. 36. Each state gets the same number of electoral votes as total representatives in ___________.
  37. 37. Congress
  38. 38. What is it called when the winner within each state gets ALL that states’ electoral votes?
  39. 39. Winner-take-all
  40. 40. When no candidate wins the 270 electoral votes needed to become president, how is the winner decided?
  41. 41. By a vote in the House of Representatives
  42. 42. What is the process of trying to get elected to public office called?
  43. 43. A campaign
  44. 44. What does P.A.C. stand for?
  45. 45. Political Action Committee
  46. 46. What are five examples of things candidates do to try and win a campaign for public office?
  47. 47. *Speeches *Commercials *Posters *Visits *Billboards
  48. 48. What two groups can NOT donate money directly to a candidate?
  49. 49. Corporations and Labor Unions
  50. 50. What is the difference between hard and soft money?
  51. 51. Hard money is traceable and an individual can give only up to $1000 to a candidate. There are few limits on soft money where an individual can give an unlimited amount to a Political Action Committee.

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