Jeopardy Chapters 1-8

1-Constitutional Democracy
1. What is the difference between representative democracy and direct democracy?
2. What governing document of the US was replaced by the Constitution in 1789?
3. What state was the compromise that led to a bicameral legislature named after?
4. What compromise accommodated concerns over how to count slaves for apportionment purposes?
5. In the battle over Constitutional ratification, what group argued for the inclusion of the Bill of Rights?

2-The Living Constitution
1. How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have?
2. What do we call it when the presidency is controlled by one party and the legislature by another?
3. Name two checks the legislature has over the executive branch?
4. What was the precedent set in Marbury v. Madison?
5. What portion of the states does it take to ratify an amendment to the Constitution?

3-American Federalism
1. What is the name for powers specifically given to one of the branches of government?
2. Give an example of a program funded by a categorical formula grant:
3. What precedent did McCulloch v. Maryland set?
4. What do we call powers that are shared by both state and federal government?
5. Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 gives the Congress the power to regulate all business activities that cross state lines or affect more than one state or other nations. What is it’s name?

4-Political Culture and Ideology
1. What is the name of the ideology that government can and should achieve justice and equality of opportunity?
2. What is the name of the ideology that limited government ensures order, competitive markets and personal opportunity?
3. The gender gap refers to what fact about political behavior?
4. What is one reason that minority groups tend to support liberalism?
5. The belief that ultimate power resides in the people is known as what?

5-The American Political Landscape
1. What section of the country has experienced the fastest population growth in the past two decades?
2. What ethnic group is the largest minority group in the U.S. today?
3. What are two ways that younger Americans differ from older Americans in their political beliefs and habits?
4. The US is predicted to have a minority majority population by 2050. What does this mean?
5. What is the name of political divisions within a society that can make political conflict more intense and society more polarized?

6-Interest Groups
1. What are three ways lobbyists attempt to influence policy?
2. What is the difference from a social movement and an interest group?
3. What do PACs do to try to achieve their goals?
4. What is a Leadership PAC?
5. What limits has the Supreme Court placed on spending in independent expenditures?

7-Political Parties
1. How many officials would be elected in a winner-take-all, plurality district?
2. What does Duverger’s Law state?
3. What is party dealignment?
4. Name three of the functions of a political party.
5. Name three of the realigning or key elections in American history.

8-Public Opinion, Participation, and Voting
1. Name one example of a manifest opinion in the US?
2. What is the single most important agent of political socialization?
3. What is the name of the act of choosing to access media that agrees with an individual’s political ideology?
4. What is the most common form of American campaign activity?
5. What is the name for every individual in a group having a known and equal chance of being selected for a survey?

Final Jeopardy:
What are three reasons that minor parties don’t win the presidency in the U.S.?

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