Unit Three Test Review

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o Interest Groups (chapter 6)
o Political Parties and Political Parties Part ii (chapter 7)
o Public Opinion, Participation and Voting and Public Opinion, Participation and Voting Part ii (chapter 8)

35-50 multiple choice. 1 free response.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Holla. WH@@T!!!!!!!
Anything we have covered in class, is on the wiki, or is in the textbook is fair game for the test.
To prepare for the test you should reread the chapters, define all the key terms at the end of the chapters, take the chapter self-tests at the end of each chapter, look over class notes, read any handouts or readings, confer with your classmates, watch any videos and view any links on the wiki, laugh a little, cry a little, sacrifice animals to appease the godz, practice your ninja skillz, and study the following.

1. Why do incumbents win reelection at such high numbers?
2. What are the main advantages of incumbents in elections?
3. What is the funniest thing that happened in class this year?
4. What are some of the most powerful interest groups in America?
5. How did the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 reform money in politics?
6. How do PACS influence politics?
7. How has the power of parties changed over the past century?
8. What are realigning elections and why do they occur?
9. What were the major demographic factors that enabled President Obama to win the 2008 election?
10. Was 2008 a realigning election?
11. What demographic factors will probably hurt the Republican Party in the future?
12. What are some factions in the Democratic and Republican parties today?
13. What is an example of a 527 group?
14. Where do most people get their public opinions
15. What are the effects of opinion polls upon democracy
16. What percentage of Americans are voters, non-voters, and part time citizens?
17. Which has the most power?
18. List the main reasons Americans don’t vote
19. What are some consequences of low voter turnout
20. What are the main reasons people vote as they do?
21. How does US political participation compare with that of other nations?
26. What effect does immigration (legal or illegal) have on American political system?
28. Where does a pirate like to eat lunch?

Identify the following
10. Lobbying
11. PAC
12. Bundling
13. Independent expenditures
14. 527 Group
15. Issue Ad
16. winner take all system
17. party convention
18. closed primary
19. caucus
20. dealignment
22. Duverger’s Law
23. Single member district
24. minor party
25. multiparty system
26. bipartisan
27. WH@@T!
28. coalition
29. incumbent
30. midterm election
31. franchise
32. Term limits
33. primary election
34. political culture
35. General Tso’s Chicken
36. divided government
37. winner take all system
38. Realigning Election

Here's some flashcards on chapter 8 political parties.

Although none of these will be on the test, these questions will help you understand the big picture that is necessary to make you feel like a natural woman or man.

8. While interest groups and political parties each play a significant role in the United States political
system, they differ in their fundamental goals.
a. identify the fundamental goals of interest groups in the political process.
b. Identify the fundamental goal of major political parties in the political process.
c. Describe two different ways by which interest groups support the fundamental goal of political parties in the political process.
d. For one of the forms of support you described in part c, explain two different ways in which that form of support helps interest groups to achieve their fundamental goal in the political process.

BRAINSTORM → List the top 4 terms you should study for the exam.

ORACULAR PRESTIDIGITATION → Write 4 questions that could be on the test.

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Here is a link to an actual AP exam.
Not all of this tes is pertinent to our test, but the following questions are relevant and should be reviewed:

Free Response Questions

Multiple Choice Questions