AP UNIT 4 TEST ESSAYS 1ST QUARTER

 

 

1.     Describe the functions of political parties. Give specifics from Wilson and class to support your answer.

2. Explain the makeup of the national party structure today. Include examples of local party organization along with specifics from the national organization. Give specifics from Wilson and class to support your answer.

 

3. Briefly describe the four major types of minor (3rd) parties discussed in Wilson. Also explain which of these four best fits the Reform Party" founded by Ross Perot.

 

4.      Explain the key steps involved in running for the presidency. Give specifics from Wilson and class to support your answer.

 

5. Why are the major issues involved with campaign finance reform so difficult to resolve? Give examples from class concerning current proposals along with the role of the Supreme Court and Federal election law to support your answer.

 

6. AP TEST QUESTION ( Required) The figure below displays voting patterns by state in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. Using the information in the figure and your knowledge of United States voting behavior,

perform the following tasks:

a.      Using the map below, identify one of the numbered regions with strong support for the Democratic Presidential candidate and identify and explain two factors that contribute to that support.

b.     Using the map below, identify one of the numbered regions with strong support for the Republican Presidential candidate and identify and explain two factors that contribute to that support.