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1. Which of the following is not a reason why more than 50% of people identify with a party in the US?

  • politically informed
  • entrenched two party system
  • requirement to register
  • ability to vote for a party in a wide range of offices
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2. How much money does a candidate need to successfully run for Congress?

  • half a million dollars
  • quarter of a million dollars

3. What are Pitkin's three types of representation?

  • Descriptive, Substantive and Symbolic
  • Personal, Legal and Moral

4. What is measured by the Alford Index?

  • % of working class voting for the left - % of middle class voting for the left
  • % of people voting - % of people voting for the left

5. Which authors argue that descriptive representation is needed to bring issues to a certain group to the agenda?

  • Swers (women) and Tate (blacks)
  • Burke (southerners) and Barber (northerners)

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