Ch 9 Homework

Homework 9-1

Due Tuesday October 8: Read pp. 286-298 (9.1). Be able to answer the following questions.

  1. Analyze the role of delegates (and superdelegates) in the nomination process.
  2. Compare and contrast the caucus system with presidential primaries.
  3. Identify the criticisms of the caucuses and primaries. What argument do you find the most valid and why?
  4. Evaluate the significance of party conventions. What importance do they have in the election process?


Homework 9-2

Due Thursday October 10: Read pp. 298-313 (9.2-9.5). Be able to answer the following questions.

  1. Identify and evaluate the types of media used to reach voters. Which do you find most effective, which are ineffective, why?
  2. Compare and contrast federal regulations on campaign contributions with independent expenditures. Be sure to identify any significant groups involved in regulations.
  3. Evaluate the impact of campaigns on elections. What limitations do they have?
  4. Identify the factors that affect whether or not people vote.
  5. Statistically speaking, what type of people tend to vote, what type of people don’t? Why?



Homework 9-3

Due Monday October 14: Read pp. 313-323 (9.6-9.8). Be able to answer the following questions.

  1. Identify the main criteria that impact how people vote. Which do you think have the most significant impact, why? Which do you think will impact you the most?
  2. Explain how the Electoral College works. Is this a fair system for selecting the president?
  3. What are the benefits and drawbacks to our campaigning and electoral systems?