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A Quiz on Political Phrases 

deregulation : the removal or reduction of governmental rules or limits previously imposed on an industry.
electoral college: a way to balance the rights or power of small  and large states in the selection of a US president.
caucus: meeting of a group of people who share something in common. Often this is their membership and function in a political party, but not always.
recall election a method to remove an office holder before his or her term expires.
special interests: organizations  representing industries, NGOs to retired people associations, who lobby constantly politicians for favors and considerations.
Another place to find some definitions is
Political Words

Fill in the blanks or answer the question:
1. The Green Party has called a ____________ to decide if they should merge with the Enviornmental Party.

A. deregulation   B. caucus C. electoral college D. recall election E. special interests

2.  Thanks to   ________ , airline fares are lower but the companies themselves are now prone to bankruptcy.

A. deregulation B. caucus C.  electoral college  D. recall election  E. special interests

3. By catering to  _________  the politicians are ignoring the general public on the whole.

A. deregulation   B. caucus  C. electoral college D. recall election  E. special interests

4. States are given set numbers of deligates in the  _____________  who then will vote on the presidency.
A. deregulation B. caucus C.  electoral college  D. recall election  E. special interests

5.  If the congressman avoids an impeachment several groups are already motioning for a _____________.

A. deregulation  B. caucus C. electoral college D. recall election E. special interests

Welfare State: the idea that the government should protect the health and well-being of its people astroturf n. artifical substitute for grass used  in the indoor stadium the astrodome hence its name.
market forces: competition via sales,  mergers, innovation, customer demand, choice, etc.
basic the power to achieve a
supply-and-demand   .
fourth estate: another name for the press
privatisation: transfering state owned businesses to the private sector

6.  ____________ forces will eventually bring down the price of oil.

A. Welfare State  B. fourth estate  C. Market forces D. astroturf E. privatisation

7. The  ___________ is the nightmare of the conservative right, providing cradle to grave care to the public.

A. Welfare State B. fourth estate  C. market forces   D. astroturf   E. privatisation

8. Has the  ___________ reliquished (given up) its resposibilities and become a mere propaganda tool for our public servants?

A. Welfare State  B. fourth estate C. market forces  D. astroturf E. privatisation

9. Our Public Relation group has decided to impliment a/an  __________ campaign: hiring actors to speak at town meetings.

A. Welfare State  B.fourth estate C. market forces  D. astroturf E. privatisation

10. At present, the partial ____________ of France Telecom seems to be a win win situation, share to the public and funds for the government.

A. Welfare State  B. fourth estate  C. market forces  D. astroturf E. privatisation

If you answer all ten questions correctly you go to some discussion questions. 

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 political terms? or how about political vocabulary?

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