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Political Terms Quiz

grassroots: people at a local level, at the source rather than at headquarters. p2p
vanguard: at the forefront. The leading position in a movement or trend.
deadlock: an impasse due to the opposition of two unbending factions or groups. Standstill
earmark orginally to mark the ears of animals as proof of ownership. To set aside or provide funds for a project or plan .
keynotes: the principal or main point synonym for extremists.
Another place to find other definitions is
Political Dictionary

Fill in the blanks or answer the question:
1. Howard Dean was at the ___________ of a revolution in internet politics

A. grassroots   B. vanguard  C. deadlock  D. earmark E. keynotes

2.  Our plan is to attack the proposition at a  ________ level. We have already begun to go door to door.

A. grassroots  B. vanguard C.  deadlock  D. earmark  E. keynote

3. Rumor has it that the __________ speaker at our College graduation will be Al Gore

A. grassroots  B. vanguard  C. deadlock  D. earmark  E. keynote

4. The present governor wishes to _____________ monetary assistance only to clinics that refuse to do abortions.
A. grassroots  B. vanguard  C.  deadlock   D. earmark  E. keynotes

5.  The 2000 presidential election became _____________ when judges, election officials, Republicans, and Democrats could not decide who had won the State of Florida

A. grassrooted  B. vanguarded  C. deadlocked  D. earmarked E. keynoted

mandate: a forceful order or authorization
graft: the unscrupulous use of ones office for power and money. Corruption
rhetoric: The art of communicating effectively. The use of language to convince persuasively
impeach: to question someone's integrity.A legal accusation by a legislature against an officeholder of crimes or misconduct
landslide: overwhelming, complete victory.
Wordcounter's Political Vocabulary Analysis

6. Richard Nixon won his re-election campaign in a ____________ with only one state, Massachusetts going to McGovern.

A. mandate  B. impeach  C. rhetoric  D. graft  E. landslide

7. The Senator's record is unblemished. To associate any type of ___________ with her is completely outrageous.

A. mandate  B. impeach  C. rhetoric   D. graft  E. landslide

8. To pursue the Korean War the United States received a ____________ from the U.N. thanks to the absence of the Soviet ambassador during the vote.

A. mandate  B. impeach  C. rhetoric  D. graft  E. landslide

9.  Bill Clinton is the only president in the twentyth century to undergo ____________ trial.

A. a mandated   B. an impeachment  C. a rhetoric  D. a graftment  E. a landslided

10. The Bushies have catagorized Sen. John Kerry's economic plan as just _____________ lacking substance.

A. mandate  B. impeach  C. rhetoric  D. graft  E. landslide

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

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