1. The delegates and candidates
at a nominating convention are all from the same __________.
2. What are the two most
important decisions made at a national nominating convention?
3. Minnesota has two senators
and eight representatives. If the Republican candidate does not win the majority
of votes in the state in the last election, how many regular delegates can
Minnesota send to the next Republican convention?
4. National nominating
conventions are sometimes referred to as the biggest rallies of the campaign.
In your opinion, should the nomination of presidential candidates be more
solemn and formal. Explain why or why not.
5. Modern conventions
are not as raucous as they once were. Explain why you think convention delegates
behave less wildly that they once did.
6. What is the minimum
number of delegates the Republican and Democratic parties in your state will
be able to send to their next national nominating conventions? Which party
will be able to send bonus delegates?
Use these additional resources
to learn more:
Democratic National Convention
Web Site: http://www.democrats.org/
Republican National Convention Web Site: http://rnc.org/