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Question 1: One of the most powerful of these was James A. Farley who was the chief dispenser of Democratic Party patronage during ________'s New Deal administration.
Harry S. TrumanJohn F. KennedyFranklin D. RooseveltLyndon B. Johnson

Question 2: Similar practices existed in the northern cities, particularly New York City, where ________ (arguably the most infamous political boss) wielded control over the powerful Democratic political machine.
Fernando WoodManhattanWilliam M. TweedThomas Nast

Question 3: Analogues could be found in most other urban settings, e.g., the ________ and the political racket of E. H. Crump in Memphis, Tennessee.
Anton CermakHarold WashingtonRichard J. DaleyCook County Democratic Organization

Question 4: Bosses may dictate ________ patterns, control appointments, and wield considerable influence in other political processes.
BallotVotingVoter turnoutTactical voting

Question 5: Bossism is generally associated with corruption and organized crime and has often been regarded as subversive to the ________.
John LockeDemocracyAuthoritarianismGottfried Leibniz

Question 6: In the South, charismatic populist politicians like ________ commanded large networks of supporters.
William C. C. ClaiborneAlexandre MoutonHuey LongMurphy J. Foster

Question 7: Charles Brayton exercised great influence over the politics of turn-of-the-century ________, and is an example of bossism within the Republican Party.
Rhode IslandMassachusettsConnecticutMaine

Question 8: Nevertheless, it has been common practice since the ________, and remains fairly widespread today, particularly in undeveloped nations.
Classical antiquityAncient RomeRoman RepublicRoman Empire

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