Political Party: Definition, Function, Organization & Mobilization


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Which of the following is a term for a group of dedicated people who come together to win elections, operate the government, and determine public policy?

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1. All of the following are functions of political parties EXCEPT:

2. The formal structure and organization of a political party is _____ than that of a Fortune 500 company.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at who provides the direction of our public policy, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the functions and roles of political parties. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what political parties are as well as knowing how they are structured.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Name for a group of people who come together to win an election
  • Function and structure of political parties
  • Set of ideals in a political party
  • Features of a political party's organization

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the positions of political parties and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related politics lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the features of a political party's organization

Additional Learning

To learn more about politics, review the corresponding lesson titled Political Party: Definition, Function, Organization & Mobilization. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe what a political party is
  • Identify the five main functions of political parties
  • Understand the ideals and positions a party has
  • Explain the organizational structure of a political party
  • Appreciate how a political party stays in power
  • Know how a political party works to further its shared ideals