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Minor (Third) Parties: Definition, Role & Examples

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Any political party outside of the established Republican and Democratic parties is referred to as a(n):

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1. According to a recent Gallup poll, what percentage of people were in favor of the formation of third parties?

2. The most successful third party candidate to run for president was _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

American politics may be dominated by two political parties, but there are other options when it's time to vote. This quiz tests you on how these parties can be created, and famous candidates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This political party quiz tests your knowledge in the following ways:

  • Remember the term for political parties outside the established parties
  • Know the percentage of people in favor of the formation of third parties
  • Recall the most successful third party presidential candidate
  • Determine ways a political party can be formed
  • Understand functions of third parties

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information from the lesson on minor political parties
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about the functions of third parties
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about ways third parties can form and the percentage of people who favor their formation

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson titled Minor (Third) Parties: Definition, Role & Examples to get a better understanding of these concepts. You can also use this lesson to meet the following objectives:

  • List famous third party presidential candidates
  • Define splinter parties
  • Explain the impact of third parties
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