The National Parties: Organization & Structure


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The major gathering to set the parties' political platform as well as nominate presidential and vice presidential candidates is called the _____.

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1. How many years are there between national conventions?

2. During the years in between national conventions, who takes care of national party business?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When voters step into a voting booth during the presidential election, they may not be thinking of all that had to occur to get the nominees onto the ballot. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the nation's political parties, from the Congressional campaign committee through the National Conventions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following information:

  • Definitions of key terms
  • National Conventions, committees, and parties
  • Funding for members of Congress

Skills Practiced

Students utilizing this quiz and worksheet will practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the structure and organization of political parties
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as national party and national conventions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about national party business, financing, and party spokespersons

Additional Learning

Read the lesson on the structure and organization of political parties to learn more about this topic. The lesson, together with this companion quiz and worksheet, contains the following objectives:

  • Explain how national parties establish the ideals of a political party
  • Examine the role of the National Convention in presidential elections
  • Describe the process through which Congressional candidates are funded