Two-Party & Multi-Party Systems: Similarities & Differences


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How would you describe the political party system of the United States?

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1. You live in a country where the number of legislative seats allocated to each political party is determined according to the vote percentages won by each political party in an election. What is this system of representation called?

2. Which of the following is NOT correct regarding a multi-party system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, you will get some practice comparing and contrasting two-party and multi-party political systems. Important concepts you will be assessed on include identifying the political party system of the United States and what is not true about a multi-party system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your understanding of:

  • The way legislative seats are allocated
  • Which party can experience legislative gridlock
  • What is true about two-party systems

Skills Practiced

In addition, you will be able to practice the following skills

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as two-party and multi-party systems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the party system of the United States
  • Making connections - use understanding of party systems to determine how they impact the election and legislative processes and decisions

Additional Learning

Learn more about political party systems by referring to the lesson called Two-Party & Multi-Party Systems: Similarities & Differences. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Learn about two-party and multi-party systems
  • Identify individual system advantages
  • Understand the disadvantages of each system