Voting & Other Forms of Political Participation: Influences, Costs & Benefits


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1. What is the most common form of political participation in the United States?

2. What is a special interest group?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your ability to understand political participation with the quiz and worksheet. The quiz questions will test your knowledge of a democracy and forms of political participation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be evaluated on:

  • Meaning of the term special interest group
  • Definition of a republic
  • Different forms of political participation
  • Democracy definition
  • The most common way people participate politically

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz gives you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding political participation and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a special interest group
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the most common way people politically participate

Additional Learning

To review information about politics, read through the lesson called Voting & Other Forms of Political Participation: Influences, Costs & Benefits. You will find the following objectives in this lesson:

  • Identify background information about the government and what a democracy is
  • Recall how voting is carried out, who can vote and why voting is important
  • Learn about the different ways people can participate politically in their government