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When politicians run for office, all political parties have common goals. All are common goals except −
a) organize to win.
b) reflect views that appeal to the majority of voters.
c) influence public opinion.
d) support extreme liberal or conservative views.

When a third party candidate enters a Presidential race, what may occur?
a) New ideas and issues are introduced creating public interest and discussion.
b) One or both primary candidates drop from the presidential race.
c) The citizens and media ignore the third party candidate.
d) Congress writes legislation to remove the third party candidate from the election.

One must listen to both political party platforms in order to −
a) attend party meetings.
b) identify differences between the parties.
c) discuss politics regularly with one’s neighbors.
d) influence the opinion of others.

The primary role of a third party is to −
a) keep the best candidate from winning.
b) inform the public about the shortcomings of the other parties.
c) highlight an outstanding candidate in order to gain name recognition for the next election.
d) introduce new ideas or to push for a particular issue.

The American political system is best described as a −
a) one-party system.
b) two-party system.
c) three-party system.
d) multi-party system.

Political parties in the United States work to do all of the following except −
a) organize resources to win elections.
b) promote their views to the general public.
c) influence government policies.
d) change the ideals of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Nominating candidates for public office is the main function of −
a) the executive branch.
b) Congress.
c) political parties.
d) campaign volunteers.

Functions of Political Parties: Recruit potential political candidates, help candidates win elections, monitor officeholder actions, and... (What would NOT be included in this list?)
a) nominate candidates
b) establish a platform
c) establish an agenda
d) amend the Constitution

Political parties play a key role in government and provide opportunities for citizens to do all except −
a) broadcast both parties points of views.
b) broadcast one party's point of view.
c) educate the electorate about campaign issues.
d) help candidates win elections.

When it comes to nominating a person for the office of President −
a) the Constitution of the United States of America gives specific nominating guidelines.
b) the candidate is nominated through their political party.
c) the candidate can write their name on a ballot and put it in a ballot box.
d) the candidate is selected by Congress.

In order to identify differences between the political parties, one must −
a) participate actively in a campaign with only one party.
b) attend Republican Party meetings.
c) discuss politics regularly with your neighbor.
d) listen to both political party platforms.

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