Nominating Candidates: name candidates for political office
Informing and Activating Supporters: try to inform and inspire voters
Bonding Agent Function: ensure the good performance of its candidate, make sure that there candidate is both qualified and of good character
Governing: government conducts much of their business on the basis of partisanship
Watchdog: party out of power keeps an eye on the party in power and attempts to convince the voters to vote the party in power out.
In the United States, a political party is made up of a group of people who
a. disagree on how to resolve the basic issues affecting the country.
b. work to get candidates elected to political offices.
c. work separately to support one major program or policy.
d. support split-ticket voting.
Which of the following is NOT a major function of either of the two major parties in the United States?
a. To keep the general public informed about key issues.
b. To monitor the conduct of its candidates in office.
c. To assure the qualifications of candidates for office.
d. To unite people and concentrate solely on one public policy matter.
The functions of the major parties in United States politics include
a. nominating candidates for office.
b. insuring the good performance of their elected candidates.
c. providing a mechanism for the conduct of government.
d. all of the above.
Answers: B / D / D