The Amazing Quiz On U.S. Government

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A General Science test on different types of U. S. Government


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Election day for a U.S. Presidential election is always on what day?
    • A. 

      Tuesday

    • B. 

      Friday

    • C. 

      Monday

    • D. 

      Wednesday

  • 2. 
    What is the general term for what happens when a candidate is trying to gain support and votes?
    • A. 

      Bribing

    • B. 

      Convincing

    • C. 

      Campaigning

    • D. 

      Begging

  • 3. 
    Who swears in the President and Vice-President of the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Secretary Of Defense

    • B. 

      Director Of Homeland Security

    • C. 

      Speaker Of The House

    • D. 

      Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court

  • 4. 
    What liberal senator of the 1960's would endorse Ronald Reagan in 1980?
    • A. 

      Eugene McCarthy

    • B. 

      Ted Kennedy

    • C. 

      Ed Muskie

    • D. 

      John Tuney

  • 5. 
    Who was the Democratic candidate for Vice President in the election of 1920?
    • A. 

      Alton Parker

    • B. 

      Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    • C. 

      James M. Cox

    • D. 

      Charles W. Bryan

  • 6. 
    Who was James Polk's Whig Party opponent in the 1844 election for U.S. President?
    • A. 

      John Fremont

    • B. 

      James Buchanan

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      Millard Fillmore

  • 7. 
    What was the only state carried by Walter Mondale in the 1984 election?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      New Jersey

    • D. 

      Minnesota

  • 8. 
    Which U.S. state has the most electoral votes in a U.S. Presidential election?
    • A. 

      Illinois

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Idaho

    • D. 

      Iowa

  • 9. 
    Who ran as Ross Perot's running mate in the 1992 Presidential Election?
    • A. 

      James Stockdale

    • B. 

      Tom Daschle

    • C. 

      Bob Dole

    • D. 

      Tom McClintock

  • 10. 
    What does a candidate have to receive to represent his party in an election?
    • A. 

      A Good Job

    • B. 

      A Popular Vote

    • C. 

      The Party's Nomination

    • D. 

      A College Degree

  • 11. 
    Who or what ultimately decides who will win the general election to select a U.S. President?
    • A. 

      Popular Vote

    • B. 

      Electoral College

    • C. 

      Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Congress

  • 12. 
    On what day is the inauguration ceremony for the U.S. President traditionally held?
    • A. 

      1-Jan

    • B. 

      20-Jan

    • C. 

      25-Dec

    • D. 

      3-Nov

  • 13. 
    What is a person trying to be elected called?
    • A. 

      Pollster

    • B. 

      Candidate

    • C. 

      Activist

    • D. 

      Voter

  • 14. 
    What is the only state that divides their electoral votes for President according to which candidate carries each district?
    • A. 

      Pennsylvania

    • B. 

      Maine

    • C. 

      Ohio

    • D. 

      Nebraska

  • 15. 
    Who did Gerald Ford defeat in the 1976 Republican Presidential Primaries?
    • A. 

      Steve Forbes

    • B. 

      Barry Goldwater

    • C. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • D. 

      Jerry Brown

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