US Elections 2008

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US Elections 2008

Quiz for my French " 4 euro" pupils - trying to understand the US electionsMany thanks to this website for the information used by my pupils in the IT room !(http://www. Pocanticohills. Org/election/president. Htm)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Presidential elections in the US happen every ......
    • A. 

      Seven years

    • B. 

      Five years

    • C. 

      Four years

    • D. 

      Twelve months

  • 2. 
    This year the elections happen on what day ?
    • A. 

      November the 1st

    • B. 

      November the 11th

    • C. 

      November the 4th

    • D. 

      November the 10th

  • 3. 
    John McCain is candidate for which  party  ?
    • A. 

      The Conservative Party

    • B. 

      The Democratic Party

    • C. 

      The Worker Party

    • D. 

      The Republican Party

  • 4. 
    Barack Obama is candidate for which party ?
    • A. 

      The Republican Party

    • B. 

      The Conservative Party

    • C. 

      The Democratic Party

    • D. 

      The Worker Party

  • 5. 
    Who is Obama's team mate ( the candidate for vice-President ) ?
    • A. 

      Joe Biden

    • B. 

      Sarah Palin

    • C. 

      Hilary Clinton

    • D. 

      McCain

  • 6. 
    Who is McCain's team mate ( the candidate for vice- President )  ?
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      Sarah Palin

    • C. 

      Joe Biden

    • D. 

      Hilary Clinton

  • 7. 
    Which  animal is the Democratic party symbol ?  
  • 8. 
    Which animal is the symbol of the Republican party ?
    • A. 

      The lion

    • B. 

      The eagle

    • C. 

      The elephant

    • D. 

      The donkey

  • 9. 
    A future Presidential candidate must...........(there is more than one correct solution !)
    • A. 

      Be born in the USA

    • B. 

      Have lived in American for more than 14 years

    • C. 

      Be married

  • 10. 
    American people can vote by ....( more than one solution here !)
    • A. 

      Paper

    • B. 

      Computer

    • C. 

      Telephone

    • D. 

      Punching a voting card

  • 11. 
    The winner is the candidate who .....( Difficult question !!!! )
    • A. 

      Has the votes of the absolute majority of the population

    • B. 

      Has the votes of a proportional majority of the population

    • C. 

      Has the majority of the "electoral votes"

    • D. 

      Is the 1st candidate to have 270 "electoral votes"

  • 12. 
    After the election the new  President becomes President :
    • A. 

      Immediately : November 5th 2008

    • B. 

      January 1st 2009

    • C. 

      January 20th 2009

    • D. 

      November 11th 2008

  • 13. 
    The new President will live in the White House in .....
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Washingto DC

    • D. 

      Texas