Can You Answer 12 Questions about the Electoral College?

When it comes to a presidential election, the Electoral College plays a key role. Can you answer these questions about the institution?
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Question 1/12

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How many electoral votes are there in total?
508
538
568
478
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Question 2/12

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How many votes does a candidate need to become elected?
270
290
310
330
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Question 3/12

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How many electoral votes does Washington DC get?
1
3
5
7
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Question 4/12

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How are the number of electors selected for each state?
Based on the number of Senators
Based on the number of House Representatives
Based on the state's population
Based on the number of Senators plus House Representatives
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Question 5/12

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Which states benefit most from the electoral college, in influencing elections?
Coastal States
States with a higher population.
States with a smaller population.
Island States
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Question 6/12

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Which of the following states has the fewest number of electoral votes?
Hawaii
Rhode Island
Montana
West Virginia
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Question 7/12

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Which state has the most electoral votes?
California
Texas
New York
Florida
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Question 8/12

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Currently, the date the votes are counted has changed over time. When was the last change of the date for the votes to be counted?
1985
1989
1995
1997
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Question 9/12

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Who counts the electoral votes?
President
Vice-President
Leader of the Majority Party of the House
Speaker of the House
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Question 10/12

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What day are the votes counted?
November 8
December 6
January 6
January 10
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Question 11/12

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Who was the last presidential candidate who won the popular vote but lost the election?
Mitt Romney
Al Gore
Richard Nixon
John McCain
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Question 12/12

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How many presidential Elections have been decided by the House?
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1
2
3
Result
Thanks for trying. You had a lot of trouble answering many of the questions on this quiz. You don't have a strong understanding of the American Electoral College. Maybe you aren't American, maybe you don't vote, or maybe you have forgotten your civics classes. If you are American, be sure to brush up before the next election.

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Good job! You managed to answer several questions correctly. You have a passing knowledge of the American Electoral College. Sure, you might need to brush up a little bit, but you are a pretty average voter.

B+, Average Voter

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Fantastic Job! You managed to successfully answer most, if not all of the questions in the quiz. You have a good understanding of the American Electoral College. You can truly consider yourself an informed voter.

A+, Informed Voter

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1
How many electoral votes are there in total?
508
538
568
478
2
How many votes does a candidate need to become elected?
270
290
310
330
3
How many electoral votes does Washington DC get?
1
3
5
7
4
How are the number of electors selected for each state?
Based on the number of Senators
Based on the number of House Representatives
Based on the state's population
Based on the number of Senators plus House Representatives
5
Which states benefit most from the electoral college, in influencing elections?
Coastal States
States with a higher population.
States with a smaller population.
Island States
6
Which of the following states has the fewest number of electoral votes?
Hawaii
Rhode Island
Montana
West Virginia
7
Which state has the most electoral votes?
California
Texas
New York
Florida
8
Currently, the date the votes are counted has changed over time. When was the last change of the date for the votes to be counted?
1985
1989
1995
1997
9
Who counts the electoral votes?
President
Vice-President
Leader of the Majority Party of the House
Speaker of the House
10
What day are the votes counted?
November 8
December 6
January 6
January 10
11
Who was the last presidential candidate who won the popular vote but lost the election?
Mitt Romney
Al Gore
Richard Nixon
John McCain
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How many presidential Elections have been decided by the House?
0
1
2
3