Can You Pass U.S. Elections 101?

How well do you understand the election process and everything that comes along with it? Take our quiz to find out!
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How many senators does each U.S. state have?
two
three
four
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Before the 17th amendment was ratified in 1913, how were senators for each state selected?
State Legislatures
By the people
By House of Representatives
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In the United States, what determines the winner of a presidential election?
the popular vote
the Electoral College
the House of Representatives
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When do Americans officially find out the winner of the presidential election?
November
January
February
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If no candidate wins a majority of electoral votes, how is the election decided?
by the House of Representatives
by the current president
by the Senate
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What's the name of the process that determines the candidates who make it into the general election?
the pre-election
the temp election
the primary election
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Which type of primary allows voters to cast a ballot for Republican OR Democratic parties (whichever they choose)?
closed primary
free primary
open primary
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What do we call states where no candidate has overwhelming support and the popular vote is up for grabs?
square states
swing states
free states
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Which of the following is closest to the estimated turnout for the 2012 presidential election?
180 million
130 million
220 million
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Which of the following uses the superdelegate program?
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Green Party
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How many of the electoral votes must be received in order to win?
150
310
270
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Every President of the United States has been elected by popular vote.
True.
False.
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Your knowledge about the U.S. election process is certainly iffy at best, but don't worry! With a little studying up, you could really bulk up on your knowledge in this area. It's never to late to learn about the incredibly vital election process!

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While you might not know EVERYTHING there is to know when it comes to the United States election process, you're still pretty darn educated about it as a whole. With a little studying up, you could be a real election expert!

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Wow! You sure know your stuff when it comes to the Unites States election process! You're likely one of the people that teaches everyone around you something when it comes to politics or elections. And we need more people like you during election years like this one!

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1
How many senators does each U.S. state have?
two
three
four
2
Before the 17th amendment was ratified in 1913, how were senators for each state selected?
State Legislatures
By the people
By House of Representatives
3
In the United States, what determines the winner of a presidential election?
the popular vote
the Electoral College
the House of Representatives
4
When do Americans officially find out the winner of the presidential election?
November
January
February
5
If no candidate wins a majority of electoral votes, how is the election decided?
by the House of Representatives
by the current president
by the Senate
6
What's the name of the process that determines the candidates who make it into the general election?
the pre-election
the temp election
the primary election
7
Which type of primary allows voters to cast a ballot for Republican OR Democratic parties (whichever they choose)?
closed primary
free primary
open primary
8
What do we call states where no candidate has overwhelming support and the popular vote is up for grabs?
square states
swing states
free states
9
Which of the following is closest to the estimated turnout for the 2012 presidential election?
180 million
130 million
220 million
10
Which of the following uses the superdelegate program?
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Green Party
11
How many of the electoral votes must be received in order to win?
150
310
270
12
Every President of the United States has been elected by popular vote.
True.
False.