How Much Do You Know About Politics?

When it comes to US politics, do you think you're the bees knees? Take these 12 trivia questions and find out just how politically astute you really are!
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What year did the first ever political debate take place?
1960
1950
1962
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Which candidate has won for president the most amount of times?
Norman Thomas
Ross Perot
Gerald Ford
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How many vice presidents have assumed presidency after a president was assassinated?
4
3
2
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Which US president had the longest term of office?
Abraham Lincoln
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
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How many electoral votes are required for a candidate to become president?
300
270
290
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What is the existing holder of a political office called?
Incumbent
Majority leader
Precedent
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What is the process of redrawing congressional districts to favor a political party called?
Remapping
Gerrymandering
Appropriating
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What is the congressional review of federal agencies called?
Oversight
Supervision
Scorekeeping
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Which political party often puts a greater effort into environmental causes?
Democratic
Republican
Independent
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What tactic is often used by senators to block legislation?
Filibuster
Caucus
Bill block
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What are the three branches of government?
Legislative, executive, judicial
Executive, military, legislative
Military, judicial, legislature
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What wing is often associated with the conservative party?
Right
Left
Middle
Result
You have political potential. Despite missing a few questions about American politics, it seems as if you've got the basics down. Since you've laid a good foundation, who knows how much more you can learn about politics now!

C+, Political Potential

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You are politically poignant. US politics can be confusing, but you haven't let that stop you from knowing the government inside and out. You are incredibly well versed on political matters.

B+, Politically Poignent

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You are politically perfect. There's no stumping you when it comes to US politics. You know your parties, political history, and legislative duties. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!

A+, Politically Perfect

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1
What year did the first ever political debate take place?
1960
1950
1962
2
Which candidate has won for president the most amount of times?
Norman Thomas
Ross Perot
Gerald Ford
3
How many vice presidents have assumed presidency after a president was assassinated?
4
3
2
4
Which US president had the longest term of office?
Abraham Lincoln
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
5
How many electoral votes are required for a candidate to become president?
300
270
290
6
What is the existing holder of a political office called?
Incumbent
Majority leader
Precedent
7
What is the process of redrawing congressional districts to favor a political party called?
Remapping
Gerrymandering
Appropriating
8
What is the congressional review of federal agencies called?
Oversight
Supervision
Scorekeeping
9
Which political party often puts a greater effort into environmental causes?
Democratic
Republican
Independent
10
What tactic is often used by senators to block legislation?
Filibuster
Caucus
Bill block
11
What are the three branches of government?
Legislative, executive, judicial
Executive, military, legislative
Military, judicial, legislature
12
What wing is often associated with the conservative party?
Right
Left
Middle