How Much Do You Know About Previous Presidential Elections?

Do you know a lot about Presidential elections of the past? Come test your knowledge on this quiz!
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Who was John McCain's running mate when he lost the 2008 Presidential Election?
Paul Ryan
Mitt Romney
Sarah Palin
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Who was defeated in consecutive elections by Dwight D. Eisenhower?
Barry Goldwater
Adlai Stevenson II
Alben Barkley
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Which US President holds the record for total electoral votes received with 525?
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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By selected Lyndon B. Johnson as his running mate to win Texas, who did John F. Kennedy defeat in the Presidential Election of 1960?
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Barry Goldwater
Richard Nixon
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In terms of the popular vote, what was the closest Presidential Election in history?
1960: John F. Kennedy v. Richard Nixon
1976: Gerald Ford v. Jimmy Carter
2000: George W. Bush v. Al Gore
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Who did George H.W. Bush defeat in the 1988 Presidential Election?
Michael Dukakis
Bill Clinton
Walter Mondale
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What was the only state that Walter Mondale was able to win over Ronald Reagan in 1984?
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Florida
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Which Presidential Election debate had a record 84 million viewers?
2008: Barack Obama v. John McCain
2012: Barack Obama v. Mitt Romney
2016: Hillary Clinton v. Donald Trump
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Who was the first woman to ever run for President of the United States?
Hillary Clinton
Victoria Woodhull
Geraldine Ferraro
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Who did Gerald Ford slightly beat out to win the Republican Presidential Nomination in 1976?
George H.W. Bush
Ronald Reagan
Bob Dole
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Who lost the Republican nomination in 1980 and 1988 but was finally able to take the nomination in 1996, although lost the Presidency to Bill Clinton?
Ross Perot
Bob Dole
Jack Kemp
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Who is the last third party candidate to receive pledged electoral votes from any state?
Ross Perot
Ralph Nader
George Wallace
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1
Who was John McCain's running mate when he lost the 2008 Presidential Election?
Paul Ryan
Mitt Romney
Sarah Palin
2
Who was defeated in consecutive elections by Dwight D. Eisenhower?
Barry Goldwater
Adlai Stevenson II
Alben Barkley
3
Which US President holds the record for total electoral votes received with 525?
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Franklin D. Roosevelt
4
By selected Lyndon B. Johnson as his running mate to win Texas, who did John F. Kennedy defeat in the Presidential Election of 1960?
Alben Barkley
Barry Goldwater
Richard Nixon
5
In terms of the popular vote, what was the closest Presidential Election in history?
1960: John F. Kennedy v. Richard Nixon
1976: Gerald Ford v. Jimmy Carter
2000: George W. Bush v. Al Gore
6
Who did George H.W. Bush defeat in the 1988 Presidential Election?
Michael Dukakis
Bill Clinton
Walter Mondale
7
What was the only state that Walter Mondale was able to win over Ronald Reagan in 1984?
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Florida
8
Which Presidential Election debate had a record 84 million viewers?
2008: Barack Obama v. John McCain
2012: Barack Obama v. Mitt Romney
2016: Hillary Clinton v. Donald Trump
9
Who was the first woman to ever run for President of the United States?
Hillary Clinton
Victoria Woodhull
Geraldine Ferraro
10
Who did Gerald Ford slightly beat out to win the Republican Presidential Nomination in 1976?
George H.W. Bush
Ronald Reagan
Bob Dole
11
Who lost the Republican nomination in 1980 and 1988 but was finally able to take the nomination in 1996, although lost the Presidency to Bill Clinton?
Ross Perot
Bob Dole
Jack Kemp
12
Who is the last third party candidate to receive pledged electoral votes from any state?
Ross Perot
Ralph Nader
George Wallace