How Much Do You Know About The Political Conventions?

The political conventions are an integral part of the political process and the presidential campaign system. Do you think you know more about political conventions than most? Take this quiz and find out!
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The first six Democratic National Conventions (1832 through 1852) were held in what city?
Chicago
Baltimore
New York City
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In what year did the Democrats begin scheduling the vice presidential nominee's acceptance speech on Wednesday night instead of Thursday night, when the presidential nominee speaks?
1996
1976
1972
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What year was the Republican National Convention held in Baltimore, MD?
1962
1994
1864
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When was the last time a Democratic presidential roll call went more than one ballot?
1960
1958
1952
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True or false: The very first political convention was held by a party that is now extinct.
True
False
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Who was considered the first "dark horse" presidential candidate?
Woodrow Wilson
James K. Polk
John Adams
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Who was the first nominee to make an acceptance speech in person at a convention?
Franklin Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
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Which city has hosted 25 national conventions?
Tampa
Chicago
Cleveland
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What was the shortest Democratic convention in history lasting only 6 hours?
1872, in Baltimore
1924, in New York
1944, in Chicago
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When was the last time the Republican National convention was hosted by Cleveland?
1924
1936
1952
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Which city hosted the Republican convention in 2012?
St. Paul
New York
Tampa
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What was the Democratic Party's original name?
The Whig Party
Republican Delegates from the Several States
The Mugrumps
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are convention basic! When it comes to the political conventions, you don’t have a strong base knowledge on the when, what, why, or how! While you know these conventions exist, that’s pretty much the extent of your knowledge on these political pow wows.

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are convention great! While most Americans are aware of the conventions, you have an amazing grasp on how and why these conventions exist. Your political prowess is truly impressive!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true convention ace! It’s clear that you’re heavily invested in politics and love to participate in the system. You know more about conventions than the average American voter. We find that highly impressive. Keep up the good work!

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1
The first six Democratic National Conventions (1832 through 1852) were held in what city?
Chicago
Baltimore
New York City
2
In what year did the Democrats begin scheduling the vice presidential nominee's acceptance speech on Wednesday night instead of Thursday night, when the presidential nominee speaks?
1996
1976
1972
3
What year was the Republican National Convention held in Baltimore, MD?
1962
1994
1864
4
When was the last time a Democratic presidential roll call went more than one ballot?
1960
1958
1952
5
True or false: The very first political convention was held by a party that is now extinct.
True
False
6
Who was considered the first "dark horse" presidential candidate?
Woodrow Wilson
James K. Polk
John Adams
7
Who was the first nominee to make an acceptance speech in person at a convention?
Franklin Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
8
Which city has hosted 25 national conventions?
Tampa
Chicago
Cleveland
9
What was the shortest Democratic convention in history lasting only 6 hours?
1872, in Baltimore
1924, in New York
1944, in Chicago
10
When was the last time the Republican National convention was hosted by Cleveland?
1924
1936
1952
11
Which city hosted the Republican convention in 2012?
St. Paul
New York
Tampa
12
What was the Democratic Party's original name?
The Whig Party
Republican Delegates from the Several States
The Mugrumps