How Well Do You Remember Presidential Losers?

We all remember the winners of the biggest presidential elections in history, but what about the losers? Have you forgotten all about the candidates that almost took the big prize and lost? Let's find out!
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Which presidential candidate was known as the "little giant?"
Dick Cheney
Stephen A. Douglas
George McClellan
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Which candidate lost an election that was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court?
George W. Bush
Bob Dole
Al Gore
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To whom did Thomas Jefferson lose the 1796 election?
Aaron Burr
John Adams
James Madison
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Which losing candidate came up with the idea of nationwide stumping tours?
James M. Cox
William Jennings Bryan
Alton Parker
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To which candidate did George B. McClellan lose?
George Washington
Thomas JEfferson
Abraham Lincoln
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Which candidate was the only one to have died before the electoral vote was cast?
Horace Greeley
Winfield Hancock
William Jennings Bryan
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To which candidate did Thomas E. Dewey lose?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
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Which candidate founded the reform party?
Bob Dole
Ross Perot
Sarah Palin
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Which election did Grover Cleveland lose?
1884
1888
1892
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Who did John Hancock run against?
George Washington
James Madison
John Adams
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How many people ran for the Republican nomination in the 2016 election?
5
12
17
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John Q. Adams's first run at president failed to unseat which incumbent?
James Monroe
Martin Van Buren
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Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are a bit pained when it comes to identifying those that lost the chance to hold the biggest office in the world. While you may know your actual presidential winners well, you've let the losers fall by the wayside.

C+, Presidential Pained

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Based on the results of this quiz you've got some serious presidential prowess! While anyone can claim to know the winners and losers of a campaign well, you actually do! You might not be an expert on the losers just yet, but you're well on your way!

B+, Presidential Prowess

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Based on the results of this quiz you are a total presidential powerhouse! Not many people can claim to know the losers of the biggest presidential elections as well as the winners, but you certainly can. You know that both sides had something to gain and lose. Acknowledging both is not only respectful it's the American way!

A+, Presidential Powerhouse

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1
Which presidential candidate was known as the "little giant?"
Dick Cheney
Stephen A. Douglas
George McClellan
2
Which candidate lost an election that was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court?
George W. Bush
Bob Dole
Al Gore
3
To whom did Thomas Jefferson lose the 1796 election?
Aaron Burr
John Adams
James Madison
4
Which losing candidate came up with the idea of nationwide stumping tours?
James M. Cox
William Jennings Bryan
Alton Parker
5
To which candidate did George B. McClellan lose?
George Washington
Thomas JEfferson
Abraham Lincoln
6
Which candidate was the only one to have died before the electoral vote was cast?
Horace Greeley
Winfield Hancock
William Jennings Bryan
7
To which candidate did Thomas E. Dewey lose?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
8
Which candidate founded the reform party?
Bob Dole
Ross Perot
Sarah Palin
9
Which election did Grover Cleveland lose?
1884
1888
1892
10
Who did John Hancock run against?
George Washington
James Madison
John Adams
11
How many people ran for the Republican nomination in the 2016 election?
5
12
17
12
John Q. Adams's first run at president failed to unseat which incumbent?
James Monroe
Martin Van Buren
Zachary Tyler