Quiz: Get More Than 12/15 On This Politics Test, And You Could Be President

Do you have an inside-the-Beltway mentality?

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 Nov 04, 2020
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Question: 1/15Pick your answer!


What is the identifying characteristic of a swing state?
Its electoral votes have gone to different parties in different elections.
Its economy is diverse and not dominated by one industry.
A large percent of its voters are naturalized citizens.

Question: 2/15Pick your answer!


Which Dustin Hoffman movie is about the Watergate scandal?
'Wag the Dog'
'Marathon Man'
'All the President's Men'

Question: 3/15Pick your answer!


The Teapot Dome scandal, about bribery and unethical business practices, plagued the presidency of ________.
Warren Harding
William McKinley
William Taft

Question: 4/15Pick your answer!


W. Mark Felt, better known by the pseudonym Deep Throat, was famous for his _________.
anonymous reports to the 'Washington Post' about the Watergate scandal
Washington, D.C. public access TV show about national politics
mysterious graffiti on the National Mall

Question: 5/15Pick your answer!


A faithless elector is a member of the Electoral College who casts his state's votes for ________.
a candidate he did not vote for at the polls
a candidate without a political party
a candidate who did not win his state's popular vote

Question: 6/15Pick your answer!


After the Vice President, who is third in line of succession to become President, according to the 25th Amendment?
Speaker of the House
Secretary of State
President of the Senate

Question: 7/15Pick your answer!


John F. Kennedy was the first __________ President of the United States.
assassinated
divorced
Catholic

Question: 8/15Pick your answer!


Which of these presidents was elected as a member of the Whig party?
James Buchanan
Millard Fillmore
James K. Polk

Question: 9/15Pick your answer!


Manifest Destiny was a belief that the United States ____________.
should control territory from the Atlantic to the Pacific
should not have a central bank
should be an ally of France, not Great Britain

Question: 10/15Pick your answer!


In the early 20th century, the Progressive Party was nicknamed the __________ Party.
Know Nothing
Nativist
Bull Moose

Question: 11/15Pick your answer!


Theodore Roosevelt earned a reputation as a war hero in the ___________ War.
Boer
Spanish-American
Crimean

Question: 12/15Pick your answer!


Which positions did George H. Bush hold prior to being elected president?
Ambassador to China and head of CIA
none; his first political office was as Reagan's Vice President
Speaker of the House and Secretary of State

Question: 13/15Pick your answer!


Which federal program originated as part of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society reforms?
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Medicare
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

Question: 14/15Pick your answer!


Which president initiated the Social Security program?
Lyndon Johnson
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt

Question: 15/15Pick your answer!


Which president, when impeached, was acquitted by one vote?
Bill Clinton
Richard Nixon
Andrew Johnson
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