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

Question: 2/15Pick your answer!


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

Question: 3/15Pick your answer!


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

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
mysterious graffiti on the National Mall
Washington, D.C. public access TV show about national politics

Question: 5/15Pick your answer!


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

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
President of the Senate
Secretary of State

Question: 7/15Pick your answer!


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

Question: 8/15Pick your answer!


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

Question: 9/15Pick your answer!


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

Question: 10/15Pick your answer!


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

Question: 11/15Pick your answer!


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

Question: 12/15Pick your answer!


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

Question: 13/15Pick your answer!


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

Question: 14/15Pick your answer!


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

Question: 15/15Pick your answer!


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