Quiz: Political Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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How many political words do you actually know? See if you were paying close attention in your political science classes and try to pass this political lingo quiz! Can you pass with flying red, white and blue colors? Politics, Lingo, Fun Quiz, Buzzfeed Quiz, General Knowledge, Political Lingo #generalknowledge #quiz #trivia

 Sep 24, 2018

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Incumbent
A current officeholder
A third party
A Republican Congressman

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Independent
Someone who doesn't vote
Someone who does not feel affiliation for any party
Someone who does not need to work

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Democracy
Rule by the middle class
Rule by the people
Rule by the monarchy

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Nominee
Person who elects themselves
A liberal
Candidate chosen by a political party

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Front Runner
Candidate perceived to be behind in an election campaign
Candidate perceived to be in the lead in an election campaign
Candidate from a third party

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Voter Turnout
Least common opinion of citizens who vote
Most common opinion of citizens who vote
Percentage of citizens who vote in an election

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GOP
Giant Ox Person
Grand Old Party
Great O' Palace

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Pardon
The changing of law
Release from punishment for criminal conviction
The arrival of new evidence in a case

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Caucus
A voting period
A meeting to choose delegates to the party's convention
A government employee

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Amendment
The writing of legal documents
Completely replacing an old law with a new law that is the opposite
A change to the Constitution

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Swing Vote
A voter that completes the ballot
Votes that could control the outcome of an election
A person that loves the government

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Bilateral
Laws written in more than one language
A state acting in cooperation with another state
A President signing an international treaty

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Poll
A position that the party takes on
A conservative
A survey used to forecast election outcome

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Anarchism
Being unable to decide between being a democrat or a republican
The belief that all governments should be destroyed
Heavily following the democratic party

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Lame Duck
An issue that needs to be cleared
Political activity in a state
Officeholder whose term has expired or cannot be continued

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Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the Constitution
The first single amendment to the Constitution
The last single amendment to the Constitution

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Pundit
A conservative
A political analyst, commentator, or columnist
Government paperwork

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Platform
Bills that are being edited
Members of a committee that go out on strike
The positions that a party adopts, and stands on

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Lobby
A group that discourages people from running for office
A group that seeks to influence an elected official
A group that holds committees to research a candidate

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Filibuster
An informal meeting of local party members
When delegates formally elect a party's nominee
When a senators obstructs the passage of a bill by talking continuously.

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Veto
A country violating treaty terms
The President stopping a bill passed from becoming law
A judge ruling against precedent

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Globalization
Trend toward the breakdown of state borders
Using only one currency across multiple countries
Conquering other nations
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How many political words do you actually know? Were you paying close attention in your political science classes? Political science is the study of political ideas, actions, events, and institutions. It aims to help us understand and explain the political arena along with its implications in society and the future. Political science explores how political power is distributed, how different governments operate and interact, how rules are made and enforced.

Believe it or not, we all participate in politics, most of the time, we do so unknowingly. Politics is so much more than simply voting in an election or working for a federal agency. The choices we make each day affect the world of politics. Our participation and the lack of involvement plays a critical role in law implementation and our basic rights.

If you majored in political science or took a political science class in college, then you need to put your knowledge to the test with this quiz! This quiz covers the basic questions in the subject of political science. Do you know the three major branches of government? Do you know how the electoral college works? If you were running for Presidency under the Democratic party, would you know which states you'll need to target your campaign towards to? Are you even old enough to run for President? What about government structures outside the United States of America, are you familiar with those as well? Have you mastered all the amendments? Which one covers the right to bear arms? These are just some of the type of questions this quiz will cover. Go ahead and give it a try!