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

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Do you have an inside-the-Beltway mentality?

Test your knowledge of terms, concepts, and events related to American politics with this fun trivia quiz.

 Nov 04, 2020

1 of 15Pick your answer!

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

2 of 15Pick your answer!

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

3 of 15Pick your answer!

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

4 of 15Pick your answer!

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

5 of 15Pick your answer!

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

6 of 15Pick your answer!

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

7 of 15Pick your answer!

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

8 of 15Pick your answer!

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

9 of 15Pick your answer!

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

10 of 15Pick your answer!

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

11 of 15Pick your answer!

Theodore Roosevelt earned a reputation as a war hero in the ___________ War.

12 of 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

13 of 15Pick your answer!

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

14 of 15Pick your answer!

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

15 of 15Pick your answer!

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