Quiz

  1. Presidential elections are held every four years, in years divisible by 4.
    1. True
    2. False

  2. Election day is always on a Monday.
    1. True
    2. False

  3. Someone can be President for three terms, or twelve years.
    1. True
    2. False

  4. The presidential campaign usually starts the year before the presidential election.
    1. True
    2. False

  5. The rules about how the political parties select candidates are made by the President and the Congress.
    1. True
    2. False

  6. In 2008, the Democratic Party used a proportional system to select delegates, and the Republican Party used a winner-take-all system.
    1. True
    2. False

  7. The state that began the primary season in 2008 was Idaho.
    1. True
    2. False

  8. The Vice-President is often chosen to appeal to a different demographic group so that more voters will want to vote for the ticket.
    1. True
    2. False

  9. Some people talk about blue states and red states; blue for Democrats and red for Republicans.
    1. True
    2. False

  10. The Commission on Presidential Debates puts on presidential debates so they can make a lot of money.
    1. True
    2. False

  11. There were five presidential debates in 2008.
    1. True
    2. False

  12. In 2008, only the presidential candidates had a debate.
    1. True
    2. False

  13. You have to be 21 years old to be able to vote.
    1. True
    2. False

  14. You can vote early at City Hall beginning 29 days before each election.
    1. True
    2. False

  15. There are 535 elected representatives in the Electoral College
    1. True
    2. False

  16. The number of electors that a state has can change every election.
    1. True
    2. False

  17. California had 55 electoral votes in 2008, the most of any state.
    1. True
    2. False

  18. Texas had 30 electoral votes in 2008.
    1. True
    2. False

  19. Florida had 27 electoral votes in 2008.
    1. True
    2. False

  20. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the election.
    1. True
    2. False

  21. In 2008, all the states had a winner-take-all system for the presidential election.
    1. True
    2. False

  22. The electoral college meets right after the election, in November.
    1. True
    2. False

  23. The President takes the oath of office on January 6.
    1. True
    2. False