A2 Government and Politics Primary Elections Quiz

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1. In 1968, Neither of the parties overall primary leaders got selected for nomination, name the candidates that won but weren't selected.

  • Eugene McCarthy and Ronald Reagan.
  • Ronald Reagan and Nelson Rockefeller.
  • Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon.
  • Robert Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.
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2. What is "the big mo"?

  • The term often used to describe Democratic debates.
  • Where a candidate gains momentum due to a succession of wins.
  • The oldest Republican voter in Iowa, it is traditional for Republican candidates to shake her hand.
  • The term given to a candidate who has been backed by the president.

3. In 2008 what was the so called "super tuesday" re named as and how many states took part?

  • Super Duper Tuesday 15
  • Tsunami Tuesday 23
  • Tsunami Tuesday 15
  • Tidal Tuesday 15

4. In 1968 only 11.7 million Americans took part in the primary election, what did this increase to in 2008?

  • 58 million
  • 67 million
  • 35 million
  • 100 million

5. What is an open primary election?

  • A primary election in which any U.S citizen can vote in the primary of either party.
  • A primary in which only elected party officials can vote in their respective primaries.
  • A primary election in which registered voters can vote in the primary of either party.
  • A primary election in which only registered Democrats can vote in a Democratic primary and vice versa.


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