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Presidential Primaries (Grade 6)

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Presidential Primaries

Presidential primaries are mandated by the Constitution.
  1. True
  2. False
Who decides the methods through which a state chooses a presidential candidate?

Primaries and caucuses are the same thing.
  1. True
  2. False
Caucuses are limited in participation to members of the political party and are done by open voting.
  1. True
  2. False
Open primaries allow anyone to vote regardless of political party.
  1. True
  2. False
Despite Teddy Roosevelt winning more primaries, Taft won the Republican nomination in 1912.
  1. True
  2. False
Which state has the first primary in the presidential election cycle?
  1. Ohio
  2. California
  3. North Carolina
  4. New Hampshire
Why would a state want to have an early primary?

New Hampshire has a law requiring it to be the first state with a primary.
  1. True
  2. False
Voters in primaries and caucuses do not actually pick the candidate, but vote to allow the state's delegates to select a candidate.
  1. True
  2. False
After the 2016 election, both parties stopped using superdelegates.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the day with the most primaries and caucuses called?

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