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Electoral College (Grade 6)

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Electoral College

The idea for the electoral college has its origins in the Holy Roman Empire which had a group of noblemen elect the emperor.
  1. True
  2. False
In the United States, citizens are able to directly vote for their choice of candidate for president.
  1. True
  2. False
How many electors are in the Electoral College?
  1. 105
  2. 270
  3. 538
  4. 621
What determines the number of electors for each state?

According to Article II of the Constitution, each state's legislature is responsible for deciding how electors are chosen.
  1. True
  2. False
Though not a state, which of the following does have electors?
  1. Guam
  2. Puerto Rico
  3. American Samoa
  4. District of Columbia
Before the election of 1804, electors voted for the president and vice president individually.
  1. True
  2. False
The Electoral College casts its votes in December following a presidential election.
  1. True
  2. False
According the 25th Amendment, if a president dies in office, the vice president takes over the presidency until the Electoral College is able to meet and vote on a new president.
  1. True
  2. False
Electors face penalties if they don't vote for the presidential candidate who received the most votes in that state.
  1. True
  2. False
There has only been one election where faithless electors impacted the ultimate results.
  1. True
  2. False
To win the presidency, a candidate must win              votes in the Electoral College.
If no candidate receives the majority of the Electoral College votes, who decides who becomes president?
  1. the Senate
  2. the Secretary of State
  3. the House of Representatives
  4. governors from all of the states
Because of the Electoral College, it is possible to win the presidency while losing the popular vote.
  1. True
  2. False
In how many elections has the president-elect lost the popular vote but won the majority of the Electoral College votes?
  1. 2
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 8

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