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Electoral College (Grade 6)

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Electoral College

1. 
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
2. 
In the United States, citizens are able to directly vote for their choice of candidate for president.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
How many electors are in the Electoral College?
  1. 105
  2. 270
  3. 538
  4. 621
4. 
What determines the number of electors for each state?







5. 
According to Article II of the Constitution, each state's legislature is responsible for deciding how electors are chosen.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Though not a state, which of the following does have electors?
  1. Guam
  2. Puerto Rico
  3. American Samoa
  4. District of Columbia
7. 
Before the election of 1804, electors voted for the president and vice president individually.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
The Electoral College casts its votes in December following a presidential election.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
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
10. 
Electors face penalties if they don't vote for the presidential candidate who received the most votes in that state.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
There has only been one election where faithless electors impacted the ultimate results.
  1. True
  2. False
12. 
To win the presidency, a candidate must win              votes in the Electoral College.
13. 
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
14. 
Because of the Electoral College, it is possible to win the presidency while losing the popular vote.
  1. True
  2. False
15. 
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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