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US Presidential Elections (Grade 6)

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US Presidential Elections

Which of the following nominates presidential candidates?
  1. Electoral College
  2. Political parties
  3. State governments
  4. Federal legislature
If more than one member of a political party seeks the same office, which type of election must be held?
  1. Caucus
  2. Write-in
  3. Direct primary
  4. Secondary primary
Political parties that are neither Democratic nor Republican are known as
  1. third party
  2. independent party
  3. also ran party
  4. Communism party
A presidential candidate can be elected even if he losses the popular vote.
  1. True
  2. False
What determines the number of electoral votes a state receives?
  1. The number of small towns plus the two senators
  2. The number of cities plus the two senators
  3. The number of counties plus the two senators
  4. The overall state population plus the two senators
One reason for the electoral college is that it forces candidates to campaign in smaller towns and states.
  1. True
  2. False
One positive of the Electoral College is that candidates have to campaign in most of the 50 states.
  1. True
  2. False
Which state has the most electoral votes?
  1. New York
  2. Texas
  3. California
  4. Delaware
How many electoral votes does a candidate need to win in order to become president of the United States?
  1. 325
  2. 300
  3. 270
  4. 200
Who played an integral role in deciding who won the 2000 presidential election between George Bush and Al Gore?
  1. The Supreme Court
  2. A third party candidate
  3. The US Senate
  4. The US House of Representatives
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