Richard Warren Field
What is your Electoral College I.Q.?
Test Your Knowledge of the History of the Electoral College System
Answers to “What is Your Electoral College I.Q.?
Question One - 4. 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes elected
Question Two - 3. 2
Question Three - 1. Ronald Reagan and John Quincy Adams
Question Four - 5. 7
Question Five - 5. 1872
Questions Six - 2. Ronald Reagan in 1984
Question Seven - 3. George Washington in 1789
Question Eight - 1. Franklin Roosevelt in 1936
Question Nine -
Question Ten -
Question Eleven - 3. Set by Congress
Question Twelve -
3. Set by Congress.
Question Thirteen -
Question Fourteen -
Question Fifteen -
Evaluate Your Test Results
0-4 This is a tough test, but if you took American History in high school,
you should have been able to guess this many! (Simple odds give you about four...)
5-8 You knew a bit and made some good guesses. Consider yourself somewhat
savvy about the Electoral College system.
9-12 You know your Electoral College trivia very well. What will you
do with all of this knowledge if they decide to abolish it?
13-15 You probably watch political documentaries, flip to C-SPAN during
the commercials, and memorize encyclopedias for fun when you’re not watching
A&E and public television.
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