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Election Trivia
Recently we presented your with ten things you probably didn't know — and should — in our Campaign Knowledge Quiz. Now we offer up some less serious election-year fare — cocktail party facts from American political history.

When did public nominating conventions become standard practice?
1789

1836

1860

1876


What was the greatest number of ballots needed to settle on a nominee?
5

22

46

103


Who was the first presidential candidate to use a private polling service?
Andrew Jackson

Abraham Lincoln

Franklin Roosevelt

Bill Clinton


What year did debates between candidates become the norm?
1858

1948

1956

1960


Where did the phrase "Solid South" come from?
It dates from the days of the Confederacy

It dates from the end of Reconstruction

It dates from the era of the Dixiecrats

It dates from the era of the Reagan Revolution




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