History Quiz / Political Terms (U.S.)

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Quiz Updated Sep 24, 2012

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Definition Term % Correct
Grand Old Party.Republican
96.1%
Oldest political party in the United States.Democratic
90.3%
Body of 538 elected representatives who select the President and Vice President.Electoral College
81.1%
An exceptionally long speech as a form of obstruction in a legislature.Filibuster
74.6%
Formal accusation issued by a legislature against a public official.Impeachment
62.1%
Gathering of delegates to nominate candidates for elective office.Convention
61.9%
Northerners who moved to the South to make a profit from Reconstruction.Carpetbagger
60.3%
Definition Term % Correct
Rearrangement of voting districts so as to favor the party in power.Gerrymander
57.4%
An elected official who loses political power due to a term limit.Lame Duck
56.5%
Political movement driven by the constituents of a community.Grassroots
54.5%
A little-known, unexpectedly successful candidate.Dark Horse
53.1%
Meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement.Caucus
48.8%
Electoral device where voters express preferences to government policy.Initiative
40%
Election in which the candidates do not formally have a party affiliation.Nonpartisan
16.7%
 
Number % Answered
14 (all)
6.2%
12-13
19.9%
10-11
19.7%
8-9
16.8%
6-7
13.8%
4-5
11.2%
2-3
9.7%
1-1
2.7%

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