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1. How long is the Presidential Term?
• 2 years
• 4 years
• 6 years
• 8 years
Answer: 4 years
The term of a President is for a period of 4 years. Since the 22nd amendment to the constitution, no President is allowed to serve more than 2 terms.

2. The two main parties in US are
• Whigs and Hats
• Republicans and Democrats
• Lords and Commons
• Congress and Legislature
Answer: Republicans and Democrats
Though the main parties contesting the US elections are Republicans and Democrats, other people like Ralph Nader, Ross Perot too have contested for the post of the President.

3. The US Government officially is
• A Monarchy
• A Dictatorship
• A Democracy
• A Oligarchy
Answer: A Democracy
Democracy is defined as rule by the people, for the people and of the people.

4. What is the minimum age requirement for a person to be able to vote?
• 15 years
• 16 years
• 18 years
• 21 years
Answer: 18 years
You have to be 18 years or older and a US citizen to be able to vote.

5. If something happens to the President who assumes office?
• Speaker
• Chief Justice
• The First Lady
• Vice President
Answer: Vice President
The First Lady is the name given to the President's Wife.

6. What is the minimum age limit for a person contesting for the post of President?
• 18 years
• 21 years
• 35 years
• 40 years
Answer: 35 years
Only natural born American citizens can contest for the post of the President of America.

7. Where is the first primary held?
• California
• Texas
• Little Rock
• New Hampshire
Answer: New Hampshire

8. What is the total number of electoral votes?
• 500
• 528
• 538
• 438
Answer: 538
The total number of electoral votes is 538 and to win a candidate must secure at least 270 electoral votes.

9. Which animal is the symbol of the Democrats?
• Elephant
• Dove
• Ass (Donkey)
• Rabbit
Answer: Ass (Donkey)
When Andrew Jackson ran for President in 1828, his opponents called him a jackass for his populist views. Jackson, however picked up this name and turned it to his advantage by using the "Donkey" as his campaign symbol

10. Which animal is the symbol of the Republicans?
• Donkey
• Tiger
• Dog
• Elephant
Answer: Elephant
In Harper's Weekly, an artist named Thomas Nast drew an elephant. This has since then become the Republican Symbol.

11. Which is the election day?
• The first Tuesday of November
• The second Sunday of November
• The last Friday of November
• The first Monday of November
Answer: The first Tuesday of November

12. When does the oath taking by the new President take place?
• 13th January, the next year
• 14 February, the next year
• The first Monday of the New Year
• 20th January, the next year
Answer: 20th January, the next year

13. What is the length of a Senator's term?
• 2 years
• 3 years
• 4 years
• 6 years
Answer: 6 years
Each state gets to elect a total of 2 Senators.

14. Representatives serve in the congress for a period of
• 2 years
• 3 years
• 4 years
• 6 years
Answer: 2 years
The number of representatives from each state depends on its population.

15. What does PAC stand for?
• Political Action Congress
• Prison Action Committee
• Politically Active Consortium
• Political Action Committee
Answer: Political Action Committee

16. The Presidents wife is called
• The First Lady
• Mrs. President
• Lady President
• First President
Answer: The First Lady
The President's wife is called the "First Lady", his family is called the "First Family" and so on.

17. Which two states do not use the "Winner Takes All" method?
• Nebraska and Maine
• Hawaii and Maine
• Alaska and Maine
• Nebraska and Hawaii
Answer: Nebraska and Maine

18. If you vote for the incumbent president, you are voting for the
• Current President
• Current Favorite
• Current Underdog
• One opposite to what you had planned
Answer: Current President

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