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Trivia Quiz - U.S. Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates

These debates have become an integral part of the presidential campaigns, giving voters the chance to see how the major candidates match up on a face to face basis and under pressure, the results which have produced some surprising exchanges and responses

Quiz Number: 5874
Date Submitted: September 29, 2020
Quiz Categories: American History, American Presidents
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 72.7 percent
Times Taken: 11 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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1. Who were the first two U S presidential candidates to engage in a face to face debate?
  A.   Harry Truman and Thomas Dewey
  B.   Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson
  C.   John Kennedy and Richard Nixon
  D.   Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater

2. Which presidential debate produced the devastating riposte from one of the candidates, "There you go again!"?
  A.   John Kennedy and Richard Nixon
  B.   Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey
  C.   Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter
  D.   Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter

3. Who was the Vice-Presidential candidate who told Dan Quayle, "I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy."?
  A.   Walter Mondale
  B.   Lloyd Bentsen
  C.   Joe Lieberman
  D.   John Edwards

4. As of 2016, which person has participated in the most presidential/vice-presidential debates?
  A.   Richard Nixon
  B.   Barack Obama
  C.   Dick Cheney
  D.   Al Gore

5. In what year did Ross Perot participate in the debates, becoming the only person not from either of the two major parties to do so?
  A.   1988
  B.   1992
  C.   1996
  D.   2000

6. Who was the presidential candidate whose campaign took a turn for the worse when asked what he would do if someone raped and murdered his wife?
  A.   Michael Dukakis
  B.   Walter Mondale
  C.   Jimmy Carter
  D.   Al Gore

7. Which President stated during a debate "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and there never will be under (my) administration."?
  A.   Jimmy Carter
  B.   Gerald Ford
  C.   Ronald Reagan
  D.   George H. W. Bush

8. Which presidential debate participant was criticized for regularly checking his watch?
  A.   Gerald Ford
  B.   Jimmy Carter
  C.   George H. W. Bush
  D.   Mitt Romney

9. Which presidential debate participant's sighs were later used in a damaging advertising campaign against him?
  A.   Jimmy Carter
  B.   George W. Bush
  C.   John McCain
  D.   Al Gore

10. Which presidential debate participant infamously referred to his opponent as "that one"?
  A.   John McCain
  B.   Donald Trump
  C.   George W. Bush
  D.   Ronald Reagan®    Introduction    Privacy Policy    Conditions of Use    

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