A Reagan-Era Political Quiz
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Which prominent politician challenged sitting President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Democratic Primary, and didn't concede until the convention?
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On which sitcom did Nancy Reagan make an appearance to promote her "Just Say No" campaign?
Head of the Class
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Which Democrat did not run for President in 1988?
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Which two Republican candidates finished ahead of George H.W. Bush in the 1988 Iowa Caucuses?
Bob Dole and Pat Robertson
Jack Kemp and Dan Quayle
Pierre du Pont and Trent Lott
Dick Cheney and Ron Paul
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About which opponent did Ronald Reagan say, "I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience."
George H.W. Bush (1980 Republican Primary)
Walter Mondale (1984 General Election)
Jimmy Carter (1980 General Election)
Gerald Ford (1976 Republican Primary)
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Which Democrat won the Virginia Primary in both 1984 and 1988?
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If you combine the 1980 and 1984 Presidential elections, how many states did Ronald Reagan win? (Note: Include the District of Columbia, for a possible total of 102.)
ANSWER: Reagan carried 44 of 50 states in 1980 and 49 of 50 states in 1984. He lost D.C. both times. Reagan carried 44 of 50 states in 1980 and 49 of 50 states in 1984. He lost D.C. both times.
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At the 1988 Democratic National Convention, which politician gave a seemingly never-ending speech (32 minutes) that some predicted would ruin his political future?
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
9 of 9
Which Supreme Court Justice was NOT nominated by President Reagan?
Sandra Day O'Connor
ANSWER: Thomas was nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Thomas was nominated by President George H.W. Bush.