The SNL Political Quiz

Since its inception in 1975, Saturday Night Live has skewered politicians on both sides of the aisle. This quiz asks how well you remember which actors played which politicians, from Ronald Reagan (in '76) to Joe Biden (in '91).

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During the classic 1976 Ford-Carter debate sketches, Chevy Chase was Gerald Ford ("It was my understanding that there would be no math.") Who played Jimmy Carter?
John Belushi
Al Franken
Dan Aykroyd
Jimmy Carter (as himself)
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Which of the following cast members played Bobby Kennedy?
Gilbert Gottfried
Anthony Michael Hall
Ben Stiller
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Darrell Hammond has handled Al Gore duties since 1999. But when Gore was running for president in 1988, which cast member portrayed him?
Dennis Miller
Kevin Nealon
Mike Myers
Larry David
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Which cast member depicted Michael Dukakis during the 1988 election?
Dana Carvey
Jon Lovitz
Mike Myers
Phil Hartman
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Another Darrell Hammond specialty is John McCain. Before this year's campaign, who handled the McCain impression?
Horatio Sanz
Colin Quinn
Chris Parnell
Will Ferrell
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After Dana Carvey left the show, who took on the role of H. Ross Perot?
Cheri Oteri
Rachel Dratch
Colin Quinn
Chris Kattan
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There were plenty of Ronald Reagans over the years, including Joe Piscopo, Harry Shearer, Charles Rocket, Randy Quaid, Phil Hartman and even Robin Williams. But who was the first to play the future president, in the 1976 sketch "Unhip Reagan"?
Chevy Chase
Dan Aykroyd
Steve Martin
Elliott Gould
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In the 1984-85 season, during Walter Mondale's run for the White House, he was played by Gary Kroeger. Who played Vice President Mondale in State of the Union sketches in 1978 and 1979?
Al Franken
Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
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Since he was elected Vice President, Dick Cheney has been portrayed by Darrell Hammond. But who played then-Secretary of Defense Cheney in a 1991 Desert Storm sketch?
Rob Schneider
Chris Elliott
Phil Hartman
A. Whitney Brown
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This election season, Jason Sudeikis has won rave reviews for his portrayal of Senator Joe Biden. But back in 1991, in a sketch about the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, which cast member tackled the Biden role?
Phil Hartman
Randy Quaid
Michael McKean
Kevin Nealon
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Norm Macdonald had a memorable run as Bob Dole during the 1996 election. Which other SNL legend also depicted Dole?
Phil Hartman
Dana Carvey
Dan Aykroyd
Billy Crystal