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(CNN Student News) -- Check your knowledge of the presidential election process as we continue Talking Democracy. The answers are found here.


April 15: What city's mayor credited his 2001 election victory to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, John McCain?

April 14: What singer helped raise $2.5 million for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign with a benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall?

April 10: Which U.S. president signed the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act into law?

April 8: Which U.S. president first called for legislation restricting corporate contributions for political purposes?

April 4: True or false: Labor unions can give money directly to a political candidate.

April 3: What body is in charge of enforcing U.S. campaign finance laws?

April 2: Which current presidential candidate was a co-sponsor of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act?

March 31: What is the maximum amount that an individual donor can contribute to a candidate's campaign during the primaries this year?

March 28: What is currently the third largest American political party?

March 27: Which U.S. political party's Florida branch considered holding a second presidential primary in the state?

March 25: John McCain is the presumptive presidential nominee of which U.S. political party?

March 18: Which modern U.S. political party was originally known as the Democratic-Republican party?

March 17: What is the nickname of the Republican party?

March 14: True or false: The Whig party nominated George Washington for U.S. president.

March 12: Thomas Jefferson was elected to the U.S. presidency as a member of what political party?

March 10: Who was the first member of the Republican party to be elected U.S. president?

March 7: Name one of the four U.S. presidents who were members of the Whig party.

March 6: What state's Democratic presidential primary did Hillary Clinton not win on March 4th?

March 5: Which candidate did not win the presidential primary in his home state of Texas on March 4th?

March 4: What political party nominated Ralph Nader for president in 2000?

March 3: In addition to Texas and Ohio, which two states are holding primaries on March 4th?

February 29: Which state awards the most electoral votes in a presidential election?

February 27: Which candidate won the Democrats Abroad global primary?

February 26: Which candidate did former president George H. W. Bush endorse for president?

February 22: In which state was a Democratic presidential debate held on Thursday?

February 21: Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution effectively granted suffrage to African-American adult males?

February 20: In what year did women gain suffrage in the United States?

February 19: Which law addressed the need for physical access to the ballot box for all Americans?

February 15: Which Democratic and Republican presidential candidates swept their party's contests in the "Potomac primaries"?

February 14: Which two states, along with Washington, D.C., took part in the "Potomac primaries"?

February 13: During which war was the U.S. voting age set at 18?

February 12: Define suffrage.

February 11: True or False? According to the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, any child born on U.S. soil is a U.S. citizen.

February 8: Which Democratic presidential candidate did not win his or her home state in this year's Super Tuesday contests?

February 7: Which presidential candidate declared himself the Republican front-runner following this year's Super Tuesday contests?

February 5: In January, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding which state's voter identification law?

February 4: Super Tuesday took place in which month in 2004?

February 1: True or False: In January, several Nevada presidential caucuses were held in Las Vegas casinos.

January 31: In the 1976 Democratic Iowa caucuses, "uncommitted" got the most votes. Who placed second?

January 29: Which of the following current presidential candidates is also a superdelegate: Barack Obama, John Edwards, John McCain, Mitt Romney?

January 28: Which state's Democratic primary did John Edwards win in the 2004 presidential campaign?

January 25: Who selects the date of a state's presidential primary: the delegates, the political parties, the state legislature, or the U.S. Congress?

January 24: This former president declared himself the "comeback kid" even though he lost the 1992 New Hampshire primary.

January 23: A primary where any registered voter can vote in either party's primary is known as a(n) ________ primary.

January 22: Joe Biden and Chris Dodd dropped out of the 2008 presidential race after disappointing finishes in which state's political contests?

January 18: What state traditionally holds the nation's first presidential primary contests?

January 17: Which candidate won the Michigan Republican primary?

January 16: Democrats and Republicans have different rules for selecting delegates. Which party has superdelegates?

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