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Electoral College Trivia

Answer these questions correctly, and you'll be an honorary graduate of the Electoral College.
Monday, October 11, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:45 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

1) How much are Missouri's electors paid per day?

a) $5

b) $25

c) $40

d) $75

2. Which major paper recently wrote an editorial about the Electoral College?a) New York Times

b) Wall Street Journal

c) The Missourian

d) Both a and b

3. Which president received unanimous approval from electors?a) George Washington

b) John Adams

c) Thomas Jefferson

d) Abraham Lincoln

4. Is it possible for George W. Bush to be re-elected with John Edwards as his vice president?a) Yes

b) No

5. When will electors vote for president this year? a) Nov. 2

b) Dec. 2

c) Dec. 13

d) Jan. 20

6. Which presidents have lost the popular vote but won the election?a) John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, George W. Bush

b) John Adams, Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Harrison, George W. Bush

c) John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Bill Clinton

d) Franklin Pierce, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Gerald Ford

7. How many proposals have been introduced in Congress to reform or eliminate the Electoral College? a) Fewer than 10

b) 50

c) 112

d) More than 700

8. How many electors did Missouri have in 2000?a) 11

b) 10

c) 9

d) 8

9. Whom were the framers considering to vote for president?a) Congress

b) People at large

c) Electors chosen by state legislatures

d) All of the above

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