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Nominating a Presidential Candidate: The Process & Its Strengths & Weaknesses

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Bill wants to become the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party. How would you best describe the process of securing his party's support and endorsement in the general election?

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1. What is the name of the election where the general voting public chooses between political parties' presidential nominees?

2. George is the Republican candidate for the presidency and has just chosen, 3 days before the national convention, his vice-presidential candidate, Al. What will start in 3 days for George and Al?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the presidential nomination process. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the campaign and primary stages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Election that decides a party's nominee
  • Process of trying to earn a political party's nomination
  • State gathering of political party members to select candidates

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the presidential nomination process
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term for the main election that decides the next president
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the push to win the main election

Additional Learning

The lesson called Nominating a Presidential Candidate: The Process & Its Strengths & Weaknesses can enhance your understanding of this subject. Learning objectives established for the lesson include the following:

  • Identify what happens in the earliest stage of the quest for a nomination
  • Differentiate between a caucus and a primary
  • Understand the purpose of national conventions
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