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,along with his vice-presidential candidate, Al. What will start at the national convention 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