Demoquiz has concluded for the 2020 campaign cycle. Thanks to all who played, wrote questions, and helped with production! We’ll periodically run quizzes for Democrats in special elections and in upcoming elections in 2021 and 2022.
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Here’s a sample category to give you an idea how it will play. Categories can range across all fields of knowledge, but we’ll have a particular focus each evening on one or more categories relating to the candidate(s) we’re supporting. There will be somewhat more questions on politics, American history, and current events relative to other subjects.
The House of Representatives (Answers at the bottom)
1. The Civil Rights Movement leader John Lewis represented which state’s 5th Congressional district from 1987 until his death in July 2020?
A. Alabama B. Louisiana C. North Carolina D. Georgia
2. Not counting vacant seats, as of August 24, how many Democrats are currently serving in the House of Representatives?
A. 213 B. 232 C. 301 D. 373
3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district includes parts of which two boroughs in New York City?
A. Bronx and Manhattan B. Brooklyn and Queens C. Brooklyn and Manhattan D. Bronx and Queens
4. In which year did Nancy Pelosi first become Speaker of the House?
A. 2007 B. 2009 C. 2011 D. 2019
5. Massachusetts is the largest state by population to have an all-Democratic House delegation. Which states are the next two largest to have an all-Democratic delegation? One of these states has 5 districts; the other has 3.
A. Oregon and Maine B. Connecticut and New Mexico C. Maryland and Rhode Island D. Oregon and Hawaii
6. How many states which have only one representative in Congress are currently represented by a Democrat in the House?
A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3
7. Before Nancy Pelosi, who was the last Democratic Speaker of the House?
A. Jim Wright B. Tom Foley C. Tip O’Neill D. Tom Daschle
8. Which woman has served since 1991 as the representative from the District of Columbia, and will hopefully be able to see her votes on legislation finally count once DC becomes Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, the country’s 51st state?
A. Muriel Bowser B. Michelle Rhee C. Eleanor Holmes Norton D. Anita Dunn
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6) C (Vermont and Delaware are the two states)