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0 Which party held the first convention in 1830?
a. the Democratic Party
b. the Republican Party
c. the Know-Nothing Party
d. the Anti-Masons
1 Who was the first President to be nominated at a convention?
a. Andrew Jackson
b. Martin van Buren
c. Henry Clay
d. Franklin Pierce
2 A delegate __________.
a. represents others
b. cannot be President
c. gives the first speech at a convention
d. serves on the U.S. Supreme Court
3 A modern convention is most like __________.
a. a serious courtroom
b. a huge party
c. an informal conversation
d. a religious service
4 The Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968 became known for __________.
a. the assassination of Robert Kennedy
b. the promise of a civil rights amendment
c. violence between protesters and the police
d. a nine-hour acceptance speech
5 Who were P.B.S. Pinchback and James J. Harris?
a. the first African-American delegates
b. the founders of the modern convention
c. the inventors of the microphone
d. journalists who wrote in depth about conventions
6 Which is the main event of a convention?
a. the keynote speech
b. the nomination of a candidate
c. the acceptance speech
d. the choice of a running mate
7 What is the purpose of modern conventions?
a. to inspire people to be enthusiastic about a candidate
b. to reveal the party's choice for President
c. to discuss the issues of the day
d. to eat a gigantic dinner
8 At which convention did the Republican Party promise to abolish slavery in the United States?
a. Baltimore, 1852
b. Baltimore, 1864
c. Chicago, 1868
d. New York City, 1976
9 Which non-politician spoke at the 2000 Republican National Convention?
a. astronaut Neil Armstrong
b. wrestler The Rock
c. chef Julia Childs
d. singer Diana Ross