It’s time to vote. With Election Day on Tuesday, this week’s trivia challenge tests readers’ knowledge of U.S. elections, past and present.
This week’s questions were compiled by Rachelle Marshall of the Whitman County Library. The library’s online trivia challenge takes place at 5:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month on its Facebook page.
- Which United States president was never elected?
- What newspaper famously went to press with the headline, “Dewey Defeats Truman” in the 1948 presidential election?
(A) New York Times
(B) Chicago Daily News
(C) Chicago Daily Tribune
(D) New York Post
- Which is the only state that doesn’t require people to register to vote?
- What term popularized after the 2000 election describes an incompletely punched hole in a paper ballot?
- Can a U.S. president serve 10 years in office, yes or no?
- Gerald Ford. Two months after the resignation of Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon appointed Ford vice president. When Richard Nixon resigned, Ford ascended to the presidency.
- (C) Chicago Daily Tribune. The Tribune, which once branded Truman a “nincompoop,” printed close to 150,000 copies which were published before the gaffe was corrected.
- North Dakota.
- Hanging chad.
- Yes. While the 22nd Amendment limits a president to two terms in office, it does make it possible for a president to serve 10 years if he or she served fewer than two years of the previous president’s term.