Skip to content
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal

Quiz: How well do you remember the last few US presidential primaries?

It’s all kicking off Stateside, but do you remember past races?
Apr 6th 2019, 9:00 PM 19,155 4

Which 2016 Republican was behind this much maligned exclamation mark?
Marco Rubio
Jeb Bush
Rand Paul
Ted Cruz
Who was Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate?
Martin O'Malley
Lincoln Chafee
Tim Kaine
Ari Fleischer
Donald Trump came down an escalator to which song during his 2016 campaign launch?
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
More than a Feeling - Tom Scholz
Born Free - Kid Rock
Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young
Mitt Romney won the Republican presidential primary in 2012, but who was the runner up?
PA Images
Rick Santorum
Newt Gingrich
PA Images
Rick Perry
PA Images
Ron Paul
During 2012, Romney faced questions about an incident in which his family dog was transported on the roof of his car. What was the name of Romney's Irish Setter?
PA Images
The 2008 Democratic primary saw Barack Obama get the better of fellow senator Hillary Clinton, but who came third?
PA Images
John Edwards
Joe Biden
Joe Lieberman
Chris Dodd
Having lost in Iowa, Clinton had a comeback win over Obama in New Hampshire. What did she do that's widely credited with that turnaround?
PA Images
She changed the way she wore her hair
She stopped holding Bill Clinton's hand on stage
She cried while talking to a voter
She wore her now famous pantsuit for the first time
Which of these chants were John McCain supporters known to use during the 2008 campaign?
PA Images
'Drill baby drill'
'Shale baby shale'
'Win baby win'
'Oil baby oil'
In 2004, Democrat Howard Dean was the early front runner but his campaign crumbled in a media frenzy. Why?
PA Images
He was accused of having an affair
He screamed during a stump speech
He was pictured eating pizza with a knife and fork
He was videotaped rapping to a Snoop Dogg song
John Kerry's 2004 run coincided with his favourite baseball team overcoming an 86-year-old curse and winning the World Series. Which team is it?
PA Images
New York Yankees
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
San Francisco Giants
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Top of the class
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Lovely result
Share your result:
You scored out of !
'I'll take it'
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You just about scraped it!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Not quite a US politico!
Share your result:

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

Send a tip to the author

Rónán Duffy


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a comment

    cancel reply
    Back to top