2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates Quiz

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Presidential hopefuls are already hitting the campaign trail in a fiercely debated bid to be the United States' chief executive. How well do you know the candidates on the road to the White House? Take our quiz and find out!

As of Dec. 1, 2015, how many people were candidates in the United States' 2016 presidential election?

As of Dec. 1, 2015, 1,409 people had filed a candidacy form with the Federal Election Commission to declare their intent to run for president in 2016.

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Which candidate said, "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion?"

Hillary Rodham Clinton, one of three Democratic candidates for president in 2016, said, "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion." She is a former United States' secretary of state.

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2016 presidential candidates who filed their intent with the Federal Election Commission include:

Both the fictional action film character Jason Borne and the Prince of Darkness filed their intent to run for president in 2016, but have yet to make official appearances on the campaign trail.

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Which candidate said, “I am now ready to fight for the people of the United States of America?"

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey and 2016 republican presidential candidate, said, "I am now ready to fight for the people of the United States of America."

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This presidential candidate is a former Baptist pastor:

A former Arkansas governor and current Republican candidate for U.S. president, Mike Huckabee was once a Baptist pastor in Arkansas.

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Which Republican candidate for president in 2016 was the governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002:

Jim Gilmore, a Republican presidential candidate, was the governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2008.

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This 2016 presidential candidate is currently a U.S. senator from South Carolina:

Lindsey Graham, a Republican candidate for president in 2016, is currently a U.S. senator who hails from South Carolina. Previously, he represented South Carolina's Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Which candidate said, “I will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart. I will run to win?"

Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, is one of 14 Republican candidates making a bid for the White House in 2016. He said, "I will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart. I will run to win."

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This candidate doesn't use a Teleprompter, even for State of the State addresses that last more than an hour:

John Kasich is a Republican candidate for president in 2016 and the current governor of Ohio. He is known for his extemporaneous speaking. He occasionally uses a written outline and rarely, if ever, relies on a Teleprompter.

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If elected, which candidate would become the fifth U.S. president to previously serve as governor of New York?

George Pataki, a Republican candidate for president in 2016, is a former governor of New York. If elected president, Pataki would be the fifth U.S. president who was once a New York governor.

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Which 2016 presidential candidate is also an ophthalmologist who performs free surgeries?

Rand Paul is a U.S. senator and ophthalmologist who performs free eye surgeries for people in need, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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Which candidate said, “The power of the American people as we stand up and fight for liberty knows no bounds?"

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz said, "The power of the American people as we stand up and fight for liberty knows no bounds." He is a current U.S. senator running for the Republican nomination.

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Which 2016 presidential candidate was previously the CEO of a Fortune 500 company?

Carly Fiorina, a Republican candidate for president, was CEO of Hewlett-Packard until her resignation in 2005.

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Which candidate said, "I'm using my own money. I'm not using the lobbyists; I'm not using donors. I don't care. I'm really rich?"

Business mogul Donald Trump is an outspoken candidate in the 2016 president election who once said, "I'm using my own money. I'm not using the lobbyists; I'm not using donors. I don't care. I'm really rich."

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This presidential candidate goes by a nickname derived from his initials:

Jeb Bush, brother of 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush, gets his nickname from his initials: J.E.B. His actual name is John Ellis Bush.

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Which candidate said, “I know that there is a difference between making a speech and making government accountable to the people who pay for it?"

Republican candidate for president Mike Huckabee said, "I know there is a difference between making a speech and making government accountable to the people who pay for it." Huckabee was previously the governor of Arkansas.

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During the first Republican debate of 2016 presidential candidates, who said, "I'm the only one to separate Siamese twins ... the only one to take out half of a brain, though you would think that if you go to Washington that someone had beat me to it?"

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said, "I'm the only one to separate Siamese twins ... the only one to take out half of a brain, though you would think that if you go to Washington that someone had beat me to it" during the first republican debate in August 2015.

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Which 2016 presidential candidate is a former U.S. secretary of state?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton was the U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. During her tenure, she traveled to 112 countries, spending the equivalent of 87 days in the air.

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Which candidate said, “The time has come for our generation to lead the way towards a new American century?"

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said, "The time has come for our generation to lead the way towards a new American century." He is a current U.S. senator.

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Which 2016 presidential candidate's campaign slogan is "Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American dream"?

Jim Gilmore

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Which candidate said, “Working families don’t need another president tied to big government or big money?"

Rick Santorum, a Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race, said, "Working families don't need another president tied to big government or big money." Santorum is a former U.S. senator.

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This presidential candidate didn't move into the governor's mansion after being elected as New Jersey's top official:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie didn't move into the governor's mansion, Drumthwacket, after being elected. Instead, he opted to commute from his home in northern New Jersey so his four children wouldn't have to change schools.

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This 2016 presidential candidate is the lead performer in a rock band:

Martin O'Malley, a 2016 presidential candidate, sings and plays acoustic guitar and six-string banjo in a seven-piece Celtic rock band called O'Malley's March.

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"I want to be president to protect our nation that we all love so much from all threats foreign and domestic" was said during which candidate's 2016 bid for the White House?

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said "I want to be president to protect our nation that we all love so much from all threats foreign and domestic" during his 2016 presidential campaign.

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Which candidate said, “I think people should be a little bit careful underestimating me?"

Democrat Bernie Sanders is running for president in 2016. On the campaign trail, he said, “I think people should be a little bit careful underestimating me.”

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This candidate once recorded an album featuring folk music:

Around the time of his Burlington, Vermont, mayoral bid in the late 1980s, Bernie Sanders recorded "We Shall Overcome," a folk album featuring 30 artists. When he took office, he overturned the town's ordinances restricting amplified music in city parks and public buildings.

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Which 2016 presidential candidate's campaign slogan is, "New possibilities. Real leadership?"

"New possibilities. Real leadership" is the campaign slogan of 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.

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Which candidate said, “We must save our country now. And we will do that by rebuilding the dream?"

Martin O'Malley is the former governor of Maryland and a current Democratic candidate for president. During his 2016 presidential campaign, he said, "We must save our country now. And we will do that by rebuilding the dream."

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A board game was named after which candidate making a White House bid in 2016?

The honor goes to 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump. The board game, "Trump: The Game," debuted in 1989 before being discontinued after poor sales.

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Which candidate said, “I’m probably never going to be politically correct because I’m not a politician?"

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for president, said, "I'm probably never going to be politically correct because I'm not a politician."

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