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US political convention history: How much do you know?

Balloons and confetti fall after Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain addresses the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, September 4, 2008. (Mary Knox Merrill / The Christian Science Monitor)

Every four years, Republicans and Democrats gather to formally nominate their party's candidates for President and Vice President. Test your knowledge of US political convention history by taking this Monitor quiz.

- Robert A. LehrmanCorrespondent

1. What was the first party to hold a national political convention?

The Anti-Masonic party convened in Philadelphia in 1830.

The Anti-Masonic party convened in Philadelphia in 1830.

The Anti-Masonic party convened in Philadelphia in 1830.

The Anti-Masonic party convened in Philadelphia in 1830.

Republican

 

Democratic

 

Bull Moose

 

Anti-Masonic

 
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