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US political convention history: How much do you know?

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.

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
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Question 1 of 12

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



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