The US Election of 1980

Answer these trivia questions about the Election of 1980!
Quiz by VishVarm
Last updated: January 15, 2022
First submittedJuly 9, 2021
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Who won the election?
Ronald Reagan
For which party did the winning candidate run for?
Which state did the winning candidate previously govern?
Who became Vice President?
George H. W. Bush
Who was the losing incumbent president?
Jimmy Carter
Which party was the losing incumbent from?
Which state did the incumbent once govern over?
Who was the losing incumbent vice president?
Walter Mondale
What was the name of the major Independent candidate?
John B. Anderson
Which diplomatic standoff occurred during the election that hurt the incumbent's race?
Iran Hostage Crisis
Name any state that the incumbent carried other than his home state.
DC, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland, Minnesota, Hawaii
Which was the closest state?
Massachusetts (.15%)
Who was the challenger the incumbent faced in the primaries?
Ted Kennedy
Level 62
Jul 9, 2021
Please accept democrats and Iran hostage
Level 73
Jul 10, 2021
On an international site such as this, surely only an American (US) could post a quiz with such a title?
Level 83
Jul 16, 2021
Some 195 different countries could generate the above comment.
Level 62
Jul 16, 2021
you should except just 'iran'
Level 58
Oct 15, 2021
add iranian hostage crisis
Level 43
Nov 19, 2021
It would be nice if GOP was accepted instead of Republican
Level 76
Jan 14, 2022
The losing candidate's name is given in a later question, asking the names of the two parties is too easy, and the quiz name should be changed to clarify which of the dozens of elections that took place in 1980 this test is referring to.