Capitol Riots Quiz: 12 Questions on Jan. 6 Dangerous Coup

We originally published the quiz on Jan. 6, 2022. Questions last updated: Jun. 11, 2022.

Do you know all you should know about the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots? Test your knowledge of the history leading to the US Congress breach, the prominent participants in the insurrection, and its repercussions. Take the Jan. 6 Capitol Riots Quiz.

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Daily News Quiz: 12 General knowledge questions on the events leading to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill Riots and their consequences. No time-limit. How smart are you today?

 

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1. Right after agreeing to call for white supremacists to lower down violence, what did President Trump say?

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2. How do the proud boys, referred to by Donald Trump in the first 2020 presidential debate, describe themselves?

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3. Who is Gretchen Whitmer?

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4. According to Trump’s town hall-style meeting on NBC on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, what has the former President heard of QAnon conspiracy theory activists?

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5. The 2020 US elections had the highest voter turnouts since 1968. Who won the presidency that year?

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6. How many US Presidents before Donald Trump refused to give a concession after losing the elections?

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7. How long have media outlets been calling the elections in the USA?

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8. What’s the original meaning of the word ‘Capitol’?

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9. How many Republican Senators eventually voted with Trump’s campaign against some of Biden’s electoral certifications?

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10. What is sedition?

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11. She is the woman Republicans removed from the GOP’s conference chair after her continued criticisms of Trump.

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12. According to US President Joe Biden, who’s “holding a dagger” at the throat of American democracy?

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  • Right after agreeing to call for white supremacists to lower down violence, what did President Trump say?

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    That there is violence from both sides.
    That most violence comes from the left wing.
    That there are fine people on both sides.
    That he supports white supremacism.

    How do the proud boys, referred to by Donald Trump in the first 2020 presidential debate, describe themselves?

    Photo: Anthony Crider / CC BY
    White supremacists
    White chauvinists
    Male chauvinists
    Chauvinist pigs

    Who is Gretchen Whitmer?

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    Attorney General of Michigan
    Governor of Michigan.
    Governor of South Dakota
    United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

    According to Trump's town hall-style meeting on NBC on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, what has the former President heard of QAnon conspiracy theory activists?

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    That they believe the Democratic party is run by Satanists.
    That they see him as their savior.
    That they fight pedophilia, which he strongly supports.
    That they are great.

    The 2020 US elections had the highest voter turnouts since 1968. Who won the presidency that year?

    John F. Kennedy
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Richard Nixon
    Gerald Ford

    How many US Presidents before Donald Trump refused to give a concession after losing the elections?

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    None.
    1
    2
    3

    How long have media outlets been calling the elections in the USA?

    Since 1848.
    Since the invention of radio.
    Since the invention of television.
    Since 2008.

    What’s the original meaning of the word 'Capitol'?

    Photo: Tyler Merbler, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    One of the seven hills of Rome.
    The Hellenic Parliament.
    The most important city or town of a country or region.
    Big.

    How many Republican Senators eventually voted with Trump's campaign against some of Biden's electoral certifications?

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    All 51 of them.
    45.
    7.
    None.

    What is sedition?

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    The action of alluring someone.
    The administering of a drug to produce a state of calm or sleep.
    The crime of betraying one's country.
    A conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state.

    She is the woman Republicans removed from the GOP's conference chair after her continued criticisms of Trump.

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    Nancy Pelosi.
    Lynne Cheney.
    Liz Cheney.
    Marjorie Taylor Greene.

    According to US President Joe Biden, who's "holding a dagger" at the throat of American democracy?

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    Russia.
    China.
    Donald Trump.
    Social media companies.

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