Seven Republican presidential hopefuls will gather today for the second formal debate of the 2024 campaign, which, for the second time, will not include the front-runner, former President Donald J. Trump. With the first primaries and caucuses more than three months away, there’s still plenty of time to tune in. But how well do you know the race right now — and the candidates not named Trump?
First, let’s test your knowledge of the 2024 Republican field.
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Thirteen Republicans are currently running for president. Which of the following is not among them?
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Which Republican is still running for president, even though he hasn’t qualified for either of the first two debates?
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Which two of these candidates used to work for the Trump administration?
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These five candidates are leading the G.O.P. primary, according to the FiveThirtyEight polling average as of noon today. Drag their names to put them in order, from the candidate polling the highest to the one polling the lowest.
Now let’s see how well you remember the first Republican debate, which happened last month.
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The candidates were asked if they would still support Trump’s nomination if he were convicted of a crime. Which candidate glanced left and right before slowly raising a hand?
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Which candidate said, about abortion: “We need to stop demonizing this issue” and “Let’s find consensus”?
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Which candidate said, of Jan. 6, “I think the American people deserve to know whether everyone on this stage agrees that I kept my oath to the Constitution that day”?
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Which candidate said, “I think it’s horrible that just because I’m from New Jersey, you ask me about unidentified flying objects and Martians”?
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Which candidate accused his opponents of being “professional politicians” and “super PAC puppets”?
These next questions will test how well you’ve been following the race since the first debate.
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In a recent interview with NBC News, Trump said, “I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake.” What was he talking about?
The decision by Jerome Powell, the Fed chair, to not raise interest rates
President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan
Ron DeSantis signing a six-week abortion ban in Florida
Senator John Fetterman wearing shorts and a hoodie to the Capitol
The actions of Enrique Tarrio, the former Proud Boys leader, on Jan. 6
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Which candidate blamed President Biden for the ongoing autoworkers strike, saying, “When you have a president that’s constantly saying, ‘go union, go union,’ this is what you get” — which Biden’s campaign turned into an ad?
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Which candidate is not married, but says he is “dating a lovely Christian girl”?
And finally, how ready are you for tonight’s debate?
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Which candidate appeared in the first debate, but won’t be onstage tonight after failing to qualify for the second?
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Where is tonight’s debate taking place?
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library
The George W. Bush Presidential Center
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
The steps of the Lincoln Memorial
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Fox News hosted the first debate. Which news outlets are hosting the second?
ABC News and The Washington Post
Bravo and The New York Post
CBS News and The Atlantic
Fox Business and Univision
One America News and Breitbart
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Trump skipped the first debate. What will he be doing during the second?
Sitting in the crowd watching the debate
Commentating on the debate on Fox News
Holding a rally in Des Moines
Speaking to workers in Michigan