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Do you know your Democrats? A PolitiFact presidential quiz

Think you’re an expert on the Democratic presidential field? Let's fact-check that! We created a quiz about the candidates seeking to challenge President Donald Trump. You can study up first by reading our brief biographies on each of the candidates, or you can just go for it. For each question, select an answer. You can click “check” to see if you’re correct or wait until the very end to see what you got right and wrong. Proceed to the next question by clicking the arrow in the bottom right hand corner.

Who is Eric Swalwell, a Democratic candidate for president?

Eric Swalwell, a 39-year-old California congressman, has made ending gun violence a central issue in his campaign. In an interview on ABC’s “The View,” he said he would ban and buy back every semiautomatic assault weapon. Swalwell rolled out a platform that calls for universal background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases. Beyond restricting firearms, he wants to provide affordable health care and education to all Americans.

What to expect at the first Democratic debates

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ The week of the first Democratic presidential debates has arrived, and 20 candidates will get a chance to formally showcase their policy ideas for 2020. The debates, which will take place in Miami, are split up into two nights, with 10 candidates each.  Out of 24 Democratic candidates running, all but four met the fundraising or polling threshold to participate.

Who is John Delaney? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Today’s large 2020 Democratic presidential field was born when businessman and then-Rep. John Delaney declared his candidacy way back in July 2017.

Who is Tim Ryan? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan says he’s running for president because the economy is not working and the American Dream is out of reach. It’s a familiar message in his blue collar district, which includes 45,000 people who voted for both him and President Donald Trump.

Who is Kirsten Gillibrand? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ It was on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for president, saying she has “the compassion, the courage, and the fearless determination” to get things done.

Who is Seth Moulton? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

  Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to www.politifact.com/2020/ Seth Moulton served four tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine, then won election three times to a U.S. House seat in Massachusetts, representing the district where he grew up.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the U.S. is running concentration camps. Many historians are skeptical

Recent assertions by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., that U.S.-run detention centers for migrants are “concentration camps” drew immediate rebukes from some politicians, Jewish groups and social media users. “This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying. This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis,” she tweeted June 18.

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