Political Trivia Questions and Answers About Politics and Politicians

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Political Trivia Quiz - Free Printable Questions With Answers


What politician and U.S. President said, "You let a bully come into your front yard, and the next day he'll be on your porch"?
A: Lyndon Johnson.

In the mid 60s, who was the head of the political wing of the Vietcong?
A: Nguyenh Huu Tho.

In the 1935 British adventure film Sanders of the River, what African political leader portrayed a tribal chief?
A: Jomo Kenyatta, who later became the president of Kenya.

What president's real campaign footage appeared in Clint Eastwood's movie In The Line of Fire?
A: Bill Clinton's.

What's the name of the British political regime 1649-60 established by Oliver Cromwell?
A: The Commonwealth.

Patti Reagan distanced herself from politics by changing her last name to what at the age of 22?
A: Davis.

The Democratic party was first associated with what symbol in an 1870 cartoon by Thomas Nast?
A: A donkey.

How many US Presidents were involved in the Vietnam war?
A: Five.

What country had rampant political corruption that was investigated by the Mani pulite, or "Clean Hands," of the 1990s?
A: Italy.

What Irish political movement is named after a phrase meaning "We ourselves"?
A: Sinn Fein.

Pope John Paul II in the 1980s supported what Polish political movement?
A: Solidarity.

Zionism got its name from the hill in Jerusalem boasting what Temple?
A: The Temple of Solomon.

Richard Nixon agreed to cough up $432,000 to pay what in April of 1974?
A: Back Taxes.

Who was the winner of Taiwan's first democratic presidential election?
A: Lee Teng-Hui.

Al Gore is the politician credited with popularizing what phrase?
A:  "information superhighway"?

Roger Clinton, brother to Bill Clinton, had a band and recorded the CD Nothing Good Comes Easy. What was the name of his band?
A: Politics.

Apartheid the political system in South Africa, was gradually dismantled beginning in what year?
A: 1989.

Al Gore was elected Senator for what state in 1985?
A: Tennessee.

Rebecca Latimer Selton held what distinction in the political arena?
A: She was the first woman to become a U.S. Senator.

What US politician coined the term "lunatic fringe"?
A: Teddy Roosevelt.

How long was the longest filibusters on record, by South Carolina Republican senator Strom Thurmond?
A: 24 hours and 18 minutes.

What was the first name of the reformer Wilberforce, the composer Walton, and the politician Gladstone?
A: William.

What US politician made claims of communist infiltration in the 1950s?
A: Joe McCarthy.

What politicians spouse was fount innocent of defrauding US banks in 1990?
A: Imelda Marcos.

What presidential candidate except for George Washington, to run unopposed?
A: James Monroe.

Who was the future senator that scored the only touchdown for Harvard when they played Yale in 1955?
A: Edward M. Kennedy.

What was the name of the future politician the led the AFL in passing yards for the 1960s?
A: Jack Kemp.

Who was the only U.S. Senator from a Confederate state to remain in Congress after secession?
A: Andrew Jackson.

Reports of an affair with Donna Rice ended the presidential campaign of what Senator?
A: Senator Gary Hart.

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