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Political Trivia Questions and Answers About Politics and Politicians

Politics trivia questions with answers.

 

Political Trivia Questions and Answers About Politics and Politicians

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.