41+ Political Trivia Questions and Answers

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Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover all belonged to which political party?▶ Republican
Who is the only US president to serve more than two terms?▶ President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The teddy bear was named after what famous American politician?▶ Theodore Roosevelt
How old must a person be to run for President of the United States?▶ 35
Who is next in line to succeed the President, after the Vice President?▶ The Speaker of the House
What animal is the symbol of the United States democratic party?▶ Donkey
Which political party promotes individual liberty, free markets, non-interventionism and limited government?▶ Libertarian
The Electoral College in the United States is made up of how many electors?▶ 538
How many states are needed to ratify an amendment for it to become part of the constitution?▶ Three-fourths of the states (38 of 50)
Which US president was known as “The Great Communicator”?▶ Ronald Regan
How many US Supreme Court justices are there?▶ 9
Who was the first Roman Catholic to be Vice President of the United States of America?▶ Joe Biden
How many U.S. presidents were only children?▶ None
Who is the oldest person to be elected to the office of President of the United States?▶ Donald Trump
Who was the vice president that served under President Barack Obama?▶ Joe Biden
Who won the nomination of the Democratic Party to run for president in 2016?▶ Hillary Clinton
The Bill of Rights contains how many of the first amendments to the United States Constitution?▶ Ten
Who became both a vice president and president of the United States without ever being elected to either office?▶ Gerald Ford
American politician and diplomat Madeleine Albright was born in what central European country?▶ Czechoslovakia
Who was the second president of the United States?▶ John Adams
In what year was the US Constitution written?▶ 1787
In 1893, which country became the first to give women the right to vote?▶ New Zealand
Who was the first president of the United States to live in the White House?▶ President John Adams
In What state was President Barack Obama born?▶ Hawaii
Who is the current supreme leader of North Korea?▶ Kim Jong Un
Who was the first First Lady to be elected to public office?▶ Hillary Rodham Clinton
Who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln?▶ John Wilkes Booth
The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is commonly known as what?▶ Brexit
Barack Obama was first elected president of the United States in what year?▶ 2008
The oldest parliament in the world belongs to what country?▶ Iceland
Who was vice president of the United States when Lincoln was assassinated?▶ Andrew Johnson
What late American singer was the mayor of Palm Springs California from 1988 to 1992?▶ Sonny Bono
Who was the first U.S. president that was born a citizen of the United States?▶ Martin Van Buren
Which U.S. president issued the Emancipation Proclamation?▶ President Abraham Lincoln
Who was first U.S. president to be impeached?▶ Andrew Johnson in 1868
Which Elton John song did President Donald Trump use to nickname North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un?▶ Rocket Man
In 1952, Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of which country?▶ Israel
At the time of his assassination, what play was Abraham Lincoln watching?▶ Our American Cousin
Where was Richard Nixon when he delivered his infamous “I am not a crook” speech?▶ Disney World in Orlando, Florida (The Contemporary Resort)
Who was the first female Prime Minister of a European country?▶ Margaret Thatcher 
What famous actor became Governor of California in 2003?▶ Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.

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