100+ Political Trivia Questions and Answers

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Political Trivia

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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
Who was the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom?Margaret Thatcher
What is the name of the current Chancellor of Germany?Angela Merkel
Which U.S. president served the longest term in office?Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who was the first African American to serve as U.S. Secretary of State?Colin Powell
Which political figure is known for the quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country?”John F. Kennedy
What is the name of the current Prime Minister of Canada?Justin Trudeau
Who is the current President of France?Emmanuel Macron
What is the name of the current President of Russia?Vladimir Putin
Who is the longest serving British monarch?Queen Elizabeth II
Which U.S. president was impeached twice?Donald Trump
Who is the current Vice President of the United States?Kamala Harris
Which South African president was imprisoned for 27 years before becoming the country’s leader?Nelson Mandela
What is the name of the current Prime Minister of Australia?Scott Morrison
Who was the first female president of Brazil?Dilma Rousseff
Which U.S. president is known for the phrase, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”?Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who is the current Prime Minister of India?Narendra Modi
What is the name of the current President of South Korea?Moon Jae-in
Who is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand?Jacinda Ardern
Who was the first female president of Chile?Michelle Bachelet
Which U.S. president authorized the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan?Harry S. Truman
Who was the first black president of South Africa?Nelson Mandela
Which American president was the only one to serve more than two terms in office?Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who was the first female speaker of the United States House of Representatives?Nancy Pelosi
Which British prime minister was in office during World War II?Winston Churchill
Who was the 16th president of the United States?Abraham Lincoln
Which former mayor of London served as the United Kingdom’s foreign secretary from 2016 to 2018?Boris Johnson
Who was the first president of the United States to be impeached?Andrew Johnson
Which American president was known for his “Fireside Chats” radio broadcasts during the Great Depression?Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who was the first female governor of a U.S. state?Nellie Ross
Which U.S. president was the only one to resign from office?Richard Nixon
Who was the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate?Hiram Revels
Which British prime minister was in office during the Falklands War?Margaret Thatcher
Who was the first female chancellor of Germany?Angela Merkel
Which American politician served as both the Secretary of State and the National Security Advisor?Henry Kissinger
Who was the first female president of Brazil?Dilma Rousseff
Which U.S. president was responsible for signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law?Lyndon B. Johnson
Who was the first female prime minister of Israel?Golda Meir
Which U.S. president delivered the famous “Tear down this wall!” speech in Berlin in 1987?Ronald Reagan
Who was appointed Chancellor of Austria in 2021?Karl Nehammer
Which country has the world’s oldest continuously functioning democracy?San Marino
Who was the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom?Margaret Thatcher
What is the name of the German parliament?Bundestag
Who is the current president of France?Emmanuel Macron
Which U.S. president was the only one to resign from office?Richard Nixon
Which world leader is known for his signature black turtleneck and jeans?Steve Jobs (not a political figure, but an influential leader)
Which U.S. president delivered the famous “Four Freedoms” speech?Franklin D. Roosevelt
Which country was the first to give women the right to vote?New Zealand
Who was the first African American to serve as U.S. secretary of state?Colin Powell
Which famous political figure delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech?Martin Luther King Jr.
Who was the first U.S. president to use Twitter?Barack Obama
What is the name of the current prime minister of Canada?Justin Trudeau
Who was the longest-serving prime minister of the United Kingdom in the 20th century?Margaret Thatcher
What is the capital of North Korea?Pyongyang
Which U.S. president was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase?Thomas Jefferson
Which political figure was the first to use the phrase “Iron Curtain” in a speech?Winston Churchill
What is the name of the current prime minister of Japan?Fumio Kishida
Who was the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?Nancy Pelosi
Which U.S. president is known for his “New Deal” policies during the Great Depression?Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who was the first female chancellor of Germany?Angela Merkel

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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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