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
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
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?
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
What country had rampant political corruption that was
investigated by the Mani pulite, or "Clean Hands," of the 1990s?
What Irish political movement is named after a phrase meaning "We
A: Sinn Fein.
Pope John Paul II in the 1980s supported what Polish political
Zionism got its name from the hill in Jerusalem boasting what
A: The Temple of Solomon.
Richard Nixon agreed to cough up $432,000 to pay what in April of
A: Back Taxes.
Who was the winner of Taiwan's first democratic presidential
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?
Apartheid the political system in South Africa, was gradually
dismantled beginning in what year?
Al Gore was elected Senator for what state in 1985?
Rebecca Latimer Selton held what distinction in the political
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
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?
What US politician made claims of communist infiltration in the
A: Joe McCarthy.
What politicians spouse was found innocent of defrauding US banks
A: Imelda Marcos.
What presidential candidate except for
George Washington, to run
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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