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American Political Quiz

US Politics Questions

  1. Which political scandal led to President Richard Nixon's resignation?
  2. Which populist conservative movement was launched in 2009 with its primary demands being drastic cuts in government spending and taxes?
  3. GOP is the traditional nickname for the Republican Party, what does it stand for?
  4. Name the first woman in U.S. political history to serve as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives?
  5. Who became known as the Father of the Constitution because of his pivotal role in the document's drafting as well as its ratification?

  6. Which Party did Abraham Lincoln belong to?
  7. Name the only President to be elected four times in a row?
  8. The United States Senate consists of how many members?
  9. Which president's foreign policy was to "speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far"?
  10. Can you name the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history?
  11. Sarah Palin served as governor of which state from 2006 until her resignation in 2009?
  12. Hillary and Bill Clinton first met whilst students at which university?
  13. What word describes a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party?
  14. The Democratic party is recognised by which animal symbol?
  15. Who served as a Senator for Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018?
  16. Four sitting American presidents have been assassinated, can you name all four?
  17. Can you name America's first female United States Secretary of State?
  18. Which American politician was named Time Person of the Year for 2001, and given an honorary knighthood in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II?
  19. Barack Obama served three terms as a state senator for which state, from 1997 to 2004?
  20. Who was First Lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969?
  21. Who was mayor of Palm Springs, California, from 1988 to 1992?
  22. "Roe v Wade" is a landmark 1973 Supreme Court judgement that prohibited states from banning what?
  23. Can you remember the name of the 22-year-old White House intern involved in a scandal with President Bill Clinton?
  24. Which building is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government?
  25. Who served as the 38th governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003?
  26. Which United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel came to prominence during the Iran–Contra political scandal of the late 1980s?
  27. Which state was subject to a recount in the presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore in 2000?
  28. Who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981?
  29. Ronald Reagan was governor of which state from 1967 to 1975?
  30. In which American city was Barack Obama born?
  31. Unlike the seven presidents who preceded him, who was the first president to be born a citizen of the United States and not a British subject?
  32. As directed by the Constitution, a president must be at least how many years of age?


  1. Watergate scandal
  2. The Tea Party movement
  3. Grand Old Party
  4. Nancy Pelosi
  5. John Madison
  6. Republican Party
  7. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  8. 100 members (two from each of the 50 states)
  9. Theodore Roosevelt
  10. Bernie Sanders
  11. Alaska
  12. Yale
  13. Caucus
  14. A Donkey
  15. John McCain
  16. Abraham Lincoln (1865), James A. Garfield (1881), William McKinley (1901), and John F. Kennedy (1963)
  17. Madeleine Albright (she served from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton)
  18. Rudy Giuliani
  19. Illinois
  20. Lady Bird Johnson (Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson)
  21. Sonny Bono
  22. Abortion
  23. Monica Lewinsky
  24. The United States Capitol or the Capitol Building
  25. Jesse Ventura (and the first and only candidate of the Reform Party to win a major government position)
  26. Oliver North
  27. Florida
  28. Walter Mondale

  29. California
  30. Honolulu (Hawaii)
  31. Martin Van Buren
  32. 35-years-old