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All the questions in this politics quiz are on British politics unless stated.

Politics Quiz Questions I

  1. Which former editor of The Sunday Times was, as of 2017, presenter of the BBC politics show This Week?
  2. Sarah Palin was governor of which U.S. state from 2006 until her resignation in 2009?

  3. Which female politician has served as Secretary of State for Education since 2016 and MP for Putney since 2005?
  4. Which American politician was shot down over Hanoi in October 1967 and captured by the North Vietnamese?
  5. Rodrigo Duterte became president of which country in 2016?
  6. Which female politician was Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013?
  7. On July 21, wno announced his intention to resign as White House Press Secretary?
  8. Who resigned as Liberal Democrat leader in 2017? And who was officially announced as the new leader?
  9. Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in 2002 in which country?
  10. Which once box-office star was a former American ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia?
  11. Which Labour Party politician was, from 1996 to 2008, owner of the New Statesman political magazine?
  12. Who was the first prime minister to live in Downing Street?
  13. The Storting is a parliament in which European city?
  14. Which Prime Minister was mostly remembered for the 'Winter of Discontent'?
  15. What is Theresa May's maiden name?


  1. Andrew Neil
  2. Alaska
  3. Justine Greening
  4. John McCain
  5. Philippines
  6. Julia Gillard
  7. Sean Spicer
  8. Tim Farron. The new leader is Vince Cable.
  9. Turkey
  10. Shirley Temple
  11. Geoffrey Robinson
  12. Robert Walpole
  13. Oslo
  14. James Callaghan
  15. Brasier

Politics Quiz Questions II

  1. 'Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac', is attributed to which politician?
  2. The Vale of Leven in Scotland, Chopwell in England and Maerdy in Wales have all been labelled which term to signify that their populations hold extreme left-wing political views?
  3. As of 2014, how many MPs are there in the House of Commons?
  4. With little diplomatic experience Peter Jay was made British Ambassador to the U.S. in 1976, who was his father-in-law?
  5. In 1973, which American Vice President resigned office?
  6. Boris Johnson became the Conservative candidate for Henley due to which MP's retirement in 2001?
  7. Who declined the offer to become Israel’s second President in 1952?
  8. Which country's parliament is the oldest still acting parliament in the world?
  9. Which political party did Britain's first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole belong to?
  10. Who was J. F. Kennedy's vice president?
  11. Which American state was Ronald Reagan governor of before becoming President?
  12. Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock's son, Stephen, is married to the former prime minister of which country?
  13. Who became the first female Speaker of the House of Commons in 1992?
  14. What middle name is shared by both William Hague and Bill Clinton?
  15. Which MP was the main architect of the British National Health Service?


  1. Henry Kissinger
  2. Little Moscow
  3. 650
  4. James Callaghan
  5. Spiro Agnew
  6. Michael Heseltine
  7. Albert Einstein
  8. Iceland's (the Althing)
  9. Whig
  10. Lyndon B. Johnson
  11. California
  12. Denmark
  13. Betty Boothroyd
  14. Jefferson
  15. Aneurin Bevan

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