50 Politics Quiz Questions and Answers

Politics is a passionate subject, whether you’ve a strong allegiance to a particular philosophy or party or if you’ve given up all hope on change and are, let’s face it, just here for the memes at this point.

All biases aside, we’ve created 50 politics quiz questions and answers concerning both the UK government and governments from across the globe – the leaders, the policies, the tweets and the… twists (what did you think we were going to say there?!) that caught the world’s attention, as well as some less-publicised but still incredibly important moments.

No matter if you’re an avid follower of politics or just fancy brushing up on your knowledge for the next pub quiz night, read on to put yourself to the test with our politics quiz questions and answers!

Politics Quiz Questions and Answers

Questions

  1. How many Prime Ministers did Britain have in 2022?
  2. Who was the first female Prime Minister of the UK?
  3. What year did the first Scottish Independence Referendum take place?
  4. What does UKIP stand for?
  5. Rachel Reeves has been an MP in which English city since 2010?
  6. What political party does Sadiq Khan belong to?
  7. There are four political philosophies – can you name two of them?
  8. What year was the British Labour party founded?
  9. The Watergate scandal led to the resignation of which US president?
  10. In 2018 the 8th amendment was repealed in Ireland after a referendum. What did repealing the amendment make legal?
  11. Which British political faction founded in 1678 had a fox as their symbol?
  12. Why did John Prescott punch a protestor in Wales?
  13. What title is given to the person who acts as the government’s chief financial minister in UK politics?
  14. How many consecutive terms can someone be president for in Russia?
  15. China is a member of G7 – true or false?
  16. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” is a quote from which world leader?
  17. How many days long was Liz Truss’s short term as Prime Minister in 2022?
  18. Which cat lives at 10 Downing Street?
  19. In 2023, who announced the ‘Amazon Security and Sovereignty’ plan, to combat deforestation within Brazil’s rainforest?
  20. As of November 2023 who is the current Deputy Prime Minister under Rishi Sunak?
  21. Which politician famously got stuck on a zipwire above London while celebrating the nation’s Olympic success in 2012?
  22. Who is the most recent country to join the EU, joining in 2013?
  23. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison for leading which apartheid-opposing group?
  24. Which world leader became an internet meme for tweeting about “covfefe”?
  25. To the nearest 100,000, what was the vote difference between ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ for Brexit?
  26. What is the relationship between Pierre and Justin Trudeau?
  27. During what two years did the #MeToo movement become widespread?
  28. Under which leader did British railways become privatized through the Railways Act 1993?
  29. Aside from Labour and Conservative, can you name the three other largest political parties in the UK?
  30. Karl Marx is the father of which political philosophy?
  31. In what decade did the British government hand over rule of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China?
  32. Legislation that allowed gay marriage in England and Wales was passed by parliament in which year?
  33. What political party did Benjamin Disraeli belong to?
  34. Who became the UK’s Home Secretary on 13th November 2023, after previously serving as Foreign Secretary?
  35. Which British politician placed third in the reality TV show ‘I’m A Celebrity’ not long after being heavily criticised for his UK pandemic strategy?
  36. Who of the following is NOT a member of G20; Argentina, Turkey or New Zealand?
  37. The first coalition government in the UK since WWII was between which two parties in 2010?
  38. Which of the following US presidents was NOT assassinated; James Garfield, Abraham Lincoln or William Howard Taft?
  39. “PM not PR”, “Work-horse. Show-pony.” and “Not flash, just Gordon” were all advertising campaign slogans used by the Labour party in what year?
  40. Which area has Diane Abbott been the MP continuously for for over 35 years?
  41. How many times did Winston Churchill serve as Prime Minister?
  42. Which were the two dominant political parties in the UK during the Victorian era?
  43. In the US, is the Republican party or the Democratic Party older?
  44. What is inscribed on the brass letterbox of 10 Downing Street?
  45. Out of all the republican member-states of the EU, which is the only member-state to operate purely as a presidential republic?
  46. Which former Japanese Prime Minister was assassinated in July 2022?
  47. In an interview with ITV, what did Theresa May say was the naughtiest thing she’d ever done?
  48. Which leading Scottish politician was arrested in June 2023 as part of a financial investigation into the SNP?
  49. What is the official name of the Houses of Parliament?
  50. Who was the Prime Minister at the time of Princess Diana’s death?

 

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Answers

  1. Three
  2. Margaret Thatcher
  3. 2014
  4. United Kingdom Independence Party
  5. Leeds
  6. Labour
  7. Two of the following; liberalism, socialism, conservativism and anarchism
  8. 1900
  9. Richard Nixon
  10. Abortion
  11. Whigs
  12. He was hit with an egg
  13. Chancellor of the Exchequer
  14. Two
  15. False
  16. Nelson Mandela
  17. 45
  18. Larry
  19. Lula
  20. Oliver Dowden
  21. Boris Johnson
  22. Croatia
  23. African National Congress
  24. Donald Trump
  25. 1,269,501 (well done if you said 1,300,000!)
  26. Father and son
  27. 2016-2017
  28. John Major
  29. Liberal Democrats, Scottish National Party (SNP) and Green Party
  30. Communism
  31. 1990s
  32. 2013 (it took effect in 2014)
  33. Conservative Party
  34. James Cleverley
  35. Matt Hancock
  36. New Zealand (it’s too small to be a member!)
  37. Conservatives and Liberal Democrats
  38. William Howard Taft
  39. 2007
  40. Hackney North and Stoke Newington
  41. Twice
  42. Liberal and Conservative
  43. Democratic
  44. First Lord of the Treasury
  45. Cyprus
  46. Shinzo Abe
  47. Run through fields of wheat
  48. Nicola Sturgeon
  49. The Palace of Westminster
  50. Tony Blair

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