Saturday, August 13, 2011

Trivia Quiz #73 - Trivia Questions About World Politics

Trivia Quiz questions about Politics

  1. What was the racial segregation policy practiced by South
    Africa's National Party until 1994?
  2. Which party was led by Adolf Hitler from 1921 to 1945?
  3. How old must you be to vote in a British parliamentary election?
  4. How many readings does an act of Parliament have in the House of
    Commons before being given royal assent?
  5. In which city did Karl Marx write Das Kapital?
  6. What was the former name of the British Green Party?
  7. Which party did F W de Klerk represent as South African president?
  8. What is the term used when a sitting MP is removed as the candidate
    for a forthcoming election?
  9. Who played the part of Piers Fletcher Dervish, personal assistant to
    MP Alan B'stard, in the television comedy series The New Statesman?
  10. Which MP entered Parliament as a Tory in 1833, but became Liberal
    prime minister in 1868?
  11. What was the British government forced to abolish in 1991, replacing
    it with the council tax?
  12. Who was the last foreign secretary to serve in Margaret Thatcher's
    cabinet, an MP who also contested the leadership after her resignation?
  13. Which publication documents all proceedings of the British
  14. Which British minister of health inaugurated the National Health
  15. Who were the two prime ministers of Britain during World War II?
  16. What is the name for the group of opposition spokesmen who comment on
    the policies of government ministers?
  17. Who was "Britain's first ever Labour prime minister in 1924?
  18. Which politician has been referred to as "Red Ken"?
  19. What became known s "the F-word" at the 1991 Maastricht summit, where
    Britain wanted it removed from the treaty?
  20. Which British actress won the Hampstead and Highgate seat for Labour
    in the 1992 General Election?
  21. Whose book Inside NO 10 described Harold Wilson's Downing Street
  22. What is the name of the Welsh nationalist party?
  23. What is the Swedish name of the official who acts for the private
    citizen in complaints against the government?
  24. Which US president introduced the New Deal in 1933 to counter the
  25. Mario Soares became the first socialist president of which country in
  26. Which policy helped Pierre Trudeau to a landslide victory in the
    Canadian presidential election of 1980?
  27. What is the title of the member of the upper house equivalent to that
    of the Speaker in the lower house?
  28. Who was the first president of France's Fifth Republic?
  29. Who was dismissed from office as Australian prime minister in 1975
    after refusing to call a general election?
  30. Which government office was held successively by Geoffrey Howe, Nigel
    Lasson, and John Major?
  31. What is the more common name of the "simple plurality" system of
  32. Which word, meaning "I forbid" in Latin, means the right to prevent a
    law being enacted or an action being taken?
  33. What collective name is given to the first ten amendments to the US
  34. What is the collective name of the international agreements signed by
    all the member states of the European Community?
  35. In which year did Mikhail Gorbachev resign as Soviet president?
  36. Which political commentator has presented both Weekend World and A
    Week in Politics?
  37. How many countries are there in the British Commonwealth?
  38. What is the Irish house of representatives called?
  39. What word for unthinking patriotism is derived from the name of one
    of Napoleon's admirers?
Answers to Quiz #73 - Political Trivia Answers

  1. Apartheid.
  2. Nazi Party.
  3. 18.
  4. Three.
  5. London.
  6. Ecology Party.
  7. National Party.
  8. Deselection.
  9. Michael Troughton.
  10. Gladstone.
  11. Poll tax / community charge.
  12. Douglas Hurd.
  13. Hansard.
  14. Aneurin Bevan.
  15. Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill.
  16. Shadow cabinet.
  17. James Ramsey MacDonald.
  18. Ken Livingstone.
  19. Federalism.
  20. Glenda Jackson.
  21. Lady Falkender.
  22. Plaid Cyumru.
  23. Ombudsman.
  24. Franklin Roosevelt.
  25. Portugal.
  26. Opposing Quebec separatism.
  27. Lord Chancellor.
  28. Charles de Gaulle.
  29. Gough Whitlam.
  30. Chauvinism.
  31. First past the post.
  32. Veto.
  33. Bill of Rights.
  34. Treaties of Rome.
  35. 1991.
  36. Peter Jay.
  37. 50.
  38. Dáil Éireann
  39. Chauvinism.