Politics General Knowledge Questions – World Politics GK
1. Which soviet leader did Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin replace in a Kremlin coup in October 1964?
Answer: Nikita Khrushchev.
2. Who was the President of United States from 1963-69 holding office after John F Kennedy and before Richard M. Nixon?
Answer: Lyndon B. Johnson.
3. Name the next five conservative party leaders who became Prime Ministers after Sir Winston Churchill:
Answer: Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Alec Douglas Home, Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher.
4. Who was Hitler’s propaganda minister during the period of 1933-1945?
Answer: Joseph Goebbels.
5. What did these American presidents (Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley and John F Kennedy) have in common?
Answer: They were all assassinated in office.
6. In World War I who was known as the ‘Welsh Wizard’?
Answer: David Lloyd George.
7. Elbridge Gerry, a U.S. Politician, gave his name to a questionable political practice. What was this practice and what did it consist of?
Answer: Gerrymandering – altering the boundaries of a constituency to ensure the election of a selected candidate.
8. What is the color of the seats in the House of Lords?
9. What is the color of the seats in the House of Commons?
10. Who was the Boer, fought against the British in the Boer War and later became twice Prime Minister of South Africa in 1919 and 1939?
Answer: Jan Christiaan Smuts.
11. Which department of the British Government is named after the French word for chessboard?
Answer: The Exchequer.
12. Bismarck’s war policy in the 19th century was contained in three words – ‘Blut und Eisen’ what is the English translation?
Answer: Blood and Iron.
13. Which was the nationality of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the authors of the Communist Manifesto?
14. Richard M. Nixon was the President of the United States of America between 1969 and 1974. ‘M’ in his name stands for what?
15. The Speaker presides over debates in the House of Commons. What is his opposite number in the House of Lords?
Answer: The Lord Chancellor.
16. Who succeeded Harold Macmillan as the Prime Minister of Great Britain?
Answer: Sir Alec Douglas Home.
17. What other title is held by the First Lord of the Treasury?
Answer: Prime Minister of Great Britain.
18. Which post-war Prime Minister represented the constituencies of Stockton-on-Tees (1924-29 and 1931-45) and Bromley (1945-64)?
Answer: The Rt Hon. Maurice Harold MacMillan.
19. He was a 16th century Italian Statesman and he gave his name to a word meaning unscrupulous political cunning. Who was he?
Answer: Niccolò Machiavelli.
20. Which European country claims to have the world’s oldest parliament established in 930 AD?
Answer: Iceland-The Althing.