Politics Quizzes – A selection of ready-made pub quiz questions and answers on the subject of politics.

Famous Spouses Quiz

Quiz 144 – Round 4 – Famous Spouses

Famous spouses quiz. Can you name the spouse of these Prime Ministers of the UK? First names will suffice. In the case of wives we have added the maiden name in brackets for information only, although you could award bonus points if you wish.

1. David Cameron

Samantha (Sheffield)

2. Harold Wilson

Mary (Baldwin)

3. Margaret Thatcher


4. James Callaghan

Audrey (Moulton)

5. Winston Churchill

Clementine (Hozier)

6. Theresa May


7. Anthony Eden

Clarissa (Spencer-Churchill)

8. John Major

Norma (Johnson)

9. Harold Macmillan

Dorothy (Lady Dorothy Cavendish)

10. Gordon Brown

Sarah (Macauley)


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World Leaders Quiz

Quiz 126 – Round 1 – Picture Round

World Leaders picture round. This week’s picture round is a selection of ten political leaders of Europe and the Commonwealth.

Please note that not all of these are leaders of a country – some are leading figures in Europe and some countries have both presidents and prime ministers – either can be included.

To download the picture round PDF, please click on the link below:






1. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

By Mateusz Włodarczyk – www.wlodarczykfoto.pl – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35026748

2. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

By Вени Марковски | Veni Markovski (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain

By Antonio Cruz/Agência Brasil – http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/geral/foto/2017-04/imagens-da-semana-0. This file has been extracted from another file: Rajoy in Brazil 2017.png, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59344200

4. Emmanuel Macron, President of France

Official LeWeb Photos – LEWEB 2014 – CONFERENCE – LEWEB TRENDS – IN CONVERSATION WITH EMMANUEL MACRON (FRENCH MINISTER FOR ECONOMY INDUSTRY AND DIGITAL AFFAIRS) – PULLMAN STAGE, Taken on December 11 2014 an used under a Creative Commons 2.0 Generic license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/),via Flickr.com

5. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

By א (Aleph) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

By Factio popularis Europaea – http://www.flickr.com/photos/eppofficial/12995014393/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31525961

7. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark

Johannes Jansson/norden.org [CC BY 2.5 dk (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/dk/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

8. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

By A.k.fung (original)Tholden28 (cropped) – File:INC 2009 Justin Trudeau.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22661489

9. Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden

By News Oresund – Max IV invigning Stefan Lofven_20160621_0032, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51311265

10. Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland

By The Irish Labour Party – Flickr: michael d higgins, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17140236

Words quiz

Quiz 96 – Round 6 – Anagrams

The following are all anagrams of the names of former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom.


1. Churlish Nit Clown

Winston Churchill

2. Brainy Lot

Tony Blair

3. Recharge That Tram

Margaret Thatcher

4. Hollow Drains

Harold Wilson

5. Cattle Element

Clement Attlee

6. Annoyed Then

Anthony Eden

7. Petrol Beer

Robert Peel

8. Hard Hat Weed

Edward Heath

9. Smarmy Old Canada

Ramsay MacDonald

10. Artful Harbour

Arthur Balfour





Pub Quiz Picture Round

Quiz 94 – Round 1 – Picture Round

World Leaders




1. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada)

By Roberto Stuckert Filho/Agência Brasil – http://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/internacional/foto/2015-11/reuniao-de-cupula-do-g20, CC BY 3.0 br, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45288785

2. Stefan Löfven (Prime Minister of Sweden)

By Joakim Berndes from Tystberga, Sweden – Almedalen 2014, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41254287

3. John Key (Prime Minister of New Zealand)

By U.S. Department of State – http://www.flickr.com/photos/statephotos/14461475805/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33489490

4. François Hollande (President of France)

By Matthieu Riegler, CC-by, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19091205

5. Vladimir Putin (President of Russia)

By Kremlin.ru, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5899337

6. Malcolm Turnbull (Prime Minister of Australia)

By DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Clydell Kinchen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/secdef/24463397435/) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Abdullah Abdullah (Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan)

By Daniel Wilkinson (U.S. Department of State), cropped Officer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

8. Perry Christie (Prime Minister of the Bahamas)

By International Maritime Organization (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imo-un/10992084185/) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Robert Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe)

Kremlin.ru [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany)

By א (Aleph) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

True or False

Quiz 72 – Round 2 – Politics

Politician nicknames quiz – Which UK politicians have been known by the following nicknames?

1. The Prince of Darkness

Peter Mandelson

2. The Welsh Windbag

Neil Kinnock

3. Gorgeous George

George Galloway

4. Tarzan

Michael Heseltine

5. The Duke of Burgundy

Roy Jenkins

6. The Beast of Bolsover

Dennis Skinner

7. Two Jags

John Prescott

8. The Welsh Wizard

David Lloyd George

9. Doris Karloff

Ann Widdecombe

10. Chat Show Charlie

Charles Kennedy


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Quiz 56 – Round 2 – Anagrams

The following are all anagrams of UK politicians.

1. Join Horn Boss

Boris Johnson

2. Sad Bell

Ed Balls

3. Random Advice

David Cameron

4. Baited Baton

Diane Abbott

5. Bland Duvet Kit

David Blunkett

6. Unchains Nit Maid

Iain Duncan Smith

7. Ordained Siren

Nadine Dorries

8. Trailing Radials

Alistair Darling

9. Puny Adornment

Penny Mordaunt

10. Mocking Yarn

Nicky Morgan





Picture Round

Quiz 33 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture round is all about UK Prime Ministers. Download the picture quiz by clicking on the grey box and print out your answers too from underneath.




1. David Cameron

David Cameron, British Prime Minister,” © 2011 Department for Business, Inovation and Skills, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en

2. Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson Number 10 official.jpg” – By Vivienne (Florence Mellish Entwistle) (Active 1940, died 1982) [This file is licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden visiting Canada 1954” – By National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque collection/Library and Archives Canada/C-004047 (Library and Archives Canada DAPDCAP 330094) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

4. John Major

John Major,” © 2011 Chatham House, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

5. Benjamin Disraeli

Young Disraeli” – Painted by Sir Frances Grant [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Neville Chamberlain

Arthur-Neville-Chamberlain” – Photographer unknown (1937-1940) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Ramsay MacDonald

Ramsay MacDonald” – By Bain News Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

8. David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George” – By Harris & Ewing [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher” – By Rob Bogaerts / Anefo (Nationaal Archief) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10. William Pitt The Younger

William Pitt The Younger” – Thomas Gainsborough [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

True or False

Quiz 23 – Round 4 – Politics

Don’t expect anything particularly highbrow – these questions are loosely based on politics…

1. A member of which pop band soaked John Prescott with a bucket of water at the 1998 Brit Awards?


2. Who was Britain’s youngest ever Prime Minister?

William Pitt the Younger (Age 24)

3. The faces of which four U.S. presidents are carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore?

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln

4. Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979 – but who was the last Conservative Prime Minister before her?

Edward Heath (1970 – 1974)

5. And who was the last Liberal to hold the post of Prime Minister?

David Lloyd George (1916 – 1922)

6. The Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara was born in which country?


7. Which member of Adolf Hitler’s parliament held the post of ‘Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda’ from 1933 to 1945?

Joseph Goebbels

8. Was Ronald Reagan a Democrat or a Republican?


9. Which former dictator of Chile was arrested in London in 1998 and at the time of his death in 2006 still had around 300 allegations pending against him?

Augusto Pinochet

10. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace settlement signed at the end of which war?

World War I