Test Yourself: Toughest World Politics Quiz Ever

While keeping abreast of the latest news and politics isn’t difficult in this day and age, thanks to the wide availability of news outlets, but how much of the information you receive do you actually retain? Consider yourself a world politics boffin? Test yourself with our toughest world politics quiz ever. Keep these questions and answers in mind for your next pub quiz and you could walk away with the coveted title and hopefully a prize or two!


  1. Who was the President of the United States when the decision was made to declare war on Germany during World War I?
  2. Who created the British National Health Service (NHS)?
  3. Who is celebrated as the founder of the Mongol Empire?
  4. Which Canadian newspaper tycoon held positions in Government Offices in England during WWI and WWII?
  5. During WWII, Josip Broz led Communist devotees to victory against foreign occupation forces in Yugoslavia. By which name did he later become better known?
  6. Which British politician led his party to victory during the 1959 elections with the slogan ‘You have never had it so good’?
  7. During the 1970s, who became the world’s first female president and the youngest head of state in Latin America at the age of 43?
  8. Who was the first woman to enter the Cabinet and be a member of the Privy Council as the Minister of Labour from 1929 to 1931?
  9. Which 18th century Irish politician was called the ‘Liberator’?
  10. Which former American President was the teddy bear named after?
  11. Which two men were awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize? Hint: it wasn’t for success with online slots in Canada!
  12. She was the leader of the British movement for female suffrage. She founded the Women’s Political Union in 1903, but died in 1928 just before full voting rights were granted. Who was she?
  13. He was the founder of the Organisation of African Unity and was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 until 1974, with the exception of the Italian Occupation of 1936-1941. Who was he?
  14. Who was the President of the British National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) during the strikes of the 1980s?
  15. He was born in Poland and immigrated to Palestine in 1906. He became the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Who was he?
  16. Who was known as the Iron Chancellor?
  17. Which Norwegian politician became the puppet leader of his country during WWII and whose name became synonymous with treachery?
  18. What were the early occupations of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini?
  19. He was the son of a Siberian peasant who became the most influential person at the court of Tsar Nicholas II. Widely thought to have magical powers and was assassinated in 1916. Who was he?
  20. Who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1936 when Edward VIII abdicated the throne?


  1. Woodrow Wilson
  2. Aneurin Bevin
  3. Genghis Khan
  4. Lord Beaverbrook
  5. President Tito
  6. Harold Macmillan
  7. Isabel Peron
  8. Margaret Grace Bondfield
  9. Daniel O’Connell
  10. Theodore Roosevelt
  11. Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk
  12. Emmeline Pankhurst
  13. Haile Selassie
  14. Arthur Scargill
  15. David Ben Gurion
  16. Otto van Bismarck
  17. Vidkun Quisling
  18. Teacher and journalist
  19. Grigori Rasputin
  20. Stanley Baldwin

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