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100 Barack Obama Trivia Questions Even Michelle Won’t Know

Politics are some of the most confusing topics to stay on top of. However, when it comes to the former US president, this Barack Obama quiz will test your limits. Democracy put Barack Obama in office, but a vote isn’t going to help you win game night during this Barack Obama trivia quiz. 

Whether studying for a history test or putting your skills to the test, these Barack Obama trivia questions and answers will not only expand your knowledge. They will also take you back to his time in the Oval Office. 

Dive into the life of the 44th President of the United States of America and test your knowledge with these Barack Obama trivia questions and answers. So take a seat at the President’s resolute desk and join in this fun Barack Obama quiz. 

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In which US state was Barack Obama born?

 

Hawaii

 

Maine

 

Pennsylvania

 

Texas

How old was Obama when his parents divorced?

 

5

 

10

 

2

 

19

Barack Obama used two songs by which singer in his Presidential campaigns?

 

Neil Diamond

 

Bruce Springsteen

 

Billy Ray Cyrus

 

Bon Jovi

In which decade was Barack Obama born?

 

1960s

 

1950s

 

1940s

 

1970s

Until University, what was Barack Obama’s nickname?

 

Obie

 

Barro

 

Barry

 

Bammy

Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden, represented which state as Senator?

 

Delaware

 

Massachusetts

 

Maryland

 

New York

The ‘Cash for Clunkers’ policy allowed people to upgrade what?

 

Laptops

 

Cell phones

 

Washing Machines

 

Cars

What comes before ‘A Story of Race and Inheritance’ in the title of Obama’s first book?

 

Memories of Africa

 

Dreams from my Father

 

Imagination of the Union

 

Fairytale of America

How many states did Obama win in the 2008 Presidential Election?

 

28

 

18

 

48

 

38

In 1981, Obama transferred to Columbia University in which US city?

 

New York

 

Boston

 

Philadelphia

 

Miami

Obama was seen shaking the hand of the leader of which country at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service?

 

Cuba

 

Australia

 

France

 

China

In 2011, what proportion of Americans wrongly believed that Obama was Muslim?

 

Twelfth

 

Quarter

 

Third

 

Fifth

How old was Obama when he became President?

 

42

 

37

 

57

 

47

What was Michelle Obama’s job before becoming First Lady?

 

Lawyer

 

Art Teacher

 

Chef

 

Surgeon

What was Michelle Obama’s maiden name?

 

Johnson

 

Robinson

 

Anderson

 

Michaelson

What is the nickname for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

 

Obi-Edu

 

Bar-Health

 

Obamacare

 

Barackcare

Who did Obama beat in the 2008 Presidential Election?

 

Donald Trump

 

George HW Bush

 

John McCain

 

Mike Pence

Obama reinstated diplomatic ties with which country after 50 years?

 

Mexico

 

Venezuela

 

Russia

 

Cuba

Obama’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy affected people in which branch of government?

 

Health

 

Armed Forces

 

Education

 

NASA

Obama’s Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regulated which industry?

 

Retail

 

Finance

 

Pharmaceutical

 

Oil

Obama made a historic visit to Hiroshima, in which country?

 

Japan

 

China

 

Russia

 

Malaysia

Obama attended high school in which state?

 

Alabama

 

Texas

 

Florida

 

Hawaii

Who did John Kerry replace as Secretary of State in the Obama Administration?

 

Condoleeza Rice

 

John King

 

Hillary Clinton

 

Nancy Pelosi

Which classic board game is one of Obama’s favorites?

 

Monopoly

 

Clue

 

Risk

 

Scrabble

What is Obama’s middle name?

 

Hussein

 

Mohammed

 

Abdullah

 

Adnan

Barack Obama endorsed Emmanuel Macron for the Presidency of which European country?

 

Ireland

 

Germany

 

France

 

Italy

In 2016, Obama became the first US leader to visit which Japanese city?

 

Nagano

 

Osaka

 

Hiroshima

 

Tokyo

How many times did Barack Obama see his father after his parents divorced?

 

1

 

8

 

10

 

5

What was the name of the new political movement which emerged in the early months of Obama’s Presidency?

 

Tea Party

 

Block Party

 

Birthday Party

 

Cake Party

Which famous Law School did Obama attend?

 

Brown

 

Yale

 

Harvard

 

Duke

An estimated how many people attended Obama’s first inauguration in 2009?

 

500000

 

6 million

 

4 million

 

2 million

Malia Obama started as a student at which University in 2017?

 

Brown

 

Yale

 

Harvard

 

Stanford

How many women were appointed to the Supreme Court during Obama’s Presidency?

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

5

The Obama administration set up the first embassy in which city since 1961?

 

Mexico City

 

Havana

 

Buenos Aires

 

Montevideo

How old were Obama’s children when he became President?

 

6 and 2

 

10 and 7

 

14 and 10

 

18 and 13

How old was Barack Obama when he met Michelle?

 

18

 

23

 

30

 

27

In which year of Obama’s Presidency did special forces kill Osama Bin Laden?

 

2008

 

2016

 

2013

 

2011

What is the name of Obama’s older daughter?

 

Millie

 

Malia

 

Monika

 

Morgan

Who was Mitt Romney’s running mate when he took on Obama in the 2012 election?

 

Joe Biden

 

Sarah Palin

 

Paul Ryan

 

John McCain

Obama oversaw the sale of Chrysler to which European company?

 

Land Rover

 

Volkswagen

 

Fiat

 

Audi

After Sandy Hook, Obama proposed a ban on which type of guns?

 

Rifles

 

Military assault weapons

 

Shotguns

 

Pistols

Obama won the Time ‘Person of the Year’ award how many times?

 

0

 

4

 

2

 

1

As a senator in 2007, Obama became Chairman of the Senate’s subcommittee on which affairs?

 

Education

 

Asian

 

Financial

 

European

Obama began his Presidency with what percentage approval rating?

 

0.58

 

0.38

 

0.68

 

0.48

What sport did Barack Obama play in high school?

 

Hockey

 

Basketball

 

Football

 

Baseball

How many seats did the Democrats lose in the 2010 elections?

 

63

 

43

 

23

 

33

Who replaced Obama as US President?

 

Hillary Clinton

 

Donald Trump

 

George W Bush

 

Paul Ryan

How many years did Obama spend teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago?

 

2

 

20

 

26

 

12

Which political figure in 2011 raised concerns about Obama’s birthplace not being in the US?

 

Mike Pence

 

Donald Trump

 

John McCain

 

Paul Ryan

In which decade did Obama live in Indonesia with his mother and stepfather?

 

1990s

 

1970s

 

1980s

 

1960s

What did Obama go to Harvard to study in 1988?

 

Economics

 

French

 

Medicine

 

Law

Obama beat the former governor of which state in the 2012 election?

 

Texas

 

Massachusetts

 

New Hampshire

 

Alabama

What was Obama’s field of work before entering politics?

 

Medicine

 

Art

 

French

 

Law

Obama was sworn in as a senator for Illinois in which year?

 

1995

 

1990

 

2000

 

2005

Who did Obama endorse for President in 2016?

 

Sarah Palin

 

Joe Biden

 

Donald Trump

 

Hillary Clinton

As of 2018, how many Twitter followers does Obama have?

 

103 million

 

63 million

 

83 million

 

123 million

Obama taught constitutional law in which city from 1992 to 2004?

 

Boston

 

Chicago

 

Philadelphia

 

New York

In what field of law did Obama specialise in between 1993 and 2004?

 

Civil Rights

 

Corporate Law

 

Taxation

 

Criminal Law

John Kerry served in which position under Barack Obama?

 

Secretary of Commerce

 

Secretary of the Interior

 

Secretary of Agriculture

 

Secretary of State

Obama represented which state as a senator from 2005 to 2008?

 

New York

 

Hawaii

 

Illinois

 

New Jersey

Which former President formally nominated Obama for the Presidency in 2012?

 

Bill Clinton

 

Jimmy Carter

 

Hillary Clinton

 

George W Bush

Which famous singer performed at Obama’s second inauguration in 2013?

 

Lady Gaga

 

Katy Perry

 

Pink

 

Beyonce

Obama was what number President of the US?

 

44th

 

55th

 

66th

 

33rd

Obama owns a pair of gloves signed by which famous boxer?

 

Muhammad Ali

 

Joe Frazier

 

Mike Tyson

 

George Foreman

Who wrote the ‘Yes We Can’ song for Barack Obama?

 

Katy Perry

 

Snoop Dogg

 

Lady Gaga

 

Will.I.Am

What was Obama’s famous 2008 slogan?

 

Times Are Changing

 

New Beginnings

 

Don’t Stop

 

Yes We Can

Obama appointed David Petraeus to serve as military leader in which country?

 

Honduras

 

Afghanistan

 

Russia

 

Iran

Who did Obama beat to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2007?

 

Hillary Clinton

 

Bill Clinton

 

Joe Biden

 

Al Gore

As a teenager, Obama supported which NFL team?

 

Green Bay Packers

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

 

New England Patriots

 

Los Angeles Rams

What is Obama’s mother called?

 

Janet

 

Katherine

 

Carol

 

Ann

In 2015, Obama agreed to support the Saudis in which country’s conflict?

 

Iran

 

Yemen

 

Jordan

 

Egypt

Barack Obama and his mother moved which west coast city when he was a few weeks old?

 

Vancouver

 

San Francisco

 

Seattle

 

Los Angeles

What is the name of Barack Obama’s wife?

 

Michelle

 

Marjorie

 

Marion

 

Monica

What drug did Obama admit taking as a teenager?

 

Heroin

 

Marijuana

 

Crack

 

Ecstasy

Which identity document did Obama have to release to squelch rumors he wasn’t American?

 

Driving Licence

 

Passport

 

Tax Return

 

Birth Certificate

How many states did Obama lose between the 2008 and 2012 election?

 

2

 

4

 

3

 

6

Which party dd Obama represent?

 

Republicans

 

Libertarians

 

Reformists

 

Democrats

The Obama administration oversaw an oil spill clear up in which body of water?

 

Gulf of Mexico

 

Lake Michigan

 

Puget Sound

 

Chesapeake Bay

Obama anonunced his candidacy for President at an event in which state?

 

Illinois

 

Maine

 

California

 

New York

Who was John McCain’s running mate when he took on Obama for the Presidency?

 

Sarah Palin

 

Al Gore

 

Donald Trump

 

Joe Biden

What was the first name of Ms Pelosi, speaker of the house from 2007 to 2011?

 

Nancy

 

Susan

 

Mary

 

Cathy

On Obama’s watch, the NSA was found to be listening calls made by which European country’s leader?

 

United Kingdom

 

Germany

 

Italy

 

France

In which year did Barack and Michelle Obama marry?

 

1982

 

2002

 

1992

 

1972

Obama supports the White Sox, a baseball team from which city?

 

Chicago

 

Miami

 

Philadelphia

 

New York

Barack Obama was inaugurated as President in which month of 2009?

 

February

 

March

 

April

 

January

Obama signed a climate change treaty in which European city in 2015?

 

Berlin

 

Madrid

 

London

 

Paris

Barack Obama’s Presidential Library will be built in which city?

 

Miami

 

Chicago

 

Los Angeles

 

Boston

The ‘Obamacare’ Act was on which topic?

 

Gun Control

 

Heathcare

 

Education

 

Immigration

How many daughters does Barack Obama have?

 

4

 

3

 

1

 

2

In which decade did Barack Obama move to Chicago?

 

1980s

 

1970s

 

1990s

 

1960s

Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama promoted the ‘Let Girls Learn Peace’ initiative in which continent?

 

Europe

 

Asia

 

Africa

 

South America

How tall is Barack Obama?

 

6 foot 5 inches

 

6 foot 1 inch

 

5 foot 10 inches

 

5 foot 6 inches

Who was the last President before Obama to visit Cuba?

 

Coolidge

 

Ford

 

Eisenhower

 

Nixon

Who was Obama’s vice president?

 

Hillary Clinton

 

Al Gore

 

Joe Biden

 

John Edwards

One of the saddest events in Obama’s presidency was the Sandy Hook shootings in whch US state?

 

North Dakota

 

Connecticut

 

Massachusetts

 

Delaware

Who did Obama succeed as US President?

 

George W Bush

 

Gerald Ford

 

Bill Clinton

 

George H W Bush

Obama’s father came from which African country?

 

Uganda

 

Kenya

 

Nigeria

 

South Africa

Obama ordered the closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility on which island?

 

Madagascar

 

Cuba

 

Jamaica

 

Martinique

In May 2018, the Obamas signed a TV deal with which network?

 

Nat Geo

 

Netflix

 

Amazon

 

HBO

Who was Obama’s opponent in the 2012 election?

 

Trump

 

Biden

 

Romney

 

Bush

 

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