250 Trivia questions and answers

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Trivia night is fun and amazing. It’s a splendid night to ask your friends and family questions and have loads of fun knowing how knowledgeable they are. In this article, we will share fascinating trivia questions for that trivia night with your family.

Trivia Questions for Adults

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Trivia Question: What country holds the record for the longest dance party (55 hours long!)?

Answer: IRELAND.

Trivia Question: What is the rarest M&M color?

Answer: Brown

Trivia Question: In a website browser address bar, what does “www” stand for?

Answer: World Wide Web.

Trivia Question: In what year were the first Air Jordan sneakers released?

Answer: 1984

Trivia Question: In a game of bingo, which number is represented by the phrase “two little ducks”?

Answer: 22

Trivia Question: According to Greek mythology, who was the first woman on Earth?

Answer: Pandora

Trivia Question: Which African country was formerly known as Abyssinia?

Answer: Ethiopia 

Trivia Question: Tennis star Serena Williams won which major tournament while pregnant with her first child?

Answer: The Australian Open

Fun Trivia Questions for Adults

Trivia Question: Which country is known as the Land of White Elephant?

Answer: Thailand

Trivia Question: What is the smallest ocean in the world?

Answer: The Arctic

Trivia Question: What color eyes do most humans have?

Answer: Brown

Trivia Question: In which city was Anne Frank’s hiding place?

Answer: Amsterdam

Trivia Question: What is the largest type of deer?

Answer: The moose

Trivia Question: Which Disney film features the song ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’?

Answer: Pinocchio

Trivia Question: What is the name of the Earth’s largest ocean?

Answer: The Pacific Ocean

Trivia Question: What country won the very first FIFA World Cup in 1930?

Answer: Uruguay

Trivia Question: In what year was the first-ever Wimbledon Championship held?

Answer: 1877

Trivia Question: What is often seen as the smallest unit of memory?

Answer: kilobyte

Trivia Question: Which planet is the hottest in the solar system?

Answer: Venus

More Fun Questions for Adults

Trivia Question: Which country produces the most coffee in the world?

Answer: Brazil

Trivia Question: What is the common name for dried plums?

Answer: Prunes

Trivia Question: What does BMW stand for (in English)?

Answer: Bavarian Motor Works

Trivia Question: What is the smallest country in the world?

Answer: Vatican City

Trivia Question: Which bone are babies born without?

Answer: Knee cap

Trivia Question: Which name is rapper Sean Combs better known by?

Answer: P. Diddy

Trivia Question: Which British girl group had a member by the name of Mel B?

Answer: Spice Girls

Science Facts & Questions for Adults

Trivia Question: How many hearts does an octopus have?

Answer: Three

Trivia Question: How many eyes does a bee have?

Answer: Five

Trivia Question: What was the name of the rock band formed by Jimmy Page?

Answer: Led Zeppelin

Trivia Question: Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903)?

Answer: Marie Curie

Trivia Question: Which mammal has no vocal cords?

Answer: Giraffe

Trivia Question: What type of music has been shown to help plants grow better and faster?

Answer: Classical

Trivia Question: Power outages in the U.S. are mostly caused by what?

Answer: Squirrels 

Van Beethoven was born in 1770 in which city?

Answer: Berlin

Trivia Question: Water as a pH level of around?

Answer: 7

General Facts & Questions for Adults

Trivia Question: What’s the most expensive home in the world?

Answer: Buckingham Palace

Trivia Question: What did the Crocodile swallow in Peter Pan?

Answer: An alarm clock

Trivia Question: What’s the hardest rock?

Answer: A diamond

Trivia Question: What is the national dish of Spain?

Answer: Paella

Trivia Question: Which horoscope sign has a crab?

Answer: Cancer

Trivia Question: What color is Absinthe?

Answer: Green

Trivia Question: The Statue of Liberty was given to the U.S. by which country?

Answer: France

Trivia Question: Which U.S. city is known as the City of Brotherly Love?

Answer: Philadelphia

More Random facts

Trivia Question: What substance are nails made out of?

Answer: Keratin

Trivia Question: How many children does Oprah Winfrey have?

Answer: Zero

Trivia Question: Where is the Sea of Tranquility located?

Answer: The moon

Trivia Question: What country has the world’s most ancient forest?

Answer: Australia

Trivia Question: Which kind of bulbs were once exchanged as a form of currency?

Answer: Tulips

Trivia Question: What color jersey is worn by the winners of each stage of the Tour De France?

Answer: Yellow

Trivia Question: Which chess piece can only move diagonally?

Answer: A bishop

Trivia Question: When did the Cold War end?

Answer: 1989

Trivia Question: What is allspice alternatively known as?

Answer: Pimento

For History Buffs

Trivia Question: Who invented scissors?

Answer: Leonardo da Vinci

Trivia Question: On which ship did Charles Darwin make his famous expedition, which led to his theory of evolution?

Answer: HMS Beagle

Trivia Question: In which film did father and son actors Will and Jaden Smith first appear together?

Answer: The Pursuit of Happiness

Trivia Question: Which NFL team holds the record for the most Super Bowl appearances?

Answer: New England Patriots

Trivia Question: In which city is Jim Morrison buried?

Answer: Paris

Trivia Question: Which actress keeps her Oscar in her bathroom so guests can hold it and make speeches in the mirror shame-free?

Answer: Kate Winslet

Trivia Question: In medieval England, what was used as currency, specifically for rental agreements?

Answer: Eels

Trivia Question: What famous horse won the Triple Crown in 1973?

Answer: Secretariat

Trivia Question: What is the most common letter in the English alphabet?

Answer: E

Trivia Question: Chimpanzees and gorillas have human-like fingerprints, and so do what other non-human animals?

Answer: Koalas

More Random Trivia Questions

Trivia Question: A tick bite can make you allergic to what food?

Answer: Red meat

Trivia Question: What planets literally rain diamonds?

Answer: Saturn and Jupiter

Trivia Question: Saudi Arabia imports camels from what country?

Answer: Australia

Trivia Question: Who is the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart?

Answer: Blue Ivy Carter

Trivia Question: What is the Twitter bird’s official?

Answer: Larry

Trivia Question: What is a community of ants called?

Answer: A colony

Trivia Question: Who was said to “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”?

Answer: Muhammed Ali

Trivia Question: Where did Heineken beer originate?

Answer: The Netherlands

Trivia Question: How many signs are there in the Zodiac?

Answer: 12 is an old answer, 13 is the new one.

Trivia Question: What are the two fruit juices in a cosmopolitan?

Answer: Cranberry and lime

Quotes & History

Trivia Question: What object is said to bring bad luck if it is broken?

Answer: A mirror

Trivia Question: Which country did bagels originate from?

Answer: Poland

Trivia Question: What is the name for the group of men who elect a Pope?

Answer: College of Cardinals

Trivia Question: An Apgar score is given to what?

Answer: Health of newborns

Trivia Question: The Candlestick, Lead Pipe, Knife, Revolver, Rope, and what else are the six weapons in a standard game of Clue?

Answer: Wrench

Trivia Question: What city did Starbucks open its first store in 1971?

Answer: Seattle

Trivia Question: What do you call filo pastry stuffed with chopped nuts and honey or syrup?

Answer: Baklava

Trivia Question: What is the Jewish New Year called?

Answer: Rosh Hashanah

Trivia Question: What book starts with the line “Call me Ishmael.”?

Answer: Moby Dick

Challenging Science & Facts

Trivia Question: What is the first element on the Periodic Table?

Answer: Hydrogen

Trivia Question: What object did Ben Franklin attach to the end of a kite string to prove that lightning is electricity?

Answer: A metal key

Trivia Question: What does a Scoville unit measure?

Answer: Spiciness

Trivia Question: What U.S. president put a Twinkie in the country’s millennium time capsule?

Answer: Bill Clinton

Trivia Question: What is an ice hockey puck made from?

Answer: Rubber

Trivia Question: What 3-word phrase is written on Martin Luther King’s gravestone?

Answer: Free At Last

Trivia Question: What is Japanese sake made from?

Answer: Rice

Trivia Question: What American beer has been long promoted as the “King of Beers”?

Answer: Budweiser

Trivia Question: Which fashion designer was shot dead in the summer of 1997?

Answer: Gianni Versace

Trivia Question: Galileo was the citizen of which country?

Answer: Italy

Trivia Question: Which country is the largest producer of vanilla?

Answer: Madagascar

Social Stats and Figures

Trivia Question: Who performs the character of Mark Zuckerberg in the movie “The Social Network”?

Answer: Jesse Eisenberg

Trivia Question: In which city did Hitler commit suicide?

Answer: Berlin

Trivia Question: In ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was a declaration of what?

Answer: Love

Trivia Question: Who wrote songs for The Lion King?

Answer: Elton John

Trivia Question: What U.S. newspaper is nicknamed “the Gray Lady”?

Answer: The New York Times

Trivia Question: What country has the most vending machines per capita?

Answer: Japan

Trivia Question: What’s the most populous city in the United States?

Answer: New York City

More Science & History Trivia Questions

Trivia Question: Which fruit floats because 25% of its volume is air?

Answer: Apple

Trivia Question: What’s the brightest star in the sky?

Answer: Sirius

Trivia Question: The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for what city?

Answer: Barcelona

Trivia Question: What is the name of the prehistoric town in which The Flinstones live?

Answer: Bedrock

Trivia Question: What is the driest continent?

Answer: Antarctica

Trivia Question: Which U.S. state has the longest cave system in the world?

Answer: Kentucky

Trivia Question: What blood type qualifies as a universal donor?

Answer: O negative

Trivia Question: What is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust?

Answer: Aluminium

Trivia Question: What is the most abundant element in the universe?

Answer: Hydrogen

Trivia Question: Who was Sports Illustrated’s first female sportsperson of the year?

Answer: Billie Jean King

Trivia Question: Robin Williams won a best supporting actor Oscar for what film?

Answer: Good Will Hunting

Trivia Question: What was the first Disney animated film based on the life of a real person?

Answer: Pocahontas

More History & Science Facts

Trivia Question: What was the predecessor to the United Nations?

Answer: League of Nations

Trivia Question: A flamboyance is a group of what animals?

Answer: Flamingos

Trivia Question: What is the largest lizard?

Answer: Komodo dragon

Trivia Question: The male of what species testicles explode on mating and then dies?

Answer: Honeybee

Trivia Question: Europe is separated from Africa by which sea?

Answer: Mediterranean Sea

Trivia Question: Canberra is the capital city of which country?

Answer: Australia

Trivia Question: Botany is the scientific study of what?

Answer: Plants

Trivia Question: Tanks were used in battle for the first time in which conflict?

Answer: World War 1

Trivia Question: Squab is a name given to the young of which bird?

Answer: Pigeon

Trivia Question: If a male donkey is a jack, what is the female called?

Answer: Jenny

Trivia Question: In what American state is it illegal to dress up like a priest or a nun?

Answer: Alabama

Space Inspired Trivia Questions

Trivia Question: What is the largest planet in our solar system?

Answer: Jupiter

Trivia Question: What has a gravitational pull so strong that even light cannot escape it?

Answer: Black Hole

Trivia Question: What were the two sides in World War II known as?

Answer: Allies and Axis

Trivia Questions for Kids.

In which city was the Titanic launched?

Answer. Belfast

What is the most widely spoken language in Brazil?

Answer. Portuguese

What does the white dove symbolize?

Answer. Peace

Who is Shrek’s wife?

Answer. Fiona

What is the first letter of the Greek alphabet?

Answer. Alpha

How many milligrams make a gram?

Answer. 1000

Who is the world’s fastest land animal?

Answer. Cheetah

Who is the world’s largest land animal?

Answer. Elephant

Which bird has the largest wingspan?

Answer. Albatross

From which language did the word “Ketchup” come?

Answer. Chinese

Bible Trivia Questions for Kids

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In which city was Jesus born?

Answer. Bethlehem

How many books are there in the New Testament?

Answer. 27

What insect did John, the Baptist, eat in the desert?

Answer. Locusts

Who were the first apostles known to follow Jesus?

Answer. Peter and Andrew

How many people did Jesus Christ feed with five loaves of bread and two fish?

Answer. About 5000 men

After Jesus was arrested, which apostle disowned him thrice?

Answer. Peter

Who recognized Jesus as the Messiah when he was presented at the Temple in his infancy?

Answer. Simeon

Who asked the Pilate for Jesus’ body after the crucifixion?

Answer. Joseph of Arimathea

Paul was shipwrecked on which island?

Answer. Malta

Which is the shortest book in the New Testament?

Answer. John

Random Trivia Questions for Kids

A common garden insect?

Answer. Ant

A yellow fruit?

Answer. Banana

A building where movies are shown?

Answer. Theatres

Creatures that lived millions of years ago?

Answer. Dinosaur

Birds lay these?

Answer. Eggs

The color of grass?

Answer. Green

You wear this on your head?

Answer. Hat

More Fun Questions

The liquid inside a pen?

Answer. Ink

The seventh month of the year?

Answer. July

What you do to a football?

Answer. Kick

The opposite of dark?

Answer. Light

Something to wipe your feet on?

Answer. Mat

Something you hit with a hammer?

Answer. Nail

A sea creature with eight legs?

Answer. Octopus

A place that you may go to play?

Answer. Park

Science Trivia Questions for Kids

Which metal is heavier – silver or gold?

Answer. Gold

How many legs do butterflies have?

Answer. Six

Which is the country with most people?

Answer. China

What is Aurora Borealis, commonly known as?

Answer. Northern Lights

Which is the most common non-contagious disease in the world?

Answer. Tooth Decay

What is the largest mammal in the world?

Answer. Blue Whale

What is the rhino’s horn made of?

Answer. Keratin

What is the hardest substance in the human body?

Answer. Tooth enamel

What is the longest type of cell in the body?

Answer. The nerve cell (neuron).

Which is the rarest blood type in humans?

Answer. A.B. negative

How much salt does the average human body contain?

Answer. Around 250 grams

Where would you find your pinna?

Answer. It’s your outer ear (the bit you see made out of cartilage)

What’s the lifespan of a human red blood cell?

Answer. Around 120 days

What food makes up nearly all (around 99%) of a Giant Panda’s diet?

Answer. Bamboo

How many legs does a spider have?

Answer. 8

What are baby goats called?

Answer. Kids

What type of animal is the largest primate in the world?

Answer. The Gorilla

What is the only continent on Earth where Giraffes live in the wild?

Answer. Africa

What is the name of the phobia that involves an abnormal fear of spiders?

Answer. Arachnophobia

Movie Trivia Questions for Kids

Name the seven dwarfs in Snow White?

Answer. Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful, Grumpy

What is the name of the red car in the movie Cars?

Answer. Lightning McQueen

What’s the name of the famous Big Red Dog?

Answer. Clifford

What type of fish is Nemo?

Answer. A clownfish

What is the name of Shrek’s princess?

Answer. Princess Fiona

What is the name of the piggy bank in the Toy Story?

Answer. Hamm

What is the Little Mermaid’s name?

Answer. Ariel

What is the wood-carvers name in Pinocchio?

Answer. Geppetto

What is the name of the princess in Princess & The Frog?

Answer. Tiana

What is the name of the lead pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean?

Answer. Captain Jack Sparrow

What is the little girl’s name who stars in Bolt’s television series?

Answer. Penny

What are the names of the two old men Muppets in the balcony?

Answer. Statler and Waldorf

What is the name of the wooly mammoth in Ice Age?

Answer. Manfred (Manny)

What zoo are the animals from in Madagascar?

Answer. Central Park Zoo

What is the Panda’s name in Kung Fu Panda?

Answer. Po

In the Disney Pixar movie Monsters Inc., who is the company’s best scarer?

Answer. James ‘Sully’ Sullivan

History Trivia Questions

In which country are the ancient pyramids located?

Answer. Egypt

Who was the first American president?

Answer. George Washington

Who was the first man to step on the moon?

Answer. Neil Armstrong

Nobel peace prize is named after

Answer. Alfred Nobel

Who wrote the play, Hamlet?

Answer. William Shakespeare

Where did the ancient Olympic Games originate?

Answer. Greece

Which scientist invented the lightbulb?

Answer. Thomas Edison

Which was the first country to use paper money?

Answer. China

What are the Wright brothers famous for?

Answer. Inventing the airplane

What is the name of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan?

Answer. Little Boy

Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

Answer. Michelangelo

Who was the writer of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?

Answer. Lewis Caroll

Which famous person was the teddy bear named after?

Answer. Theodore Roosevelt

Which is the smallest ocean in the world?

Answer. Arctic Ocean

Funny Trivia Questions

The marriage of Henry VII to Elizabeth, the daughter of Edward IV, ended what 15th-century war?

Answer. Wars of the Roses

Which follower of cult leader Charles Manson tried to assassinate then-president Gerald R. Ford?

Answer. Lynette (Squeaky) Fromme

Who was the Secretary of Defense under George H.W. Bush?

Answer. Dick Cheney

The biggest baby in the world belongs to?

Answer. A blue whale

On which T.V. show did the toilet ever appear?

Answer. Leave It To Beaver (1957)

What is illegal to be eaten with cherry pie in Kansas?

Answer. Ice cream

Do you know what the first puck used in ice hockey made of?

Answer. Frozen cow dung

What kind of a creature is a bustard?

Answer. A bird

The so-called “kitchen debate” took place in 1959 between which two world leaders?

Answer. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev

What goes into the frog of a soldier?

Answer. His bayonet

What is the name of the vehicle that Scooby-Doo and his friends travel in?

Answer. The Mystery Machine

Music History Trivia Questions

Which American singer had a hit with ‘Shake it Off’ in 2014?

Answer. Taylor Swift

Who won the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing?

Answer. Caroline Flack

Complete the song title from the 2014 Lego Movie, ‘Everything is…’?

Answer. Awesome

What year did One Direction appear on The X Factor?

Answer. 2010

What’s the name of Postman Pat’s cat?

Answer. Jess

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was a part of which popular girl band?

Answer. Girls Aloud

Which was the album the Beatles recorded the last time together?

Answer. Abbey Road

Which instrument did Miles Davis, the jazz musician, play?

Answer. Trumpet

In which country did reggae music originate?

Answer. Jamaica

What was the name of Cold Play’s first album released in July 2000?

Answer. Parachutes

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