250 Fun trivia questions and answers for everyone

Quizzing is a good and brainstorming activity which is appropriate for all age groups. This is one of those activities which can be played by any member whether they are kids, adults, family members, friends or anyone. And asking trivia questions is an effective exercise to improve your general knowledge. Trivia questions can be asked during many occasions such as social gatherings, parties, get together parties, playing games, and during any conversation. Especially, they ignite knowledge in people. Funny websites

 
 

However, during such gatherings, you might lack the question ideas and get confused about what to ask. So in this post, we’ll be listing the best and funny trivia questions and answers that would be a real source of entertainment for your meetups.

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Best trivia questions

  • Who was the legendary Benedictine monk who invented champagne? Dom Perignon.
  • Name the largest freshwater lake in the world? Lake Superior.
  • Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility? The Moon.
  • What is someone who shoes horses called? A farrier.
  • What item of clothing was named after its Scottish inventor? A Mackintosh.
  • What kind of weapon is a falchion? A sword.
  • Which word goes before vest, beans, and quartet? String.
  • What is another word for a lexicon? Dictionary.
  • Name the seventh planet from the sun. Uranus.
  • Who invented the rabies vaccination? Louis Pasteur.

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Fun trivia questions about countries

  • Which is the only American state to begin with the letter ‘p’? Pennsylvania.
  • Name the world’s biggest island. Greenland.
  • What is the world’s longest river? Amazon.
  • Name the world’s largest ocean. Pacific.
  • What is the diameter of Earth? 8,000 miles.
  • Where would you find the world’s most ancient forest? Daintree Forest north of Cairns, Australia.
  • Which four British cities have underground rail systems? Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle, and London.
  • What is the capital city of Spain? Madrid.
  • Which country is Prague in? The Czech Republic.
  • Which English town was a forerunner of the Parks Movement and the first city in Europe to have a street tram system? Birkenhead.

 

Good trivia questions

  • What nation was bounced from the Organisation of American States in 1962? Cuba.
  • What continent have the fewest flowering plants? Antarctica.
  • What element begins with the letter “K”? Krypton.
  • What country saw a world record 315 million voters turn out for elections on May 20, 1991? India.
  • What national holiday in Mexico has picnickers munching chocolate coffins and sugar skulls? The Day of the Dead.
  • What nation’s military attached dynamite packs to Dobermans before sending them into Palestinian guerrilla hideouts? Israel.
  • What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope, in 1781? Uranus.
  • How many days does a cat usually stay in heat? Five.
  • How many U.S. states border the Gulf of Mexico? Five.
  • What’s the ballet term for a 360-degree turn on one foot? Pirouette.
  • What did blind bank robber David Worrell use as a weapon when trying to rob a London bank? His cane.
  • What Great Lake state has more shoreline than the entire U.S. Atlantic seaboard? Michigan.
  • What model appeared topless on the self-penned 1993 novel Pirate? Fabio.
  • If you had Lafite-Rothschild on your dinner table, what would it be? Wine.
  • What is sushi traditionally wrapped in? Edible seaweed.
  • May Queen, Wisley Crab, Foxwhelps and Lane’s Prince Albert are all species of what? Apples.
  • What is allspice alternatively known as? Pimento.
  • What color is Absynth? Green.
  • What was the most watched UK TV program of all time? Eastenders, when Den divorced Angie, which drew 30.10 million viewers on 25th December 1986.
  • Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey was as famous for her flamboyant character as for her cookery books and TV show throughout the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. By what name was she more usually known? Fanny Cradock.
  • Which popular BBC series about old collectibles began in 1977, presented by Bruce Parker and Arthur Negus, and is still running to this day? Antiques Roadshow.
  • Alastair Burnett, Sandy Gall, Reginald Bosanquet, Alastair Stewart, Carol Barnes and Trevor McDonald were all regular presenters of which TV program? ITV
  • Which country has more tractors per capita, Canada, Iceland or Japan? Iceland.
  • Who averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life? Thomas Edison.
  • What Elton John album became the first album to enter the charts at Number One, in 1975? Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.

 

Fun trivia questions and answers about movies

  • Name the actor who starred in 142 films including The Quiet Man, The Shootist, The Searchers, and Stagecoach. John Wayne.
  • Name the film noir actress who starred in I Married a Witch, The Glass Key, So Proudly We Hail! and Sullivan’s Travels. Veronica Lake.
  • What is the oldest film ever made, and when was it made? Roundhay Garden Scene made in 1888.
  • Which actress has won the most Oscars? Katharine Hepburn, with 4 Oscars and 12 nominations.
  • Which actress said, “Fasten your seatbelts? It’s going to be a bumpy night,” in All About Eve? Bette Davis (as Margo Channing.)
  • Name the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson.
  • Who played Neo in The Matrix? Keanu Reeves.
  • Name the actress whose career began at the age of 3, and who went on to star in films such as Contact, Maverick and The Silence of the Lambs? Jodie Foster.
  • Bray Studios, near Windsor in Berkshire, was home to which famous brand of horror films? Hammer Horror.
  • In which film did Humphrey Bogart say, “We’ll always have Paris?” Casablanca.

 

More fun trivia questions and answers

  • By what name is Lancelot Brown more usually known? Capability Brown.
  • Name the world famous gardens situated ten miles outside of London, close to the River Thames. Kew Gardens.
  • Which popular gardener created Barnsdale Gardens and was the author of many books such as The Ornamental Kitchen Garden, ‘Gardeners World’ Practical Gardening Course and Paradise Gardens? Geoff Hamilton.
  • Which garden is considered to be among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
  • What color is a Welsh poppy? Yellow.
  • What color is a Himalayan poppy? Blue.
  • Name the organic gardener who is almost as famous for his long blond plait as he is for his books such as Going Organic and The Gourmet Gardener and his regular appearances on the BBC radio’s Gardener’s Question Time. Bob Flowerdew.
  • Give the alternative name for a Mountain Ash tree. Rowan.
  • Which kind of bulbs were once exchanged as a form of currency? Tulips.
  • By which Latin name was Rosa Gallica previously known? Rosa Mundi.

 

Funny trivia questions and answers about sports

  • What color jersey is worn by the winners of each stage of the Tour De France? Yellow.
  • Name the only heavyweight boxing champion to finish his career of 49 fights without ever having been defeated? Rocky Marciano.
  • Which sport does Constantino Rocca play? Golf.
  • Name the country where you would find the Cresta Run. Switzerland.
  • How many times was the Men’s Tennis Singles at Wimbledon won by Bjorn Borg? Five.
  • In 2011, which country hosted a Formula 1 race for the first time? India.
  • Name the game played on a lawn called a ‘crown green’. Bowls.
  • Which chess piece can only move diagonally? A bishop.
  • Name the only footballer to have played for Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United. Peter Beardsley.
  • In football, who was nicknamed ‘The Divine Ponytail’? Roberto Baggio.

 

 
 

Funny trivia questions and answers about arts

  • Name the three primary colors. Red, yellow and blue.
  • In needlework, what does UFO refer to? An unfinished object.
  • Name the famous ballet Russian dancer who changed the face of modern ballet. Rudolf Nureyev.
  • What is the painting ‘La Gioconda’ more usually known as? The Mona Lisa.
  • What does the term ‘piano’ mean? To be played softly.
  • Name the Spanish artist, sculptor and draughtsman famous for co-founding the Cubist movement. Pablo Picasso.
  • How many valves does a trumpet have? Three.
  • Who painted How Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Percival were Fed with the Sanc Grael; But Sir Percival’s Sister Died by the Way? Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
  • If you were painting with tempera, what would you be using to bind together color pigments? Egg yolk.
  • What is John Leach famous for making? Pottery.

 

Fun trivia questions about history

  • When was William Shakespeare born? 23rd April 1564.
  • On what date did the Battle of Culloden take place? 16th April 1746.
  • Who was Henry VIll’s first wife? Catherine of Aragon.
  • Which famous battle between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French Navy and Spanish Navy took place on 21st October 1805? Battle of Trafalgar.
  • Who became the British Prime Minister after Winston Churchill in 1955? Sir Robert Anthony Eden, The 1st Earl of Avon.
  • When did Margaret Thatcher become Prime Minister? 1979.
  • When did the Cold War end? 1989.
  • Who was the architect who designed the Millennium Dome? Richard Rogers.
  • When did the Eurostar train service between Britain and France start running? 14th November 1994.
  • When was the euro introduced as legal currency on the world market? 1st January 1999.

 

Fun trivia questions and answers about books

  • What is the oldest surviving printed book in the world? The Diamond Sutra, dated at 868 AD.
  • In publishing, what does POD mean? Print on demand.
  • Name the author of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, No, and Thunderball, among others. Ian Fleming.
  • Which Shakespeare play features Shylock? The Merchant of Venice.
  • Who wrote the novel Death in Venice, which was later made into a film of the same name? Thomas Mann.
  • Who wrote the Vampire Chronicles, which include the novels Armand, Blood and Gold and Interview with the Vampire? Anne Rice.
  • What is an e-book? A book available in a digital, rather than printed, format.
  • How tall would a double elephant folio book be? 50 inches.
  • Who wrote the contemporary children’s books about mermaids set on the coast of Cornwall? Helen Dunmore.
  • How old is the world’s oldest dictionary? Cuneiform tablets with bilingual Sumerian-Akkadian word-lists have been dated to 2300 BC.

 

 
 

Fun trivia questions about television

  • In “Thunderbirds”, what was Lady Penelope’s chauffeur called? Parker.
  • On “Blue Peter”, what was John Noakes’s dog called? Shep.
  • Name the BBC series about a shipping line set in Liverpool during the late 1800s. The Onedin Line.
  • In the TV series Dad’s Army, what was Captain Mainwaring’s first name? George.
  • Who invented TV? George Carey, a Boston civil servant, first thought up television in 1876. John Logie Baird is often quoted as its inventor but his ideas didn’t come along until the 1920’s.
  • What was the most watched UK TV program of all time? Eastenders, when Den divorced Angie, which drew 30.10 million viewers on 25th December 1986.
  • Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey was as famous for her flamboyant character as for her cookery books and TV show throughout the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. By what name was she more usually known? Fanny Cradock.
  • Which popular BBC series about old collectibles began in 1979, presented by Bruce Parker and Arthur Negus, and is still running to this day? Antiques Roadshow.
  • Which BBC music program was broadcast weekly between 1964 and 2006? Top of the Pops.
  • Alastair Burnett, Sandy Gall, Reginald Bosanquet, Alastair Stewart, Carol Barnes and Trevor McDonald were all regular presenters of which TV program? ITV News at Ten.

 

Funny trivia questions about food and drink

  • If you had Lafite-Rothschild on your dinner table, what would it be? Wine.
  • What is sushi traditionally wrapped in? Edible seaweed.
  • What is allspice alternatively known as? Pimento.
  • What flavor is Cointreau? Orange.
  • If you were to cut a hare into pieces, marinate it in wine and juniper berries then stew this slowly in a sealed container, what would this recipe be called? Jugged hare.
  • Fried tarantulas, eggs boiled just before they’re due to hatch, live octopus, and puffin hearts are eaten raw when still-warm are all traditional foods—true or false? True.
  • How many crocus flowers does it take to make a pound of saffron? Up to 75,000 flowers, which is enough to fill an entire football pitch.
  • Costing around $2,600 per pound and made only to order by Knipschildt, what is the name of this chocolate truffle? Chocopologie.

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More interesting trivia questions

  • How many colors are there in a rainbow? 7.
  • Name the dog in the traditional Punch and Judy Show.
  • What is the name of red earthenware pottery, which remains porous when unglazed? Terracotta.
  • What is a large tent called when used to house a circus? Big Top.
  • Which black mineral, especially popular with Victorians, was used to make jewelry? Jet.
  • What do you call a time span of one thousand years? Millennium.
  • When did the world celebrate its most recent millennium? Year 2000.
  • How many degrees are found in a circle? 360.
  • The Dewey Decimal system is used to categorize what? Books.
  • How many squares are there on a chess board? 64.
  • What was the very first women’s magazine called? The Ladies Mercury.
  • What color is the brandy liquor called Chartreuse? Green or yellow.
  • By what name is Norma Jean Baker more commonly known? Marilyn Monroe.
  • What is the Scottish drink made from whiskey and heather honey called? Drambuie.
  • Name the suffragette who threw herself under King George V’s horse in 1913? Emily Davison.
  • What life-saving device did Sir Humphry Davy invent? Miner’s safety lamp, the Davy Lamp.
  • The word ‘bible’ comes from the Greek ‘biblion’ – what does biblion mean? Book.
  • Name the historical prince whose name was used by Bram Stoker in his famous novel. Dracula.
  • Name the four main human blood groups. A, B, AB, and O.
  • Who was the legendary king who was killed at the Battle of Camelford? Arthur.
  • How many points does a compass have? 32.
  • Name all four of the Marx Brothers. Groucho, Zeppo, Harpo, and Chico.
  • What do you call the pudding made with ice cream on the sponge, which is covered by meringue? Baked Alaska.
  • Who became the first female president and head of state in Latin America? Maria Estela Isabel Peron.
  • What did Sir Christopher Cockerell invent? Hovercraft.
  • What does the Latin phrase ‘caveat emptor’ mean? Let the buyer beware.
  • Who wrote a series of novels about orcs, hobbits, goblins, and elves? JR Tolkien.
  • What are the four types of teeth? Molars, pre-molars, incisors, and canines.
  • Name the gold coin introduced by Henry VII. Sovereign.
  • Who composed the music for the ballets Sleeping Beauty and Swan LakeTchaikovsky.
  • Who was known as The Tramp or The King of Comedy? Charlie Chaplin.
  • If you were eating du Barry, what would you be eating? Cauliflower soup.
  • Who was known as the Welsh Wizard? David Lloyd George.
  • Name the type of footwear invented in 1815, which enables the wearer to move very quickly over smooth, flat ground. Roller skates.
  • Which book featured the Eloi and the Morlocks? The Time Machine.
  • Which hormone controls the supply of sugar between muscles and blood? Insulin.
  • In Japanese, what is the word for goodbye? Sayonara.
  • How many American cents make up a dime? 10.
  • Which annual English festival of music was founded by the conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood in 1895? Promenade Concerts.
  • Which illness wiped out thousands of people across Europe during the 14th Century? Bubonic Plague.
  • Name the craft of knotting threads to create decorative yet useful objects. Macrame.
  • What is a bouquet garni? Bunch of herbs used to add flavor to food.
  • Name the Chinese game played with small tiles. Mah-jong.
  • Which delicacy is loved by pigs, who dig for it around tree roots? Truffles.
  • What do you call the smell which wine gives off? Bouquet.
  • What was John Wayne’s original name? Marion Morrison.
  • Name the French blue cheese made from ewe’s milk. Roquefort.
  • Whose statue in Red Square was pulled down in 1991? Lenin’s.
  • What are espadrilles? Sandals.
  • How many sets of petals does a Tudor rose have? 5.
  • How many strings does a cello have? 4.
  • In which year did Britain start using the decimal currency? 1971.
  • What is the average temperature of the human body, in degrees centigrade? 37.
  • What was the name of the Bronte sister’s brother? Branwell.
  • What is an antonym? A word which is the opposite of another word.
  • Who invented Kodak cameras? George Eastman.
  • Name the train which was designed and driven by George Stephenson? Locomotion No.1.
  • What is the bluebird of the symbol of? Happiness.
  • Which former American president had a popular children’s toy named after him? Theodore Roosevelt.
  • What is rum distilled from? Sugarcane.
  • Who was the very first female member of Parliament in Britain? Nancy Astor.
  • What nationality of soldiers wears a white kilt? Greek.
  • Which common household item, usually found in a kitchen or utility room, did Hamilton Smith invent in 1858? Washing machine.
  • Which British coin was also known as a bob? Shilling.
  • Which traditional Scottish musical instrument was once banned under English law? Bagpipes.
  • What were the names of the two mythological children who were raised by a wolf in Italy? Romulus and Remus.
  • Which fictional character was also known as Lord Greystoke? Tarzan.
  • What is the Chinese system of medicine called, which uses slender needles inserted into the body at specific points? Acupuncture.
  • Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales — what was his first name? Geoffrey.
  • Name the Celtic language spoken in Brittany. Breton.
  • What was Che Guevara’s nationality? Argentinian.
  • Before pirates used it, whose ships flew the skull and cross-bones flag? Knights Templar.
  • Which field of artistry did Louis Daguerre develop? Photography.
  • The feeling of having already experienced something which is now happening again is known as what? Deja vu.
  • Who wrote The Grapes of Wrath? John Steinbeck.
  • How many sides does a dodecagon have? 12.
  • How many symphonies did Beethoven compose? 9.
  • Name the Spartan king who married Helen of Troy. Menelaus.
  • In British mythology, who were Gog and Magog? Giants.
  • What is kaolin also known as? China clay.
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Weird quiz for daily entertainment

  • Who invented the jet engine? Frank Whittle.
  • What are tarot cards usually used for? Fortune telling.
  • Who was the author of the once-popular Father Brown detective novels? GK Chesterton.
  • Which fictional character lived at 221b Baker Street? Sherlock Holmes.
  • Which two numbers are used in binary code? 0 and 1.
  • The popular piano piece known as “Clair de Lune” was composed by whom? Debussy.
  • According to Greek mythology, who stole fire for mankind’s benefit? Prometheus.
  • Which species of mollusk and a planet share a name? Venus.
  • How many lines should a limerick have? 5.
  • Which English village, found near Rochester in Kent, gave its name to correctional facilities for young adults? Borstal.
  • What sort of animals featured in the children’s book, Watership Down? Rabbits.
  • In which English abbey would you find Poets’ Corner? Westminster.
  • Which branch of mathematics deals with the sides and angles of triangles and their relationship to each other? Trigonometry.
  • Who invented a system of shorthand based on sounds, not letters? Sir Isaac Pitman.
  • Who wrote the novel, David Copperfield? Charles Dickens.
  • What was Mozart’s full baptismal name? Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.
  • What sort of creature did St George allegedly slay? Dragon.
  • What was a Puffing Billy? Steam train.
  • How many pockets does a snooker table have? 6.
  • Which historical event is remembered in the nursery rhyme, Ring-a-ring O’ Roses? The Great Plague of 1665.

 

Cool and awesome trivia questions

  • The average person does what thirteen times a day? Laughs
  • The Average American does what 22 times a day? Opens Fridge
  • On Sunday in Florida, it is illegal for a single woman to do what? Skydive
  • Washington police officers get a half hour class in how to what? Sit Down
  • In California, you can’t legally buy a mousetrap without having a what? Hunting License
  • Who said, “I’ve never had an accident worth talking about”? Captain E J Smith of the Titanic
  • In the French vineyards, it’s illegal to do what? Land a Flying Saucer
  • Coprastastaphobia is the fear of what? Constipation
  • What type of sportsman are most likely to get diseased anuses or rectums? Water Skiers
  • In South Dakota, it’s illegal to fall down and sleep where? In a Cheese Factory
  • It’s illegal in Georgia to do what with a fork? Eat fried chicken
  • In Blythe Ca. you can’t wear cowboy boots unless you own at least 5 what? 5 Head of cattle
  • In Kansas, it’s illegal to eat cherry pie with what? Ice Cream
  • The first puck used in the game of ice hockey game, what was the first puck used made out of? Frozen cow manure
  • What ailment kills the most fruit flies? Constipation
  • It’s illegal in Texas to put what on your neighbors Cow? Graffiti
  • A law in Illinois prohibits men from doing what in public? Having an erection
  • In Minnesota, it is illegal to tease what type of animal? Skunk

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