100 Fun Trivia and Quiz Questions With Answers

Updated on June 5, 2018
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Adele Cosgrove-Bray is a writer, poet, and artist who lives on the Wirral peninsula in England.

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If you are seeking a fun and free quiz, then look no further! Here are one hundred trivia questions with the answers in italics. They're divided into groups of ten on different subjects, so everyone can join in no matter how diverse their interests.

This trivia quiz is great for many situations:

  • Parties
  • Social gatherings
  • Pub events
  • School Groups

It's also suitable for all ages, though very young children might struggle with some of the questions. Feel free to print this off for any non-profit-making purpose.

Ten Easy Ice-Breakers

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

Ten Questions About Countries

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

Ten Questions About Movies

  1. Name the actor who starred in 142 films including The Quiet Man, The Shootist, The Searchers and Stagecoach. John Wayne.
  2. 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.
  3. What is the oldest film ever made, and when was it made? Roundhay Garden Scene made in 1888.
  4. Which actress has won the most Oscars? Katharine Hepburn, with 4 Oscars and 12 nominations.
  5. Which actress said, "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night," in All About Eve? Bette Davis (as Margo Channing.)
  6. Name the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson.
  7. Who played Neo in The Matrix? Keanu Reeves.
  8. 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.
  9. Bray Studios, near Windsor in Berkshire, was home to which famous brand of horror films? Hammer Horror.
  10. In which film did Humphrey Bogart say, "We'll always have Paris?" Casablanca.

10 Questions About Gardening

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  1. By what name is Lancelot Brown more usually known? Capability Brown.
  2. Name the world famous gardens situated ten miles outside of London, close to the River Thames. Kew Gardens.
  3. 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.
  4. Which garden is considered to be among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
  5. What colour is a Welsh poppy? Yellow.
  6. What colour is a Himalayan poppy? Blue.
  7. 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.
  8. Give the alternative name for a Mountain Ash tree. Rowan.
  9. Which kind of bulbs were once exchanged as a form of currency? Tulips.
  10. By which Latin name was Rosa Gallica previously known? Rosa Mundi.

10 Questions About Sports

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

10 Questions About the Arts

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  1. Name the three primary colours. Red, yellow and blue.
  2. In needlework, what does UFO refer to? An unfinished object.
  3. Name the famous ballet Russian dancer who changed the face of modern ballet. Rudolf Nureyev.
  4. What is the painting 'La Gioconda' more usually known as? The Mona Lisa.
  5. What does the term 'piano' mean? To be played softly.
  6. Name the Spanish artist, sculptor and draughtsman famous for co-founding the Cubist movement. Pablo Picasso.
  7. How many valves does a trumpet have? Three.
  8. 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.
  9. If you were painting with tempera, what would you be using to bind together colour pigments? Egg yolk.
  10. What is John Leach famous for making? Pottery.

10 Questions About History

  1. When was William Shakespeare born? 23rd April 1564.
  2. On what date did the Battle of Culloden take place? 16th April 1746.
  3. Who was Henry VIll's first wife? Catherine of Aragon.
  4. 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.
  5. Who became the British Prime Minister after Winston Churchill in 1955? Sir Robert Anthony Eden, The 1st Earl of Avon.
  6. When did Margaret Thatcher become Prime Minister? 1979.
  7. When did the Cold War end? 1989.
  8. Who was the architect who designed the Millennium Dome? Richard Rogers.
  9. When did the Eurostar train service between Britain and France start running? 14th November 1994.
  10. When was the euro introduced as legal currency on the world market? 1st January 1999.

10 Questions About Books

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

10 Questions About TV

  1. In "Thunderbirds", what was Lady Penelope's chauffeur called? Parker.
  2. On "Blue Peter", what was John Noakes's dog called? Shep.
  3. Name the BBC series about a shipping line set in Liverpool during the late 1800s. The Onedin Line.
  4. In the TV series Dad's Army, what was Captain Mainwaring's first name? George.
  5. 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.
  6. What was the most watched UK TV programme of all time? Eastenders, when Den divorced Angie, which drew 30.10 million viewers on 25th December 1986.
  7. 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.
  8. Which popular BBC series about old collectables began in 1979, presented by Bruce Parker and Arthur Negus, and is still running to this day? Antiques Roadshow.
  9. Which BBC music programme was broadcast weekly between 1964 and 2006? Top of the Pops.
  10. Alastair Burnett, Sandy Gall, Reginald Bosanquet, Alastair Stewart, Carol Barnes and Trevor McDonald were all regular presenters of which TV programme? ITV News at Ten.

10 Questions About Food and Drink

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  1. If you had Lafite-Rothschild on your dinner table, what would it be? Wine.
  2. What is sushi traditionally wrapped in? Edible seaweed.
  3. May Queen, Wisley Crab, Foxwhelps and Lane's Prince Albert are all species of what? Apples.
  4. What is allspice alternatively known as? Pimento.
  5. What colour is Absynthe? Green.
  6. What flavour is Cointreau? Orange.
  7. 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.
  8. Fried tarantulas, eggs boiled just before they're due to hatch, live octopus, and puffin hearts eaten raw when still-warm are all traditional foods—true or false? True.
  9. 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.
  10. Costing around $2,600 per pound and made only to order by Knipschildt, what is the name of this chocolate truffle? Chocopologie.

Questions & Answers

  • Who was Bertie Wooster's butler?

    Jeeves.

  • Who was Charles Dickens?

    Dickens was a Victorian novelist, who brought peoples' attention to the poverty of the working classes.

© 2011 Adele Cosgrove-Bray

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      Who was Edward Jenner ? 

      17 hours ago

      Edward Jenner was a farmer who discovered the smallpox vaccine and saved millions of lives to come!!

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      8 weeks ago

      I found it very easy and fun.

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      Kay 

      8 weeks ago

      Great mix of questions, I'm organising a trivia game at my next quilt retreat. I did one last year and it was so popular we all had such a laugh.

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      2 months ago

      This quiz was very fun for my husband and children, my children wouldn’t go to bed till late!

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      IREBE 

      2 months ago

      this quiz is good but too hard try to make it simple so every one can understand

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      2 months ago

      Cn u add more questions bout sports and movies???

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      3 months ago

      Really great questions that I will try to remember all the awnsers to

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      3 months ago

      wow ! great questions i wish that i can answer all this questions

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      4 months ago

      I hope my child and husband can answer this

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      4 months ago

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      4 months ago

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      4 months ago

      Can you add questions about video games or old way back when video games? Or did they have any?

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      4 months ago

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      4 months ago

      Really cool and difficult questions.

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      4 months ago

      Great Quiz, thank you so much!

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      5 months ago

      Thanku

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      5 months ago

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      Jess 

      5 months ago

      This quiz should be a bit easier because even adults can nit really answer it

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      Adele Cosgrove-Bray 

      5 months ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England.

      You're most welcome.

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      Pete Lucas 

      5 months ago

      Just Brilliant thank you.

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      6 months ago

      The book of Kells is dated 800AD and has always been regarded as the oldest printed book in existance.The yellow jersey is worn by the overall leader of the tour not by individual winners of stages.

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      6 months ago

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      6 months ago

      this was a hard quiz!!!!!!!

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      6 months ago

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      6 months ago

      wow this brill for testing the adults

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      7 months ago

      Thats harder than hq

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      7 months ago

      That is an impressive set of questions and answers

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      7 months ago

      I like these questions - I run quizzes frequently.

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      7 months ago

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      7 months ago

      Tony Reynolds can't seem to read the question properly and has unnecessarily got his knickers in a twist. Douchbag

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      7 months ago

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      7 months ago

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      7 months ago

      i did the quiz to my father and little sister AND THEY LOVE IT!!!

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      Tony Reynolds 

      7 months ago

      The chess question referring to the bishop is incorrect. The queen and king can also move diagonally and pawns move diagonally when taking

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      Scoops 

      8 months ago

      In answer to "captain" commenting on Peter Beardsley, he actually did turn out once for Man Utd in a cup tie. Please, all you negative commentators, get YOUR facts right before criticising someone who takes the time and effort for YOUR pleasure

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      Scoops 

      8 months ago

      Hello yo man, get your facts and spelling right, it's Lake SUperior not Soperior, and the question was "largest by surface area". It is Lake SUPERIOR, 31,700 square miles. BAIKAL is the largest by volume because of its depth. I get so peed off by people who THINK they're clever and possibly SUPERIOR to the rest of us. I've been compiling almost 35 years and have learned some interesting things

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      jessnath 

      8 months ago

      This is a great article, thanks for sharing! Where do you find your quiz questions/answers? I sometimes find it challenging to locate reputable sources for them.

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      8 months ago

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      8 months ago

      These questions are well easyyyyy.. get some harder ones next time

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      8 months ago

      REALLY COOL STAFF

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      8 months ago

      dude this totaly rad man! dude you no that lake soperior is TRUMPED by lake baikal! yo going by usa? well Go TEAM USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok site dont suggest it though.

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      Jack 

      8 months ago

      largest freshwater lake is lake baikal not lake superior

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      stop 

      8 months ago

      The questions make me want to live

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      8 months ago

      my sister is normally great at quiz. this one was hard but really fun!

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      8 months ago

      Ha!This is quiz great!

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      8 months ago

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      8 months ago

      add more questions!!!!!!

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      Prashant Bastola 

      8 months ago

      Good questions as well as intelligent questions...Person having good iq can only answer these questions

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      kesi cotton 

      9 months ago

      every one at my party loved this!!!!

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      bridget 

      9 months ago

      i really liked the questions.it was really really funny.thank you for the questions.

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      Colin G 

      9 months ago

      Excellent questions to occupy our group as we are snowed in our chalet today as there is no skiing available as all the pistes are closed.

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      9 months ago

      These questions are very good and very useful for every child ,please visit this website

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      BkB 

      9 months ago

      Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. Caspian Sea is the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume.

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      Unnamed 

      9 months ago

      Some of these questions are originally studied by students

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      your name 

      9 months ago

      never mind your talking freshwater i'm wrong

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      your name 

      9 months ago

      lake superiors not the biggest. it's the caspian sea which is technically a lake

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      Random user 

      9 months ago

      Was margret thatcher really prime minister in 79?

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      Fresh Prince 

      9 months ago

      This was wonderful questions

      I really learnt much information

      Maybe you could add category on road blox or mine craft?

      I am little upset that people complained about nile quetion this is fun

      i give many thum up for this quiz

      Maybe the questions are a little bit scary though?

      how bout some wallpaper questions to calm down my scared kids.

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      Fitzy 

      9 months ago

      Perfect fun for the family and everybody had a key subject

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      Ewan 

      10 months ago

      Brilliant quiz but there were arguments about the reliability of some of the questions, redo some research maybe

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      Brandy 

      10 months ago

      Legit bruv

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      Kayden Berardinelli 

      10 months ago

      This quiz was fun I used it for Kahoot.it

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      I forgot my name. 

      10 months ago

      It's great.

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      10 months ago

      Extremely good quiz, I loved it.

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      this quiz is fun!!! 

      10 months ago

      I love this so much me and my mom is playing round 20.

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      Bealiebug 

      10 months ago

      looks good to me going to use it with some friends tomorrow

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      10 months ago

      Loved this quiz

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      Celine Murphy 

      10 months ago

      This quiz was so cool.

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      The cow who went to the moon. 

      10 months ago

      I think these questions are random and great to use for quizzes.

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      Funnehmilkshake 

      10 months ago

      Those where great!

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      Chris 

      11 months ago

      For all those asking Australia is NOT an island, it is a continental land mass. It has its own tectonic plate etc etc

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      dololo 

      11 months ago

      i think it was to hard

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