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Bored of the board games on your bookshelf when it comes to family game night? A rousing round of trivia questions for kids may be just the thing your family needs to shake things up a bit!
Answering trivia questions can be all kinds of fun as you test your knowledge of history, pop culture, music, movies, and a hundred other topics. Whether you are showing off just how much of a smarty-pants you are or purposely giving wrong answers just because you know it’ll get a laugh out of the crowd, a bit of trivia Q&A can equal hours of wholesome, free family fun!
Below, we’ve put together a list of 101 trivia questions (and their answers, of course!) that will let you put your knowledge to the test. This list includes easy questions for young children, trivia questions about geography and animals, questions about pop culture and money, and more! Hey, your kids may even learn a thing or two! (Shhhh … )
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Trivia Questions for Kids
1. How many letters are in the alphabet?
2. What are the letters of the alphabet that aren’t vowels called?
3. What song should you sing every time you wash your hands with soap and water to make sure you are getting rid of germs?
The Happy Birthday Song
4. What are the ancient Egyptians famous for building?
5. Why did the Titanic sink?
It hit an iceberg.
6. Red, yellow, and blue are known as what kinds of colors?
7. Where is the smallest bone in the human body?
In the ear
8. Which animal was around first, sharks or dinosaurs?
9. Who was the first president of the United States of America?
10. What did Alexander Graham Bell invent?
11. Before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who were Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michaelangelo?
12. Who invented the lightbulb?
13. What country gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States?
14. How many days are in a year?
Trivia Questions for Kids About Geography
15. What are the names of the Earth’s five oceans?
The Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arctic Oceans
16. Which island is the biggest in the world?
17. On which continent is the South Pole located?
18. What is the smallest nation in the world?
19. Which continent is the largest?
20. The body of the Sphinx is based on what animal?
21. What is the largest state in America?
22. How many countries make up the United Kingdom? What are they?
Four: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
23. What is the name of the tallest mountain in the world?
24. Where is the Bermuda Triangle located?
In the Atlantic Ocean, between Florida and Puerto Rico
25. What city is known as the gambling capital of Europe? And in which country is it located?
Monte Carlo, Monaco
26. Which ocean is the largest in the world?
The Pacific Ocean
27. How many different time zones does Russia have?
28. What is Mount Denali, Alaska, famous for?
Being the tallest mountain in North America
29. The largest natural harbor in the world is in which Australian city?
30. There are five Great Lakes, but only one is completely located within the boundaries of the United States. Which one is it?
31. What country in Asia has over 500 volcanoes?
32. Which desert is larger: the arctic Polar Desert or the subtropical Sahara Desert?
The Arctic Desert covers 5.4 million square miles, more surface area than the Sahara’s 3.5 million square miles.
33. Most of the world’s coffee comes from which country?
34. What is the Earth’s diameter?
Almost 8,000 miles (technically, 7,917.5 miles)
Trivia Questions for Kids About History
35. Why do we celebrate Independence Day on July 4?
Because the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776.
36. Where were the first ancient Olympic Games held?
In Olympia, Greece
37. What famous speech is President Abraham Lincoln known for?
The Gettysburg Address
38. Leonardi da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello are all great artists from which time period?
The Italian Renaissance
39. What famous painting once hung in Napoleon Bonaparte’s bedroom?
The Mona Lisa
40. Which Italian city was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted? Bonus points if you know the year!
Pompeii, in 79 AD
41. What happened in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in December 1903?
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright successfully flew the world’s first motor-operated airplane.
42. Which U.S. President’s wife fulfilled many of her husband’s presidential duties after he had a severe stroke?
Woodrow Wilson’s wife, First Lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson
Trivia Questions for Kids About Animals
43. What is a group of foxes called?
44. Turtles breathe out of which body part?
45. How long does an elephant’s pregnancy last?
46. Which insects can lift 5,000 times their body weight?
47. What dinosaur name means three-horned face?
48. What animal has a purple tongue?
49. Which animal is known for being the fastest on land?
50. This animal’s fur is white, but it has black skin underneath. What is it?
A polar bear
51. How many bones are in a shark’s body?
None — their skeleton is made from cartilage.
52. Which creature has three hearts?
53. Which fish is considered the fastest?
Trivia Questions About Pop Culture
54. On Friends, what was Chandler Bing’s middle name?
55. How much does the Chewbacca costume weigh?
56. What color goes first in the game of checkers?
57. How many rides are there at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park?
58. Where was the first college football game played, and what teams faced off?
It was played in New Jersey in 1869 when Rutgers University defeated Princeton University (then called the College of New Jersey).
59. Which fashion brand’s logo features a green crocodile?
60. What luxury shoe brand is known for its famous red soles?
61. Who voiced Darth Vader in the first Star Wars movies?
James Earl Jones
62. Which female rapper’s real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar?
63. What are the names of Ross’ three wives on Friends?
Carol, Emily, and Rachel
64. Which former Nickelodeon star is now the longest-running Saturday Night Live cast member?
65. What food does Sesame Street’s Bert always have for breakfast?
67. On The Big Bang Theory, what is the name of Sheldon Cooper’s twin sister?
68. The Netflix series Stranger Things takes is set in what town?
69. The old Archie comics strip is the inspiration for what CW drama series?
70. Before Kelly Ripa hosted Live With Kelly and Ryan, she appeared on what daytime soap opera? Bonus points if you know her former character’s name!
She played Hayley Vaughan Santos on All My Children.
71. When was the first iPhone released?
June 29, 2007
Trivia Questions About Money
72. Which country was the first to use paper money?
73. What country once used tulip bulbs as a form of currency?
74. What was the first currency used in the United States?
75. In what city is the original United States mint located?
76. How many years is the lifespan of the American $1 bill due to wear and tear?
Approximately five years
77. Which president appears on the American $10 bill?
None — Alexander Hamilton was never president.
78. What denomination was the largest banknote ever printed?
$100,000 bill — but it was only used between Federal Reserve banks and not circulated among the general public.
Trivia Questions for Kids About Food
79. How long does it take to hard boil an egg?
80. Bananas were first grown in which country?
81. Which two spices are the most popular ones in the world?
Pepper and mustard
82. Strawberries are the only fruit that have what on the outside?
83. Dr. John S. Pemberton is the pharmacist who created what beverage?
84. The word “Spam” is a portmanteau of what two words?
85. Tony the Tiger is the “spokestiger” for what breakfast food?
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
86. What does “Dorito” mean?
Dorito translates to “little golden things” in Spanish.
87. What is the most popular pizza topping in the United States?
Trivia Questions About Literature
88. What is the name of Voldemort’s snake in the Harry Potter series?
89. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James was originally written as fanfiction for what other popular book series?
90. Mary Westmacott was a pen name of what prolific mystery novelist?
91. Which of William Shakespeare’s plays is the shortest?
The Comedy of Errors
92. A murder takes place in The Louvre Museum at the opening of which Dan Brown novel?
The Da Vinci Code
93. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice has to swim through a river of what?
Her own tears
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94. Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell were the androgynous pen names of which English novelist sisters?
Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte
95. Who is the only character to appear in all seven books of The Chronicles of Narnia series?
Aslan, the Great Lion
96. The Stanley Hotel in Colorado was the inspiration for what possessed Steven King hotel?
The Overlook Hotel in The Shining
97. Who is the youngest March sister in the classic Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women?
98. Author Elin Hildebrand’s novels are typically set on or near which New England island?
99. How many rejection letters did John Grisham get for A Time to Kill before it was eventually published in 1989?
100. Ramona Quimby was a character created by which beloved late children’s author?
101. Which children’s book heroine declared herself “the strongest girl in the world”?