Use it or lose it they say, and that is certainly true when it comes to cognitive ability. Children expect to use their brains every day, but as we grow up and leave school, it can be tempting to think our learning days are over. That pattern of thinking is dangerous! If we stop using our mind, then it begins to deteriorate as an unused muscle would. Trivia quizzes are a great way to work out your brain, maybe even learn something new.
Animal Trivia Quiz
- What is the common name for Orcinus Orca?
- What is the only mammal born with horns?
- On what continent does the aardvark come from?
- What is the collective noun for a group of ferrets?
- Which two mammals lay eggs?
- Which jellyfish has the most dangerous poison for humans?
- How many legs does a lobster have?
- Which ape’s name means “man of the forest” in Malaysian?
- What backboned animal is thought to live the longest?
- What birds eye is larger than its brain?
Answers1. Killer Whale 2. Giraffe 3. Africa 4. A business 5. Duck-billed platypus and the spiny anteater 6. Box jellyfish 7. Ten 8. Orangutan 9. Greenland Shark 10. Ostrich
History Trivia Quiz
- Who made a solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932?
- The first successful testing of an atomic bomb was in which US state?
- Name the theatre in London built by Shakespeare’s company in 1599.
- Albert Einstein was offered residency of which country in 1952?
- What was the name of Alexander the Great’s horse?
- The 10th-century Scandinavian king Harald Gormsson (nicknamed Blatand the Viking) inspired the name of what 20th-century mobile technology?
- Which city reached a population of 1 million people first?
- In 1961, who was the first human to journey into space?
- Which US president is honored in the wrestling hall of fame?
- Which country, in 1893, was the first to give women the vote?
Answers1. Amelia Earhart 2. New Mexico 3. The Globe Theatre 4. Israel 5. Bucephalus (ox-head) 6. Bluetooth 7. Rome in 133 BCE. 8. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin 9. Abraham Lincoln 10. New Zealand
Geography Trivia Quiz
- What European country has the longest coastline?
- Hamilton is the capital of which Atlantic Ocean Island?
- Mount Vesuvius looks over which city?
- Which is the largest continent on Earth?
- Which country has the most natural lakes?
- What body of water separates Saudia Arabia from Africa?
- How many US states border the Gulf of Mexico?
- What is the capital of Australia?
- Which country is the largest producer of coffee?
- Which two countries have a dragon on their flag?
Answers1. Norway 2. Bermuda 3. Naples 4. Asia 5. Canada 6. Red sea 7. Five 8. Canberra 9. Brazil 10. Wales and Bhutan
Science Trivia Quiz
- What kind of star is Betelgeuse?
- Which planet in our solar system has the most moons with 67 discovered?
- What is the most common element in the universe?
- Who was the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes?
- The tongue has taste zones for sweet, sour, salty and bitter. True or false?
- What is used to measure wind speed?
- -273.15 degrees Celsius or -459.67 Fahrenheit is known as what?
- Who invented the alternating current motor?
- What igneous rock floats in water?
- How many bones are in the human body?
Answers1. A red super-giant 2. Jupiter 3. Hydrogen 4. Marie Curie (physics and chemistry) 5. False 6. An anemometer 7. Absolute zero 8. Nikola Tesla 9. Pumice 10. 206 bones.
Literature Trivia Quiz
- What is the best-selling fiction novel series of all time?
- Writers Charlotte, Anne, and Emily were sisters sharing what surname?
- White Fang is a dog/wolf hybrid created by which author?
- What writer has more than 70 known pen names?
- What did Aldous Huxley, C.S. Lewis, and John F. Kennedy have in common?
- Which musician won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016?
- What author wrote the first time-travel adventure novel?
- Daniel Dafoe wrote which novel of a shipwrecked sailor alone on an island?
- Which author has published books in 9 of the 10 Dewey Decimal categories?
- Nevermore was the sole word spoken by what creature?
Answers1. Harry Potter 2. Brontë 3. Jack London 4. Lauran Bosworth Paine 5. They all died November 22nd, 1963 6. Bob Dylan 7. Mark Twain, “a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s court” Published 1889 8. Robinson Crusoe 9. Isaac Asimov 10. Raven
Automobile Trivia Quiz
- What car holds the record for the fastest land speed record?
- What manufacturer used the first assembly line to mass-produce automobiles?
- Today they make cars and motorbikes, what did Toyota start off manufacturing?
- What was the first Japanese car made in the US?
- What does BMW stand for?
- How many Watts is one horsepower?
- When was the first Chevrolet Corvette manufactured?
- By what year does Europe expect all new cars to be electric powered?
- What was the first car launched into space?
- What year was the first recorded car accident?
Answers1. Thrust SSC 2. Ford Motor Company 3. Automatic looms to weave cloth 4. Honda Accord 5. Bavarian Motor Works 6. 746 watts 7. In 1953 8. By 2040 9. Tesla Roadster 10. 1891
Art Trivia Quiz
- Girl with a Pearl Earring was painted by which Dutch master?
- Which Henri Matisse painting was hung upside down for 46 days at the MOMA New York by mistake?
- What happened to Bansky’s “Girl with a Balloon” when it sold at auction for US $1.4?
- Where is Leonardo Davinci’s “Last Supper”?
- How many paintings did Vincent Van Gogh sell when he was alive?
- Which 16th-century artist painted his models using fruit, vegetables, and other objects to represent their features?
- What type of art did painter Jackson Pollock help create?
- Which Dutch painter created “The Night Watch”?
- Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
- What painter was married to fellow artist Frida Kahlo?
Answers1. Johannes Vermeer 2. Le Bateau (The Boat) 3. It shredded itself 4. Milan, Italy 5. One 6. Giuseppe Arcimboldo 7. Abstract expressionism 8. Rembrandt 9. Michelangelo 10. Diego Rivera
Sports Trivia Quiz
- What coach played goalie for his team in the Stanley Cup finals?
- All Major League Baseball teams stopped using number 42 to honor what player?
- How much does it cost to air a 30-second advert during the Superbowl in 2019?
- What country won the first soccer World Cup in 1930?
- What Winter Olympic sport comes from Scotland and features stones and houses as equipment?
- The Ashes is a trophy containing the burnt remains of wooden stumps in what sport?
- Which Olympian has the most medals in history with 28 to their name?
- Which Korean sport translates to “the way of the foot and the fist”?
- What city was the original home to the Patriots?
- Which tennis player won 470 matches consecutively?
Answers1. Lester Patrick 2. Jackie Robinson 3. US $5 million 4. Uruguay 5. Curling 6. Cricket 7. Michael Phelps 8. Taekwondo 9. Boston 10. Esther Vergeer
Entertainment Trivia Quiz
- Which movie has the longest running time at 85 hours?
- Every episode of Seinfeld contains a reference to which superhero?
- Who was the youngest person to host Saturday Night Live at seven years old?
- What sort of dog is Snoopy?
- During filming The Wizard of Oz in 1939, what material did they use to make fake snow?
- What series showed the first interracial kiss to air in the US?
- Which of his catchphrases is engraved on Mel Blanc’s gravestone?
- What country banned The Simpsons in 2006?
- How long on average did it take to render each frame from the film Avatar?
- What was the first animated series to air on prime time TV?
Answers1. Cure for Insomnia 2. Superman 3. Drew Barrymore 4. Beagle 5. Asbestos 6. Star Trek 7. That’s all folks 8. China 9. 47 hours 10. The Flintstones
Music Trivia Quiz
- Who was awarded the first official gold record?
- By what name is English songwriter Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner better known?
- In 1982, who was the first female singer placed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
- What is the oldest musical instrument ever found at up to 82 thousand years old?
- Who was the first performer at Woodstock in 1969?
- Band-Aid released “Feed the World” in 1984 to raise money for what natural disaster?
- What are modern piano keys made from?
- Who interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech in 2009?
- Which song was the first music video aired on MTV?
- Who is the only member of ZZ Top without a beard?
Answers1. Perry Como 2. Sting 3. Aretha Franklin 4. A flute 5. Richie Havens 6. Famine in Ethiopia 7. Resin or plastic 8. Kanye West 9. “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles 10. Frank Beard