As we settle into the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be realizing how much you miss competing at bar trivia nights or hosting fun trivia game nights at home with your friends. We do too.
Luckily, there’s a way to keep the trivia spirit alive in a social distancing-friendly way!
We’re talking about testing your knowledge through 100 general trivia questions and using them to build your very own trivia quiz.
The first step is to read through the trivia questions below and determine which ones may be perfect for your next virtual trivia night. Next, you can use the questions to create a trivia quiz for all of your friends to complete by signing up for a totally free Interact account below.
Then, gather your friends or bar trivia team in a group video chat (no matter if you use Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or any other tool) as you all try to guess the correct answers to these general trivia questions.
In addition to using trivia questions to challenge your friends, did you know there are added benefits to using trivia quizzes for your business?
One way is to choose a subject that’s related to your business to test your audience’s knowledge of it. By the end of the trivia quiz, you’ll be able to segment your quiz audience into subgroups depending on how well they know the subject. Then you can follow up with more resources and educational information that matches their level of knowledge.
Testing your audience’s expertise in topics that pertain to your business makes it easier for you to earn their trust by speaking their language. These audience insights will allow you to better personalize your sales pitch and promote the right products or services based on how well they answer trivia questions.
No matter if you use these trivia questions for business or simply for fun, it’s time to flex your (brain) muscles with this comprehensive trivia list of questions.
You’ll find a wide range of subjects everyone will love, including:
- Pop culture trivia questions
- Sports trivia questions
- Education trivia questions
- Food trivia questions
- General trivia questions
Are you ready to get started?
We thought so!
Pop culture trivia questions
Nothing influences society quite like pop culture. While pop culture trends spread like wildfire, it’s not always easy to pinpoint exactly how each trend becomes a viral sensation. Modern-day pop culture is often defined by memes, GIFs, viral videos, slang words, and references to well-known television shows, movies, music albums, and more.
Pop culture is different today than it was in the 80’s and 90’s, but we want to test your knowledge of pop culture trivia throughout the decades. Are you up for the challenge? Let’s start with some of the most popular subjects in pop culture, ranging from the easiest questions to the most difficult.
- Movie trivia
- Disney trivia
- Star Wars trivia
- Harry Potter trivia
- Friends trivia
- Game of Thrones trivia
- Music trivia
Let’s begin with a little movie trivia, shall we? No matter if you know all the classics or you love today’s biggest blockbuster hits, you’ll find a variety of trivia questions to test your knowledge. So, how much do you really know about Hollywood films? Let’s find out!
Question: What is the highest-grossing film of all time without taking inflation into account?
- Avengers: Endgame
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Correct answer: Avengers: Endgame
Question: Which actor or actress is killed off in the opening scene of the movie Scream?
- Courtney Cox
- Neve Campbell
- Drew Barrymore
- Rose McGowan
Correct answer: Drew Barrymore
Question: Which film did Steven Spielberg win his first Oscar for Best Director?
- Catch Me If You Can
- Schindler’s List
Correct answer: Schindler’s List
Question: Which film won the first Academy Award for Best Picture?
- All Quiet on the Western Front
Correct answer: Wings
Question: What is the name of Quint’s shark-hunting boat in Jaws?
- The Whale
- The Orca
- The Dolphin
- The Shark
Correct answer: The Orca
No pop culture trivia session is complete without mentioning Disney, one of the largest media production companies in film history. From Disney princesses to Pixar animated films, Disney has been a part of our childhood as well as our adulthood. Do you consider yourself a Disney trivia buff? We’ll see about that.
Question: What was the first feature-length animated film ever released?
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Correct answer: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Question: What was the first original Disney song to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song?
- Someday My Prince Will Come
- Circle of Life
- Beauty and the Beast
- When You Wish Upon a Star
Correct answer: When You Wish Upon a Star
Question: What short film featured Mickey Mouse’s first appearance?
- Plane Crazy
- Wild Waves
- The Band Concert
- The Barnyard Concert
Correct answer: Plane Crazy
Question: What was the last movie Walt Disney was able to work on before he died?
- Mary Poppins
- 101 Dalmatians
- The Jungle Book
- The Sword in the Stone
Correct answer: The Jungle Book
Question: As the Disney princess with the fewest lines, how many lines did Aurora (or “Sleeping Beauty”) have in total?
Correct answer: 18
Star Wars trivia
Speaking of The Walt Disney Company, it now owns the entire Star Wars franchise after acquiring it from Lucasfilm in October 2012. Star Wars is one of the most beloved stories of all time, but we don’t have to tell you that. You already know how influential it’s been in pop culture throughout the decades. The real question is how much do you know about this multiple trilogy phenomenon?
Question: What is the name of Han Solo’s ship?
- Patrol Cruiser
- Empire Ship
- Millennium Falcon
Correct answer: Millennium Falcon
Question: In what month were all six original Star Wars films released?
Correct answer: May
Question: Which Star Wars character is partially named after director George Lucas’ son?
- Max Rebo
- Rick Olié
- Dexter Jettster
- Willrow Hood
Correct answer: Dexter Jettster
Question: Which species stole the plans to the Death Star?
Correct answer: Bothans
Question: How many languages is C-3PO fluent in?
- Over five million
- Over six million
- Over seven million
- Over eight million
Correct answer: Over six million
Harry Potter trivia
Who knew that a series of seven novels written by a struggling single mom would turn into the world’s most successful book series of all time? That’s exactly what happened when J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter, an idea that first came to her on a train ride from Manchester to London’s King Cross in 1990. From there, she penned much of the novels on scraps of paper before it became a massively successful eight-part movie series. Now that you know the origin story, do you know just as much about Harry Potter trivia? Let’s find out!
Question: What is Harry Potter’s patronus?
- A horse
- An otter
- A hare
- A stag
Correct answer: A stag (or male deer)
Question: What does the Imperius Curse do?
Correct answer: Controls
Question: Who dies during the third Tri-wizard Tournament?
- Viktor Krum
- Cedric Diggory
- Fleur Delacour
- Cormac McLaggen
Correct answer: Cedric Diggory
Question: What does Dumbledore give to Ron in his will?
- Invisibility cloak
Correct answer: Deluminator
Question: Who was the Hogwarts headmaster right before Dumbledore?
- Phineas Nigellus
- Armando Dippet
- Dolores Umbridge
- Dexter Fortescue
Correct answer: Armando Dippet
Okay, we admit you know your movie trivia, but do you have the same knowledge of popular television shows? Naturally, we can’t talk about television trivia without Friends. Widely considered the most successful sitcom, Friends follows the storylines of six main characters navigating life and love in New York City. Maybe you’ve been binging the show on Netflix for a while, but how will you score with this list of Friends trivia questions?
Question: What song is Phoebe most well known for?
- Smelly Dog
- Smelly Rat
- Smelly Cat
- Smelly Rabbit
Correct answer: Smelly Cat
Question: What is Chandler’s middle name?
Correct answer: Muriel
Question: Who sings the Friends theme song?
- The Other Ones
- Great Buildings
- The Rembrandts
- The Quick
Correct answer: The Rembrandts
Question: What was Joey’s nickname while working at Alessandro’s?
- Ken Adams
- Big Daddy
Correct answer: Dragon
Question: What was the name of Ross and Monica’s dog when they were kids?
- Chi Chi
Correct answer: Chi Chi
Game of Thrones trivia
What do you get when you mix Lord of the Rings, Outlander, and Downton Abbey? You get Game of Thrones, of course, which surpassed The Sopranos by becoming HBO’s biggest hit back in 2014. Its medieval violence, complex characters, and explicit scenes have made it a fast fan favorite, but how well do you know Game of Thrones trivia?
Question: Who was responsible for the creation of the Night King?
- The First Knight
- The Dark Prince
- The Children of the Forest
- The Lord of the Woods
Correct answer: The Children of the Forest
Question: What are the three names of Daenerys’ dragons?
- Dragon, Vision, and Regal
- Drogon, Viscer, an Rhegela
- Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal
- Drogon, Viserion, and Rheagala
Correct answer: Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal
Question: What does “Valar Morghulis” mean in High Valyrian?
- All men must die
- All men must bow
- All men must kill
- All men must attack
Correct answer: All men must die
Question: Which house only became one of the Great Houses of Westeros after Aegon Targaryen’s invasion?
- House Tyrell
- House Stark
- House Bolton
- House Tully
Correct answer: House Tyrell
Question: What is the language of the White Walkers?
Correct answer: Skroth
There’s one last category we have to focus on before wrapping up our pop culture trivia questions. Of course, we’re talking about music trivia! No matter if you love listening to old vinyl records or top 40 tracks on the radio, we’re going to test your knowledge of well-known pop music hits.
Question: What MTV music show premiered in 1998?
- Total Request Live
- MTV News
- MTV Rocks Off
Correct answer: Total Request Live (TRL)
Question: What was the name of The Spice Girls’ debut album in 1996?
Correct answer: Spice
Question: How many black keys are found on a traditional piano?
Correct answer: 32
Question: What is Fergie’s real name?
- Stacey Ferguson
- Stacie Ann Ferguson
- Stacey Ann Fergusen
- Stacie Ann Fergusen
Correct answer: Stacie Ann Ferguson
Question: What Nashville venue was Taylor Swift playing at when she was discovered?
- Mercy Lounge
- The Bluebird Cafe
- The Basement East
- 12 & Porter
Correct answer: The Bluebird Cafe
Sports trivia questions
After a long workweek, many of us want to sit back and relax while watching our favorite sports. You might be a die-hard fan for your favorite team, but how much do you know about each major sport as a whole? Ranging from easiest to most difficult questions, we’re about to test your knowledge of America’s most popular sports.
With 30 teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), basketball has become one of the most popular televised sports. Sport icons like Michael Jordan and LeBron James have come from the NBA and are considered some of the world’s top athletes. You may know some facts about the game of basketball, but how much do you know about its history? That’s what we’re here to test you on today!
Question: What team has the longest winning streak in NBA history?
- Chicago Bulls
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Golden State Warriors
- Phoenix Suns
Correct answer: Los Angeles Lakers
Question: What team won the first NBA game?
- Boston Celtics
- Golden State Warriors
- Philadelphia 76ers
- New York Knicks
Correct answer: New York Knicks
Question: Who scored the first three-point basket in NBA history?
- Chris Ford
- Howard Porter
- Rick Robey
- M. L. Carr
Correct answer: Chris Ford
Question: What NBA player has won the most league MVPs?
- LeBron James
- Michael Jordan
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Stephen Curry
Correct answer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Question: How many points did LeBron James score in his very first NBA game?
Correct answer: 25
Nicknamed “America’s favorite pastime,” Baseball has played a significant role in our country’s history. The 30 teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) are divided evenly into two leagues: the National League and the American League. Although there are a whopping 162 games in a regular season, it looks like players might only play 82 games this season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. How much do you know about this beloved sport?
Question: What is the oldest active ballpark in MLB?
- Wrigley Field
- Fenway Park
- Dodger Stadium
- Angel Stadium
Correct answer: Fenway Park
Question: What country contributes the most players to MLB besides the U.S.?
- Dominican Republic
- Costa Rica
Correct answer: Dominican Republic
Question: What can be found inside a baseball?
- Cork, wool, and yarn
- Rubber, wool, and thread
- Cork, cotton, and thread
- Rubber, cotton, and yarn
Correct answer: Cork, wool, and yarn
Question: What baseball announcer was famous for this signature phrase: “Holy Cow!”?
- Vin Scully
- Harry Carray
- Joe Garagiola
- Mel Allen
Correct answer: Harry Caray
Question: What three teams did Babe Ruth play for?
- Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Boston Braves
- Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs
- St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs
- New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros
Correct answer: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Boston Braves
Other countries call this sport “football” but we know it as soccer, the world’s most popular sport. However, it has been slow to grow in popularity in the United States and other parts of the world. There are currently 26 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS) with 23 in the United States and three others in Canada. Experts estimate that the MLS will continue to grow as the league prepares to expand in 2021. So, how much do you know about soccer, both today and historically?
Question: Who is the current commissioner of MLS?
- Roger Goodell
- Don Garber
- Paul Tagliabue
- Pete Rozelle
Correct answer: Don Garber
Question: What is the name of the Chicago Fire’s soccer stadium?
- Toyota Park
- CenturyLink Field
- Allianz Field
- Dignity Health Sports Park
Correct answer: Toyota Park
Question: Which country has appeared in three World Cup finals but has never won?
Correct answer: Netherlands
Question: Who won Chelsea player of the year in 2012 and 2013?
- Eden Hazard
- David Luiz
- Fabio Borini
- Juan Mata
Correct answer: Juan Mata
Question: Who scored the first goal at Wembley Stadium?
- David Jack
- Fernando Cabrita
- Josep Seguer
- Olavo Rodrigues Barbosa
Correct answer: David Jack
During the fall and winter seasons, it may seem like everyone is huddled around their television on the weekends to watch American football. Interestingly enough, although football is the most watched sport in America, it has been slow to catch on in other parts of the world. Other countries have international football leagues, but none are as popular as the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. With 32 teams in the NFL, these competitive games always lead to the most watched events in the country: the Super Bowl.
Question: How many regular season games are played in the NFL?
Correct answer: 16
Question: What franchise team is the oldest in professional football history?
- Green Bay Packers
- Arizona Cardinals
- New England Patriots
- Chicago Bears
Correct answer: Arizona Cardinals
Question: Which player holds the longest NFL record for longest interception return?
- James Harrison
- Minkah Fitzpatrick
- Ed Reed
- Lorenzo Lynch
Correct answer: Ed Reed
Question: Who was the first football player drafted in 1936 during the first ever NFL draft?
- Bruce Smith
- Bill Fralic
- Ray Childress
- Jay Berwanger
Correct answer: Jay Berwanger
Question: Who is the only Super Bowl MVP to have played on the losing team?
- Paul Krause
- Chuck Howley
- George Blanda
- Sonny Jurgensen
Correct answer: Chuck Howley
Education trivia questions
Remember the popular television show, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? This trivia section will feel a little bit like that. If you’re like most students, you may have had a favorite school subject growing up, but these education trivia questions are meant to test your knowledge of common subjects. Do you think you have what it takes to master these trivia questions? Let’s see!
Did math make you groan in school, or did you love it? No matter how you feel about math, you might be surprised at how many answers you get right… or wrong. From geometry to algebra to basic math, give these math trivia questions your best shot!
Question: What’s the top number of a fraction called?
Correct answer: Numerator
Question: What day of the year is considered National Pi Day?
- March 14th
- May 14th
- March 4th
- May 4th
Correct answer: March 14th
Question: What is the sum of the angles of a triangle?
- 75 degrees
- 90 degrees
- 180 degrees
- 360 degrees
Correct answer: 180 degrees
Question: What mathematician published “The Element” and influenced the study of geometry?
- Leonhard Euler
- Pierre de Fermat
Correct answer: Euclid
Question: What mathematician published more papers in his lifetime than any other mathematician in history?
- Paul Erdos
- Isaac Newton
- Leonhard Euler
Correct answer: Paul Erdos
How much do you know about the Earth, it’s land, and its seas? This is what we’ll be testing you on with this group of geography trivia questions. Put away your atlas maps and close your Google Earth window tab before we begin. You may have been paying attention in class all those years ago, but how much knowledge have you retained? Let’s determine if you’re a geography trivia buff.
Question: What river runs through Paris?
Correct answer: Seine
Question: What is the warmest sea on Earth?
- Dead sea
- White sea
- Red sea
- Black sea
Correct answer: Red sea
Question: What is the only major city located on two continents?
Correct answer: Istanbul
Question: What is the oldest active volcano on Earth?
- Mount Saint Helen
- Mount Vesuvius
- Mount Nyiragongo
- Mount Etna
Correct answer: Mount Etna
Question: Which of the eight major islands in Hawaii is currently uninhabited?
Correct answer: Kaho’olawe
Do you love visiting museums and remembering important dates of the past? If so, these history trivia questions will be right up your alley. From United States history to international history, you’ll have the opportunity to test how well you know major events and historical landmarks. Let’s put your knowledge to the test!
Question: What year did the Cold War officially end?
Correct answer: 1989
Question: How many U.S. presidents have been elected for two terms?
Correct answer: 12
Question: Which one of the seven wonders of the ancient world is still standing?
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon
- Colossus of Rhodes
- The Great Pyramid of Giza
- Temple of Artemis
Correct answer: The Great Pyramid of Giza
Question: What year did India gain its independence from Britain?
Correct answer: 1947
Question: How many people make up the U.S. electoral college?
Correct answer: 538
Science is one of the most popular trivia subjects of all, but how much do you know about it? You’ll find everything from astronomy to biology in this set of science trivia questions. Have you studied and retained enough knowledge about the science behind people, plants, and things? Let’s find out!
Question: In what month is Earth closest to the sun?
Correct answer: January
Question: Which astronomer first discovered the sunspots on the surface of the sun?
- Nicolaus Copernicus
- Galileo Galilei
- Johannes Kepler
- Isaac Newton
Correct answer: Galileo Galilei
Question: Who is considered the founder of the modern study of genetics?
- Gregor Mendel
- Hugo de Vries
- Carl Correns
- Erich von Tschermak
Correct answer: Gregor Mendel
Question: When was the idea of the atom first introduced in historical records?
- 400 B.C.
- 450 B.C.
- 500 B.C.
- 550 B.C.
Correct answer: 450 B.C.
Question: How many new species continue to be discovered every year?
Correct answer: 18,000
Food trivia questions
How much do you know about the food you eat? That’s what we’re here to test in these 10 food-related trivia questions. From healthy nutritional facts to other questions relating to popular snacks and beverages, how many do you think you’ll guess correctly? Let’s see how well you’ll score! (By the way, you might not want to read these food trivia questions on an empty stomach. Just saying.)
Question: Which nut is used to make dynamite?
- Pine nuts
Correct answer: Peanuts
Question: What was the first cold breakfast cereal invented in 1863?
- Corn flakes
- Bran flakes
Correct answer: Granola
Question: Who invented Coca-Cola?
- Asa Griggs Candler
- Charles Elmer Hires
- John Matthews
- John Pemberton
Correct answer: John Pemberton
Question: How many calories per gram are stored in protein?
Correct answer: 4
Question: What is the only U.S. state to grow coffee beans?
Correct answer: Hawaii
Question: What does the word “onion” mean in Latin?
- White sphere
- Small oyster
- Large pearl
- White oyster
Correct answer: Large pearl
Question: What is the only edible food that never expires?
- White rice
Correct answer: Honey
Question: What condiment was sold in the 1830’s as medicine?
- Soy sauce
- Ranch dressing
- Maple syrup
Correct answer: Ketchup
Question: What is a tall chef’s hat called?
- Skull cap
- Bucket hat
Correct answer: Toque
Question: How many flowers do honeybees need to visit in order to make one pound of honey?
- 1 million
- 1.5 million
- 2 million
Correct answer: 2 million
Do you fancy yourself a jack-of-all-trades with trivia? If so, we’ll be able to see if that’s true with these last 15 general trivia questions. Let’s discover how much you know about animals, auto history, technology, social media, books, and more. Are you ready to determine if you have what it takes to finish strong? We are!
Question: What is a group of turkeys called?
- A clutch
- A rafter
- A brood
- A peep
Correct answer: A rafter
Question: What is the fastest snake in the world?
- Black Mamba
- King Cobra
Correct answer: Black Mamba
Question: What car sold more than one million units in 1965 and still holds the record today?
- Buick Riviera
- Pontiac Grand Prix
- Chevrolet Impala
- Ford Thunderbird
Correct answer: Chevrolet Impala
Question: What was the first car to break the sound barrier?
- Bugatti Chiron
Correct answer: ThrustSSC
Question: What was the first car that was mass-produced?
- Ford Quadricycle Runabout
- Ford Model-A
- Ford Model-T
- Ford Model-B
Correct answer: Ford Model-T
Question: What is the technical term for the “brain” of your computer?
- Hard drive
Correct answer: CPU
Question: What was Google’s original name?
Correct answer: Backrub
Question: What company did the founders of YouTube work for before starting YouTube?
- Citi Bank
- US Bank
Correct answer: PayPal
Question: What year was the first color photograph taken?
Correct answer: 1861
Question: Who invented the Kodak camera?
- Johann Zahn
- George Eastman
- Henry A. Strong
- Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
Correct answer: George Eastman
Question: What was the number of Twitter’s original character limit?
Correct answer: 140
Question: What year was Pinterest founded in?
Correct answer: 2010
Question: Which famous YouTuber uses the catchphrase “Kisses for my little fishes”?
- Eva Gutowski
- Trisha Paytas
Correct answer: Trisha Paytas
Question: What was the original title of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride & Prejudice?
- First Impressions
- Vanity & Pride
Correct answer: First Impressions
Question: What is the most expensive book ever sold?
- Birds of America
- Codex Leicester
- First Folio
- The Gospels of Henry the Lion
Correct answer: Codex Leicester
Make your own trivia quiz with Interact
First, we have to ask how many you guessed correctly out of 100 possible questions. Did you do better than you thought? No matter how many you got right, it’s clear you love a good round of trivia! The good news is that we do too, and now there’s an easier way to build your own trivia quiz for free.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating your own trivia quiz:
- Decide what kind of trivia quiz you want to make
- Determine which trivia questions you want to ask
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