55 Fun 4th Grade Trivia Questions and Answers

Are you looking for some 4th grade trivia questions to work on with your child? You’ve found them! 

My collection of 4th grade trivia questions includes questions on everything your child will learn at school to give them a head-start as the new academic year kicks off or for you to monitor their progress as it continues. 

I work within a specialist educational setting and have a wealth of credentials that have helped me to construct this trivia challenge, with the onus being on confidence building!

I know that all children shine differently, so I’ve catered to this by including various subjects, topics, and difficulty levels

Participants will receive instant feedback on answering the 4th grade trivia questions thanks to the ‘show answer‘ button!

Let’s begin!

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General 4th Grade Trivia Questions and Answers

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The first round of 4th grade trivia questions is general knowledge questions I have tailored to this age group.

In the U.S., 4th grade students typically attend an Elementary School and will be between 9 and 10 years of age. However, they can be years apart academically, and to cater to this, you will find varying difficulty levels in each batch of questions. 

Beginning with round 1 of 4th grade trivia questions, the first 5 will always be the easiest questions; the rest of the questions will be slightly more testing

This way, if you know your child isn’t currently checking the mainstream boxes, you can bypass the questions that may cause upset. 

1: What is the largest land mammal?
Elephant.
2: What is the name of the planet that's closest to the sun?
Mercury.
3: Which is the correct spelling: Definitely, Defiantly, Defintly?
Definitely.
4: If you add 15 cookies to a box that already contains 10 cookies, how many cookies will you have altogether?
25.
5: What is the capital of the U.S.?
Washington D.C.
6: What is Seamus using here to describe the tree: 'It had long, tired branches and an aching trunk'?
Personification.
7: How many cents are in $47?
4,700.
8: How many stripes are on the American flag?
13.
9: In which European city would you find the Eiffel Tower?
Paris.
10: What nationality was Christopher Columbus?
Italian.
11: What land animal can open its mouth the widest?
Hippopotamus.
12: In what year was Pluto reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet?
2006.
13: If a rectangle has a height of 9 cm and a width of 4 cm. What is the rectangular area?
36 cm2.
14: What year did the first Thanksgiving holiday take place?
1621.

Mathematics 4th Grade Trivia Questions and Answers

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The Math syllabus for this year will involve the development of existing skills to help with more complex mathematics

Students will work with numbers up to 10 million, learn about ratios and algebra, how to calculate volumes and convert measurements and find averages and medians

Students will also work with percentages, fractions, and decimals and be taught long division

This grade is undoubtedly a busy one for Math! 

The following 4th grade trivia questions will be a great window into how well your child is grasping this subject.

1: What number should be added to 80 to get 120 as a sum?
40.
2: What is 28 divided by 7?
4.
3: What is the following number? 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36?
39.
4: How many inches are in 1 foot?
12.
5: If Freddie wanted to buy a soda that cost $2.50, but he only had $1.20, how much more money would he need?
$1.30
6: What is a square number?
A number that results from a number being multiplied by itself.
7: If Kara had 47 candy bars but gave 5 to Max and 12 to Lakiesha, how many would she have left?
30.
8: How do you calculate an average?
Find the sum of the numbers divided by the total number of values in the set.
9: What is the distance from a circle's center to a point on the circle?
Radius.
10: A soda costs d cents, and a candy bar costs c cents. Using algebra, how would you form this for 2 sodas and 2 candy bars?
2d + 2c.
11: There are 32 children in a class, and each one needs 4 pencils, 1 eraser, and 1 ruler. How many stationery items are required altogether?
192.
12: Find the average: 24,55,17, 87 and 100?
56.6.
13: What is 47 + 11 + 13 + 20?
91.
14: There are 50 dogs in a kennel. If 14% of them are rehomed in one week, what percentage of dogs remain in the kennels?
43.

Science 4th Grade Trivia Questions and Answers

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Fourth grade is a fascinating year for learning science, as the subject expands into many sub-topics such as Earth and space, animals and plants, energy, and forces

Skills in this subject are nurtured through hands-on activities involving observations and research, making predictions, lots of fun experiments, and formulating predictions.

The following 4th grade trivia questions will enable you to learn the kind of things your child will be doing in their Science lessons this year; and if any areas may need some extra encouragement!

Let’s get to it!

1: What can all mammals do that non-mammals cannot?
Produce milk.
2: If something doesn't float, what will it do?
Sink.
3: What is the part of the plant called that supports it upright?
Stem.
4: What is the force of a magnet called?
Magnetism.
5: Which scientist discovered the laws of gravity?
Sir Isaac Newton.
6: What is a scientist called that studies all living things?
Biologist.
7: Which of the following planets is not a rocky planet? Earth, Venus, Jupiter, Mars.
Jupiter.
8: What is the outside layer of Earth called?
Crust.
9: How old must something be to be considered a fossil?
10,000 years.
10: What is a portable source of electricity?
Battery.
11: How many teeth does an adult have?
32.
12: What force holds an airplane in the sky?
Lift.
13: What is an invertebrate?
A cold-blooded animal with no backbone.
14: What form of electricity does lightning best represent?
Static Electricity.
15: What does the tilt of the Earth's axis cause?
The Seasons.

Social Studies 4th Grade Trivia Questions and Answers

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As students progress through school, they will be taught the 10 themes that represent the human experience: which is often termed social studies

Social studies include lessons on history, geography, humanities, political science, people, places, and the environment.

Many curious minds find this one of the more interesting studies, and I hope my 4th grade trivia questions don’t disappoint!

Let’s look a little more into some of the themes of social studies

1: Which continent has the most countries?
Africa.
2: What is celebrated on the fourth of July?
Independence Day.
3: Who lives in Buckingham Palace?
British Royal Family.
4: The US Civil War was fought among which regions of the U.S.?
The Northern and Southern regions.
5: Which Ocean is located on the west coast of North America?
The Pacific Ocean.
6: If a person is an accountant, what sector will they work in?
The financial sector.
7: In what year did Barack Obama become the first black president of the U.S.?
2009.
8: Who was the second president of the U.S.?
John Adams.
9: What is the name of the political and social movement that became a global movement after the death of George Floyd in 2020?
Black Lives Matter.
10: What is a simple definition of sociology?
The study of human social relationships and institutions.
11: What is the smallest country in the world?
Vatican City.
12: What is a naturalized American?
A non-citizen who has acquired citizenship.

More 4th Grade Trivia Questions – Video

You’ve reached the end of my 4th grade trivia questions! Why not unwind with another trivia game that’s designed to be more fun? Here’s some you may enjoy:

Thank you for answering all of my 4th grade trivia questions. I hope you were able to identify which areas your child is shining in and the ones which could use some further encouragement. Most of all, I hope you had fun!

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