39 August Trivia Questions and Answers

To many, August means the closing of Summer and a horizon of normality. Let’s see what the month means to you after you have completed this August trivia!

August is a special month, with many unique events occurring worldwide. It is also a month soaked in history and the anniversary month of some unbelievable global moments

In this August trivia, you will certainly learn a lot and really enrich your general knowledge, ready to impress when school and work fully resume. 

So, what’s so special about August?

Let’s find out! 

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General August Trivia Questions and Answers

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Usually, we associate August with some time off from work, family trips, vacations, and the good weather. But what else goes on during this calendar month?

While August may be a quiet month for business, it can be jam-packed in other avenues; sports games, celebrations, festivals, and ceremonies, to name a few. 

If you’re planning a final get-together with family this August, why not go head-to-head and play this August trivia?

You can even play over zoom or facetime, and thanks to the show answer button, no team has an advantage. 

Good luck, however you decide to play this August trivia!

Let’s go!

1: How many days are there in August?
31.
2: August has 3 birthstones. Can you name 1 of them?
Peridot, sardonyx, or spinel.
3: There are 2 birth flowers for August. Can you name either 1?
Gladiolus or poppy.
4: If you were born during August before the 23rd, what star sign would you have?
Leo.
5: And, after the 23rd?
Virgo.
6: August is the month we celebrate 'American Adventures Month,' but what does this relate to specifically?
Vacationing in the Americas.
7: Slavery was abolished in Jamaica on August 1 of what year?
1838.
8: 'August' is a relatively common boys' name in which country?
Sweden.
9: Which rock and roll legend sadly passed on August 16, 1977?
Elvis Presley.
10: What light meal/snack was created in August 1762 in England?
The sandwich.

Historical Events in August Trivia Questions and Answers

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There’s a lot to celebrate in August, but also a lot to remember

Some August moments were unprecedented, landmark events that shaped the future for generations. 

Some August events are simply fun trivia to know about. 

Let’s see how well you know your history with this August trivia round! 

1: Who made the famous 'I have a dream' speech on August 28, 1963?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
2: Which president was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961?
Barack Obama.
3: The author of Frankenstein was born on August 30, 1797. What was their name?
Mary Shelley.
4: Germany and which other country declared war on August 1, 1914?
France.
5: Which music-performance and dance television program had its network debut on ABC on August 5, 1957?
American Bandstand.
6: On August 12 of which year was the minimum hourly wage raised to $1 per hour?
1955.
7: The first commercial radio station launched in which state on August 20, 1920?
Detroit, Michigan.
8: At which event did Jesse Owens win his fourth gold medal on August 9, 1936?
Berlin Olympics.
9: What was stolen in France on August 21, 1911?
The Mona Lisa.
10: In August 1905, what killed hundreds of people in New Orleans?
Yellow Fever.
11: What did the tragic Anne Frank do on August 1, 1944?
Wrote her last diary entry.
12: Microsoft bought a stake in which company's computers on August 6, 1997?
Apple.
13: On August 18, of which year were American women given the right to vote?
1920.
14: On August 20, 1940, who spoke the following quote: 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.'
Winston Churchill.
15: Which iconic movie star passed away at the age of 36 on August 5, 1962?
Marilyn Monroe.

Global Events in August Trivia Questions and Answers

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There are many global events that occur during this calendar month, and while some are purely to bring the tourists in, others have been going on for hundreds of years. 

In this August trivia round, you will be asked about various celebrations, traditions, and festivals that happen during this month around the world. 

You’re sure to have heard of some, but others are a little more obscure!

If you’re ever planning to spend a Summer traveling, this August trivia round may give you some new points of interest

Good luck! 

1: On the second Monday of August, which country celebrates Heroes' Day to honor the liberation of its war heroes and heroines.
Zimbabwe.
2: Lollapalooza is an annual four-day music festival held in which state during late July or early August?
Chicago, Illinois.
3: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival. What country is Edinburgh the capital city of?
Scotland.
4: For whom is Japan's August Obon Festival to honor?
The dead.
5: On August 15, which country celebrates its independence from Britain with street festivals and the illuminating of buildings in its flag colors?
India.

Celebrity Birthdays in August Trivia Questions and Answers

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If celebrity culture is your thing, this August trivia round caters to that perfectly! 

From reality TV stars to Hollywood actors, athletes to singers, and every other type of celebrity in between, this August trivia round has a good selection of famous faces

How many August-born celebs can you think of?

You may even have an August Birthday and wonder which celebrity shares the date. 

Let’s find out in the last round of this August trivia. 

1: Regularly referred to as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Kobe Bryant was born on August 23 of which year?
1978.
2: Where was the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, born on August 29, 1958?
Gary, Indiana.
3: What nationality is August-born actor Chris Hemsworth?
Australian.
4: Niel Armstrong was born on August 5 of which year? Was it 1925, 1930, or 1935?
1930.
5: Who was born on August 9, 1963, and went on to become the best-selling female R&B artist of the 20th century?
Whitney Houston.
6: Which super-fast Olympic athlete was born in Sherwood Content, Jamaica, on August 21, 1986?
Usain Bolt.
7: Which August-born actor made their acting debut as Jason Loane on the syndicated action drama series Baywatch: Hawaii?
Jason Momoa.
8: Born in August 1997, who is now the most followed woman on the social media platform Instagram?
Kylie Jenner.
9: Which musical movie franchise put August-born Anna Kendrick on the world's stage?
Pitch Perfect.

More August Trivia – Video

You’ve made it to the end of this August trivia; if you’re looking for a tie-breaker trivia due to drawing, or you just fancy another challenge, here are some more you may enjoy:

Thank you for choosing to play this August trivia. Isn’t it an incredible month? I hope you enjoyed playing and maybe even found a few new August facts to share, possibly your celebrity Birthday twin! See you soon for more trivia fun!

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