This general trivia questions and answers is perfect to play with a group of people, whether that’s together around a table or over Skype, Zoom, Houseparty, or Facetime!
Our first round is the easiest one, but there are a few tricky questions and riddles to ensure everyone is paying attention!
In the first section, you will find simple questions that everyone should have an idea about, but keep a tally of the scores as you go to reveal your trivia champion at the end of this challenge.
Ready to begin?
Here we go!
1: How many cards are there in a standard deck?
2: Which state comes first alphabetically?
3: Who was the first black president of the US?
4: Which boy band did Justin Timberlake used to be in?
5: What was the movie called to feature Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio about a devastating event in 1912?
6: How many bones are there in the adult human body?
7: What domestic pet is a canine?
8: What sitcom featured characters Rachel Green, Phoebe Buffet, and Monica Gellar?
9: How many states are there in the US?
10: What Saint is celebrated globally on March 17?
11: In what city would you find Big Ben and Buckingham Palace?
12: George, Paul, John, and Ringo are better known as which famous band?
13: What is the capital of China?
14: What month has 28 days?
All of them!
15: Madras, Korma, and Vindaloo are types of what?
16: What is the capital of New York?
17: Who did actor Brad Pitt marry on August 23, 2014?
18: What is the largest land mammal?
19: What has to be broken before you can use it?
20: How many stars are there on the American flag?
21: What is the largest state in the US?
22: What 3 ingredients are typically used to make pancake batter?
Flour, Eggs, and Milk.
23: Which chess piece cannot move in a straight line?
24: How many teeth do adults have?
25: Where does Brie cheese come from?
26: Which planet is the closest to the sun?
27: How many minutes are there in 2.5 hours?
28: What has lots of keys but cannot open any lock?
29: Who was known as the King of Rock and Roll?
30: What 2 parent breeds made the Labradoodle?
Labrador and Poodle.
31: Who is rapper Jay Z married to?
32: Who was the lead star in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump?
33: What is around 70% of the world's surface covered with?
34: Where has the Union Jack flag?
35: What is a group of lions called?
36: What invention lets you see through walls?
37: Who is the God of thunder?
38: What was Johnny Depp's character called in The Pirates of the Caribbean movies?
Captain Jack Sparrow.
39: What is the tallest animal in the world?
40: Which angry British chef presents Hells Kitchen USA?
41: How do you say 'Hello' in French?
42: What social media app has a blue square icon with a white letter?
43: What animal is said to be 'mans best friend'?
44: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Spongebob Square Pants.
45: What is the name of the town where The Simpsons live?
Hard General Trivia Questions and Answers
Now things get a little harder!
In round 2 of our general trivia, we’re upping the ante and have put together 25 hard trivia questions to really test your general knowledge.
Again, this is a random section that includes trivia questions about geography, history, science, and more.
Time to sort the best from the rest and see who is really on their way to being crowned the trivia champion in your group!
1: Who was the youngest American president?
John F. Kennedy.
2: What famous beer comes from Mexico?
3: What is the chemical symbol for Chlorine?
4: How many days are there in 3 years?
5: What is the largest lake in America?
6: Who was the shortest American president at 5-ft 4-in?
7: What is the hardest natural substance on the planet?
8: What is so fragile that it will break if you say its name?
9: Which state used to be called New Amsterdam?
10: In what year did the first KFC open in the US?
11: What is the square root of 169?
12: What is the time difference between 6:15 am and 11:20 pm?
17 hours and 5 minutes.
13: How many Amendments does the US Constitution have?
14: Which bird is the fastest, with recorded speeds of up to 186mph?
15: Which continent has the most countries?
16: What is the average lifespan of the Blue Whale?
80 to 90 years.
17: How tall is Donald Trump?
18: In what year were American women given the right to vote?
19: What is the smallest country in the world?
20: What is an antonym?
A word opposite in meaning to another.
21: Which number is equivalent to 3^(4)÷3^(2)?
22: Which state has 98% of the world's crayfish?
23: In what year was civil rights leader Martin Luther King assassinated?
24: What was the name of Henry VIII's first wife?
Catherine of Aragon.
25: What is the order of a basic sentence?
Subject, verb, object.
26: Which Harry Potter movie is the highest-grossing?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
27: Who officially announced the victorious end of WWII?
UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
28: A study revealed 10 common misspelled words in the English language. Which word took the number 1 spot?
29: Who was Prince Albert's wife?
30: How many fruit flavors are in Dr. Pepper?
31: What is the melting point of gold?
1,064 °C / 1947.2 °F.
32: Who did Jennifer Lopez marry in 2001?
33: Which Big Bang Theory actor has a Ph.D. in real life?
34: What is the poorest state in the US, according to recent data?
35: Who painted 'The Starry Night'?
Vincent Van Gogh.
36: What made the Pterodactyl unique?
It could fly.
37: What is the national dish of the UK?
Fish and Chips.
38: The mythical griffin is made up of 2 creatures. Can you name them?
Lion and Eagle.
39: What is the highest-grossing movie of all time? (When adjusted for inflation).
Gone With The Wind.
40: What is the biggest country in the world?
General Trivia Questions and Answers for Adults
Time for the kids to sit back, relax, and judge the adults around them!
Now, adults, when was the last time you sat a school exam paper, or took an academic test?
How sharp do you think your skillset really is? We’re about to find out!
This round is specifically for the adult members of your group; although there is nothing inappropriate, the following 25 trivia questions have been penned with adults in mind.
We’ve got it all: math, grammar, science, history, geography, entertainment, statistics, and foreign languages!
Good luck, adults!
1: What are homophones?
Words that are pronounced the same as other words but have a different meaning and spelling.
2: What is the capital of Denmark?
3: What is 25% of 700?
4: What year was the Declaration of Independence signed?
5: Whose album came first, Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera?
6: Te Quiero is the translation of 'I love you in what language?
7: What is the difference between an abstract noun and a concrete noun?
A concrete noun can be seen, but an abstract noun can't.
8: When was the first American dollar printed?
9: What is the smallest state?
10: How many valves does the heart have?
11: According to a survey by Civic Science, what percentage of participants regret marrying their spouse?
12: What year were Google images invented?
13: What is the capital of New Zealand?
14: A market research study found that what percentage of consumers do not report dissatisfactory service about a company?
15: American men are said to find what attractive about a woman?
High pitched voice.
16: The American Kennel Club has had what dog breed listed as America's number 1 since 1991?
17: What occupation is the best paid in the US?
18: How many different languages are spoken globally today?
19: What do 79% of recruiters cite as the biggest deal-breaker?
Spelling and grammatical mistakes.
20: How long is a nautical mile?
21: Which 1994 movie was Jim Carrey's big-screen breakthrough?
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
22: What cocktail is made from white rum, soda, muddled mint, lime juice, and cane sugar?
23: Which country is also a continent?
24: Who was the first president of the US?
25: What number doesn't have its own Roman numeral?
General Trivia Questions and Answers for Kids
Our general trivia is certainly not a game reserved for adults – we’ve got a whole section just for the kids!
Trivia is an excellent way to boost intelligence and memory, as well as giving parents a way to test the general knowledge of their little ones to maybe identify the stronger areas.
We believe that learning is most effective when it is fun, whether this is about history, science, movies, animals, or the world around them.
The first 15 trivia questions are the easiest, with the rest of the round being a little more challenging.
Ready to start?
1: How many legs does a spider have?
2: Who is the president of the US today (2022)?
3. If Jenna had 4 apples and Paul gave her 7 more, how many apples would she have?
4: What movie featured Buzz and Woody?
5: What do butterflies begin life as?
6: What 2 colors make purple when mixed together?
Red and Blue.
7: What should you always use at the start of a sentence?
8: What movie features lions called Simba, Nala, Mufasa, and Scar?
The Lion King.
9: If you went to sleep at 7:30pm and woke up at 7:30am, how many hours of sleep would you have had?
10: What kind of animals lived 65 million years ago?
11: Which singer played Hannah Montana?
12: How many dwarves lived with Snow White?
13: What do you need to make a snowman, snow angel, or to have a snowball fight?
14: Who lives in The White House?
15: What is the capital of the US?
16: What type of fish is Nemo?
17: What breed of dog does Cruella Deville want to steal?
18: What is a quarter of 100?
19: Who built the pyramids?
20: What is the outside of a circle called?
21: In what European capital city would you find the Eiffel Tower?
22: What date is Independence Day?
23: What kind of tree do acorns come from?
24: What is the closest star to Earth?
25: What did Alexander Graham Bell invent?
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