39 Mother’s Day Trivia Questions and Answers

Are you a mother yourself or looking to surprise your mama with some fun facts? Get ready to put your maternal knowledge to the test with our ultimate collection of Mother’s Day trivia!

Whether you’re part of a new mom’s journey or just want to impress your own mother figure, this Mother’s Day trivia challenge is the perfect way to celebrate the special day dedicated to all the incredible moms out there. 

So grab a cup of tea, gather your loved ones, and prepare for a fun-filled quiz that will make you appreciate the amazing superpowers of motherhood!


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General Mother’s Day Trivia Questions 

General Mother's Day Trivia

It’s time to rock and mom-roll with our first section of this Mother’s Day trivia extravaganza! 

We’re about to test your knowledge with some thought-provoking facts about this special day of celebration, including where it came from and how it’s celebrated around the world.

It’s time to show off your skills and prove that nobody messes with Mama’s knowledge!

Let’s go!

1: Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of what month in the US?
2: Approximately how many phone calls are made each year on Mother’s Day? The closest answer wins.
122 million.
3: What year was the first ever Mother’s Day celebrated in the US?
4: Which American President signed Mother’s Day into law in 1914 as a nationwide holiday?
Woodrow Wilson.
5: What is the name of the ten-day Indian festival that pays homage to the mother goddess Durga?
6: In 2022, what became the new average age of first-time mothers in the US?
7: Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for which industry?
8: What is Mother’s Day better known as in the United Kingdom?
Mothering Sunday.
9: Which goddess was celebrated by the ancient Greeks and Romans as ‘Mother of the Gods’?
10: Americans spend more on Mother’s Day than on Father’s Day. True or false?

Gifts For Mother’s Day Trivia Questions 

Gifts For Mother's Day Trivia

Everyone enjoys giving gifts, and no one is more deserving of something special than a mom.

Did you know Americans spend, on average, $274.02 on Mother’s Day gifts each year? That includes greeting cards, craft supplies for homemade gifts, and a whopping 41% on jewelry

Of course, flowers are always an easy option, but do you know what flower is traditionally gifted on Mother’s Day? 

Let’s explore the world of Mother’s Day gifts in our second round. 

Here we go!

1: Mother’s Day is the third highest-selling holiday for flowers. Which two holidays take first and second place?
Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
2: Approximately how many dollars were spent on Mother’s Day gifts in 2022? The closest answer wins.
$31 billion.
3: What is the most popular item to be purchased for Mother’s Day?
Greeting card.
4: What type of flower is best associated with Mother’s Day?
5: What percentage of flowers purchased throughout the year are bought for Mother’s Day?
One quarter.
6: Who tried to stop the commercialization of Mother’s Day, which led to her arrest in 1925?
Anna Jarvis.
7: Who is the largest greeting card manufacturer in the US?
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
8: What is the most popular candle scent in the US?
9: Which company was founded in 1969 after sixteen-year-old Michael Kitteredge melted down crayons to make his mother a candle?
Yankee Candle.

Famous Mother’s Day Trivia Questions

Famous Mother's Day Trivia

In this next section, we are going to take a look at some of those better-known moms.

There have been so many songs and movies about mothers, as well as images and speeches about mother figures throughout history.

From Dolly Parton’s mom, who sewed her a coat of many colors, to Susan Sarandon’s infamous mom dance in Stepmom, we will delve into the fascinating world of famous moms and their iconic moments.

Brace yourself as we uncover the remarkable contributions and unforgettable portrayals of mothers in various forms of art and culture.

Let’s go!

1: Which US state is also known as the ‘Mother of Presidents’?
2: Which British girl band had a hit with the song ‘Mama’ in 1996?
The Spice Girls.
3: Which president said, “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother”?
Abraham Lincoln.
4: Who is known as the ‘Mother of Dragons’ in Game of Thrones?
Daenerys Targaryen.
5: Which artist created the painting ‘The Madonna Litta’?
Leonardo Da Vinci.
6: Which former Friends star played the role of Sandy in the 2016 romantic comedy ‘Mother’s Day’?
Jennifer Aniston.
7: What year does the 2021 movie ‘Mothering Sunday’ take place?
8: Who is known as the ‘Mother of Modern Physics’?
Marie Curie.
9: What genre of film does the 2010 movie ‘Mothers Day’ fit in?
10: Which singer released ‘The Best Day’ in 2008, which is about the relationship they had with their mother?
Taylor Swift.

Animal Mothers Day Trivia Questions

Animal Mothers Day Trivia

The only thing cuter than the bond between a mother and her child is that between a baby animal and its mama!

We couldn’t resist throwing in a final round all about the moms within the animal kingdom!

From six-foot tall newborn giraffes to teeny tiny giant panda babies that are comparable in size to a stick of butter, this round is sure to make you ‘Aww’!

Are you ready?

Let’s give it a go! 

1: How many months is an elephant mom pregnant?
Twenty-two months.
2: What is a female octopus called?
A hen.
3: At what age does a young orangutan leave its mother?
Ten years old.
4: How long does a mother giraffe sleep each day when raising a calf?
Thirty (non-consecutive) minutes a day.
5: Which animal gives birth to the largest babies on earth?
Blue Whale.
6: What do mother Koalas feed to their offspring?
Their own poop.
7: A Tailless Tenrec can give birth to a litter of over thirty babies at a time. Which island country are these animals native to?
8: What species of mollusks only reproduce once in their lifetime and then pass away once their eggs hatch?
9: Which female mammal has three vaginas and two uteruses?
10: Which species of male fish give birth instead of female?

More Mothers Day Trivia Fun – Video Quiz

Has this trivia given you a few fun facts to share with the family on Mothers Day? Keep the fun going by trying out another informative quiz! 

We hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and have enjoyed playing along with our Mother’s Day trivia. 

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