251 General Trivia Questions (with Answers)

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This quiz is packed with 250+ general trivia questions on a variety of topics, so it’s sure to test your knowledge on a range of subjects.

General knowledge Trivia

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1. How many colors are there in the rainbow? (And a bonus for naming them)

Answer: Seven (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).

2. What is the little mermaid’s name in the Disney film?

Answer: Ariel.

3. What do caterpillars turn into?

Answer: Butterflies.

4. What do we call someone who travels to space in a rocket?

Answer: An astronaut.

5. How many zeros are there in the number one thousand?

Answer: Three (1,000).

6. In what country are the pyramids?

Answer: Egypt.

7. Which one of these is a fish: A shark, a whale or a dolphin?

Answer: Shark (dolphins and whales are both aquatic mammals).

8. Who is Anna’s sister in the Disney film Frozen?

Answer: Elsa.

9. Name as many planets in our solar system as you can (a point for each)?

Answer: Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, Mercury, Uranus, Venus.

10. In Peppa Pig, what is Peppa’s little brother called?

Answer: George.

11. What is a young sheep called?

Answer: A lamb.

12. What is the tallest animal in the world?

Answer: Giraffe (adult giraffes can grow up to nearly 6 meters in height – mainly thanks to its very long neck).

13. When Humpty Dumpty was sitting on a wall, what happened next?

Answer: He had a great fall (he fell off the wall).

14. How many weeks are in a year?

Answer: 52.

15. In what country is the Great Barrier Reef?

Answer: Australia.

16. What is half of the number fifty?

Answer: 25.

17. Which passenger liner sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912?

Answer: Titanic.

18. Peter Parker is the everyday name of which superhero?

Answer: Spiderman.

19. What is the biggest ocean on Earth?

Answer: Pacific.

20. In which country did pizza originate?

Answer: Italy.

21. Paris is the capital city of which country?

Answer: France.

22. In which continent is Vietnam?

Answer: Asia.

23. In which country can you find the Eiffel Tower?

Answer: France.

24. Which author wrote Harry Potter?

Answer: J.K. Rowling.

25. What is the name of the child left behind in Home Alone (1 point for the first name, 2 points for the full name)?

Answer: Kevin McCallister.

26. Which city was founded by Remus and Romulus?

Answer: Rome.

27. What colour is Canary a shade of?

Answer: Yellow.

28. Istanbul is a large city in which country?

Answer: Turkey.

29. What is the largest mammal in the world?

Answer: A whale.

General Trivia Questions about History

Here is a general knowledge history quiz for you. Put your thinking caps on and get ready to learn some fun facts!

1. As recently dramatized in a critically acclaimed miniseries, what year did the Chernobyl disaster occur?

Answer: 1986.

2. Who was the leader of Britain’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition which was one of the first to reach the South Pole in 1912?

Answer: Robert F. Scott.

3. Who was Lord Mayor of London four times between 1397 and 1419, and the inspiration for a classic English folk tale?

Answer: Richard (Dick) Whittington.

4. Which British archaeologist discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb?

Answer: Howard Carter.

5. In which European country was there a civil war between 1946 and 1949?

Answer: Greece.

6. Who was the only one of Henry VIII’s wives to receive a Queen’s funeral?

Answer: Jane Seymour.

7. Which 13th Century Scottish knight did Mel Gibson portray in Braveheart?

Answer: William Wallace.

8. Who was the second President of the United States?

Answer: John Adams.

9. Which war was fought in South Africa between 1899 and 1902?

Answer: Second Boer War (Allow Boer War).

10. In which country did the Second World War Battles of El Alamein take place?

Answer: Egypt.

11. Who discovered the wreckage of the Titanic?

Answer: Robert Ballard.

12. What year did the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster take place?

Answer: 1986.

13. What did Romans use a hypocaust for?

Answer: Heating their villas.

14. What is the London home of the prime minister?

Answer: 10 Downing Street.

15. Which city did the ancient Greeks by legend besiege for 10 years?

Answer: Troy.

16. How many wives did Henry VIII have?

Answer: Six (Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr.

17. Which liner sank on her maiden voyage in 1912?

Answer: RMS Titanic.

18. In which country in ancient times was mummification carried out on important people when they died?

Answer: Egypt.

19. Which people travelled in longships and raided Britain from Scandinavia in early medieval times?

Answer: Vikings.

20. Which king received an arrow in his eye at the Battle of Hastings?

Answer: Harold II.

21. What did Spain send to attack Britain in 1588?

Answer: The Spanish Armada.

22. An act of 1864 outlawed children doing what job, for which they were often employed?

Answer: Chimney Sweep.

23. What notable event affected London in September 1666?

Answer: The Great Fire.

24. Who is the Deputy Prime Minister?

Answer: Nick Clegg.

25. Which ship sank off Portsmouth in 1545 but was retrieved from the seabed in 1982?

Answer: Mary Rose.

26. What overall term is given to the people who fought each other and animals as entertainment in Ancient Rome?

Answer: Gladiators.

27. Which member of the Royal Family holds the title Duke of York?

Answer: Prince Andrew.

28. What title was given to the rulers of Ancient Egypt?

Answer: Pharaoh.

29. Spitfires and Hurricanes helped win which battle in 1940?

Answer: The Battle of Britain.

General Trivia Questions about Geography

Now let’s take a geography general knowledge quiz! See if you know all the answers to these questions.

1. Which continent is Britain part of?

Answer: Europe (lies to the Northwest of mainland Europe).

2. What present-day Italian city does Mt. Vesuvius overlook?

Answer: Naples.

3. What is the name of the largest ocean in the world?

Answer: The Pacific Ocean.

4. What is the capital of the American State of California?

Answer: Sacramento.

5. What are the names of the seven continents of the world?

Answer: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Australia.

6. Where is the Eiffel Tower located?

Answer: Paris, France.

7. What are the names of the five oceans of the world?

Answer: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and the Antarctic.

8. What U.S. state is home to no documented poisonous snakes?

Answer: Alaska.

9. What is the name of the longest river in Africa?

Answer: The Nile River.

10. What is the capital of Thailand?

Answer: Bangkok.

11. What is the capital of Mexico?

Answer: Mexico City.

12. What are the names of the five oceans?

Answer: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and Southern.

13. How many states of India share its border with Bhutan?

Answer: 4 (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal & Sikkim).

14. What is the capital city of India?

Answer: New Delhi.

15. What American city is the Golden Gate Bridge located in?

Answer: San Francisco.

16. In which country would you find the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Answer: Italy.

17. Which is the highest mountain in the world?

Answer: Mount Everest.

18. Which is the coldest place on Earth?

Answer: Antarctica.

19. Which are the 7 continents in the world from largest in area to smallest?

Answer: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

20. Which is colder: The North Pole or the South Pole?

Answer: The South Pole.

21. Which is the hottest continent on Earth?

Answer: Africa.

22. Which continent is known as Dark Continent?

Answer: Africa.

23. Which is the largest waterfall in the world?

Answer: Victoria Falls.

24. What is the name of the smallest country in the world?

Answer: The Vatican City.

25. What is the capital city of Canada?

Answer: Ottawa.

General Trivia Questions about Sports

Put your sports knowledge to the test with this sport general knowledge quiz! How many of these do you know the answer to?

1. _____ is the national sport of Turkey.

Answer: Wrestling.

2. The only driver in Indian Grand Prix 2011 is ______.

Answer: Alice Powell.

3. In which country Commonwealth games were held in 2010?

Answer: India.

4. Total Olympic medals won by India in 2012

Answer: Six.

5. How many players are there in each side of a Hockey team?

Answer: 11.

6. Which country has hosted Commonwealth Games for the maximum number of times?

Answer: Canada.

7. Caddie is related to __________.

Answer: Golf.

8. Who among the following is known as “Flying Sikh of India”

Answer: Milkha Singh.

9. How many players are there in each side of a Basket Ball team?

Answer: 5.

10. In which year Olympic Games were cancelled because of World War I?

Answer: 1916.

11. When was women’s and men’s doubles introduced in Wimbledon?

Answer: 1884.

12. Commonwealth Games are held in every _ years

Answer: 4 years.

13. Who was the winner of Football World Cup in 2010?

Answer: Spain.

14. When is national sports day of India celebrated?

Answer: August 22.

15. What is the full form of cricket tournament- IPL?

Answer: Indian Premier League.

16. Where did the game of Badminton originate from?

Answer: Pune.

17. How many Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments are held every year?

Answer: 4.

18. In which sports, the term HAT-TRICK is used?

Answer: Cricket.

19. Football was introduced as a competitive game in Olympics in year –

Answer: 1908.

20. Hockey is the National sports of –

Answer: India and Pakistan.

21. Number of players in one team of Kho Kho are

Answer: Nine.

22. Eden Gardens cricket stadium is in –

Answer: Calcutta.

23. Which country will host Cricket World Cup 2019 –

Answer: England.

24. Which is the National sport of Canada?

Answer: Lacrosse/Ice hockey.

25. _ has Cricket as its National S

Answer: Jamaica.

General Trivia Questions about Animals

If you love animals, then you’re in luck! This category is all about creatures great and small. Test your knowledge with this animal general knowledge quiz.

1. How many species of sea urchin are there?

Answer: 950.

2. What is a female fox called?

Answer: Vixen.

3. Which has the thickest fur of any mammal?

Answer: Sea otter.

4. The age of a lion can be determined by its…?

Answer: Nose.

5. What is a group of badgers called?

Answer: A cete.

6. How many teeth can a crocodile have over its lifetime?

Answer: Up to 4,000.

7. What is the only big cat that doesn’t roar?

Answer: Cheetah.

8. What mammal has the most powerful bite?

Answer: Hippopotamus.

9. What creature has a tongue that can measure the length of its body?

Answer: Chameleon.

10. A newborn kangaroo is about the size of a…?

Answer: Lima bean.

11. How far away can a wolf smell its prey?

Answer: Almost two miles.

12. What is a group of parrots called?

Answer: A pandemonium.

13. What animal has the highest blood pressure?

Answer: Giraffe.

14. What type of farm animal can sunburn?

Answer: Pig.

15. What is the smallest mammal in the world?

Answer: Bumblebee bat.

16. Where do sea otters store extra food on their bodies?

Answer: A pocket of skin in their armpits.

17. What is a group of camels called?

Answer: A caravan.

18. What is a male swan called?

Answer: Cob.

19. Which large mammal has a tail so strong it can stand on it and lift its hind legs off the ground?

Answer: Kangaroo.

20. Which animal baby can gain up to 250 pounds per day?

Answer: Blue whale.

21. What animal produces mohair?

Answer: Angora goat.

22. What do you call a group of crows?

Answer: A murder.

23. How many legs does a lobster have?

Answer: 10.

24. What is the fastest sea animal?

Answer: Sailfish.

25. What is a polar bear’s skin color?

Answer: Black.

26. What are 12 or more cows called?

Answer: A flink.

27. What is a female donkey called?

Answer: Jenny.

28. What is the size of a newborn kangaroo?

Answer: 1 inch.

29. How far can a skunk spray?

Answer: 10 feet.

30. A Pomsky is a mixture of what two dog breeds?

Answer: Pomeranian and Siberian Husky.

General Trivia Questions about Entertainment

Are you looking for some general trivia questions about entertainment? We’ve got you covered! Here are some trivia questions that cover books, films, music and more.

1. Taylor Swift made her acting debut in which movie?

Answer: Valentine’s Day.

2. What was the name of the first James Bond movie in which Daniel Craig appeared?

Answer: Casino Royale.

3. Which artist made history in 2020 as the youngest winner of the Grammys four main categories?

Answer: Billie Eilish.

4. What East Coast convenience store chain got a boost in popularity thanks to Mare of Easttown?

Answer: Wawa.

5. Which two Oscar-winning actresses with the same first name co-starred in Cruella?

Answer: Emma Stone and Emma Thompson.

6. What year did Keeping Up with the Kardashians first premiere?

Answer: 2007.

7. Who played Rachel Zane on the legal drama Suits?

Answer: Meghan Markle.

8. On Ted Lasso, what treat does the title character give his colleagues that they find irresistible?

Answer: Biscuits.

9. Who was the first African-American man to achieve EGOT status?

Answer: John Legend.

10. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were married for how many days?

Answer: 72.

11. The White Lotus was shot at which real-life resort in Hawaii?

Answer: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

12. In the series Arrested Development, there’s always money where?

Answer: In the banana stand.

13. Who became the first male co-host of The Talk in 2021?

Answer: Jerry O’Connell.

14. What was the first movie Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan co-starred in?

Answer: Joe Versus the Volcano.

15. What was Lizzie McGuire’s younger brother’s name on the Disney show?

Answer: Matt McGuire.

16. What is the name of the Irish-American family at the center of Blue Bloods?

Answer: The Reagans.

17. What was the name of Winston’s beloved cat in New Girl?

Answer: Furguson.

18. Which iconic singer-songwriter was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941?

Answer: Bob Dylan.

19. Which hit 1998 Eddie Murphy comedy finally got a sequel in 2021?

Answer: Coming to America.

20. What song was playing when Marissa shot Ryan on The O.C.’s Season 2 finale?

Answer: Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek.”

21. What’s the name of the dwarf who accompanies Frodo on his quest in the Lord of the Rings films?

Answer: Gimli.

22. Who is the youngest “self-made billionaire ever” that Forbes named in 2019?

Answer: Kylie Jenner.

23. Which two women replaced Chris Harrison after he stepped down as host of The Bachelorette?

Answer: Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe.

24. Which future Oscar nominee played Tom Hanks’ son at the end of Forrest Gump?

Answer: Haley Joel Osment.

25. On a standard typing keyboard, which vowel is not on the top line of letters?

Answer: A.

26. On Lost, a commercial jet from what fictional airline crashed on a seemingly deserted island?

Answer: Oceanic Airlines.

27. What is the title of the 1986 film that quoted “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”?

Answer: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

28. What is the name of the fictional home country of Marvel’s Black Panther?

Answer: Wakanda.

General Trivia Questions about Science

Let’s test your knowledge on science by taking this science general knowledge quiz! How many do you think you can answer correctly?

1. What is the name of the famous Greek physician who was known to be the first to keep historical medical records of his patients?

Answer: Hippocrates.

2. What is the name of the lunar phase that illuminates less than a full moon but more than a half-moon?

Answer: Gibbous phase.

3. What is both the largest and heaviest solid internal organ in the human body?

Answer: Liver.

4. Which animal has fingerprints that closely resemble a human’s fingerprints?

Answer: Koala.

5. What are the two units of measurement used to quantify radioactivity?

Answer: curie (Ci) and becquerel (Bq).

6. Why do Flamingos turn pink?

Answer: Because of canthaxanthin, obtained from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae.

7. How long does it take for the light from the Sun to reach the Earth?

Answer: 8 minutes and 20 seconds.

8. What do you call the immediate conversion of solid matter to gas without having to pass through the liquid state?

Answer: Sublimation.

9. What is known as the fastest land snake on the ground and based on strike speed?

Answer: Black Mamba.

10. What system in your body informs the brain of your position in space?

Answer: Vestibular System.

11. What wind speed rate indicates that a tropical storm is turning into a hurricane?

Answer: 74 mph.

12. According to NASA, what mass percentage does the Sun take up in the Solar System?

Answer: 99.8%.

13. How many Earth days does it take to complete one day in Venus?

Answer: 243.

14. What type of bond involves the mutual sharing of one or more electron pairs between two atoms?

Answer: Covalent Bond.

15. What is, by far, the fastest identified fish found in the Ocean?

Answer: Sailfish.

16. Into how many time zones is the world longitudinally divided?

Answer: 24.

17. Where are the longest and strongest bones in the body located?

Answer: Thigh.

18. Water is made up of what two elements?

Answer: Hydrogen and oxygen.

19. What is the name of the first man to see and discover bacteria?

Answer: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.

20. What salivary enzyme helps digest carbohydrates in the mouth?

Answer: Amylase.

21. What do you call the substance that does not conduct heat?

Answer: Insulator or Semiconductor.

22. What country experiences the most tsunamis?

Answer: Indonesia.

23. What is currently considered the leading scientific explanation of how the universe began?

Answer: The Big Bang Theory.

24. Ganymede is a moon of which planet?

Answer: Jupiter.

25. What are the muscles found in the front of the thighs are known as?

Answer: Quadriceps.

26. The innermost part of bones contains what?

Answer: Bone marrow.

27. What is the name of NASA’s most famous space telescope?

Answer: Hubble Space Telescope.

28. What is the shape of DNA known as?

Answer: A double helix.

General Trivia Questions about Music

Are you an expert on music trivia? Test your knowledge with this great music general knowledge quiz. From classic rock to contemporary pop, there’s something for everyone.

1. Which country has won the most Eurovision Song Contests?

Answer: Ireland.

2. What rock icon was the founder of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-haired Men?

Answer: David Bowie.

3. Which artist has had the most UK Number One singles? (Bonus question – with how many?)

Answer: Elvis Presley (Bonus answer is 21 UK Number One singles).

4. Which artist’s entire 1985 Live Aid set consisted of just a single cover song?

Answer: Elvis Costello.

5. Keith Moon and John Entwistle of The Who are said to have inspired the name of which other classic rock band?

Answer: Led Zeppelin.

6. What is the name of Michael Jackson’s home?

Answer: Neverland.

7. Before Miley Cyrus recorded “Wrecking Ball,” it was offered to which singer?

Answer: Beyoncé.

8. In The Big Lebowski, The Dude can’t stand which band?

Answer: The Eagles.

9. What singer has had a Billboard No. 1 hit in each of the last four decades?

Answer: Mariah Carey.

10. Before Bleachers and fun, Jack Anton off fronted what band?

Answer: Steel Train.

11. Who founded Motown Records?

Answer: Berry Gordy.

12. What was Freddie Mercury’s real name?

Answer: Farrokh Bulsara.

13. What pop star wrote songs for Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Alice Cooper?

Answer: Kesha.

14. Before Phil Collins, who was the lead singer of Genesis?

Answer: Peter Gabriel.

15. Who was the very first American Idol winner?

Answer: Kelly Clarkson.

16. Which member of the Avengers had a brief stint as a pop star?

Answer: Brie Larson.

17. What was Madonna’s first top 10 hit?

Answer: “Holiday”.

18. What rock star moonlights as a horror movie writer and director?

Answer: Rob Zombie.

19. What film did The Clash’s Joe Strummer direct starring some of his bandmates?

Answer: Cops and Robbers.

20. Eminem’s 8 Mile is named after a road in which city?

Answer: Detroit.

21. Who was Marvin Gaye’s duet partner?

Answer: Tammi Terrell.

22. Paul McCartney credits which artist with teaching him everything he knows?

Answer: Little Richard.

23. What artists made up the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys?

Answer: George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.

24. Who was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Answer: Aretha Franklin.

25. Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote which Rolling Stones song?

Answer: “I Wanna Be Your Man”.

26. Who had the best-selling album of 2019 in the USA?

Answer: Lover by Taylor Swift.

27. Who wrote the Wedding March?

Answer: Felix Mendelssohn.

28. What is Elton John’s real name?

Answer: Reginald Dwight.

29. Who was the first Beatle to have a solo Number One single?

Answer: George Harrison.

General Trivia Questions for Kids

Here’s an easy general knowledge quiz perfect for kids who are just starting to get into trivia. So, let’s get started!

1. Which planet is nearest to the Earth?

Answer: Mercury is the closest planet to earth.

2. What is the name of the first woman IPS of India?

Answer: Kiran Bedi is the first IPSC women of India.

3. How many states and union territories are there in India?

Answer: There are 29 states and 7 union territories in India.

4. Who was India’s first astronaut?

Answer: Rakesh Sharma who was Squadron leader was the first Indian Astronaut.

5. How many bones do an adult human have?

Answer: There are 206 bones in a human body.

6. Who is India’s first lady Prime Minister?

Answer: Indira Gandhi was the first lady Prime Minister of India.

7. Which is the world’s largest country?

Answer: Russia is the largest country in the world.

8. Which is the principal source of energy for the earth?

Answer: Sun is the principal source of energy for the earth.

9. Who invented Light Bulb?

Answer: Thomas Edison invented Light Bulb.

10. Which is the world’s longest river?

Answer: The longest river in the world is “River Nile”.

11. Which company is the largest chocolate manufacturer in the United States?

Answer: Hershey’s.

12. Who discovered what gravity is?

Answer: Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity.

13. The slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ was given by whom?

Answer: Lal Bahadur Shastri gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’.

14. Which is the chemical name for common salt?

Answer: Sodium Chloride (NaCl).

15. Name the hardest substance that is found on earth?

Answer: Diamond is the hardest substance on earth.

16. The first aeroplane was invented by whom?

Answer: Wright Brothers invented the first aeroplane.

17. Which continent is known as the ‘Dark’ continent?

Answer: Africa is known as the “Dark” Continent.

18. What colour symbolizes peace?

Answer: White is the colour that symbolizes peace.

19. Which was the first country to use paper money?

Answer: China.

20. Which is the fastest flying bird in the world?

Answer: Peregrine Falcon.

21. Who is the winner of India’s first Nobel Prize?

Answer: Ravindra Nath Tagore was the winner of the first Nobel Prize.

22. Earth is located in which galaxy?

Answer: Earth is located in the Milky Way.

23. What is the full form of IPL?

Answer: IPL is known as the Indian Premier League.

24. Which is the largest democratic country in the world?

Answer: India is the largest democratic country in the world.

25. Name the national flower of India?

Answer: Lotus flower.

26. Which is the biggest desert in the world?

Answer: Sahara desert.

27. Name the National fruit of India?

Answer: Mango.

28. What is the name of the Greek God of music?

Answer: Apollo.

Final Thoughts

There you have it – 250+ general trivia questions and answers for any gathering.

General trivia questions is a great game to play with friends and family, and these questions will make sure everyone has a good time.

You can also use these general questions to create your own trivia game or quiz night.

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