91 Useful Trivia Questions And Answers Everyone Should Know

Martha Martins
May 18, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Jan 18, 2021
Edited by Anusuya Mukherjee
Fact-checked by Joan Agie
info_i
A girl studying with mug in other hand



Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where someone mentions a fascinating fact that makes you think, "Wow, I never knew that!"? Trivia is a great way to impress your friends and family and a great tool for expanding your knowledge and exciting your mind.

This compiled list of useful trivia questions and answers covers a wide range of topics, including science, food, history, and the world around you.

Whether you're a curious adult looking to broaden your horizons or a student eager to learn more about the world, these pieces of information are sure to interest you and leave you feeling smarter. You'll learn some amazing facts you can share with others, use to win the next quiz night, or start conversations during your next family gathering.

Science Trivia Questions

Image copyright Science and Industry MuseumMuseum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Science never fails to amaze people with its countless fascinating facts and discoveries. From the tiniest atoms to the vast expanse of the universe, science covers it all. This section contains a list of useful science trivia questions that will entertain and help you understand the world around you a little better.

1. Question: How many different types of chemical bonds are known to occur?

Answer: Three.

2. Question: Greenland is one of the closest countries to the North Pole. Can you name another?

Answer: Canada.

3. Question: Stamen, pistil, and petals are a part of which living organism?

Answer: Flowering plants.

4. Question: What do the classifications: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species, represent in biology?

Answer: Taxonomic rank/Taxonomic hierarchy.

5. Question: An unlit match has what type of energy?

Answer: Potential energy.

6. Question: Which planet has more moons: Jupiter, Saturn, or Earth?

Answer: Saturn.

7. Question: Which is the only animal in the world that has almost human-like fingerprints?

Answer: Koala bear.

8. Question: What are the four stages of the water cycle?

Answer: Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.

9. Question: What are the three common states of matter?

Answer: Solid, liquid, and gas.

10. Question: What is the force that keeps planets in orbit around the sun in space?

Answer: Gravity.

11. Question: What is the process by which plants release water vapor into the air?

Answer: Transpiration.

12. Question: Which English scientist is known for his work on evolution and natural selection?

Answer: Charles Darwin.

13. Question: How many bones are in the adult human body?

Answer: 206.

14. Question: How many legs does a spider have?

Answer: Eight.

15. Question: What is another name for a manatee or a dugong?

Answer: Sea cow.

16. Question: What is the chemical symbol for the element sodium?

Answer: Na.

17. Question: What is the study of the Earth's physical structure and substance called?

Answer: Geology.

18. Question: What is the process by which plants make their food called?

Answer: Photosynthesis.

19. Question: What is the process by which liquid water becomes water vapor called?

Answer: Evaporation.

Easy Food Trivia Game

A juicy burger with beetroot topping and a side of fries presents a flavorful moment in food trivia.

Food is essential for survival but also has importance in daily life, culture, and enjoyment. This set of trivia questions presents a collection of interesting and easy food trivia questions that will tease taste buds and challenge minds.

20. Question: Pistachios, pecans, and macadamia are examples of what type of food?

Answer: Nuts.

21. Question: What is the main ingredient present in coleslaw?

Answer: Cabbage.

22. Question: What type of popular vegetable is used to make Jack-o'-lanterns?

Answer: Pumpkin.

23. Question: What is the main dish for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner?

Answer: Turkey.

24. Question: What are the two of the most popular Italian foods?

Answer: Pasta and pizza.

25. Question: A person whose reviews of restaurants can be noticed in papers and magazines is called a __________.

Answer: Restaurant critic.

26. Question: Name a popular root vegetable that can be baked, smashed, roasted, boiled, and fried.

Answer: Potato.

27. Question: Which Asian fruit is called the 'King Of Fruits', and is known for its smell?

Answer: Durian.

28. Question: After you book a reservation, what is it called when you have a meal at a restaurant?

Answer: Dining out or eating out.

29. Question: What is the primary vitamin present in an orange?

Answer: Vitamin C.

30. Question: The soft drink Pepsi was originally called what?

Answer: Brad's Drink.

31. Question: What soft drink was invented by a pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia?

Answer: Coca-Cola.

32. Question: What fast food chain was originally called Pete's Super Submarines?

Answer: Subway.

33. Question: Coffee beans come from the berries of which plant?

Answer: Coffee plant.

34. Question: What is the main ingredient in guacamole?

Answer: Avocado.

35. Question: What is the most expensive spice in the world by weight?

Answer: Saffron.

36. Question: What is the most consumed meat worldwide?

Answer: Pork.

37. Question: What is the main ingredient in the Spanish dish 'Paella'?

Answer: Rice.

Trivia About The World

A modern conference room with contemporary world leaders engaged in a roundtable discussion, symbolizing international diplomacy and cooperation

The world is a large and interesting place, filled with diverse cultures and remarkable histories. This section offers a carefully curated and accessible collection of useful and engaging trivia questions about the world, designed to broaden your knowledge and spark curiosity.

38. Question: What is the origin of the phrase, 'Mea Culpa'? It was often used before the term, 'I'm sorry', became popular.

Answer: Latin.

39. Question: How many wonders of the ancient world are there?

Answer: Seven.

40. Question: What is the estimated age of planet Earth?

Answer: Roughly 4.5 billion years.

42. Question: Name the capital city of England.

Answer: London.

43. Question: How many time zones are observed in Russia?

Answer: 11.

44. Question: Who won the US presidential election in 2020?

Answer: Joe Biden.

45. Question: What is the world's smallest independent country by area and population?

Answer: Vatican City.

46. Question: In which country did the Olympics originate?

Answer: Greece.

47. Question: What is Brazil's official language?

Answer: Portuguese.

48. Question: How many ghosts visit Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol'?

Answer: Four.

49. Question: How many seasons are there in a year?

Answer: Four.

50. Question: Who holds the Guinness World Record for most published works?

Answer: L. Ron Hubbard.

51. Question: Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch of which country?

Answer: United Kingdom.

52. Question: World War I began in which year?

Answer: 1914.

53. Question: What is the national animal of Canada?

Answer: Beaver.

54. Question: How many floors does the Empire State Building have?

Answer: 102.

55. Question: How many colors are in a rainbow?

Answer: Seven.

56. Question: What is the largest ocean in the world?

Answer: Pacific Ocean.

57. Question: Henry VIII was a king of which country?

Answer: England.

58. Question: George Washington was the first president of which country?

Answer: United States.

59. Question: Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?

Answer: Marie Curie.

60. Question: The Soviet Union dissolved in which year?

Answer: 1991.

61. Question: The Atlantic Ocean separates North America from which continent?

Answer: Europe.

62. Question: Which book is one of the most translated works in history?

Answer: The Bible.

63. Question: Thomas Jefferson was the third president of which country?

Answer: United States.

64. Question: Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of which country?

Answer: United States.

Trivia About Literature And Entertainment

A high-tech, modern living room scene where participants are fully engaged with a 3D holographic movie trivia game, interacting with lifelike projections and answering movie trivia questions in an entertainment experience.

Wrap up this challenge with questions about books, movies, and music. These questions cover different genres and periods, so there's something for everyone. If you like reading, watching movies, or listening to music, these questions are great for learning new facts about them.

65. Question: The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are presented annually for achievements in which industry?

Answer: Film.

66. Question: In the TV show 'New Girl', what is the name of Zooey Deschanel's character?

Answer: Jess.

67. Question: 'The Da Vinci Code' is a novel by which author?

Answer: Dan Brown.

68. Question: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." was the first line of which novel?

Answer: 'Pride And Prejudice' by Jane Austen.

69. Question: Mulan is a Disney Princess from which country?

Answer: China.

70. Question: In 'A Christmas Carol', what is the name of Scrooge's deceased business partner?

Answer: Jacob Marley.

71. Question: What was Stephen King's first published novel titled?

Answer: 'Carrie'.

72. Question: 'Pulp Fiction' is a 1994 film directed by which filmmaker?

Answer: Quentin Tarantino.

73. Question: What was Mark Twain's real name?

Answer: Samuel Clemens.

74. Question: 'Hey Jude' is a song by which famous music group?

Answer: The Beatles.

75. Question: Who wrote the Harry Potter series of novels?

Answer: JK Rowling.

76. Question: 'A Tale Of Two Cities' is a novel by which author?

Answer: Charles Dickens.

77. Question: 'Jurassic Park' is a novel by which author?

Answer: Michael Crichton.

78. Question: 'White Christmas' is a song popularized by which crooner?

Answer: Bing Crosby.

79. Question: Who wrote the novel 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

Answer: Harper Lee.

80. Question: Francis Ford Coppola directed which classic movie about the Mafia?

Answer: 'The Godfather'.

81. Question: Which mystery writer holds the record for most published works?

Answer: Agatha Christie.

82. Question: What is the name of John Lennon's son with Yoko Ono?

Answer: Sean.

83. Question: 'Saturday Night Live' is a popular TV show on which network?

Answer: NBC.

84. Question: In pop culture, who is known as the 'King of Rock And Roll'?

Answer: Elvis Presley.

85. Question: 'Friends' is a popular TV show set in which city?

Answer: New York City.

86. Question: Who wrote the novel '1984'?

Answer: George Orwell.

87. Question: In the TV show 'The Simpsons', what is the name of the town where the family lives?

Answer: Springfield.

99. Question: The play 'Romeo And Juliet' was written by which famous writer?

Answer: William Shakespeare.

89. Question: What is the name of the actor who portrays Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Answer: 'Robert Downey Jr'.

90. Question: Who wrote the novel 'The Great Gatsby'?

Answer: F. Scott Fitzgerald.

91. Question: In the TV show 'The Office', what is the name of the character played by Steve Carell?

Answer: Michael Scott.

FAQs


What's the benefit of knowing pop culture trivia?

Pop culture trivia broadens your knowledge about current and past trends and can be a fun way to connect with various age groups.

Can trivia questions improve children's learning?

Trivia questions are a great way to make learning interactive and enjoyable, helping children retain facts more effectively.

How does music trivia benefit me?

Music trivia not only enhances your understanding of art and culture but also aids in memory recall and emotional connections to different eras.

What makes a trivia question useful?

A useful trivia question is informative, has educational value, and is enjoyable to answer, adding to one's general knowledge.

Whenever you come across trivia, remember that it is not just a form of entertainment but also a powerful tool for learning and personal growth. By answering questions about science, food, the world, literature, and entertainment, you can expand your knowledge, broaden your perspectives, and develop a deeper appreciation for the diversity of various human experiences.

We Want Your Photos!
We Want Your Photos!

We Want Your Photos!

Do you have a photo you are happy to share that would improve this article?
Email your photos

More for You

Sources

https://www.subway.com/en-us/aboutus/history

https://literature.stackexchange.com/questions/23676/why-does-marley-in-a-christmas-carol-claim-that-scrooge-will-be-visited-across-t

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_anatomy

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-published-works-by-one-author

https://www.britannica.com/event/World-War-I

https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live

https://www.esbnyc.com/about/facts-figures

https://www.yardbarker.com/entertainment/articles/the_20_best_tv_shows_set_in_new_york_city_030124/s1__39270306

https://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/john-pemberton

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2024/03/26/first-woman-to-win-nobel-prize/73040805007/

https://www.britannica.com/event/the-collapse-of-the-Soviet-Union

https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1596/mulan-the-legend-through-history/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Henry-VII-king-of-England

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxonomy_%28biology%29

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/147670/aw-some-coleslaw/

https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/how-did-scientists-calculate-age-earth/

https://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/Springfield

See All

Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha Martins picture

Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

Read full bio >
Fact-checked by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

Joan Agie picture

Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

Read full bio >