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100 Best Trivia Questions [Easy, Fun and Random]

Getting bored is probably the easiest thing that can happen in your life. It can happen anywhere, at work or even while you are relaxing. So how to snap out of this boredom? A very old and popular method is to distract your mind form the work you are doing. This helps you in relaxing your mind and concentrating better on the work at hand. Now how can we do this? The best method is to try your hand at some easy indoor games. Board games or card games are very popular among these. However, most of these games require equipment which may or may not be easily available at your disposal. In such cases, speaking games are very popular. These do not require any special equipment, and also they can be a lot of fun. One such game is that of trivia questions.

Trivia games are like a fun quiz. They are very popular in parties, among social gatherings, pub events, or school groups.

Trivia Questions can vary depending on the age group of the players involved. This game is very amusing and refreshing. It also helps in increasing your general knowledge. Also, there are a lot of questions depending upon the interests of the player.

In this article, I have noted down around 100 best Trivia questions. Their answers are noted in bold just beside them. Please read on and enjoy the questions.

Best Trivia questions

For the ease of the game, I have divided the questions into a few groups based on their topics. Here are some of the best Trivia questions for Adults that you can use while playing the game with your friends at parties, etc.

Easy and Fun Trivia Game questions for Adults

These trivia questions are relatively easy to answer. You can use them for light quiz games also. They are as follows:-

  1. Name the person who invented rabies vaccination. Louis Pasteur
  2. By what another word can you signify ‘lexicon’? Dictionary
  3. Which is the 7th planet of the solar system? Uranus
  4. A falchion is which kind of weapon? A sword
  5. Name a common word for vest, beans, and quartet. String
  6. What is someone who shoes horses called? A farrier
  7. Which is the largest freshwater lake? Lake Superior
  8. Which sea can you find on the moon? The sea of tranquillity
  9. What is the name of the clothing that is named after its Scottish inventor? Mackintosh
  10. Name the Benedictine monk who invented champagne. Dom Perignon

Questions related to sports

Thes sports trivia questions will intrigue both indoor and outdoor game enthusiasts. Here are some such questions:-

  1. Constantino Rocca is a popular name in which game? Golf
  2. India hosted which popular sport in 2011 for the first time? Formula 1
  3. Name the chess piece that can move only diagonally. Bishop
  4. Cresta Run is popular in which country? Switzerland
  5. In Bowls, what is the name of the lawn? Crown Green
  6. Name the heavyweight boxer who stayed undefeated in his career. Rocky Marciano
  7. What was the nickname of the popular footballer “The Divine Ponytail?” Roberto Baggio
  8. How many times did Bjorn Borg win the Wimbledon title? 5

You can always get more questions from the internet.

Geography related trivia questions

AS suggested by the name, these questions are from the history of the planet, its landmass and countries. The7y are given below:-

  1. Which is the world’s largest ocean? Pacific
  2. How much is the Earth’s radius? 4000 miles
  3. What is the deepest lake in the U.S? Crater Lake in Oregon
  4. What is the name of the worlds highest waterfall? Angel falls 
  5. What was the first country to recognize Mexico’s independence, in 1836? The U.S.
  6. Which European city is the first to have a tram system? Birkenhead
  7. Where is Notre Dame? Paris
  8. Name the capital of Spain. Madrid
  9. What is common among London, Newcastle Liverpool, and Glasgow? They are British cities with underground rail
  10. Where is the Suez Canal? Egypt
  11. Which is the world’s biggest island? Greenland
  12.  How many U.S. states border the Gulf of Mexico?  5
  13. Where is Broadway? New York City, USA.
  14. What continent is subjected to the world’s largest ozone hole? Antarctica
  15. How much bigger is the sun than the earth? If the Sun were a hollow ball, you could fit about one million Earths inside of it
  16. Which is the largest river? Amazon
  17. Where is the Highest Elevation on Earth? Mt. Everest, Asia
  18. Does the sun rotate? once every 27 days at the equator, but only once in 31 days at the poles
  19. Name the longest river in the world. The Nile
  20. What planet is closest in size to our moon? Mercury
  21. What is the easternmost capital of the United States? Augusta
  22. Where is the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Pisa, Italy.
  23. What is the speciality of the Daintree forest of Australia? It is the world’s oldest forest
  24. Where is Prague situated? Czech Republic
  25. How far is the moon from the earth? The actual Earth-Moon distance ranges from about 360,000 to 405,000 kilometres
  26. The Golden Gate Bridge? San Francisco, California, USA.

Questions related to gardening

These questions relate more to those who love gardening and playing with plants. Some such questions are:-

  1. By what another name can you call a mountain ash tree?  Rowan
  2. What is the colour of Himalayan Poppy? Blue
  3. Name a plant bulb which once worked as currency. Tulips
  4. Tell the previous Latin name for Roda Gallica. Rosa Mundi
  5. What is the colour of a Welsh Poppy? Yellow
  6. Where did the pineapple plant originate? South America
  7. What’s the groundnut better known as? peanut
  8. What is the speciality of the Babylonian hanging gardens?  It is one of the seven wonders of the world.
  9. Name the gardener who is the author of Going Organic and The Gourmet Gardener. Bob Flowerdew
  10. What nutty legume accounts for one-sixth of the world’s vegetable oil production? peanut
  11. What is the common name of Lancelot Brown? Capability Brown
  12. What was the first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal? Shredded Wheat.
  13. Name a world famous garden in London. Kew Garden

Art related Trivia questions

These questions are related to paintings and music. They are as follows:-

  1. What is the meaning of the word Piano? To be played softly 
  2. What is the full form of UFO in needlework?  an unfinished object
  3. What are the three main colours? Red, Green and Blue
  4. By what other name is the Mona Lisa” known? La Gioconda
  5. Name an important name in Pottery making. John Leach
  6. While painting with what you use egg yolk to bind colour pigments? Tempera
  7. Which Spanish artist co-founded the Cubist movement? Pablo Picasso
  8. Which musical instrument has 3 valves? Trumpet
  9. Which famous ballet dancer changed the face of modern ballet? Rudolf Nureyev

History related trivia question

As evident from the heading, this topic is more favourite with those who love playing with dates and historical events. They are as follows:-

  1. When did the cold war end? 1989
  2. When did the Euro become an official currency? 1999
  3. What physicist’s last words were not understood because his nurse did not speak German? Albert Einstein’s.
  4. In which year did the cold war end? 1989
  5. Name Henry VIII’s first wife. Catherine of Aragon
  6. Which architect designed the millennium dome? Richard Rogers
  7. Who did Yigal Amir assassinate in 1995? Yitzhak Rabin
  8. Who was the prime minister after Winston Churchill? Sir Robert Anthony
  9. When did the battle of Culloden take place? 16th April 1746
  10. When was the Eurostar train service started? 14th November 1994
  11. When is William Shakespeare’s birthday? 23rd April 1564
  12. What socialist writer’s last words were: “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough”?Karl Marx’s.

Food and drink related Trivia question

How can we leave out such a popular category? Here are some questions related to them:-

  1. What colour is Absynthe? Green.
  2. How many crocus flowers does it take to make a pound of saffron? Up to 75,000
  3. What flavour is Cointreau? Orange.
  4. What is used to wrap seaweed in? Sushi
  5. Name another name for Pimento. Allspice
  6. What is Lafite- Rothschild”  A wine
  7. Name some species of apples. May Queen, Wisley Crab, Foxwhelps and Lane’s Prince Albert
  8. Which chocolate is truffle made only by order from Knipschildt? Chocopologie

Book-related trivia questions

These questions are going to be favourites among bookworms. They are as follows:-

  1. What is a book available in the digital format called? an ebook
  2. What is the full form of POD in publishing? Print on demand
  3. In which play does Shylock appear? The Merchant of Venice
  4. Who is the writer of Death in Venice? Thomas Mann
  5. Name the creator of James Bind. Ian Fleming
  6. Who is popular for mermaid stories? Helen Dunmore
  7. What is the height of an elephant folio book? 50 inches
  8. Which is the oldest printed book still existing? Diamon Sutra, 868 AD
  9. What is Anna Rice popular for? The Vampire Chronicles

Questions from TV series

Television is a favourite pastime for most. Some questions related to popular TV series are:-

  1. Name the weekly music show on BBC between 1964 and 2006. Top of the Pops
  2. By what name do we know Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey more commonly as? Fanny Cradock
  3. What was the name of John Noakes’s dog in “Blue Peter”? Shep
  4. Tell the first name of Captain Mainwaring’s in Dad’s Army. George
  5. What was the name of Lady Penelope’s chauffeur in “Thunderbirds”? Parker
  6. Name the BBC series about a shipping line set in Liverpool during the late 1800s. The Onedin Line
  7. Name the original inventor of television. George Carey
  8. Which is the most popular TV programme in the UK of all time? Eastend

Some Random questions for Kids

These are some random questions which are based more on general knowledge. Thye are as follows:-

  1. Which are the largest continent? Asia
  2. What is the Indiana state bird? Cardinal
  3. Who are the kids of Prince William? Prince George and Princess Charlotte
  4. Where is the Bermuda triangle? The western part of North Atlantic Ocean
  5. Which is the Worlds largest dam? Three Gorges Dam
  6. What process involves heating an ore to obtain a metal? Smelting
  7. Which is the largest sea? Philippine Sea
  8. What is the Milky Way? The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy
  9. Hitler ruled in which country? Germany
  10. The VETO power lies with how many countries? 5
  11. What’s short for “binary digit”? Bit
  12. What mathematical symbol did math whiz Ferdinand von Lindemann determine to be a transcendental number in 1882? Pi
  13. What measure of energy comes from the Latin word meaning “heat”? The calorie.
  14. Where is the coldest inhabited place on Earth? Oymyakon, Russia
  15. How many elements does the periodic table have? 118
  16. What’s a flat image that can be displayed in three dimensions? A hologram
  17. How many types of teeth do humans have? 4
  18. What unit of electrical power is equal to one joule per second? Watt
  19. What unit of measure do you multiply by .39 to convert it to inches? Centimetres
  20. What do mathematicians call a regular polygon with eight sides? octagon
  21.  What two letters are both symbols for 1,000? K and M.
  22. What’s the U. S. equivalent of 0.45 kilograms?  1 pound
  23. Which country’s flag is also the Union Jack?  The flag of United Kingdom
  24. What is the national American food? Hamburger
  25. What’s the only metal that’s not a solid at room temperature? Mercury
  26. When is boxing day celebrated?  26th December
  27. What sea creature can have an eye measuring 16 inches across, the largest in the animal kingdom? A squid
  28. What do leukaemia sufferers have too many of? White blood cells, or leukocytes.
  29. What’s the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men? Prostate cancer.
  30. When was angry bird created? December 2009
  31. What’s short for “binary digit”? Bit
  32. What are the first organisms to grow back after a fire? Moss
  33. What century did mathematicians first use plus and minus signs? The sixteenth.
  34. What does Bella mean? Beautiful
  35. What is the official language of Australia? English
  36. How long does it take light from the sun to reach the earth? Approximately 8 minutes and 18 seconds.
  37. From where does Brian Lara come? West Indies
  38. What’s the common name for a cubic decimeter? A litre.
  39. Who is Facebook’s owner?  Mark Zuckerberg
  40. What is the full name of Michael Jackson? Michael Joseph Jackson
  41. What do bees make? honey
  42. Who invented the light bulb? Thomas Edison

So these were 100 best Trivia Questions that you can use while playing trivia game with your friends, family or kids.

Conclusion

There are a lot of trivia questions other than the one given above. Be sure to have a lot of fun with them. Please do not forget to comment in the comment section below.

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