Nothing spices up game night quite like a competitive game of trivia. But how are you supposed to come up with enough trivia questions to keep the game going? What topics should you include for each round? Thankfully, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s a list of trivia questions and answers, both pop culture and general, that will keep the party going.
Trivia Questions and Answers
Trivia games are a great addition to any get-together. When picking topics, make sure you know your audience. Don’t pick topics your party-goers have no knowledge or interest in. Trivia questions are most fun when they give a bit of a challenge, but the team has a fair shot at finding the answer.
When putting together a trivia game, you can have everyone compete individually, or you can spice up the competition by adding teams. You could go category by category, or you could make the game into a Jeopardy-style competition. There are plenty of templates online that help you make an interactive board.
Pop Culture Trivia Questions
Considering you’re looking for trivia questions on FanBolt, you probably enjoy your fair share of pop culture. We’ve got trivia questions for everything from movies to music that will keep everyone entertained.
Movie Trivia Questions
1. What author’s work was the movie Shawshank Redemption based on? And bonus point, what was the name of the work? Answer: Stephen King, Bonus Point: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
2. What character was recast after Iron Man 1 for Iron Man 2? Answer: Col. Jim Rhodes or “Rhodey”
3. There have only been two instances in which each movie of a trilogy has been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. One is The Godfather. Name the other trilogy. Answer: Lord of the Rings
4. The original 1976 movie Carrie held joint auditions with another famous franchise. For what movie did they hold auditions with? Answer: Star Wars
5. What character does Tim Burton voice in his film The Nightmare Before Christmas? Answer: Zero the Dog
Disney Trivia Questions
1. What was the first animated movie Disney studios ever produced? And for a bonus point, what year did it premiere? Answer: Snow White, Bonus Point: 1937 (to make it easier, just ask for the decade)
2. What Broadway composer wrote some of the music for Moana? Answer: Lin Manuel Miranda
3. What is the key similarity between Sully from Monsters Inc and Pacha from Emperor’s New Groove? Answer: Both voiced by John Goodman
4. How many brothers does Prince Hans for the movie Frozen have? Answer: 12
5. What is the name of the tavern that Rapunzel and Flynn visit in Tangled? Answer: The Snuggly Duckling
6. What year did Disneyland open? Answer: 1955
7. How many fingers does Mickey Mouse have? Answer: 4 fingers (specifically 1 thumb and 3 fingers)
8. In what year did Disney buy Star Wars? Bonus point: For how much? Answer: 2012. Bonus point: $4.05 billion
9. What are the top 3 most successful (in terms of box office sales) Disney movies of all time? Answer: 1 – Frozen 2 (2019 – $1.45 Billion), 2- Frozen (2013 – $1.28 Billion), 3- The Lion King (1994 – $1.08 Billion)
10. How many people visit Disney World each day? Answer: An average of 250,000 guests every day!
1. What Taylor Swift album opened with Welcome to New York? Answer: 1989
2. What country is the pop group ABBA from? Answer: Switzerland
3. What music group gave Panic! At the Disco their first record deal? Answer: Fall Out Boy
4. What Beatles song did the BBC ban due to lyrics like “pornographic priestess”? Answer: I Am the Walrus
5. Name the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Answer: Aretha Franklin
Family Friendly Trivia Questions
Trivia is for people of all ages! Here are some trivia questions that are fun for the whole family and some easy trivia questions for kids.
Family Trivia Questions
1. What are the three primary colors? Answer: Red, blue, yellow
2. What part of the cell is known as the “powerhouse?” Answer: Mitochondria
3. Derry Church, Pennsylvania was renamed to what after a famous chocolatier opened his factories there? Answer: Hershey
4. What inspired the names of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Bonus point: name at least three of them. Answer: Famous Renaissance artists. Bonus point: Donatello, Michaelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael
5. What animal’s fingerprints have identical characteristics to a human’s? Answer: The koala
6. What country was the Victor Hugo novel and Broadway play, Les Miserables, set in? Answer: France
7. In what year did the Titanic sink? Answer: 1912
1. What is the capital of France? Answer: Paris
2. What is the fastest land animal? Answer: The cheetah
3. What are the three most common states of matter? For a bonus point, what is the fourth? Answer: Solid, liquid, gas. Bonus: Plasma
4. What animal did ancient Egyptians see as representations of deities? Answer: Cats
5. What is a group of lions called? Answer: A pride
6. In what state is Area 51 located? Answer: Neveda
General Trivia Questions
Looking for general trivia questions to appease the masses? Here are some more topics to pull from.
1. What is the last word in the title of Kermit the Frog’s popular song, “It’s Not Easy Being [Blank].” Answer: Green
2. What famous Tchaikovsky piece uses canons as an instrument? Answer: The 1812 Overture
3. Scarlet Witch’s brother and this element share the nickname “Quicksilver.” What is the element? Answer: Mercury
4. What was “macaroni” slang for in 18th-century England? Answer: Someone who was fashionable. Could be used as an insult for someone with outlandish fashion choices.
5. What is the name of the process of opening a bottle of champagne with a sword? Answer: Sabering or sabrage
6. Who as named the youngest “self-made billionare ever” in 2019 by Forbes? Answer: Kyle Jenner
7. In what year were Legos invented? Bonus point: In what country? Answer: In 1932. Bonus point: Denmark
Random Trivia Questions
1. What is the Roman name for the Greek goddess Aphrodite? Answer: Venus
2. Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Answer: Marie Curie
3. What is the process where a solid passes the liquid state and goes straight to a gas? Answer: Sublimation
4. What is the national animal of Scotland? Answer: The unicorn
5. What actor did Christian Bale study when preparing to play the role of fictional serial killer Patrick Bateman? Answer: Tom Cruise
A quote about this fun fact: “We talked about how Martian-like Patrick Bateman was, how he was looking at the world like somebody from another planet, watching what people did and trying to work out the right way to behave. And then one day he called me and he had been watching Tom Cruise on David Letterman, and he just had this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes, and he was really taken with this energy.” – Mary Harron, American Psycho director
General Knowledge Questions
1. What is the largest planet in our solar system? Answer: Jupiter
2. How many bones are in the human body? Answer: 206
3. In the United States, what city is known as the city of “Brotherly Love?” Answer: Philadelphia
4. What is the name of a group of rabbits? Answer: A fluffle
5. When running a 5K, what does the K stand for? Answer: Kilometers
What Are Your Trivia Question Favorites?
So what are some of your favorite trivia questions? Which one of these were you impressed you got without peeking at the answer? What’s your favorite fun fact or trivia night topic?
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