214 Fun and Family-Friendly Trivia Questions for an Enjoyable Evening

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Are you planning a trivia night with your family and looking for an interesting game that is fun to play and provides you with a great learning experience?

How about a game of trivia questions?

It’s a game that is liked by kids and adults alike. And the best part is that you don’t need anything extra to play it. Of course, if you plan to be competitive, you can arrange for a pen and paper to keep track of the points.

If you are only 4-5 people, you can play alone. But if you have more people, you can divide them into groups of 3-4 people.

You can choose to ask questions to each group and keep track of their points. You can divide the questions into different rounds depending on the type of questions.

Each group discusses within themselves and writes down their answer on a piece of paper. After each round, you see their answers, count their points and announce the winner of that round.

Once you are done with the final round, the one who wins the most rounds is the winner of this trivia game.

If you’re wondering what questions to ask, I have come up with the most entertaining family trivia questions. Do check it out!

The Best Family Trivia Questions of All Times

A game of trivia can make any boring evening into a fun one that people of all age groups can enjoy to the fullest.

But, of course, you must be careful while selecting the trivia questions, especially if there are kids in your home.

Because not all questions are kid-friendly, and you don’t want your kids to ask you an unfavorable question that you don’t want to answer, right?

Keeping that in mind, I have come up with some of the best family trivia questions you can ask kids and adults alike. Of course, you can choose your audience depending on the difficulty level.

To make selecting questions easier for you, I have divided them into some sections. For example, you can find sections with questions regarding animals, movies, music, history, and more.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s dive right into the questions, shall we?

Family Trivia Questions About History

Family Trivia Questions About History

I was always interested in knowing about the history of our country, right from my school days. And I like things that have a history attached to them.

Suppose you are someone like me who likes to know about our country’s past and has great knowledge about it. In that case, trivia questions about history may be the right ones to start the trivia game night.

“Do you know who was the first Black president of the United States?

Answer: Barack Obama”

This was an easy one, right?

The following is a mix of easy and difficult trivia questions about history. Ask them your friends, family, or colleagues and see how much they know about the past.

When is the first World war started?
1914

Which is the oldest civilization in the world?
Mesopotamia

Who is called Napoleon of Iran?
Nader Shah

Which is the last dynasty in China?
Qing dynasty

Who is the first president of the United State?
George Washington

In which year was John F. Kennedy assassinated?
1963

Which U.S president had a home called The Hermitage?
Andrew Jackson

Whose period was known as the Golden Age of Rome?
Augustus Caesar

Where is the first Summer Olympics held?
Athens, Greece 1896

Which is the oldest dynasty still ruling?
Japan

Aztec civilization originated from which country?
Mexico

Who was among the famous Roman poets?
Virgil

Who was the first American to win a Nobel Peace?
Theodore Roosevelt

Who explored New World?
Christopher Columbus.

Which are the earliest ancestors of Native Americans?
Ancient Paleo-Siberians

Where is Babylon remain located?
Iraq

Where is the home country of Joan of Arc?
France

When Joan of Arc was beatified in the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris?
1909

Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
Neil Armstrong, 1969

During which event, Korea was separated into 2 nations?
World War II

What is another name for the Great Pyramid in Egypt?
Giza, Khufu

Which is considered the first human technology?
Fire

Who is the inventor of electric light?
Thomas Edison

Cuzco, Machu Pichu is a famous place located in which country? 
Peru

Julius Caesar is born in which city?
Suburra, Italy

The Death of Socrates was painted by whom?
Jacques Louis David

What part of history called a fervent period of European cultural, artistic, political, and economic “rebirth” following the Middle Ages?
The Renaissance

Who is the founder of the Communist Party?
Lenin

Which of the following city has the highest historical monuments?
Delhi

Who is also known as the founder of scientific socialism?
Karl Marx

Family Trivia Questions About Disney

Family Trivia Questions About Disney

Are you a Disney fan? Have you watched all the movies from the House of Disney or read all the books about Disney princesses?

If your answer is affirmative, how about a little test?

I am a HUGE Disney fan and have watched all its movies numerous times. And now, as a mommy to a toddler, I tell the stories of Disney princesses to my little one, and she loves them.

In this section, I have compiled a list of the most entertaining questions about Disney.

And did I tell you how this section can be your kids’ favorite?

What year did Disneyland open?
1955

What is the name of Wendy’s dog in Peter Pan?
Nana

Who trained Hercules to be a hero?
Philoctetes (Phil)

What is the name of the toy store in Toy Story 2?
Al’s Toy Barn

How many brothers does Prince Hans of the Southern Isles have in Frozen?
12

Which Full House character voices Aladdin?
Steve

What is the name of Andy’s neighbor in Toy Story?
Sid

What land is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad located in?
Frontierland

What are the names of Cinderella’s stepsisters?
Anastasia and Drizella

What is the name of Ariel and Prince Eric’s daughter?
Princess Melody

Which Disney Princess sings “Once Upon a Dream”?
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

What are the names of Hades minions in Hercules?
Pain and Panic

Where does Mike Wazowski take his girlfriend Celia for her birthday dinner in Monsters, Inc.?
Harryhausen’s

What does “Hakuna Matata” mean?
“No worries”

What is the name of the castle in Shanghai Disneyland Park?
The Enchanted Storybook Castle

What are the names of the seven dwarfs in Snow White?
Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey

The sorcerer’s name in Fantasia spells what backwards?
Disney

Related: Best Disney Movie Quotes

How many fingers does Mickey Mouse have?
Four (three fingers and a thumb)

Genie was stuck in the lamp for how many years before Aladdin found him?
10,000 years

What was the name of Walt Disney’s first cartoon character?
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Who is Mufasa’s trusted advisor in The Lion King?
Zazu

Christian Bale is the voice behind which character in Pocahontas?
Thomas

Who is the fashion designer in The Incredibles?
Edna Mode

Angelina Jolie brought which Disney villain to life?
Maleficent

Which Disney Princess attended Elsa’s coronation day in Arendelle?
Rapunzel

What is the name of Belle’s father in Beauty and the Beast?
Maurice

Which Disney Princess did Lily James portray in a 2015 live action-remake?
Cinderella

Who serves as Pinocchio’s conscience?
Jiminy Cricket

Related: TV Trivia

Who is Goofy’s son?
Maximilian Goof (or Max for short)

What’s the name of the circus in the 1941 animated film Dumbo?
WDP Circus (a reference to Walt Disney Productions)

Family Trivia Questions About Movies

Family Trivia Questions About Movies

Do you like watching movies? Can you answer whatever I ask you about some superhit movies?

Let’s put your knowledge to the test!

I have dedicated this section to trivia questions about movies. This section can be a hit among your movie-buff friends. Ask them these questions and see who knows the most.

What city is overrun with ghosts in Ghostbusters?
New York

In Back to the Future, what speed does the DeLorean have to reach to experience time travel?
88 mph

What year were the blockbusters—The Mask, Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective—released?
1994

Inigo Montoya is a character from which 1987 iconic Rob Reiner film?
The Princess Bride

Which holiday do Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal celebrate at the end of When Harry Met Sally?
New Year’s Eve

What flavor Pop Tarts does Buddy the Elf use in his spaghetti in Elf?
Chocolate

Who starred as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s twin in the 1988 movie Twins?
Danny DeVito

What is Bill Murray’s occupation in Groundhog Day?
Meteorologist

What famous NFL quarterback plays Mary’s former love interest in There’s Something About Mary?
Brett Favre

In the movie, City Slickers, what did Mitch Robbins call the calf he helped deliver?
Norman Science Fiction

Who was the first character to speak in the first Star Wars movie?
C3PO

In The Matrix, what color are the two pills that Morpheus gives Neo to choose between?
Red or blue

The Lord of the Rings movies are based on a novel by what author?
J. R. R. Tolkien

What was the first science fiction film?
A Trip to the Moon in 1902.

What is the name of the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey?
Hal

What are the bad guys called in The Transformers?
Decepticons

What is the name of the spaceship in Alien?
USCSS Nostromo

What actor played the President of the United States in Independence Day?
Bill Pullman

What illegal substance is Tom Cruise addicted to in Minority Report?
Clarity

What do astronauts travel through to find a new planet in Interstellar?
A wormhole.

What substance is Han Solo frozen in during The Empire Strikes Back?
Carbonite

What film is based on the life of two tennis stars that are also sisters?
King Richard which portrays the life of Venus and Serena Williams.

Who directed A League of Their Own?
Penny Marshall

Who played the “Unsinkable Molly Brown” in Titanic?
Kathy Bates

Family Trivia Questions About Animals

Family Trivia Questions About Animals

Most kids like animals. And that is why this section can be reversed for the junior members of your home.

My toddler loves cats, as we have one in our home.

I have added easy and difficult questions here to make it appropriate for kids and adults.

You can find questions and answers such as “What mammal has the longest lifespan on earth? Answer: Bowhead whale.”

For more such interesting questions, read on.

Which is the tallest animal in the world?
Giraffe

Which animal has the longest lifeline?
Greenland Shark

How many legs does an octopus have?
Eight

Mention one flightless bird.
Ostrich

Which animal is Doe?
A female deer

Which bird is the symbol of peace?
Dove

Which animal is Joey?
Baby kangaroo

Which is the fastest animal?
Cheetah

What is the group of lions named?
A pride

Which bird lays the largest egg?
Ostrich

What does a panda eat?
Bamboo

Which is the only mammal that can fly?
Bat 

Which is the only land animal that cannot jump?
Elephant

Which is the only bird that can fly backwards?
Hummingbirds

Which is the tallest bird in the world?
Ostrich

Which bird is known to be the fastest bird?
Falcon

What is the horn of a rhinoceros made of?
Hair

Which insect can lift up to 50 times its body weight?
Ant

How many legs does a lobster have?
Ten

What is the largest mammal?
Blue Whale

What is a group of crows called?
A murder

Which animal is known to have 3 hearts?
Octopus

Which animal never sleeps?
Bullfrog

Which big cat is the largest?
Siberian tiger

Which land animal can open its mouth the widest?
Hippopotamus

Which is the largest animal on earth?
Blue whale

What is the animal called that eats both plant and meat?
Omnivore

Why do snakes stick out their tongue?
To smell the air

What is a group of wolves called?
A pack of wolves

Where is a shrimp’s heart located?
In its head

Family Trivia Questions About Science

Family Trivia Questions About Science

Do you have members in your family or people in your friends’ circle who are nerds? Do they always talk about things related to science and scientific experiments?

Then this section is for them.

Here I have come up with thought-provoking science questions that can make your favorite people think.

Ask them the following questions and see how much knowledge they have about this topic.

The concept of gravity was discovered by which famous physicist?
Sir Isaac Newton. And speaking of gravity, did you know that there are normal things astronauts can’t do in space?

How many colors are in the rainbow?
Seven. (Psst, there are so many cool facts about rainbows).

True or False?
Electrons are smaller than atoms. True.

What is the name of the tallest grass on earth?
Dragon bamboo.

Which is the most abundant element in the universe?
Hydrogen.

What is the hardest natural substance on Earth?
Diamond.

What is the study of mushrooms called?
Mycology. And if mushrooms could talk, here’s what they’d tell you.

Can an airplane go in reverse?
Yes.

Does sound travel faster in the air or in water?
Water.

Which oath of ethics taken by doctors is named after an Ancient Greek physician?
The Hippocratic Oath.

What is the largest desert in the world?
It’s not the Sahara, but actually Antarctica!

What does DNA stand for?
Deoxyribonucleic acid.

Do diamonds last forever?
No. Diamonds do not last forever. They’ll eventually degrade to graphite, though the process takes over a billion years.

What is a material that will not carry an electrical charge called?
An insulator.

At what temperature are Celsius and Fahrenheit equal?
-40.

Roughly how long does it take for the sun’s light to reach Earth: 8 minutes, 8 hours or 8 days?
8 minutes.

What is chalk made of?
It comes from limestone, which formed from the shells of tiny marine animals.

Which freezes faster, hot water or cold water?
Hot water freezes faster than cold, known as the Mpemba effect.

On what continent will you not find bees?
Antarctica.

What is the heaviest organ in the human body?
The Skin.

How does fat leave your body when you lose weight?
Through your sweat, urine, and breath.

Which blood type is the rarest in humans?
AB negative.

How many teeth does an adult human have?
32.

How many bones are in the human body?
206.

Who has more hair follicles, blondes or brunettes?
Blondes.

Family Trivia Questions About Music

Family Trivia Questions About Music

Music can uplift your mood no matter how bad a day you are having.

Music can be of many types, such as romantic, emotional, pop, jazz, and more. If you are truly into music, you may know about all of them.

And I have dedicated this section to test that!

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

What was Freddie Mercury’s real name?
Farrokh Bulsara

Who was the very first American Idol winner?
Kelly Clarkson

Which member of the Avengers had a brief stint as a pop star?
Brie Larson

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

Before Bleachers and fun., Jack Antonoff fronted what band?
Steel Train

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

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

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

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

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

Who founded Motown Records?
Berry Gordy

Before Phil Collins, who was the lead singer of Genesis?
Peter Gabriel

What was Madonna’s first top 10 hit?
“Holiday”

What rock star moonlights as a horror movie writer and director?
Rob Zombie

What film did The Clash’s Joe Strummer direct starring some of his bandmates?
Cops and Robbers

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

Who was Marvin Gaye’s duet partner?
Tammi Terrell

Paul McCartney credits which artist with teaching him everything he knows?
Little Richard

What artists made up the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys?
George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan

Who was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Aretha Franklin

Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote which Rolling Stones song?
“I Wanna Be Your Man”

Which member of *NSYNC was a replacement for another who quit before they got big?
Lance Bass

Believe it or not, Jimi Hendrix only had one Top 40 hit. Which song was it?
“All Along the Watchtower”

Who is the only country artist to have a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for six straight decades?
Dolly Parton

What was Elvis Presley’s first No. 1 hit in the United States?
“Heartbreak Hotel”

Family Trivia Questions About Books

Family Trivia Questions About Books

I have always been a bookworm, right from my childhood days. I remember how I finished reading a collection of one of my favorite novels during my board exams.

And to ensure my parents don’t find out, I hid the book under my pillow.

Even now, I read whenever I can manage time for myself after I put my baby to sleep.

Do you love reading books too?

Then answer the questions below!

Which came first: Nineteen Eighty-Four or Brave New World? (Bonus point: name the two authors behind these books)
Brave New World, which was published in 1932; Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949.

Bonus point: Aldous Huxley and George Orwell.

Where was Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights set?
Yorkshire

How many books did Lewis Carroll write inspired by Alice Liddell?
Two: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

Which is longer: Middlemarch, or War and Peace?
War and Peace is, at 1440 pages, to Middlemarch’s 944 – both according to the Penguin Clothbound Classics editions.

How many days did Phileas Fogg want to travel around the world in, according to Jules Verne?
80.

What is the name of the penny-pinching boss at the heart of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?
Ebenezer Scrooge.

Which Nella Larsen novel was adapted for Netflix in 2021?
Passing.

What passage of time does Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway span?
A day

Who or what are lonely in the title of Sam Selvon’s 1956 Brixton-based novel?
Londoners. The novel’s full title is The Lonely Londoners.

Who is the youngest of the March sisters in Little Women?
Amy.

Who followed up their best-selling novel debut in 2020 with The Man Who Died Twice the following year?
Richard Osman

What do these three novels have in common? Great Circle, The Promise, The Fortune Men.
They were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2021

Which best-selling crime author wrote The Sentinel, the first with his brother, Andrew?
Lee Child

Who delivered the now-famous poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ at President Joe Biden’s inauguration?
Amanda Gorman

Fill in the blank: The Boy, [BLANK], The Fox and The Horse
The Mole

For which novel did Elizabeth Strout win a Pulitzer Prize?
Olive Kitteridge, in 2009

Which author followed up their novels The Girl on the Train and Into the Water in 2021 with their third book, A Slow Fire Burning?
Paula Hawkins

Who is the author of thrillers The Night She Disappeared, The Family Upstairs and Invisible Girl?
Lisa Jewell

Which beloved children’s author and poet released his “story of life, death, and the NHS”, titled Many Kinds of Love and about his experience of Covid-19, in 2021?
Michael Rosen

Though he passed away in late 2020, this famed author of espionage authors posthumously published Silverview in 2021.
John le Carré

Which ‘kid’ is author Jeff Kinney famous for creating?
‘Wimpy kid’ Greg Heffley, from his series Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

‘It’s elementary’: What is the name of Sherlock Holmes’ famous sidekick?
Dr Watson.

In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, what names do the handmaids take?
Those of the male commanders they serve, e.g. Ofglen.

Name as many of the four Pevensie children from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as you can, for a point each..
Lucy, Edmund, Susan, Peter.

Who was the first Black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1993?
Toni Morrison.

Family Trivia Questions About Food

Family Trivia Questions About Food

Did I tell you how big of a food lover I am?

I work out so I can eat more and not because I can become slim!

I travel a lot, and whenever I visit a new place, I never miss tasting the local food.

If you like food too and think you can answer whatever anyone asks, read the following questions and see how many of them you can answer correctly.

Which two spices are the most popular in the world?
Pepper

What is the only food that can never go bad?
Honey

What type of food holds the world record for being the most stolen around the globe?
Cheese

Where were chocolate chip cookies invented?
Massachusetts in 1930

What is the only fruit with seeds on the outside?
Strawberry

Which variety of chili pepper is considered the hottest in the world?
ghost pepper

What is the common name for the Chinese gooseberry fruit?
Kiwifruit

Mozzarella cheese is traditionally made from the milk of what animal?
mozzarella cheese

Where were French fries first invented?
Belgium

Pop star Michael Jackson had a famous preference for food from this country..
Mexico 

Goran Ivanišević, the only wild card entrant to win Wimbledon, is from this country, known for its national dish Peka, a slow cook of meats, vegetables, and spices.
He hails from Croatia.

In Greek mythology, what food was considered the food or drink of the Olympian gods?
Ambrosia

Which spicy food can be part of a healthy diet due to its positive impacts on heart health?
Red chili peppers

The ‘Iron Chef America’ TV shows were based on the ‘Iron Chef’ show that originated in which country?
Japan

Which country is the biggest exporter of coffee beans worldwide?
Brazil

How many herbs fight inflammation and are part of a balanced diet?
9

How many pounds of potatoes come in a standard-size bushel?
60 pounds

What type of acid is lime juice high in?
Citric acid

The top United States food consumption days are Christmas, Thanksgiving, and what day?
Super Bowl Sunday

Of all the teenage mutant ninja turtles, Michaelangelo loves this Italian-American food the best.
Pizza

Which American soft drink company originated in Atlanta, Georgia?
Coca Cola

Which state has pumpkin pie listed as its official state pie?
Illinois

What is the national dish of the United States?
Hamburger

Conclusion

Your precious time is one of the best gifts you can give your friends and family. They love it when you are with them. And to make this time more memorable, one of the fun games you can play is family trivia questions.

Also, in this process, you may know about many things you didn’t know before.

So, which section did you like the most? Did your kids enjoy it too?

Tell me in the comments!

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