100 Best Trivia Questions For Teens With Answers

Because their minds are inquisitive, and the right questions can make a difference.

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Trivia night is a great idea for keeping your kids, especially teens, entertained. But you need to be on top of pop culture references, movies, series, comics, and songs that they listen to. To help you, here are some trivia questions for teens that you could use to your advantage. You could have rounds that start easy and get progressively harder. Every time they lose a trivia question, they have to do a chore. But every time they win the game, they get a special prize – something they really want. It will be fun for your teens, and it makes for a great family bonding experience! Scroll down and check out these 100 trivia questions to get you started.

Best Trivia Questions For Teens

Questions About Science

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1. What is the rarest blood type?
A: AB negative

2. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Which of Newton’s Laws states this?
A: The third law of motion

3. How many hearts does a worm have?
A: 5

4. Name the tallest type of grass.
A: Bamboo

5. How many bones do sharks have?
A: Zero

6. What is the measurement (which is approximately six feet) used to measure the depth of water?
A: Fathom

7. Which is the first organism to grow back after a fire?
A: Moss

8. How much weight can an ant lift?
A: 50 times its own weight

9. When in groups, this jungle animal is referred to as an ambush. What kind of animal is this?
A: Tiger

10. An average human takes how many breaths in a day?
A: 23,000

Questions About Sports

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11. Which sport uses a wooden ball and mallet?
A: Croquet

12. What is the diameter of a basketball hoop?
A: 18 inches

13. Which sport has a pommel horse?
A: Gymnastics

14. Which is the only sport to have been played on the moon?
A: Golf

15: One country has played in every World Cup. Which one?
A: Brazil

16. Women were allowed to compete in the modern Olympic Games in which year and what sport?
A: 1900, Tennis

17. How many feathers are there in a shuttlecock?
A: 16

18. Name Canada’s national sport.
A: Lacrosse

19. How many players are there in an ice hockey team?
A: Six on each side

20. How old was Tiger Woods when he won the Masters?
A: 21

Question About Movies

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21. Which was the first feature-length animated movie ever released?
A: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

22. Charlie Chaplin insured which part of his body?
A: His feet

23. Which 1954 movie won eight Oscars?
A: On the Waterfront

24. Name the potion that grants good luck in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
A: Felix Felicis

25. Which pill does Neo take in The Matrix – the red pill or the blue pill?
A: The red pill

26. In Jurassic Park, who played the park owner, John Hammond?
A: Richard Attenborough

27. Julie Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress for which 1964 musical hit?
A: Mary Poppins

28. In Finding Nemo, what type of fish is Dory?
A: Blue Tang fish

29. ’I feel the need – the need for speed.’ Which aviators famously said these words, and in which movie?
A: Maverick and Goose in Top Gun

30. Which 1942’s Best Picture winner was adapted from the stage play Everybody Comes to Rick’s?
A: Casablanca

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You can ask your teens to dress up in costumes, show clips, and play movie soundtracks to help make cinema trivia more fun!

Questions About Books

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31. Which character from a classic work of fiction was born on September 22, 1290?
A: Hobbit Bilbo Baggins

32. Who created Pinocchio?
A: Carlo Collodi

33. Who is the author of Gremlins?
A: Roald Dahl

34. What is the name of Long John Silver’s parrot in The Treasure Island?
A: Captain Flint

35. Which author created Brer Rabbit?
A: Joel Chandler Harris

36. Who is the author of The Graveyard, the 2009 Newbery award-winning book?
A: Neil Gaiman

37. Which animal does Alice try to play croquet with in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?
A: A flamingo

38. In the New Moon, Cullens tells everyone they are moving to which city?
A: Los Angeles

39. Who created Tarzan in 1914?
A: Edgar Rice Burroughs

40. What is the first name of Mr. Pickwick in The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens?
A: Samuel

Questions About Countries

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41. Which is the most densely populated country in Latin America?
A: Haiti

42. The world’s tallest building is in which country?
A: Dubai (Burj Khalifa)

43. Which is the second-largest country in the world?
A: Canada

44. Which country is known as the Pearl of the Orient?
A: Hong Kong

45. Name the sea between New Zealand and Australia.
A: The Tasman Sea

46. What natural wonder of the world is named after aviator Jimmy Angel?
A: Angel Falls

47. Which countries share the longest border in the world?
A: Canada and the United States of America

48. Name the largest volcano in the world.
A: Hawaii’s Mauna Loa

49. Which state did the US purchase from Russia?
A: Alaska

50. Which is the only country through which both the Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator pass?
A: Brazil

Questions About Music

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51. Name the Greek God of music.
A: Apollo

52. Which country does the rock band AC/DC actually originate from?
A: Australia

53. Which famous singer is Godmother to Elton John’s two sons?
A: Lady Gaga

54. Which pop group was formed by brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb in the late 1950s?
A: The Bee Gees

55. Which famous music group was formerly known as the New Yardbirds?
A: Led Zeppelin

56. Which pop singer is known as “The Material Girl”?
A: Madonna

57. Which member of the Beatles had dyslexiai  XA learning disability that makes it challenging to identify and relate speech sounds to the alphabet and words. ?
A: John Lennon

58. Why is 6th February a national holiday in Jamaica?
A: It is Bob Marley’s birthday.

59. Which pop singer’s real name is Robyn Fenty?
A: Rihanna

60. Who was Queen’s lead guitarist?
A: Brian Harold May

Questions About History

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61. What is the Roman name for the Goddess Hecate?
A: Trivia

62. In which year did Germany invade Poland?
A: 1939

63. Who was the first president of the United States to live in the White House?
A: President John Adams

64. Name the first country to use postcards.
A: Australia

65. In which year was the first all-electronic TV demonstrated by Philo T. Farnsworth?
A: 1927

66. In which year did Christopher Columbus discover the “New World”?
A: 1492

67. In which year did the Titanic sink?
A: 1912

68. New York City was originally known by which Dutch name?
A: Nieuw Amsterdam

69. Which Filipino was named the Iron Butterfly?
A: Imelda Marcos

70. Where was Napoleon Bonaparte born?
A: Corsica, France

Questions About The Arts

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71. What is the painting La Gioconda usually known as?
A: The Mona Lisa

72. Which famous painter was also an architect, an engineer, and a sculptor?
A: Leonardo Da Vinci

73. Claude Monet is most famous for his paintings of which flower?
A: Water Lilies

74. Which art period’s French name means “rebirth” when translated to English?
A: Renaissance

75. Who was the first living person to have their art displayed in The Louvre?
A: Georges Braque

76. In which location did Vincent Van Gogh paint the famous “Starry Night”?
A: From the window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

77. Which artist is famous for Pop Art?
A: Andy Warhol

78. Which is the only piece of artwork that Michelangelo has signed?
A: The Pieta

79. Which ancient Greek sculpture was discovered on the island of Milos in 1820?
A: The Venus de Milo

80. With which art movement was Salvador Dali associated?
A: Surrealism

Questions About Food

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81. What is the world record for the most number of hotdogs eaten in one sitting?
A: 74

82. Which is the most expensive spice in the world by weight?
A: Saffron

83. Which fruit contains an enzyme that aids digestion and also helps tenderize meat?
A: Papaya

84. What is sushi traditionally wrapped in?
A: Edible seaweed

85. Which Mexican Food Has A Name Meaning “Little Donkey”?
A: Burrito

86. What is the common name for Allium sativum?
A: Garlic

87. What are the two top-selling spices in the world?
A: Pepper and mustard

88. Which has more sugar – a lemon or a strawberry?
A: A lemon

89. What does the Italian term “Al Dente” mean with regard to pasta?
A: To the teeth

90. Which additives consist of the skin and bones of animals?
A: Gelatin

protip_icon Quick Tip
You can choose a theme for the food before writing down your questions or give out certain food items to your teenagers and ask them trivia questions related to them.

Random Trivia Questions

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91. What did the ancient Romans use to dye their hair?
A: Bird poop

92. What were the first hockey pucks used in early outdoor hockey games made of?
A: Frozen cow dung

93. How long does the cicada live underground?
A: 17 years

94. At what temperature does rain turn to snow?
A: 32 degrees F

95. What is the color of a giraffe’s tongue?
A: Black

96. Which is the shallowest ocean in the world?
A: The Arctic Ocean

97. What place is called the “happiest place in the world”?
A: Disney World

98. How many nights is Hanukkah celebrated?
A: Eight

99. How many noses does a slug have?
A: Four

100. What is the fastest aquatic animal?
A: The sailfish

Playing a game of trivia is an excellent way to spend some quality family time. Make sure you know your teenagers’ interests so that you can include some questions that grab their attention. Choose from our list of 100 trivia questions for teens as we have it all covered.

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Trivia questions have a lot more to offer than just fun. Yes, they are an excellent pastime, but you would be amazed to know how they can boost personality and brain development in teenagers. Learn all about the many benefits of trivia questions in the infographic below:

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Fun games can be the ultimate bonding exercises for teens, and as part of it, what could be more exciting than some interesting and challenging trivia questions? They help draw the focus of the teen group, get them into the competitive spirit, and enjoy every small win. What’s more? The teens get some precious nuggets of information without engaging in tiresome study sessions. For instance, the questions on the number of feathers in a shuttlecock or the creators of legendary characters can be an enriching addition to their knowledge pool.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you play the Friends trivia game?

The Friends trivia game is a board game based on a popular sitcom. You have to answer trivia questions correctly a certain number of times based on the apartment spaces you occupy to move to “Central Perk”. Once there, you get the opportunity to win the game.

How do you make a virtual trivia game?

You can make a virtual trivia game on a platform like a Zoom which allows video conferencing. You will need to assign a quiz master and a scorer. The next step would be to form teams. The scorer can keep the score as the quiz master quizzes the teams. The team with the most correct answers/points wins the virtual trivia game.

Key Takeaways

  • Quizzing your teenager with trivia questions is a fun way to bond with them.
  • Reward them when they get an answer right, and give them a chore if they are wrong.
  • These questions cover a wide variety of topics, including science, arts, books, and movies.
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