Trivia is an excellent way to keep your teenagers occupied, especially during this period of social distancing. A couple of rounds of questions ranging from easy to relatively challenging ensures that all members of the family enjoy. The bonus? Everyone gets to learn something new! The best trivia questions are educational as well as entertaining. To make things easy for you, we have put together a list of 100 trivia questions for teens with the answers on various topics ranging from science to history and music.
Best Trivia Questions For Teens
Questions About Science
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?
4. Name the tallest type of grass.
5. How many bones do sharks have?
6. What is the measurement (which is approximately six feet) used to measure the depth of water?
7. Which is the first organism to grow back after a fire?
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?
10. An average human takes how many breaths in a day?
Questions About Sports
11. Which sport uses a wooden ball and mallet?
12. What is the diameter of a basketball hoop?
A: 18 inches
13. Which sport has a pommel horse?
14. Which is the only sport to have been played on the moon?
15: One country has played in every World Cup. Which one?
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?
18. Name Canada’s national sport.
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?
Question About Movies
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?
Questions About Books
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?
Questions About Countries
41. Which is the most densely populated country in Latin America?
42. The world’s tallest building is in which country?
A: Dubai (Burj Khalifa)
43. Which is the second-largest country in the world?
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?
50. Which is the only country through which both the Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator pass?
Questions About Music
51. Name the Greek God of music.
52. Which country does the rock band AC/DC actually originate from?
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”?
57. Which member of the Beatles had dyslexia?
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?
60. Who was Queen’s lead guitarist?
A: Brian Harold May
Questions About History
61. What is the Roman name for the Goddess Hecate?
62. In which year did Germany invade Poland?
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.
65. In which year was the first all-electronic TV demonstrated by Philo T. Farnsworth?
66. In which year did Christopher Columbus discover the “New World”?
67. In which year did the Titanic sink?
68. New York City was originally known by which Dutch name?
A: Nieuw Amstredam
69. Which Filipino was named the Iron Butterfly?
A: Imelda Marcos
70. Where was Napoleon Bonaparte born?
A: Corsica, France
Questions About The Arts
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?
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?
Questions About Food
81. What is the world record for the most number of hotdogs eaten in one sitting?
82. Which is the most expensive spice in the world by weight?
83. Which fruit contains an enzyme that aids digestion and also helps tenderize meat?
84. What is sushi traditionally wrapped in?
A: Edible seaweed
85. Which Mexican Food Has A Name Meaning “Little Donkey”?
86. What is the common name for Allium sativum?
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?
Random Trivia Questions
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?
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?
99. How many noses does a slug have?
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.