204 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 quite an entertainment for your teens, and it makes for a great family bonding experience! Scroll down and check out these trivia questions to get you started.

Best Trivia Questions For Teens

Questions About Science

Questions About Science
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  1. What is the largest mammal on Earth?
    A: Blue whale
  2. What is the rarest blood type?
    A: AB negative
  3. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Which of Newton’s Laws states this?
    A: The third law of motion
  4. How many hearts does a worm have?
    A: 5
  5. Name the tallest type of grass.
    A: Bamboo
  6. How many bones do sharks have?
    A: Zero
  7. What is the measurement (which is approximately six feet) used to measure the depth of water?
    A: Fathom
  8. Which is the first organism to grow back after a fire?
    A: Moss
  9. How much weight can an ant lift?
    A: 50 times its own weight
  10. When in groups, this jungle animal is referred to as an ambush. What kind of animal is this?
    A: Tiger
  11. An average human takes how many breaths in a day?
    A: 23,000
  12. What is the chemical symbol for water?

A: H2O

  1. Which is the smallest planet in the solar system?

A: Mercury

  1. Which gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere during the process of photosynthesis?

A: Carbon dioxide

  1. What is the chemical symbol for oxygen?

A: O

  1. What is the force that pulls objects toward the center of the Earth?

A: Gravity

  1. What is the study of fossils called?

A: Paleontology

  1. What is the name of the process by which plants make their own food using sunlight?

A: Photosynthesis

  1. What is the basic unit of life?

A: Cell

  1. Which gas makes up the majority of Earth’s atmosphere?

A: Nitrogen

  1. What is the process by which an organism changes over a period of time in response to its environment?

A: Evolution

  1. Which planet is often referred to as Earth’s “sister planet” due to its similar size and composition?

A: Venus

Questions About Sports

Questions About Sports
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23. What sport is known for its iconic phrase “Love-15”?

A: Tennis

24. Which sport uses a wooden ball and mallet?

A: Croquet

25. What is the diameter of a basketball hoop?

A: 18 inches

26. Which sport has a pommel horse?

A: Gymnastics

27. Which is the only sport to have been played on the moon?

A: Golf

28: One country has played in every World Cup. Which one?

A: Brazil

29. Women were allowed to compete in the modern Olympic Games in which year and what sport?

A: 1900, Tennis

30. How many feathers are there in a shuttlecock?

A: 16

31. Name Canada’s national sport.

A: Lacrosse

32. How many players are there in an ice hockey team?

A: Six on each side

33. How old was Tiger Woods when he won the Masters?

A: 21

34. Who holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals of all time?

A: Michael Phelps (swimming)

35. Which country has achieved the most FIFA World Cup wins?

A: Brazil

36. Which country is known for originating the sport of cricket?

A: England

37. What is the name of the largest tennis tournament held annually in England?

A: Wimbledon

38. In which sport can you perform a slam dunk?

A: Basketball

39. In which sport can you score a “try”?

A: Rugby

40. What is the national sport of Japan?

A: Japan

41. In which sport are the terms “birdie” and “eagle” commonly used to describe scoring?

A: Golf

42. Which sport is often called “The Gentleman’s Game”?

A: Cricket

43. Who holds the record for the most home runs hit in a single Major League Baseball season?

A: Barry Bonds

44. In which sport do teams compete for the Stanley Cup?

A: Ice Hockey

Question About Movies

Question About Movies
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45. Which classic horror film features a possessed young girl named Regan and a priest named Father Merrin?

A: The Exorcist

46. Which was the first feature-length animated movie ever released?

A: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

47. Charlie Chaplin insured which part of his body?

A: His feet

48. Which 1954 movie won eight Oscars?

A: On the Waterfront

49. Name the potion that grants good luck in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

A: Felix Felicis

50. Which pill does Neo take in The Matrix – the red pill or the blue pill?

A: The red pill

51. In Jurassic Park, who played the park owner, John Hammond?

A: Richard Attenborough

52. Julie Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress for which 1964 musical hit?

A: Mary Poppins

53. In Finding Nemo, what type of fish is Dory?

A: Blue Tang fish

54. ’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

55. Which 1942’s Best Picture winner was adapted from the stage play Everybody Comes to Rick’s?

A: Casablanca

56. In the movie Finding Nemo, what type of fish is Nemo?

A: Clownfish

57. Who directed the movie Jurassic Park?

A: Steven Spielberg

58. Who played the character of Tony Stark in the Marvel’s Iron Man films?

A: Robert Downey Jr.

59. Which Pixar movie follows the story of a little girl and takes place inside her mind?

A: Inside Out

60. Who directed the fantasy film series, The Lord of the Rings?

A: Peter Jackson

61. In Toy Story, what is the name of Woody’s loyal horse companion?

A: Bullseye

62. What is the name of the fictional African country shown in the Marvel film Black Panther?

A: Wakanda

63. In The Lion King, what is the name of Simba’s father?

A: Mufasa

64. Who played the role of Jack Dawson in the popular film Titanic?

A: Leonardo DiCaprio

65. Which movie depicts a young boy who befriends a robot called Baymax?

A: Big Hero 6

66. What animated movie is about a culinary rat who aspires to be a chef?

A: Ratatouille

protip_icon Quick Tip
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

Questions About Books
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67. Which character from a classic work of fiction was born on September 22, 1290?

A: Hobbit Bilbo Baggins

68. Who created Pinocchio?

A: Carlo Collodi

69. Who is the author of Gremlins?

A: Roald Dahl

70. What is the name of Long John Silver’s parrot in The Treasure Island?

A: Captain Flint

71. Which author created Brer Rabbit?

A: Joel Chandler Harris

72. Who is the author of The Graveyard, the 2009 Newbery award-winning book?

A: Neil Gaiman

73. Which animal does Alice try to play croquet with in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?

A: A flamingo

74. In the New Moon, Cullens tells everyone they are moving to which city?

A: Los Angeles

75. Who created Tarzan in 1914?

A: Edgar Rice Burroughs

76. What is the first name of Mr. Pickwick in The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens?

A: Samuel

77. Which classic novel tells the story of a young girl named Scout Finch?

A: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

78. Who wrote the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series?

A: Rick Riordan

79. What is the title of the first book in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings trilogy?

A: The Fellowship Of The Ring

80. Who wrote the dystopian novel 1984?

A: George Orwell

81. What is the name of the book series by Suzanne Collins that follows the adventures of Katniss Everdeen?

A: The Hunger Games

82. Who wrote the fantasy novel The Hobbit?

A: J.R.R. Tolkien

83. What is the name of Elizabeth Bennet’s silly younger sister who elopes with Mr. Wickham?

A: Lydia Bennet

84. Who is the author of The Fault in Our Stars, a novel about two teenagers stricken by cancer?

A: John Green

85. Who wrote the Divergent book series?

A: Veronica Roth

86. In which book does a teenage boy named Holden Caulfield narrate his experiences in New York City?
A: The Catcher In The Rye

87. What is the name of the wizarding school in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series?
A: Camp Half-Blood

Questions About Countries

Questions About Countries
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88. Which is the most densely populated country in Latin America?

A: Haiti

89. The world’s tallest building is in which country?

A: Dubai (Burj Khalifa)

90. Which is the second-largest country in the world?

A: Canada

91. Which country is known as the Pearl of the Orient?

A: Hong Kong

92. Name the sea between New Zealand and Australia.

A: The Tasman Sea

93. What natural wonder of the world is named after aviator Jimmy Angel?

A: Angel Falls

94. Which countries share the longest border in the world?

A: Canada and the United States of America

95. Name the largest volcano in the world.

A: Hawaii’s Mauna Loa

96. Which state did the US purchase from Russia?

A: Alaska

97. Which is the only country through which both the Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator pass?

A: Brazil

98. What is the largest country in the world by land area?

A: Russia

99. Which country is known as the “Land of the Rising Sun”?

A: Japan

100. Which country has the world’s largest coral reef system, called Great Barrier Reef?

A: Australia

101. What is the capital city of Canada?

A: Ottawa

102. Which European country is famous for its tulip fields?

A: Netherlands

103. Which country is popularly known as the “Emerald Isle”?

A: Ireland

104. What is the official language of Brazil?

A: Portuguese

105. Which South American country is home to the Amazon Rainforest?

A: Brazil

106. What is the national symbol of Canada?

A: Maple leaf

107. Which country is known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”?

A: Bhutan

108. What is the official language of Mexico?

A: Spanish

109. Which country is famous for its folklore about leprechauns?

A: Ireland

Questions About Music

Questions About Music
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110. Name the Greek God of music.

A: Apollo

111. Which country does the rock band AC/DC actually originate from?

A: Australia

112. Which famous singer is Godmother to Elton John’s two sons?

A: Lady Gaga

113. Which pop group was formed by brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb in the late 1950s?

A: The Bee Gees

114. Which famous music group was formerly known as the New Yardbirds?

A: Led Zeppelin

115. Which pop singer is known as “The Material Girl”?

A: Madonna

116. Which member of the Beatles had dyslexiai ?

A: John Lennon

117. Why is 6th February a national holiday in Jamaica?

A: It is Bob Marley’s birthday.

118. Which pop singer’s real name is Robyn Fenty?

A: Rihanna

119. Who was Queen’s lead guitarist?

A: Brian Harold May

120. What is Lady Gaga’s actual first name?

A: Stefani

121. Who is often referred to as the “King of Pop”?

A: Michael Jackson

122. Who is known for hits like “Shape of You” and “Thinking Out Loud”?

A: Ed Sheeran

123. Which music legend is famous for songs like “Purple Haze” and “Hey Joe”?

A: Jimi Hendrix

124. Who is the lead vocalist of the British rock band Coldplay?

A: Chris Martin

125. What is the highest-pitched woodwind instrument in an orchestra?

A: Piccolo

126. What musical term describes a gradual increase in volume in a piece of music?

A: Crescendo

127. Which boy band was formed during a reality TV show called “The X Factor” in the UK?

A: One Direction

128. Which rock band’s lead guitarist is known for his iconic guitar solo in the song “Stairway to Heaven”?

A: Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)

129. Who is the famous rapper behind albums like “The Slim Shady LP” and “The Marshall Mathers LP”?

A: Eminem

130. Which music streaming service is known for its playlists and personalized recommendations?

A: Spotify

Questions About History

Questions About History
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131. What is the Roman name for the Goddess Hecate?

A: Trivia

132. In which year did Germany invade Poland?

A: 1939

133. Who was the first president of the United States to live in the White House?

A: President John Adams

134. Name the first country to use postcards.

A: Australia

135. In which year was the first all-electronic TV demonstrated by Philo T. Farnsworth?

A: 1927

136. In which year did Christopher Columbus discover the “New World”?

A: 1492

137. In which year did the Titanic sink?

A: 1912

138. New York City was originally known by which Dutch name?

A: Nieuw Amsterdam

139. Which Filipino was named the Iron Butterfly?

A: Imelda Marcos

140. Where was Napoleon Bonaparte born?

A: Corsica, France

141. Who was the first President of the United States?

A: George Washington

142. Who is known for leading the nonviolent civil rights movement in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s?

A: Martin Luther King Jr.

143. What ancient civilization built the pyramids in Egypt?

A: Ancient Egyptians

144. Which event marked the beginning of World War-I in 1914?

A: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

145. Who was the name of the famous nurse during the Crimean War known for her work in improving medical practices?

A: Florence Nightingale

146. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

A: Nikita Khrushchev

147. Who is known for inventing the printing press around 1440?

A: Johannes Gutenberg

148. Who was the famous Native American woman who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition as a guide?

A: Sacagawea

149. What was the name of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to North America in 1620?

A: The Mayflower

150. What ancient wonder of the world was a giant statue located on the Greek island of Rhodes?

A: The Colossus of Rhodes

151. Who is known for his theory of evolution?

A: Charles Darwin

Questions About The Arts

Questions About The Arts
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152. What is the painting La Gioconda usually known as?

A: The Mona Lisa

153. Which famous painter was also an architect, an engineer, and a sculptor?

A: Leonardo Da Vinci

154. Claude Monet is most famous for his paintings of which flower?

A: Water Lilies

155. Which art period’s French name means “rebirth” when translated to English?

A: Renaissance

156. Who was the first living person to have their art displayed in The Louvre?

A: Georges Braque

157. 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

158. Which artist is famous for Pop Art?

A: Andy Warhol

159. Which is the only piece of artwork that Michelangelo has signed?

A: The Pieta

160. Which ancient Greek sculpture was discovered on the island of Milos in 1820?

A: The Venus de Milo

161. With which art movement was Salvador Dali associated?

A: Surrealism

162. Which famous Dutch painter cut off part of his own ear?

A: Vincent Van Gogh

163. Who is known for creating the iconic painting “The Persistence of Memory,”?

A: Salvador Dalí

164. What famous American artist is known for his paintings of Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe?

A: Andy Warhol

165. Which American artist is known for his large, colorful, and whimsical sculptures, including the famous “Balloon Dog”?

A: Jeff Koons

166. Who is the Italian artist known for his accurate drawings, including “Vitruvian Man”?

A: Leonardo da Vinci

167. What is the name of the art technique that involves melting and dripping paint onto a canvas?

A: Drip Painting

168. What ancient civilization is known for its intricate pottery with black figures on a red background?

A: Ancient Greece

169. What type of art involves creating designs by arranging small pieces of colored glass or stone?

A: Mosaic

170. Who is known for his optical illusion paintings, such as “Relativity” and “Waterfall”?

A: M.C. Escher

171. What art style is characterized by bold colors, geometric shapes, and abstraction?

A: Cubism

172. Who is the Mexican artist known for her self-portraits, including “The Two Fridas” and “The Broken Column”?

A: Frida Kahlo

Questions About Food

Questions About Food
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173. What is the world record for the most number of hotdogs eaten in one sitting?

A: 74

174. Which is the most expensive spice in the world by weight?

A: Saffron

175. Which fruit contains an enzyme that aids digestion and also helps tenderize meat?

A: Papaya

176. What is sushi traditionally wrapped in?

A: Edible seaweed

177. Which Mexican Food Has A Name Meaning “Little Donkey”?

A: Burrito

178. What is the common name for Allium sativum?

A: Garlic

179. What are the two top-selling spices in the world?

A: Pepper and mustard

180. Which has more sugar – a lemon or a strawberry?

A: A lemon

181. What does the Italian term “Al Dente” mean with regard to pasta?

A: To the teeth

182. Which additives consist of the skin and bones of animals?

A: Gelatin

183. What is the name of the Swiss dish that combines melted cheese with white wine and is often served as a dipping?

A: Fondue

184. Which fruit is known as the “king of fruits” and has an unpleasant odor?

A: Durian

185. Which country is known for inventing the popular dessert called gelato?

A: Italy

186. What is the key ingredient in the popular Korean dish kimchi?

A: Cabbage

187. What is the Italian dessert made from layers of sponge cake, coffee, and cocoa powder?

A: Tiramisu

188. What type of nut is commonly used to make pesto sauce?

A: Pine nuts

189. Which type of cheese is often referred to as “the king of cheese” and is known for its strong flavor?

A: Roquefort cheese

190. What is the traditional Mexican sauce made from ground chili peppers, tomatoes, and spices and is often served as a dip?

A: Salsa

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

Random Trivia Questions
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191. What did the ancient Romans use to dye their hair?

A: Bird poop

192. What were the first hockey pucks used in early outdoor hockey games made of?

A: Frozen cow dung

193. How long does the cicada live underground?

A: 17 years

194. At what temperature does rain turn to snow?

A: 32 degrees F

195. What is the color of a giraffe’s tongue?

A: Black

196. Which is the shallowest ocean in the world?

A: The Arctic Ocean

197. What place is called the “happiest place in the world”?

A: Disney World

198. How many nights is Hanukkah celebrated?

A: Eight

199. How many noses does a slug have?

A: Four

200. What is the fastest aquatic animal?

A: The sailfish

201. What is the largest planet in the solar system?

A: Jupiter

202. What is the chemical symbol for the element gold?

A: Au

203. Which continent is home to the Sahara Desert?

A: Africa

204. What is the largest species of penguins called?

A: Emperor penguins

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 201 trivia questions for teens as we have it all covered.

Fun games can be the ultimate bonding exercises for teens, and as part of it, what could be more exciting than some interesting trivia questions that will challenge them. They help draw the focus of the teen group, get them into the competition spirit, and enjoy every small win. What’s more? The teens get some precious nuggets of information and facts 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 education or 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. To make the trivia game enjoyable, make sure to include a wide range of fun trivia questions and answers.

What are some websites or apps that offer trivia questions for teens?

Two websites that provide trivia questions for teens are Trivia Nerd and Quiz Beez. There are many apps that teens can use to find trivia questions such as Trivia 360, Psych, and Popcorn Trivia.

How many questions should be included in a trivia game for teenagers?

It depends on the number of teens participating. If a whole class of students are participating, then you might need around 20 questions. However, 7-10 questions are good for a small group of teens.

What are some fun ways to present teen trivia questions?

Give your trivia quiz a fun title to pique the interest of the teenagers, and mix the difficulty level of questions to keep it easy and hard. You can also voice out the questions like a game show host. Use graphics, videos, sound effects, and gifs to make the questions funnier.

How difficult should the questions be for a teen trivia game?

This depends on the intelligence or grade level of the teens playing the game. But a good rule of thumb is to keep the difficulty level at a medium pace. Don’t make the questions too hard, as not all the kids may be able to answer them.

How can trivia questions be used to spark conversation and learning opportunities for teens?

Trivia questions can spark an interest in a topic, leading the teens to ask more questions about it. This way they learn something new in a fun and interesting way.

How can parents or educators use trivia questions to teach important concepts or reinforce learning objectives?

Trivia questions can introduce new concepts to teenagers without boring them. It can also be efficient in teaching them important concepts in a simplified way and help track their progress and clarity on a topic.

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.

How confident are you about general knowledge? Test it with the 50 trivia questions and answers in this video. From history to pop culture, this quiz covers it all! Ready to try?

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