50 trivia questions for National Trivia Day

If you dominate in Trivial Pursuit, sweep the floor at the local bar’s trivia night, or challenge the best contestants on Game Show Network, today is your day! Jan. 4 is National Trivia day, so we’ve got 50 trivia questions for you. Test yourself, then share with others!


  1. A snail can sleep for how many years?
  2. How many heart chambers does a cockroach have?
  3. Which bird is a universal symbol of peace?
  4. Which animal never sleeps?
  5. A mandrill is what type of creature?
  6. Out of 12, how many dogs survived the Titanic disaster?
  7. Which animal has the highest blood pressure?
  8. What is a group of hedgehogs known as?
  9. The fingerprints of which animal extremely resemble human fingerprints?
  10. How much time does a sloth need to digest its food?


  1. Three years
  2. 12
  3. A dove
  4. Bullfrog
  5. Monkey
  6. Three
  7. Giraffe
  8. Pickles
  9. Koala
  10. Two weeks


  1. What is the least common M&M color?
  2. What are the two most popular spices in the world?
  3. Which famous soft drink was invented in 1892?
  4. What two words were combined to make the word “Spam”?
  5. What are the names of the Rice Krispies mascots?
  6. If you ordered an Omelet Arnold Bennett, what fish would you find in it?
  7. What was the first food eaten in space?
  8. Where were French fries invented?
  9. What is the most frequently ordered item of food in the USA?
  10. How much does the average Thanksgiving turkey weigh?


  1. Brown
  2. Pepper and mustard
  3. Coca Cola
  4. Spiced ham
  5. Snap, Crackle, and Pop
  6. Haddock
  7. Apple sauce
  8. Belgium
  9. Fried chicken
  10. 15 pounds

Pop Culture

  1. Which superhero is referenced in every episode of Seinfeld?
  2. What is the name of the boat in Jaws?
  3. How long did it take to get Jim Carrey into makeup for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”?
  4. What is Jack Nicholson’s famous line from “The Shining”?
  5. Where is Sheldon Cooper from the “Big Bang Theory” from?
  6. What fictional town does Spongebob Squarepants live in?
  7. In what city does the TV show “Mad Men” take place?
  8. What is Quentin Tarantino’s most popular film?
  9. Who did Forbes name the “youngest self-made billionaire ever” in 2019?
  10. What is the longest-running Broadway show of all time?


  1. Superman
  2. Orca
  3. 5 hours
  4. “Here’s Johnny”
  5. Galveston, Texas
  6. Bikini Bottom
  7. New York City
  8. “Pulp Fiction”
  9. Kylie Jenner
  10. “The Phantom of the Opera”


  1. Which state in the U.S. is only one syllable long?
  2. Which city has more cars than it does people?
  3. What country covers five time zones but only operates on one?
  4. The longest boardwalk in the world exists in which city and state?
  5. How many countries still have a royal family?
  6. What was New York called before it officially became New York?
  7. What is considered the happiest language in the world?
  8. What is the national animal of Scotland?
  9. Where did coffee originally come from?
  10. Which country is home to the most volcanoes?


  1. Maine
  2. San Marino, Italy
  3. China
  4. Atlantic City, New Jersey
  5. 43
  6. New Amsterdam
  7. Spanish
  8. The unicorn
  9. Ethiopia
  10. Indonesia


  1. Which is the only NFL team to go a whole season undefeated, including the Super Bowl?
  2. What sport is dubbed the “king of sports”?
  3. How many points is a conversion kick worth in a game of rugby?
  4. In which sport are the terms “stale fish” and “mule kick” used?
  5. What is Canada’s national sport?
  6. In 1900, what weird Olympic event happened during the summer games in Paris?
  7. In darts, what is the highest possible score using three darts?
  8. Which water sport is the official state individual sport of Hawaii?
  9. Forrest Gump excelled at what sport?
  10. How do the stitches on a baseball affect the speed at which it travels?


  1. The Miami Dolphins (1972)
  2. Soccer
  3. Two points
  4. Snowboarding
  5. Lacrosse
  6. Live pigeon shooting
  7. 180
  8. Surfing
  9. Ping pong
  10. They make it faster

By Hannah Drewieck, TDS Communications Intern

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