The game of random trivia questions and their answers is a great way to have a nice time out with friends. Engaging in this activity as a past time can be so much fun and educational too, for those involved.

Usually, trivia questions can be asked to just about anyone, including kids and adults.  So, the next time you are thinking of a fun way to spend time with whichever group of persons, you can make use of any of these 105 random trivia questions and their answers, and you will be glad you did.

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Random Trivia Questions

Trivia questions

1. Who was the legendary Benedictine monk who invented champagne? Dom Perignon.

2. Great Whites and Hammerheads are what type of animals? Sharks.

3. In which year was Alaska sold to the U.S.? In the year 1867

4. Which famous nurse was known as “The Lady Of The Lamp” during the crimean war? Florence Nightingale.

5.  Where did the game of badminton originate? It originated in the British era in the Indian city of Pune (or Poona, as it was known back then).

6. Name the largest freshwater lake in the world? Lake Superior.

7. Who invented the telephone? Alexander Graham Bell

8. Who invented the rabies vaccination? Louis Pasteur.

9. Name the world’s biggest island. Greenland.

10. What is the diameter of Earth? 8,000 miles.

11. What’s the coloured part of the human eye called? The iris.

12. How many holes are there on a golf course? Eighteen.

13. Which word goes before vest, beans and quartet? String.

14. Name the world’s largest ocean. Pacific.

15. What is the world’s longest river? Amazon.

16. By what name are the young of frogs and toads known? Tadpoles.

17. What is someone who shoes horses called? A farrier.

18. Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility? The Moon.

19. What item of clothing was named after its Scottish inventor? A Mackintosh.

20. Who composed the Minute Waltz? Frederic Chopin.

21. Who was the first actor to have played the role of James Bond in the movie series? Sir Sean Connery

22.Which is the highest mountain in Africa? Mount Kilimanjaro.

23. If you boil water you get? Steam.

24. How many grams are there in a kilogram? 1,000.

25. Where did the Olympic Games originate? Greece.

Trivia Questions For Adults

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26. How many rings make up the symbol of the Olympic Games? Five

27. Who is the only athlete to win the Olympic marathon twice and in successive Olympic games? Abebe Bikila.

28. Who improved the design of the modern-day incandescent light bulb? Thomas Edison.

29. By what title were the leaders of ancient Egypt known?Pharoah.

30. Which was the country that first made the use of paper money? China.

31. Which four British cities have underground rail systems? Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and London.

32. What % of an egg’s weight is the shell? 12%.

33. Who was the 16th president of the United States? Abraham Lincoln.

34. What kind of weapon is a falchion? A sword.

35. What is the capital city of Spain? Madrid.

36. Which city is the Palace of Versailles nearest to? Paris

37. What is the antonym of the word ‘synonym’? Of course, it is ‘antonym’ itself!

38. What is the oldest film ever made, and when was it made? Roundhay Garden Scene made in 1888.

39. When was the first atomic bomb dropped? It was dropped on August 6, 1945.

40. Who founded the first public library in the U.S.? Benjamin Franklin.

41. Who is known as the Father of the Modern Olympics? Pierre de Coubertin.

42. Which country is Prague in? Czech Republic.

43. Who was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 at the Olympics? Nadia Comaneci.

44. Where would you find the world’s most ancient forest? Daintree Forest north of Cairns, Australia.

45. If you suffer from arachnophobia, which animal are you scared of? Spiders.

46. Which famous ocean liner sank on her first voyage in 1912? The Titanic.

47. Name the only heavyweight boxing champion to finish his career of 49 fights without ever having been defeated? Rocky Marciano.

48. What is another word for lexicon? Dictionary.

49. Which actress has won the most Oscars? Katharine Hepburn, with 4 Oscars and 12 nominations.

50. What is a brontosaurus? A dinosaur.

Trivia Questions For Kids

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51. What is the name of the pirate in Peter Pan? Captain Hook.

52. According to legend, who led a gang of merry outlaws in Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, England? Robin Hood.

53. What’s the name of the town where The Flintstones live? Bedrock.

54. What is the name of Shrek’s wife?
Princess Fiona.

55. Things fall when you drop them because of? gravity

56. Name the seventh planet from the sun. Uranus.

57. Name the three primary colours. Red, yellow and blue.

58. A place to see lots of animals? Zoo.

59. Which English town was a forerunner of the Parks Movement and the first city in Europe to have a street tram system? Birkenhead.

60. Which planet is closest to our sun? Mercury.

61. If you freeze water you get? Ice

62. How many legs does a spider have? Eight.

63. He’s “smarter than the average bear”, but what’s the name of the most famous resident of Jellystone Park? Yogi Bear.

64. What is the common name for calcium carbonate? Chalk.

65. What holds school supplies and children also carry them on their backs? Backpacks.

66. What colour is a stop sign? Red and white.

67. What vehicle runs on a track and blows a whistle? A train.

68. In needlework, what does UFO refer to? An unfinished object.

69. Tired people need? Sleep

70. Is the planet Jupiter larger or smaller than the Earth? Larger.

71. Is a dolphin a mammal? Yes.

72.What do many children ride on to go to school? A school bus.

73. Thirsty people need? Water.

74. What do you wear on your head? Hat.

75. Who painted the Mona Lisa? Leonardo da Vinci.

More Trivia Questions For Kids

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76. Scooby Doo and his friends travel around in which vehicle? The Mystery Machine.

77. In which continent is the country of Egypt found? Africa.

78. According to the Dr. Seuss book, who stole Christmas? The Grinch.

79. Which country is home to the kangaroo? Australia.

80. The giant panda’s diet is almost entirely made up of which plant? Bamboo.

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81. How many lungs do humans normally have? Two.

82. What is a group of lions called? Pride.

83. The Statue of Liberty was gifted to the United States by which country? France.

84. Which of these is not like the others? Box

85. Name the five characters in Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’. — Georgina, Julian, Anne, Dick and Timothy the dog.

86. Name all the seven dwarfs from the fairy tale ‘Snow White’.Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy, Grumpy, Doc, Dopey and Bashful.

87. Which is the fastest land animal? The Cheetah.

88. What colour are emeralds? Green.

89. What is the name of Winnie the Pooh’s donkey friend? Eeyore.

90. Which animal is the tallest in the world? The giraffe.

91. What was Mickey Mouse’s original name? Mortimer Mouse.

92. What is the world’s most popular spectator sport? Auto Racing.

93. How many people did Jesus Christ feed with five loaves of bread and two fish? About 5000 men.

94. A picture that shows your bones? X-Ray.

95. What insect did John, the Baptist, eat in the desert? Locusts

96. True or false? Bats are mammals? True.

97. A yellow fruit? Banana.

98. Is a shark a fish or a mammal? A fish.

99. True or false? Rabbits are born blind? True.

100. In which city was Jesus born? Bethlehem.

101. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie’s surname? Bucket.

102. A common garden insect? Ant.

103. A building where movies are shown? Theatres.

104. Something you do when you feel tired? Yawn.

105. Creatures that lived millions of years ago? Dinosaur.