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50 Trivia Questions for Kids

child thinking over questionWhether it’s game night at home or a road trip to a vacation destination, a round of trivia is something every member of the crew can enjoy, and you might learn a thing or two! Play in teams or ask each player to choose a category to test their skills. The questions range from easy to more difficult so that everyone can join in. Do you think you’re the authority on animals, planets, sports, food, entertainment, holidays, weather and more? Find out below.

Animals 

Q: How many noses does a slug have?
A: Four

Q: Name a mammal that can’t jump.
A: Elephant, sloth, hippo, rhino

Q: What is the fastest land animal?
A: The cheetah. They have set record speeds near 70 MPH.

Q: What is the fastest aquatic animal?
A: The sailfish. It can reach speeds of up to 68 MPH.

Q: What was the lifespan of a Tyrannosaurus Rex?
A: Between 20-30 years

Q: What is the sweet food made by bees?
A: Honey

Q: Which mammal lives the longest?
A: Bowhead whale. They can live up to 200 years!

Q: On a common ladybug, what color are its spots?
A: Black

Q: How many legs does a lobster have?
A: 10 (8 walking legs and 2 larger claw legs)

Q: What do you call a group of giraffes?
A: A tower

Q: Which dinosaur had 15 horns?
A: Kosmoceratops

Q: Are worker bees male or female?
A: Female


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Space and Planets 

Q: About how many stars are in the Milky Way?
A: 150-250 billion

Q: Which planet is closest to Earth?
A: Mercury

Q: What is the largest planet in our solar system?
A: Jupiter

Q: Which planet has a day that lasts almost eight months on Earth?
A: Venus

Q: What was the first animal to go into orbit?
A: A dog. Bonus! What was the name of the dog? Laika

Q: How many Earths can fit inside the sun?
A: 1.3 million

Q: What is the name of a group of stars that form an imaginary picture?
A: Constellation

 

Sports 

Q: Where did the Olympic games originate?
A: Greece

Q: How many rings make up the Olympic rings?
A: Five. Bonus! Name the five colors. Blue, yellow, black, green, red.

Q: In what sport can you get a hole in one?
A: Golf

Q: In what sport do you use a wooden ball and mallet?
A: Croquet

Q: How big is the diameter of a basketball hoop?
A: 18 inches

Food 

Q: What food serves as the base for guacamole?
A: Avocado

Q: What food is the most ordered in America?
A: Fried chicken

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

Q: What contains more sugar, strawberries or lemons?
A: Lemons

Q: Can you name the largest chocolate manufacturer in the United States?
A: Hershey’s. Bonus! In which state can you find the city of Hershey? Pennsylvania.


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Entertainment 

Q: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
A: SpongeBob SquarePants

Q: On which hand did Captain Hook have his hook?
A: Left

Q: What school did Harry Potter attend?
A: Hogwarts

Q: What’s the name of the toy cowboy in Toy Story?
A: Woody

Q: What type of animal is Baloo in The Jungle Book?
A: A bear

Q: What is the name of the fairy in Peter Pan?
A: Tinkerbell

Q: Who lives in a trashcan on Sesame Street?
A: Oscar the Grouch

Holidays 

Q: What sweet snack is typically left out for Santa?
A: Cookies

Q: What is the highest grossing holiday movie of all time?
A: Home Alone

Q: How many nights is Hanukkah celebrated?
A: Eight

Q: What is the name of the little girl in The Nutcracker?
A: Clara

Q: What is the name of the marshmallow Easter treats that come in the shape of birds and bunnies?
A: Peeps

Geography 

Q: What is the largest ocean on Earth?
A: The Pacific

Q: Which two countries share the longest border?
A: The United States and Canada

Q: What U.S. state houses the city that is the ice cream capital of the world?
A: Iowa. Bonus! What’s the name of the city? Le Mars.

Q: What is the longest river in the world?
A: The Nile

Q: What are the only two U.S. states that can grow coffee commercially?
A: Hawaii and California

Q: What letter is not included in any of the 50 U.S. state names?
A: The letter Q

Weather 

Q: Stratus, cirrus, cumulus and nimbus are types of what?
A: Clouds

Q: What does a thermometer measure?
A: Temperature

Q: During a thunderstorm, which comes first: lightning or thunder?
A: Both. They occur at approximately the same time. However, if we’re at a distance from a storm, we see lightning before we hear thunder because light travels much faster than sound.

Q: What is a haboob?
A:  A type of sandstorm


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Colors 

Q: What color is at the top of the rainbow?
A: Red. Bonus points! Name all seven colors. Red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, violet.

Q: What color are the stars in the American flag?
A: White

Q: What color are zebras’ strips when they are first born?
A: Brown

Q: What is the most popular color of car?
A: White. Bonus! What is the second most popular color? Silver.

Now that your brain is all revved up, keep the fun going and create some additional trivia questions for friends and family. This is a creative way to start conversations, make memories and get to know each other even better.

Courtney McLaughlin is a freelance writer and editor in Charlotte, NC who loves a good game of trivia. She excels in the Arts & Entertainment category and is dismal in Sports.