175 Random Trivia Questions And Answers That Will Stump Anyone Who Isn’t A Genius

175 Random Trivia Questions And Answers That Will Stump Anyone Who Isn’t A Genius

If you and your friends have been craving a trivia night, this set of questions and answers is for you. No need to scrounge up a set of trivia cards — this post has plenty of random trivia questions to keep everyone guessing!

And if you’re hoping to brush up on your general knowledge instead, here’s a good old-fashioned trivia quiz to keep your skills sharp.

1.

Which of the following does not grow on a tree: eggplant, olive, or avocado?

Eggplant

2.

Which of the following does the company LaCroix make: alcohol, seltzer, or lotion?

Seltzer

3.

Which scale is an earthquake measured on: The Richter Scale, The Beaufort Scale, or The Saffir-Simpson Scale?

The Richter Scale

4.

Which is the chemical symbol for potassium: P, T, or K?

K

5.

Which of these is NOT a group of four: Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or the Scooby-Doo gang?

The Scooby-Doo gang

6.

Which continent is closest to Antarctica: South America, Australia, or Africa?

South America

Which of the following do Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton, Ellen DeGeneres, and Owen Wilson have in common: they’ve all had a series on NBC, they’ve all voiced Pixar characters, or they’re all recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

7.

Which city is further south than the others: Bangkok, Thailand; Athens, Greece; Las Vegas, Nevada?

Bangkok, Thailand

8.

Which of these has never been an Oscar category: Best Casting, Best Story, or Best Assistant Director?

Best Casting

9.

Which is not a South American country: Guatemala, Guyana, or Uruguay?

Guatemala

Guatemala is in Central America.

10.

Which of the following was invented first: televisions, radios, or hair dryers?

Hair dryers

Televisions were invented in 1927, radios were invented in 1895, hair dryers were invented in 1888.

11.

Which of the following movies does not have Paul Rudd in it: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 10 Things I Hate About You, or The 40-Year-Old Virgin?

10 Things I Hate About You

12.

Which of these songs was not released in the 1990s: “Wonderwall” by Oasis, “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera, or “Oops…I Did It Again” by Britney Spears?

“Oops…I Did It Again” by Britney Spears

(The song came out in 2000.)

13.

Which of these is NOT the name of a Pokémon: Deitca, Cacnea, or Lapras?

Deitca

14.

Which of these is a difference between amphibians and reptiles: amphibians are omnivores and reptiles are not, reptiles are cold-blooded and amphibians are not, or reptiles have hard-shelled eggs and amphibians do not?

Reptiles have hard-shelled eggs and amphibians do not

15.

Which of these is NOT a soft cheese: Emmental, Gorgonzola, or Camembert?

Emmental

16.

Which word goes before moon, bayou, and blood: red, warm, or blue?

Blue

Blue moon is a type of full moon, “Blue Bayou” is a song, and blue blood means “aristocrat.”

17.

Which of these is NOT a suit in a normal deck of cards: heart, ace, or spade?

Ace

18.

Which of these animals has the most legs: bee, octopus, or crab?

Crab 

(Bees have six, octopi have eight, crabs have 10)

19.

Which of these historical figures was born first: Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, or Marie Antoinette?

Joan of Arc

(Joan of Arc was born in 1412, Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452, Marie Antoinette was born in 1755)

20.

Which of these is NOT considered a “mother sauce”: Hollandaise, Béchamel, or Sofrito?

Sofrito

(In French cooking, there are five “mother sauces”: Béchamel, Velouté, Hollandaise, Espagnole, Mayonnaise.)

22.

Which of these candy bars does not have nuts in it: Baby Ruth, PayDay, or Mounds?

Mounds

(The Almond Joy theme song lyrics say, “Almond Joy’s got nuts, Mounds don’t.”)

23.

Which letter in the Walt Disney logo is lower case: the I in “Disney,” the A in “Walt,” or the L in “Walt”?

The I in “Disney”

24.

Which of the following is a synonym of “munificent”: inconsequential, philanthropic, or grandiose?

Philanthropic

25.

Which of the following actors has a doctorate degree: Ken Jeong, Natalie Portman, or Sandra Oh?

Ken Jeong

26.

Which of these plays is NOT credited to William Shakespeare: Antigone, Pericles, or Cymbeline?

Antigone

The Greek tragedy was written by Sophocles.

27.

Which of these celebrities has not made a cameo on Friends: Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, or George Clooney?

Julianne Moore

(Witherspoon appeared in two episodes, and Clooney appeared in one.)

29.

Which of these is botanically a fruit: carrot, onion, or jalapeño pepper?

Jalapeño pepper

30.

Which of these is the correct spelling: desperate, desparate, or desparete?

Desperate

31.

Which of these animals is not in the rodent family: chinchilla, ferret, or groundhog?

Ferret

(Ferrets are part of the mustelid family, along with badgers and otters.)

32.

Which of the following do the names Scott, Winston, Justin, and Pedro have in common: they’re all names of Nobel Prize laureates, they’re the most popular baby names of 1987, or they’re all names of current or former prime ministers?

They’re all names of current or former prime ministers.

(Scott Morrison was the PM of Australia, Winston Churchill was the PM of the United Kingdom, Justin Trudeau is the PM of Canada, and Pedro Sánchez is the PM of Spain.)

33.

Which celebrity has hosted SNL the most: Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, or Christopher Walken?

Alec Baldwin

(Baldwin has hosted 17 times, Martin has hosted 15 times, Walken has hosted seven times.)

34.

Which is the correct number of Canadian provinces: eight, nine, or 10?

10

36.

Which of these products is the oldest: Chia Pet, Cozy Coupe, or Polly Pocket?

Chia Pet 

(The first Chia Pet was invented in 1981, the first Cozy Coupe was invented in 1982, and the first Polly Pocket was invented in 1989.)

37.

Which of these movies is not a remake: A Star is Born, The Wizard of Oz, or Fried Green Tomatoes?

Fried Green Tomatoes

(A Star is Born has been made four times and The Wizard of Oz has been made 18 times.)

38.

Which of these games did not come out on the Nintendo 64: Mario Kart, Banjo-Kazooie, or Pokémon Sun/Moon?

“Pokémon Sun/Moon”

39.

Which of the following children’s songs does not have the same tune as the rest: “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” “The ABC Song,” or “Mary Had A Little Lamb”?

“Mary Had A Little Lamb”

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” also has the same tune as “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “The ABC Song.”

40.

Which of the following describes your great aunt: your parent’s sister, your aunt-in-law, or your parent’s aunt?

Your parent’s aunt

41.

Which were frequent subjects in Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings: flowers, kittens, or fruit?

Flowers

42.

Which of the following countries does not use the euro: Switzerland, France, or Spain?

Switzerland

43.

Which is the proper definition of the term “bae”: babe/baby, But Also Everything, or Before Anyone Else?

Before Anyone Else

44.

Which of the following does a sommelier specialize in: cheese, pasta, or wine?

Wine

45.

Which of the following refers to the deepest point in the ocean: Mariana’s Point, Oceanic Limit, or Challenger Deep?

Challenger Deep

46.

Which of these movie franchises does not have Samuel L. Jackson in it: Die Hard, The Matrix, or Jurassic Park?

The Matrix

47.

Which of these countries touches the Pacific Ocean: Cambodia, Ecuador, or Belize?

Ecuador

48.

Which of these peppers is hotter than the rest: Habanero, Carolina Reaper, or Scotch Bonnet?

Carolina Reaper

49.

Which of these substances has the lowest pH: wine, lemon juice, or bleach?

Lemon juice

(Lemon juice has a pH between two and three, wine has a pH between three and four, and bleach has a pH between 11 and 13. 

50.

Which of these languages is NOT on the Rosetta Stone: Hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek, or Latin?

Latin

51.

Which of these gemstones is NOT a birth stone: Jade, Topaz, or Peridot?

Jade

52.

Which of these Disney movies does NOT have a sequel: Mulan, Cinderella, or Big Hero 6?

Big Hero 6

53.

Which year did the Titanic sink: 1910, 1912, or 1914?

1912

54.

Which Dr. Seuss book is the quote, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not,” from: Horton Hears a Who, The Lorax, or Oh the Places You’ll Go!?

The Lorax

55.

Which kind of painters were Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Degas: Impressionist, Expressionist, or Fauvist?

Impressionist

56.

Which of the following animals is a herbivore: owl, rhino, or squid?

Rhino

57.

Which of the following do John Legend, Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mel Brooks have in common: They’ve all won an award for a Rodgers and Hammerstein cover, they’re all award-winning playwrights, or they’re all EGOT winners?

They’re all EGOT winners

58.

Which of these is NOT a lunar phase: waxing gibbous, last quarter, or Blue Moon?

Blue Moon

59.

Which of the following is a perfect score in bowling: 115, 250, or 300?

300

60.

Which is not a Spice Girl: Feisty, Sporty, or Posh?

Feisty

61.

Which was the only painting Vincent van Gogh sold in his lifetime: “Harvest in Provence,” “Café Terrace at Night,” or “Red Vineyard at Arles”?

“Red Vineyard at Arles”

62.

Which of the following animals went extinct in the 20th century: Stellar’s Sea Cow, Dodo bird, or Passenger Pigeon?

Passenger Pigeon

(The passenger pigeon went extinct in 1914, Stellar’s sea cow went extinct in 1768, and the dodo bird went extinct in 1681.) 

63.

Which letter is representative of 50 in Roman numerals: L, M, or V?

L

64.

Which author penned the first Winnie-the-Pooh books: Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, or E. B. White?

A. A. Milne

65.

Which of the following is not the name of a Golden Girl: Blanche, Sophia, or Debbie?

Debbie

66.

Which is the hottest planet in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, or Jupiter?

Venus

67.

Which of these is NOT the color of a Teletubby: yellow, purple, or blue?

Blue

68.

Which continent is the largest: Asia, Africa, or Antarctica?

Asia

69.

Which city hosted the 2000 Olympics: Athens, Greece; Beijing, China; or Sydney, Australia?

Sydney, Australia

70.

Which of the following is not needed for photosynthesis: water, carbon, or soil?

Soil

71.

Which of the following events did not happen in the 1960s: a president was assassinated, the Beatles came to America, or the Sears Tower became the world’s tallest building?

The Sears Tower became the world’s tallest building

(The Chicago skyscraper didn’t become the tallest building in the world until the 1970s.)

72.

Which of these is the capital city of Morocco: Marrakesh, Rabat, or Casablanca?

Rabat

73.

Which of these actors is the spokesperson for Priceline: Drew Carey, Kevin James, or William Shatner?

William Shatner

74.

Which of the following animals mates for life: lobsters, lions, or coyotes?

Coyotes

75.

Which style of architecture is Notre Dame Cathedral: Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassical?

Gothic

76.

Which character does NOT live on Sesame Street: Julia, Abby Cadabby, or Daniel Tiger?

Daniel Tiger

77.

Which is the first astrological sign in the zodiac: Pisces, Aries, or Capricorn?

Aries

78.

Which of the following countries does not have an animal on their flag: Kenya, Egypt, or Peru?

Kenya

79.

Which of these celebrity pairs aren’t actually related: Elijah Wood and Evan Rachel Wood, Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning, or Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal?

Elijah Wood and Evan Rachel Wood

Elle and Dakota Fanning are siblings and Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are siblings.

80.

Which mythology is Pandora’s box from: Egyptian, Roman, or Greek?

Greek

81.

Which of the following accurately describes a shape with 14 sides: tetrahedral, tetradecagon, or tetrahedron?

A tetradecagon

82.

Which of the following is the name of the fourth Jonas brother: Kyle, Frankie, or Jacob?

Frankie

83.

Which ingredient is not part of a McDonald’s Big Mac: onions, lettuce, or tomato?

Tomato

84.

Which country did Ikea originate in: Norway, Finland, or Sweden?

Sweden

85.

Which bodily system would be primarily in charge of fighting off the common cold: the immune system, the integumentary system, or the respiratory system?

The immune system

86.

Which of these celebrities is the youngest: Jojo Siwa, Millie Bobby Brown, or Willow Smith?

Millie Bobbie Brown

(Siwa is 19, Brown is 18, and Smith is 21.)

87.

Which chain restaurant is famous for serving a Bloomin’ Onion: The Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, or Outback Steakhouse?

Outback Steakhouse

88.

Which famous person has NOT lent a voice to a character in Trolls: Zooey Deschanel, Christine Baranski, or Gina Rodriguez?

Gina Rodriguez

89.

How many top friends could you have on MySpace: six, eight, or 10?

8

90.

Which artist painted The Birth of Venus: Sandro Botticelli, Caravaggio, or Raphael?

Sandro Botticelli

91.

Which age was King Tut when he became the ruler of Egypt: nine, 11, or 13?

9 years old

92.

Which of these movies has not passed the $1 billion mark in sales: Thor: Ragnarok, Jurassic Park, or Frozen?

Thor: Ragnarok

93.

Which of the following is not one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Great Wall of China, or The Temple of Artemis?

The Great Wall of China

94.

Which one of these is a real Pringles flavor: parmesan, spicy horseradish, or ranch?

Ranch

95.

Which of these companies has a reptile as a mascot: Coppertone, Lysol, or Geico?

Geico

96.

Which term refers to the distance around a circle: radius, circumference, or pi?

Circumference

97.

Which of these animals is not in the family “Felidae”: Caracal, Ocelot, or Jackal?

Jackal

(Jackals are in the family Canidae, along with dogs, wolves, and foxes.)

98.

Which of these restaurants serves a Baconator: Burger King, Wendy’s, or McDonald’s?

Wendy’s

99.

Which of the following Wes Anderson films does NOT have Owen Wilson in it: Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, or The Grand Budapest Hotel?

Moonrise Kingdom

100.

Which artist painted Metamorphosis of Narcissus, Lobster Telephone, and Persistence of Memory: Juan Miró, Pablo Picasso, or Salvador Dalí?

Salvador Dalí

101.

Which is the actual number of amendments to the US Constitution: 24, 27, or 29?

27

102.

Which of these is NOT considered a citrus fruit: yuzu, apricot, or kumquat?

Apricot

103.

Which country was the first man in space from: Russia, China, or the United States?

Russia

104.

Which of these movie franchises is not based on a book: James Bond, Shrek, or John Wick?

John Wick

The James Bond books were written by Ian Fleming and Shrek! was written by William Steig.

105.

Which is not a character in Alice in Wonderland: The March Hare, The Dormouse, or The Queen of Diamonds?

The Queen of Diamonds

106.

Which of the following accurately represents an eagle in golf: two under par, one under par, or a hole in one?

Two under par

107.

Which of these musical instruments typically has four strings: sitar, erhu, or ukelele?

Ukulele

108.

Which country doesn’t share a border with Switzerland: Italy, Austria, or Belgium?

Belgium

109.

Which of these animals was not alive during the Jurassic period: Plesiosaur, Stegosaurus, or Tyrannosaurus?

Tyrannosaurus

110.

Which is the name of the main protagonist in the Legend of Zelda series: Sora, Cloud, or Link?

Link

111.

Which does the term “phalanges” refer to: fingers, ears, or nipples?

Fingers

112.

Which is the name of the Reading Rainbow host: George Takei, LeVar Burton, or Fred Rogers?

LeVar Burton

113.

Which of the following cities is NOT a US capital: Austin, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; or Jackson, Mississippi?

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma.

114.

What was the name of the Disney Channel show where Miley Cyrus played a teenager leading a double life: Norah Bora-Bora, Hannah Montana, Alexis Texas, or Missy Mississippi?

Hannah Montana

115.

According to an old wive’s tale, what keeps the doctor away: an apple a day, a leek a week, a pear a year, or a cabbage a month?

An apple a day

116.

How many wives did Henry VIII have: five, six, seven, or 8?

Six

117.

Which of the following actors has NOT played James Bond: Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, Jeremy Irons, or Pierce Brosnan?

Jeremy Irons

118.

How many countries make up Central America: seven, nine, 11, or 13?

Seven

(The countries are Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.)

119.

Volleyball games are typically played until one team reaches how many points: 17, 19, 23, or 25?

25

120.

Which of the following statements is true about 50 Shades of Grey: the main character is an interior designer who loves the color grey, the main character is colorblind, or the main character’s name is Christian Grey?

The main character’s name is Christian Grey

121.

Bubble tea originated in which country: Taiwan, Nepal, Mongolia, or New Zealand?

Taiwan

122.

If an angle is wider than 90 degrees, it is: obtuse, acute, scalene, or isosceles?

Obtuse

123.

Who did Renee Zellweger play in the film adaptation of Chicago: Velma, Roxie, Nickie, or Mary Sunshine?

Roxie

124.

What is the medical term for bad breath: gingivitis, dendritis, halitosis, or ptamosis?

Halitosis

125.

Who became the first man to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic: Jimmy Doolittle, Glenn Curtiss, Howard Hughes, or Charles Lindbergh?

Charles Lindbergh

126.

Which of the following exotic locations is not mentioned in the Beach Boys’s song “Kokomo”: Aruba, Montego, Bahamas, or Bora Bora?

Bora Bora

127.

Which is heavier: a baseball or a softball?

Softball

128.

Where does the wardrobe lead to in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Mordor, Narnia, or Winterfell?

Narnia

129.

What are Crayola crayons made of: clay, rubber, or wax?

Wax — paraffin wax, to be specific

130.

Which of the following graphs is a circle: pie chart, scatter plot, or histogram?

Pie chart

131.

To blow glass, it must first be: heated, sanded, or frozen?

Heated

132.

“Bobby” is a popular shortening of which name: Barbie, Robert, or Benjamin?

Robert

133.

Which of these animals is not a monkey: capuchin, gorilla, or baboon?

Gorilla

134.

Which of the following women were French: Joan of Arc, Indira Gandhi, or Catherine the Great?

Joan of Arc

135.

Where was the Great Library in ancient Egypt: Giza, Cairo, or Alexandria?

Alexandria

136.

Which of the following countries does not touch the Pacific Ocean: Fiji, Russia, or Morocco?

Morocco

137.

In which season is daytime the longest: summer, fall, winter, or spring?

Summer

138.

Which of the following historical figures was in Night at the Museum: Vlad the Impaler, King Tut, or Sacagawea?

Sacagawea

139.

Which of the following does Mariah Carey want to do in “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: keep on waiting underneath the mistletoe, stay awake to hear magic reindeer click, or hang her stocking there upon the fireplace?

Keep on waiting underneath the mistletoe

140.

Which of the following colors is closest to burgundy: red, green, yellow, or blue?

Red

141.

All of the following are French terms for sweet pastries, with one exception: mille-feuille, Croque monsieur, macaron, or éclair?

Croque monsieur

142.

Which of the following movies does Adam Sandler NOT play opposite Drew Barrymore: The Wedding Singer, Blended, 50 First Dates, or Just Go With It?

Just Go With It

Jennifer Aniston costars in this movie alongside Adam Sandler.

143.

Which of the following Asian countries is landlocked: Nepal, India, Bangladesh, or China?

Nepal

144.

Which of the following bands hasn’t had a John in it: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, or Led Zeppelin?

The Rolling Stones

(The Beatles included John Lennon, Queen included John Deacon, and Led Zeppelin included John Paul Jones and John Bonham.)

145.

Which of the following herbs is known as coriander in some parts of the world: parsley, thyme, or cilantro?

Cilantro

146.

What’s the last name of Bruce Willis’s character in Die Hard: Powell, Gruber, or McClane?

McClane

147.

The Nazca lines are a collection of geoglyphs in: Peru, Mexico, or Costa Rica?

Peru

148.

Which of the following actors has not guest starred on The Office: Timothy Olyphant, Idris Elba, or Priyanka Chopra?

Priyanka Chopra

Timothy Olyphant played Danny Cordray, and Idris Elba played Charles Miner.

149.

Which of the following children’s books is written by Maurice Sendak: Rainbow Fish, Where the Wild Things Are, or The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Where the Wild Things Are

150.

Salma Hayek played which famous painter in a movie: María Izquierdo, Fanny Rabel, or Frida Kahlo?

Frida Kahlo

151.

Charles Darwin’s scientific publication where he introduces his theory of evolution is called: On The Origin of Species, On the Origin of Evolution, or On the Origins of Our Origins?

On The Origin of Species

152.

How long was fourscore and seven years ago: 47 years, 87 years, or 107 years?

87 years

(A “score” is 20 years.)

153.

What is the absolute value of -20: 0, 2, -20, or 20?

20

154.

Which of the following continents does not have a four-letter country: South America, Africa, or Europe?

Europe

(Peru is in South America, and Mali is in Africa.)

155.

Ever since he was a kid, which instrument did Weird Al practice: accordion, banjo, or tambourine?

Accordion

156.

What is a googol: a one written with 100 zeros behind it, one and zero alternating one after the other infinitely, or any unquantifiable number?

A one written with 100 zeros behind it!

157.

Leif Erikson is thought to be the first European to reach: Australia, North America, or Antarctica?

North America

158.

Which of the following is not a US president on printed currency: Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin, or Thomas Jefferson?

Benjamin Franklin

(While Franklin is on the $100 bill, he was never a US president.)

159.

Which of the following periodic elements is not real: Xenon, Palladium, or Vibranium?

Vibranium

160.

All of these artists are painters with the exception of: Gustav Klimt, Dale Chihuly, Caravaggio, or Juan Miró?

Dale Chihuly

161.

Which of the following delicacies is traditionally composed of phyllo pastry, honey, and crushed nuts: Strudel, Napoleon, or Baklava?

Baklava

162.

Where did the Olympics originate: Greece, France, or Egypt?

Greece

163.

The Egyptian Sphinx’s body is based on which animal: hyena, lion, or goat?

Lion

164.

If I’m eating a pink lady, which fruit am I eating: apple, grapefruit, or watermelon?

Apple

165.

How many rounds are there in a single episode of The Great British Baking Show: two, three, or four?

Three

166.

What are people from Denmark are called: Markers, Danes, Denmarkians, or Dutch?

167.

Who wrote the popular Hunger Games series: Stephanie Meyer, Cassandra Clare, or Suzanne Collins?

Suzanne Collins

168.

Which of the following colors is NOT on the icon for Apple’s calculator app: blue, orange, or black?

Blue

169.

What year did Disneyland open: 1940, 1955, or 1971?

1955

170.

In “Romeo and Juliet,” what family is Juliet from: Malvolio, Capulet, or Montague?

Capulet

171.

The Hawaiian islands were formed by: hurricanes, volcanoes, or earthquakes?

Volcanoes

172.

What’s the top number on a fraction called: numerator, denominator, or dividinator?

Numerator

173.

What is a planet outside our solar system called: uncelestic, subcosmic, or extrasolar?

Extrasolar

174.

Finally, who succeeded George Washington as president of the United States: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, or Alexander Hamilton?

John Adams

This article contains content from Audrey Engvalson. It was compiled by Kelly Rissman.

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