110 Best Father’s Day Trivia Questions (Try this Quiz Now!) 2024

On Father’s Day each year we honor the amazing fathers, grandfathers, and father figures in our lives.

This year, add to your celebration and try out Father’s Day Trivia questions and answers. How much do you know about this day? What other fun dad facts are there to learn?

Let’s find out!

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“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”

-Anne Geddes

Fun Facts for Father’s Day and Dad Trivia

While most people know the date of Father’s Day, this section includes lesser-known fun facts about Father’s Day as well as general fun trivia about dads.

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1. What is the most popular gift to give dads on Father’s Day?

A Necktie.

2. What day is Father’s Day celebrated on every year?

The third Sunday of June.

3. When was the word “dad” first recorded?

In the 1500s

4. What is the most popular day to call your dad?

On Father’s Day of course!

5. What is the traditional flower for Father’s Day?

The rose

6. What flower do you wear in your lapel if your father is deceased?

A white rose.

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7. What flower do you wear in your lapel if your father is living?

A red rose.

8. Approximately how many fathers are there in America?

72 million

9. What is the average age of first-time fathers in America? (source)

30.9 years

10. In Greek mythology, who is known for eating his own children to prevent them from overthrowing him?

Cronus

11. Who is the “Founding Father” of the United States?

George Washington

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96 years old

13. Father’s day is the fourth largest holiday for sending cards according to Hallmark. What three holidays are ahead of it? (source)

Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas

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14. A recent survey revealed that dads actually want this one thing the most on Father’s Day. (source)

A phone call from their kids.

15. This is often one of the first “words” babies say.

Dada

16. 64% of dads do not want anything that says this on it for Father’s Day.

World’s Best Dad

17. This seems to be a popular way dads spend their time on Father’s Day in the U.S.

Having a BBQ or grilling.

18. The father with the most children is most likely Ismail Ibn Sharif, who fathered this many children in the late 17th century. (source)

888 children

19. The father with the most children from one woman is Feodor Vassilyev. How many children did he and his wife have?

69 children

20. This animal dad shares equal responsibility with his partner for building a nest, incubating the egg, and sharing parental duties of the hatchling.

Male flamingos

21. Which marine animal father is the one to become pregnant and give birth to children?

The seahorse

22. Which type of fish father will keep the eggs of his children in his mouth until they hatch?

Catfish

23. This bird spends two months keeping his egg warm while the mother is away feeding.

Empire penguin

24. This animal dad guards his pups and also brings them and the mother food.

The wolf

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History of Father’s Day Quiz

Do you know the origins of Father’s Day? Try out these historical facts trivia questions.

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25. Who was the first Father’s Day celebration organized by?

Sonora Smart Dodd

26. Why did Ms. Dodd want to celebrate Father’s Day?

She wanted to honor her father, a civil war vet who raised 6 children on his own.

27. This U.S. President issued the first proclamation recognizing Father’s day in 1966.

Lyndon B. Johnson

28. What U.S. President made Father’s Day a permanent federal holiday in 1972?

Richard Nixon

29. What year did the first Father’s Day celebration take place?

A. 1900

B. 1910

C. 1920

D. 1945

Answer: B-June 19, 1910

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Answer: C- Washington

31. In the 1920 and 1930s, there was a movement to do away with Father’s Day and Mother’s day in favor of this single holiday. (source)

A. Parent’s Day

B. Children’s Day

C. Family Day

D. Men’s Day

Answer: A- Parent’s Day

32. The movement mentioned in the previous question was derailed by this event that caused struggling retailers and advertisers to promote Father’s Day even more. (source)

A. World War 1

B. The Great Depression

C. The Dust Bowl

D. World War II

Answer: B-The Great Depression

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Father’s Day Trivia: Celebrations Around the World

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Today, Father’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world with unique traditions to make the day special.

Next, use these trivia questions to discover how and when different countries celebrate their dads.

33. Which 2 countries celebrate Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September?

Australia & New Zealand

34. What month does Canada and Britain celebrate Father’s Day?

June (along with the U.S.)

35. This traditional Catholic holiday associated with honoring fathers is celebrated in Europe and Latin America on March 19th.

Joseph’s Day

39. This country celebrates Father’s Day in December on the birthday of the late King. People give gifts to their fathers and traditionally wear yellow on this day.

Thailand

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The United States

41. In which country is Father’s Day known as Vatertag or “Men’s Day”?

Germany

42. In this German celebration of dads, men go on a hike pulling a wagon filled with food and _________.

Beer

43. Spain and Belgium celebrate fathers in this month.

March

44. In this country, the third Sunday of August is dedicated to fathers. Family gatherings and barbeques are a common way to celebrate “Dia dos Pais”. What’s the name of the country?

Brazil

45. Although Father’s Day occurs in June, American men say this is their favorite sport to watch.

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Father’s Day Facts Quiz: True or False

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46. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, when kids are raised with a father-figure in the home, they are two times less likely to drop out of high school.

True

47. There are estimated to be over 300,000 stay-at-home dads in America.

False – 215,000

48. Mother’s Day was a national holiday before father’s Day.

True – Mother’s Day became a national holiday in 1914.

49. 75% of Father’s Day cards are given to fathers by their children.

False – 50%

50. 1 in 3 homes in America do not have a father.

True

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True – 38% less

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52. Americans spent an estimated $1 billion on Father’s Day in 2022.

False – $2 Billion

53. Chromosomes from the father determine the sex of their children.

True

54. Fathers over the age of 40 are significantly less likely to have sons.

True

55. The drinking fountain was invented by Halsey Taylor as a tribute to his father.

True – His father contracted typhoid fever after drinking from a contaminated public water supply in 1896. (source)

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TV and Other Famous Dads: Trivia Questions

There are many memorable moments in movies, TV shows, and songs that celebrate dads. Next, see what you know about some of these famous dads with these Father’s Day trivia questions.

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56. This single dad was a housekeeper on this T.V. show.

Tony Micelli on “Who’s The Boss”

57. Who played Sonny Koufax in the movie “Big Daddy?”

Adam Sandler

58. On “Married With Children” what was Al Bundy’s job?

Shoe salesman

59. Who sang “My Father’s House”?

Bruce Springsteen

60. What actor played Charlie Hinton in the movie “Daddy Day Care”?

Eddie Murphy

61. What is the name of Nemo’s dad in the Disney movie?

Marlin

62. What famous guitarist sang “My Father’s Eyes”?

Eric Clapton

63. In which popular sitcom can you see father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy?

Schitt’s Creek

64. What is the name of Bart Simpson’s father on the TV show “The Simpsons”?

Homer Simpson

65. Which musician played the father of his real-life daughter in “Hannah Montana”?

Billy Ray Cyrus

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Gomez Adams

67. This famous father was busy with three boys before adding three girls to his bunch.

Mike Brady

68. This movie dad declared “Luke, I am your father.”

Darth Vader (Check out Star Wars Trivia)

69. Father Christmas may visit your house on Christmas Eve. Who is he?

Santa Claus

70. The 1977 comedy “Father’s Day” stars what famous actor?

Robin Williams

71. Who is the popular father in “Family Guy”?

Peter Griffin

72. This popular single TV dad had a full house raising three girls.

Danny Tanner (Full House)

73. Which actor played the father in the T.V. show “Father Knows Best”?

Robert Young

74. This funny actor was the father in the movie “Father of the Bride”.

Steve Martin

75. Harry Chapin sang a song about a father and son who can’t schedule time to be with one another. What is the song title?

“Cat’s in the Cradle”

76. This now King has two popular Prince sons, William and Harry.

King Charles III

77. What biblical father planned to sacrifice his son to prove his devotion to God?

Jacob

78. This father and son were the first to play on the same Major League Baseball team at the same time.

Ken Griffey, Jr. and Sr.

79. Who is Michael’s dad in “The Godfather”?

Don Vito Corleone

80. Which popular music artist wrote the song titled “Song for Dad”?

Keith Urban

81. Which famous cartoon bear and friends was invented by a father for his son?

Winnie the Pooh

82. In “The Lion King” what is the name of Simba’s father?

Mufasa

83. What is the name of the father in “Breaking Bad”?

Walter White

84. What is the name of Ron’s father in the Harry Potter series?

Arthur Weasley

85. At the end of the series “Friends”, what main cast characters had become dads on the show?

Chandler and Ross

86. What was the name of a team coached by Eric Taylor on “Friday Night Lights”?

Dillon Panthers and East Dillons Lions

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Tim Allen

88. What TV dad had twin teenagers that moved from Minnesota to Beverly Hills?

Jim Walsh (Beverly Hills, 90210)

89. Who is the father of Mickey Mouse?

Walt Disney

90. Tom Selleck, Steven Guttenberg, and Ted Danson star in this movie where a baby is left at their doorstep and they try to adjust to fatherhood. What movie is it?

Three Men and a Baby

91. Get your dad on the dance floor with this song by James Brown. What song is it?

Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

92. Who was the former Beatle who wrote a song called Beautiful Boy.

John Lennon

93. The sentiments from this Loretta Lynn song could apply to any hardworking dad. What is the song title?

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore

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Famous Historical Fathers Trivia

Next, test your knowledge of famous “founding” fathers.

94. Who is considered the father of the Constitution?

James Madison

95. What U.S. President was a father to the most children?

John Tyler (He had 15 children.)

96. Who is considered the father of computers?

Charles Babbage

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Zeus

98. Who was known as “The Father of Evolution” and also had 10 children of his own?

Charles Darwin

99. Known as the “Father of Europe” who was the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire?

Charlemagne, A.D. 742-28

100. Who is considered the Father of Invention?

Thomas Edison

101. Who is considered the Father of the Digital Revolution?

Steve Jobs

102. Who is known as the Father of the information age?

Claude Shannon

103. What founding father of the United States invented the bifocals and the lightning rod?

Benjamin Franklin

104. What founding father of the United States invented the threshing barn?

George Washington

105. What founding father of the United States invented the Cipher Wheel?

Thomas Jefferson

Father’s Day Quotes by Famous Dads

Finally, we end our Father’s Day Trivia with these quotes. Do you know what famous dad said it?

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106. “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.”

What U.S. President said this?

Barack Obama

107. “Having children is like living in a frat house. Nobody sleeps, everything’s broken and there’s a lot of throwing up.”

What famous comedian with a show of his own name said this?

Ray Romano

108. “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”

What famous comedian and actor said this?

Steve Martin

109. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”

What famous evangelist said this?

Billy Graham

110. “You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life because he seems to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.”

What celebrity comedian said this?

Jerry Seinfeld

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Bonus: Best Dad Jokes for Father’s Day

Are you even a dad if you don’t tell dad jokes? Share these jokes with your dad this Father’s Day!

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1. What do you call an angry carrot?

A steamed veggie.

2. How do you make an egg-roll?

You push it!

3. What lights up a soccer stadium?

A soccer match.

4. What does corn say when it gets a compliment?

Aw, shucks!

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Ketchup.

6. How did the hipster burn his tongue?

He drank his coffee before it was cool.

7. What did the drummer name her twin daughters?

Anna 1, Anna 2

8. What kind of cheese isn’t yours?

Nacho cheese.

9. What’s brown and sticky?

A stick.

10. Did you hear the rumor about butter?

Well, I’m not going to go spreading it!

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To Consider With Father’s Day Trivia

Take time this year to celebrate the father figures in your life. Use this Father’s Day trivia to add enjoyment to this special day as well as bond with your dad.

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