November trivia questions will teach you all the fun facts and hidden secrets this month.
Rich colored leaves and brisk mornings. Pumpkin spice and everything nice. It’s fall y’all! Dig into the trivia and learn something new with friends and family.
Easy November Trivia Picture Quiz
First, can you name these November symbols?
Fun Facts & Trivia for November
First, this easy November trivia quiz is great for kids!
5. Of the 12 months, which month is November in the order?
The 11th month
6. How many days are in November?
7. November always ends on the same day of the week as what other month of the year?
8. In the Northern Hemisphere, November is a month in what season?
9. In the Southern Hemisphere, what season is November in?
10. November always starts on the same day of the week as what other month?
March (also February in common years)
11. November was named after the ninth (novem) month in the early Roman calendar. What two months were added later in the Gregorian calendar to make November the 11th month?
January and February
12. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz could make a wearer
A) super strong
Answer: B) invisible
13. Which famous person was NOT born in November?
A) Carl Sagan
B) Georgia O’Keefe
C) Mark Twain
D) Eleanor Roosevelt
Answer: D) Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884
14. What day does Daylight savings time end in November?
It ends on the first Sunday in November.
15. What do red Chrysanthemums represent?
Love and passion
16. Many people shorten the name “Chrysanthemums.” What do they call these flowers?
17. All of these celebrities were born in November. Which one has the first birthday?
A) Matthew McConaughey
B) Miley Cyrus
C) Ryan Gosling
D) Scarlett Johansson
A) Matthew McConaughey was born on November 4th
18. What is the last day in November that a Scorpio would be your zodiac sign? After this day, those born are considered Sagittarius.
Answer: D) The Beaver Moon
20. Why would they call it this?
This was the month to set your beaver traps before the swamps froze and beavers retired to their lodges. It ensured a supply of winter furs.
21. Why do they say that you “fall back” when Daylight Savings ends in November?
Because your clocks go back an hour.
22. What church period begins at the end of the month, in preparation for Christmas?
Advent (Grab a free kids advent calendar)
23. Why do you see political signs and ads in November?
General Election Day in the U.S. is in November
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Special Days in November Quiz
What happens in November? So many great things! Can you get them all correct in this November trivia?
24. This day, on November 11th, celebrates the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
25. The entire month of December is dedicated to lovers of this food. It’s a sticky spread. (Hint: it’s also a common allergy)
Peanut Butter (It’s peanut butter lovers month)
26. What date is World Kindness Day celebrated on?
November 13th (Find great kindness activities for kids)
27. This day is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November.
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28. What day in November is General Election Day on?
Tuesday after the first Monday in November
29. On the second Tuesday of every November, this day reminds Americans about the importance of reading for children.
Young Readers Day
30. What is Prime Meridian Day? It’s celebrated on November 1st.
Prime Meridian Day celebrates the imaginary line that divides Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. It’s a day to learn about it!
31. All Soul’s Day is celebrated on November 2nd. What is its purpose?
Christian denominations commemorate, remember, and pray for the faithful departed.
Both remember the dead. But while All Souls Day remembers and prays for “all the faithful departed”; Día de los Muertos welcomes the return of the departed for a yearly family visit.
33. This day on November 17th encourages everyone to get out into nature.
National Take a Hike Day Nov 17th (Or National Hiking Day)
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34. If you love nachos, you should celebrate National Nachos Day. What day is it on in November?
35. This day on November 28th celebrates a popular and sweet breakfast food.
French Toast Day
36. This day marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season.
37. Red wine lovers delight on November 7th! Which wine does this day celebrate?
National Merlot Day
38. Who can say this sentence five times fast? What national day is on November 8th?
International Tongue Twister Day
39. Coffee lovers celebrate this on November 8th.
National Cappuccino Day
40. What day in November is the National Day of Giving?
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving
41. The entire month of November is Child ________ Month. It brings awareness to things like using safety locks, keeping harsh chemicals out of reach, covering electrical outlets, etc.
Safety (and Protection)
42. This day on November 9th gives voice to adoptees, pregnant moms, adoptive parents, siblings of adoptees, and those waiting.
World Adoption Day
43. Catchy slogans like: “Click it or ticket” and “Buckle up, arrive alive” remind us to pay attention. This awareness day is celebrated on November 14th.
National Seat Belt Day
44. Celebrate on November 19th by playing this beloved American board game.
National Play Monopoly Day
45. National Parfait Day is celebrated on November 25th. What is a parfait?
A frozen dessert with layers of ice cream, fruit, syrup, cream, etc. It’s often served in a tall glass.
46. On November 14th, this day brings awareness to the 1 in 10 adults worldwide who have it. It’s a chronic disease that affects your insulin.
World Diabetes Day (source)
47. This holiday (endorsed by your dentist) is celebrated on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The holiday stresses the importance of cleaning between your teeth.
U.S. (National) Flossing Day
The last Saturday of November
49. If you don’t eat meat or dairy, you’ll love celebrating this day on November 1st.
World Vegan Day
50. What does World Children’s Day on November 20th stand for?
International togetherness, awareness among children, and improving children’s welfare. (source)
51. November is Native American Heritage Month (American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month). What does it celebrate?
Rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories. It strives to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.
Interesting November History Trivia
Finally, these November trivia questions teach what has happened in this glorious month.
52. On this date in history, the Berlin Wall came down. Which is it? – check
A) November 9th, 1989
B) November 9th, 1963
C) November 9th, 1944
D) November 9th, 1999
Answer: A) November 9th, 1989
53. Who was elected president of the United States on November 6, 1860?
54. Who painted the Sistine Chapel? It first went on display on November 1, 1512.
55. In what year on November 1st was the European Union established?
56. On November 4, 1922, whose tomb was discovered in Egypt by British archaeologist Howard Carter?
King Tut (The child-King Tutankhamen became pharaoh at age nine and died around 1352 B.C. at age 19. The tomb was found mostly intact. It contained many priceless items)
The game of basketball
58. On November 2nd, 1889, these two states officially became the 39th and 40th U.S. states. What were they?
North and South Dakota
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59. On November 19-20, 1990, leaders of NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe. What war did this effectively end?
The Cold War
60. American astronomer Edwin Hubble was born in November of 1889. He pioneered the concept of an expanding universe. What telescope was named in his honor?
(Hint: It was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990.)
The Hubble Space Telescope
61. On November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation was unconstitutional on what?
62. On November 19, 1863 what famous speech was given by the President of the United States?
The Gettysburg Address (President Abraham Lincoln)
63. Claude Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840. What was he famous for?
He was a painter who pioneered the impressionist style in his landscapes (including the Haystacks, Poplars, and Rouen Cathedral series)
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64. Margaret Mitchell was born in November 1900. What novel about the American Civil War did she write? It sold over 10 million copies, was turned into a popular movie, and earned her a Pulitzer Prize.
Gone With the Wind
65. This famous British Prime Minister was born in November of 1874. His speeches and strategies carried England through World War II.
66. On November 7, 1944 this president was elected to an unprecedented fourth term. He died less than a year later on April 12, 1945.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
67. The largest antiwar protest occurred on November 15, 1969 in Washington D.C. What war were people protesting?
The Vietnam War
69. On November 17, 1993 – NAFTA was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives to encourage trade between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
The North American Free Trade Agreement
70. On November 22nd, 1963, this beloved president was assassinated.
President John F. Kennedy
71. On November 9, 1965, a tripped circuit breaker knocked out power to over 30 million people (one-sixth of the population). What was this called?
The Great Blackout
72. Five brothers from Iowa sunk with the cruiser USS Juneau. It was hit by a Japanese torpedo on November 13, 1942. What regulation was changed by the Navy following their deaths?
It was prohibited to have close relatives serving on the same ship.
73. On November 26, 1789, George Washington declared the first American holiday. What was it?
Thanksgiving Day – a day of prayer and public thanksgiving for the new American republic.
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74. On November 17, 1558, Queen Elizabeth I ascended the throne of England. She reigned until 1603 when she was 69. How old was she when she became the Queen?
25 years old
75. On November 24th, 1859 Charles Darwin’s famous work was published for the first time. What was it called?
Origin of Species (source)
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