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250 Fun Trivia Questions for Kids (With Answers That Will Surprise You!)

trivia questions for kids with answers

These trivia for kids questions include fun facts, important moments in history, kids pop culture, and totally bizarre things that will surprise you! One thing is for sure – you’ll spend an evening laughing with your family and saying “wow!”

Here are a few ideas for how to play these trivia questions for kids:

  • Use it as a funny quiz for kids! (Makes for a great family night or slow evening activity!)
  • Compete against family members – form teams and make it a friendly game to see who knows more!
  • Use it as an ice breaker activity with new groups of kids!

The Ultimate Kids Trivia Questions Game

Animals Trivia Questions and Answers

First, who doesn’t love animals?! But some of these facts will surprise you!

Koala on a branch: trivia for kids questions

1. Q: What is a group of lions called?

A: A pride

2. Q: Which is the fastest land animal?

A: The cheetah

3. Q: On the farm, what is a kid?

A: A baby goat

4. Q: What is the largest animal in the world?

A: A blue whale

5. Q: What is an animal called that eats both meat and plants?

A: Omnivores

6. Q: What do you call animals that are active at night and sleep during the day?

A: Nocturnal

7. Q: How many wings does a bee have?

A: 4 wings total, two sets

8. Q: How many bones does a shark have?

A: 0

9. Q: What is a baby rabbit called?

A: A kit

10. Q: What is the world’s tallest land animal?

A: A male giraffe

11. Q: What body part does a butterfly use to taste its food?

A: It’s feet

12. Q: What’s the main food group of a chimpanzees diet?

A: Fruit

13. Q: What’s another name for an adult male gorilla?

A: Silverback 

14. Q: True or False–Ostriches can fly

A: False

15. Q: What animal ancestor do all dog breeds come from?

A: The gray wolf

16. Q: What is the largest land animal?

A: Elephant

17. Q: How many legs does a spider have?

A: 8

18. Q: What animal hibernates during the winter?

A: Bears

19. Q: What is a baby kangaroo called?

A: A joey

20. Q: Where is the heart of a shrimp located?

A: On its head

21. Q: How many noses do slugs have?

A: 4

22. Which animal is the only animal that can’t jump?

A: Elephants

23. How long does it take a sloth to digest its food?

A: Two weeks

24. Which animal does not have vocal cords?

A: Giraffes

25. Which animal’s fingerprints are so close to humans that they could get confused with human fingerprints?

A: Koala

Geography Trivia for Kids

Next, these trivia questions for kids encompass the world’s most interesting landmarks, oceans, and land areas.

a land map: geography quiz

26. Q: What is the longest mountain range in the world?

A: The Andes in South America

27. Q: Where is the coldest place on Earth?

A: Antarctica

28. Q: What is the largest continent?

A: Asia

29. Q: What is the largest state in America?

A: Alaska

30. Q: What is the smallest state in America?

A: Rhode Island

31. Q: What is the most visited National Park in the United States?

A: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina

32. Q: In which country are the famous ancient pyramids located?

A: Egypt

33. Q: What is the world’s largest ocean?

A: Pacific Ocean

34. Q: What is the tallest mountain in the world?

A: Mount Everest (above sea level)

35. Q: How many continents are there in the world?

A: 7

36. Where is the largest rock on the planet located?

A: Australia

37. Which country is home to more lakes than anywhere else in the world?

A: Canada

38. Where is more than 20% of the world’s oxygen supply produced?

A: The Amazon Rainforest

39. What state has the most U.S. Coastline?

A: Alaska

40. What is the biggest country in the world? (in size)

A: Russia

Sports Facts and Answers

These fun questions for kids trivia will get you more familiar with the most popular sports of today (and yesterday)!

sports trivia for kids questions and answers

41. Q: Where was the first Olympic games held?

A: Greece

42. Q: What is a perfect score in the game of bowling?

A: 300

43. Q: How many players make up an indoor volleyball team?

A: 6

44. Q: In sports, what is an MVP?

A: Most Valuable Player

45. Q: “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is sung at what sporting event?

A: A baseball game

46. Q: Olympic gold medals are mostly made of what?

A. Sterling Silver

47. Q: What is the purpose of the “dimples” in golf balls?

A: To help the ball travel farther in the air

48. Q: What color underwear are major league umpires required to wear during a game?

A: Black (in case they split their pants)

49. Q: What city in America is the only city to have three professional sports teams with the same colors?

A: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

50. What is it called when you get three consecutive strikes in bowling?

A: A turkey

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Science Trivia Questions for Kids

Science is downright fascinating, and these trivia for kids questions are no exception. For more interesting facts, keep scrolling to the easy and hard trivia sections!

Science trivia for kids questions game

51. Q: What about a flower are bees attracted to?

A: The scent

52. Q: How much is half a dozen?

A: 6

53. Q: Is the sun a planet or star?

A: Star

54. Q: How many inches are in one foot?

A: 12 inches

55. Q: How many days are in a year?

A: 365

56. Q: The most common eye color in the world is?

A: Brown

57. Q: True or False–Your sense of smell is strongest in the evening

A: True

58. Q: What is the largest internal organ inside the human body?

A: The liver

59. Q: How many moons does Mars have?

A: 2

60. Q: A scientist who studies rocks is called a what?

A: A geologist

61. Q: What two elements make up water?

A: Water is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.

62. Q: Which planet has the most gravity?

A: Jupiter

63. Q: Which planet is nicknamed “the red planet”?

A: Mars

64. Q: What kind of tree do acorns come from?

A: Oak trees

65. Q: How many colors are in a rainbow?

A: 7

66. Q: How many sides does an octagon have?

A: 8

67. Q: How many bones does a human body have?

A: 206

68. Q: What is the only natural substance on Earth to exist in all three physical states?

A: Water

69. Q: What are Saturn’s rings made out of?

A: Orbiting ice

70. Q: What two parts of your body never stop growing?

A: Your nose and ears

71. Q: How many planets from the sun is Earth?

A: Earth is the third planet from the Sun. (2 planets are closer)

72. Q: What causes a tsunami?

A: Earthquakes on the ocean floor or volcano eruptions in and around the ocean.

73. Q: What is the only fruit that has seeds growing on the outside?

A: Strawberries

74. Which is hotter, a lightning strike or the surface of the sun?

A: A lightning strike can become as much as 6 times hotter than the surface of the sun!

75. Q: How much does an adult brain weigh?

A: 3 pounds

History Trivia Kids Questions

Our past is both interesting and a crucial way to learn about what makes us who we are today.

history trivia questions and answers for kids

76. Q: Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States?

A: France

77. Q: The United States is made up of how many states?

A: 50 

78. Q: Who was the first US President?

A: George Washington

79. Q: Where does the US President live?

A: The White House

80. Q: The stars on the American flag are what color?

A: White

81. Q: What happened on July 4th, 1776?

A: The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the American colonies’ separation from Great Britain.

82. Q: In which city in Europe would you find the Eiffel Tower?

A: Paris

83. Q: Which country invented paper?

A: China in the 2nd Century BC. (They were also the first to use paper money)

84. Q: Which empire is considered the most powerful in the history of the world?

A: The Roman Empire. (It lasted more than 1,000 years and made significant contributions to society)

85. Q: What was the Italian cultural movement called from the 14th-17th centuries that contributed huge society advancements – from Science to architecture to art and literature.

A: The Renaissance

86. Q: Who is one famous artist from the Italian Renaissance?

A: Leonardo Di Vinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael (also German artists Hans Holbein, and Albrecht
Durer).

87. Q: Who invented the lightbulb?

A: Thomas Edison

88. Q: Who was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?

A: Amelia Earheart

89. Q: In what year did World War II start?

A: It begin in 1939. The U.S. entered it in 1941 (after the attack on Pearl Harbor)

90. Q: Which famous US president delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1862?

A: Abraham Lincoln

91. Q: In what city is the Statue of Liberty located in the United States?

A: New York City

92. Q: Which U.S. state (then a territory) was attacked on December 7, 1941, bringing the U.S. into World War II?

A: Hawaii (Pearl Harbor)

93. Q: Who gave the famous “I have a dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.?

A: Martin Luther King Jr.

94. Q: Before the United States became independent, they were colonies. How many original colonies were there?

A: 13

95. Q: What caused the Titanic to sink?

A: An iceberg

96. Q: Which American President bought the Louisiana Territory (The Lousiana Purchase) from France?

A: Thomas Jefferson

97. Q: What happened at the Boston Tea Party?

Colonists protested the tax on tea by throwing boxes of tea into Boston harbor.

98. Q: Which ancient king had a round table?

A: King Arthur

99. Q: In which war did eleven states succeed from the country to form a separate union?

A: The Civil War

100. Q: What happened on September 11, 2001?

A. Terrorists highjacked and crashed 4 airplanes. Two into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, one into the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and one in rural Pennsylvania (when passengers took action).

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Trivia Questions for Kids Disney

Now for every child’s favorite company – Disney! Use these trivia for kids questions to test your child’s knowledge of past and present Disney pop culture.

 trivia questions for kids disney

101. Q: Who was the first Disney princess?

A: Snow White

102. Q: What kind of animal is Abu in Aladdin?

A: A monkey

103. Q: In Aladdin, how many years was Genie stuck in the lamp before Aladdin found him?

A: 10,000 years.

104. Q: What type of fish is Nemo?

A: A clownfish

105. Q: Which Disney princess is inspired by a real person?

A: Pocahontas

106. Q: “Just Keep Swimming” is a mantra said by which Disney character?

A: Dory in Finding Nemo

107. Q: What type of flower has magical powers in Beauty & the Beast?

A: A rose

108. Q: What are the names of the sisters in Frozen?

A: Anna and Elsa

109. Q: How many brothers does Prince Hans of the Southern Isles have in Frozen?

A: 12.

110. Q: What is the name of Christoff’s beloved reindeer?

A. Sven

111. Q: In the movie Moana, what did Moana set out to do?

A: Restore the heart to Te Fiti

112. Q: In the movie Moana, why was Mauia’s hook important?

A. It could change him into other things (birds, sharks, etc.)

113. Q: What does Hakuna Matata mean?

A: It means no worries, for the rest of your days

114. Q: Buzz Lightyear is from what movie?

A: Toy Story

115. Q: What is the name of Andy’s neighbor in Toy Story?

A: Sid

116. Q: What are the names of Hades minions in Hercules?

A: Pain and Panic

117. Q: Who serves as Pinocchio’s conscience?

A: Jiminy Cricket

118. Q: Can you name all of the seven dwarfs in Snow White?

A: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey.

119. Q: Emperor Kuzco turns into what animal in The Emperor’s New Groove?

A: Llama

120. Q: Which city does Tiana live in in the movie The Princess and the Frog?

A: New Orleans

121. Q: What is Rapunzel’s chameleon’s name in Tangled?

A: Pascal

122. Q: Which Disney character sings “Kiss the Girl”?

A: Sebastian (In The Little Mermaid)

123. Q: What is Mulan’s name when she pretends to be a man?

A: Fa Ping (or just Ping)

124. Q: Who is Miguel’s idol in Coco?

A: Ernesto de la Cruz

125. Q: According to the monsters in Monster’s Inc, there’s nothing more toxic or deadly than what?

A: A human child

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More Kids Movie and TV Fun

These family quiz questions start easy with young kid shows, and get to older kid movies as you go.

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126. Q: In How to Train a Dragon, what is the name of the Light Fury?

A: Toothless

127. Q: Who is Batman’s sidekick?

A: Robin

128. Q: What superhero can climb walls and swing from webs?

A: Spiderman

129. Q: Curious George is what kind of animal?

A: A monkey

130. What is the boy’s name in Paw Patrol who leads the pups?

A. Ryder

131. Which character on Sesame Street lives in a trash can?

A. Oscar the Grouch

132. Q: What is Daniel Tiger’s favorite color?

A: Red

133. Q: Pinkalicious and Peterrific is based off of…?

A. A book series

134. Q: In the show Wild Kratts, what do the Kratt brothers use to mimic the amazing creatures they see?

A. Creature power suits

135. Q: What is the name of the furry little red muppet in Sesame Street?

A. Elmo

136. Q: What is the first pokemon that Ash gets in Pokemon?

A: A Caterpie

137. What’s the name of Arthur’s little sister in Arthur?

A. D.W. (Dora Winifred)

138. What kind of animal is Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia?

A: A lion

139. In the Dinosaur Train, what type of dinosaur is the family mostly made up of?

A: Pteranodons

140. Q: What was the name of the Science teacher in The Magic School Bus?

A. Ms. Frizzle

141. Q: In Blue’s Clues, what color shirt did Steve wear every day?

A: Green

142. Q: What movie kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

A: Iron Man

143. Q: How many infinity stones are there in the Avengers?

A: Six.

144. What type of animal is Garfield?

A: A big orange cat

145. What is the name of Han Solo’s ship in Star Wars?

A. Millennium Falcon

146. In the Star Wars movies, what invisible power binds the galaxy together?

A. The Force

147. Q: In Star Wars, why did Yoda not want to train Luke Skywalker?

A: Luke lacked patience

148. Q: In Harry Potter, from what platform do students catch the Hogwarts Express?

A: 9 ¾

149. Q: What is the name of Harry Potter’s pet owl?

A: Hedwig

150. Q: What household item does a wizard ride on in the game of Quidditch?

A: A broomstick

Easy Trivia Questions and Answers for Kids

If some of the other questions are difficult, these are straightforward but still intriguing!

Easy kids trivia questions and answers

151. Q: Tomatoes and avocados are actually _____________.

A: Fruits

152. Q: What is the hardest natural substance in the world?

A: diamond (only a diamond can cut another diamond)

153. Q: What is a portrait a picture of?

A: A person

154. Q: What is a landscape a picture of?

A: Nature or man-made settings

155. Q: How many cents are in a quarter?

A: 25

156. Q: What does the NFL stand for?

A: National Football League

157. Q: In what state is the Grand Canyon located?

A: Arizona

158. Q: Where is Hollywood located?

A: California

159. Q: Which country has the largest population?

A: China

160. Q: What are the three primary colors?

A: Blue, yellow, red

161. Q: Which animal eats mostly bamboo?

A: Panda

162. Q: What do you call a mammal that doesn’t eat meat?

A: A herbivore

163. Q: How many wonders of the world are there?

A: Seven

164. Q: Who was the first man to step on the moon?

A: Neil Armstrong

165. Q: What destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii in A.D. 79?

A: A volcano (Mount Vesuvius)

166. Q: What is the biggest planet in our solar system?

A: Jupiter

167. Q: What can you hear in space?

A: Nothing

168. Q: What’s the Capital of Japan?

A: Tokyo

Fun fact: It's also considered the world's largest city!

169. Q: What language is spoken in Chile?

A: Spanish

170. Q: Pablo Picasso was a famous…

A: Artist

171. Q: Serena Williams is a famous…

A: Tennis player

172. Q: How many humps does a Bactrian camel have?

A: Two humps

173. Q: What are the three things every complete sentence needs to have?

A: A subject, verb, and object

174. What is the only uninhabitable continent in the world?

A: Antarctica

175. How many weeks are in a year?

A: 52 weeks make up a year.

Fun & Funny Kid Trivia Questions

Pop culture rules our technology world – and is loved by both kids and adults. How much does your kid know of these fun questions?

funny trivia questions for kids and family 2022

176. How many Star Wars movies are there?

A: In total, there are 12 total films (according to Wikipedia)

177. How many Harry Potter movies are there?

A: 8 movies (there are 7 books)

178. What is the most popular toy brand in America?

A: In 2021, Lego was the top-ranked toy brand in the world with a brand value of approximately 5.4 billion U.S. dollars (source)

179. What are the names of the teenage mutant ninja turtles?

A: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo

180. Does thunder or lightning happen first?

A: They come at the same time. We see the light first because light travels faster than sound.

181. Q: The average person farts an average of ______ per day.

A: 14 times!

182. Q: Who is the author of the popular Dogman series?

A: Dav Pilkey

183. Q: Are clouds heavy or light?

A: Heavy. The average cloud weighs an average of 1.1 million pounds!

184. Q: Can an owl turn its head all the way around?

A: No. Owls can rotate their heads a maximum of 270 degrees (source).

185. Q: What animal has gotten a bad rap for being associated with vampires?

A: Bats

186. How many reindeer does Santa have?

A: 9. Their names are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, of course, Rudolph. (Find more Christmas trivia questions here)

187. Why does the Grinch hate Christmas?

A: Possible answers: “He had shoes that were too tight. His head wasn’t screwed on right. His heart was two sizes too small, with this reason being the most likely of all.”

188. What is the most popular Halloween candy?

A: Reese’s Cups (were the most sold candy for Halloween 2021)

189. In Minecraft, what does Smite do?

A: Smite is an enchantment applied to a sword or axe, increasing the damage dealt to undead mobs.

190. What is the most plentiful resource in Minecraft?

A: Smooth stone

191. What is the most viewed kid’s video on Youtube?

A: Baby Shark

192. What is the most popular board game in the United States?

A: Chess (source)

193. What is the most popular video game in the United States?

A: Minecraft is the best-selling game to date (source)

194. What was the most popular Halloween costume of 2021?

A: A witch (source)

195. What does a “flip sequin” do on a shirt or other object?

A: A flip sequin is a fabric made of reversible sequins. The wearer can move the sequins and it will create a different image.

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Hard Trivia Questions for Kids

Now, that you’ve made it through the easier stuff, can you get these difficult trivia questions for kids right too?

hard kids trivia questions

196. Q: How many eyes do caterpillars have?

A: They have 12 eyes!

197. Q: A group of frogs is called an _______

A: Army

198. Q: How many brains do Octopuses have?

A: 9 brains!

199. Q: What is the hardest bone in your body?

A: Your femur or thigh bone (it is also the longest)

200. Q: While we all have unique fingerprints, we also have unique ________.

A: Tongue prints

201. Q: Many babies are born with what color eyes (even though they change in the coming months)?

A: Blue eyes

202. Q: Who invented the telephone?

A: Alexander Graham Bell

203. Q: What country has the most reptile species in the world?

A: Australia

204. Q: What is the smallest country in the world?

A: Vatican City, Italy (It takes up .2 square miles)

205. Q: Where is the world’s highest waterfall?

A: Angel Falls, in Venezuela

206. Q: Russia and Alaska are actually only ______ miles apart.

A: 2 miles!

207. Q: What’s the closest planet to the sun?

A: Mercury

208. Q: What planet spins the fastest?

A: Jupiter rotates on average once in just under 10 hours. This means that Jupiter has the shortest days of any of the planets.

209. What planet has the most moons?

A: Saturn with a total of 82 moons

210. Q: What’s the capital of Russia?

A: Moscow

211. Q: What is the loudest animal on Earth?

A: Sperm whale

212. What is the longest river in the world?

A: The Nile River in Africa

213. Q: How many quarters make up a $100 bill?

A: 400 quarters make up a $100.

214. Q: What language is spoken in Brazil?

A: Portuguese

215. Q: Who was the first president to receive a Nobel peace prize?

A: Theodore Roosevelt in 1906

216. Q: What is the tallest mountain in North America?

A: Denali, Alaska

217. Q: What’s the rainiest continent on Earth?

A: South America

218. Where is the world’s biggest hot desert?

A: The Sahara Desert in Africa is as big as all of the United States (including Alaska)

219. Q: How many phases of the moon are there?

A: 8: The new Moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full Moon, waning gibbous, third quarter and waning crescent. 

220. Q: Why does the Earth have seasons?

A: The earth’s spin axis is tilted with respect to its orbital plane. When the earth’s axis points towards the sun, it is summer for that hemisphere. When the earth’s axis points away, winter can be expected. (source).

221. What animal has the best camouflage?

A: Chameleons

222. Which country has the most tornadoes in the world?

A: The United States (on average, around 1,200 a year)

223. Where do Polar Bears Live?

A: Arctic Sea Ice (Polar bears have been known to reside in Canada, Greenland, Norway, Alaska, and Russia source)

224. What do you call an animal that lives on land and water?

A: Amphibians

225. How old has the oldest person lived to be?

A: According to USA Today, French supercentenarian Jeanne Calment lived to be 122, the oldest verified recorded person in history. She died in 1997.

Random Trivia Questions for Kids

Finally, if you just can’t get enough of these kids trivia questions, here are a few extras, just for fun!

random trivia facts

226. Q: What is the most popular sport in the world?

A: Football (known as soccer in the U.S.)

Fun fact: Tennis is the most popular individual sport in the world.

227. Q: Which is the only bird that can fly backward?

A: A hummingbird

228. Q: How many rings are on an Olympic flag?

A: 5

229. Q: Which sport has the world cup (FIFA)?

A: Football (or also called soccer)

230. Q: Who has won the most Olympic medals?

A: Michael Phelps won 28 medals (23 of them were gold)

Fun fact: he’s won more than countries!

231. Q: Which animal can’t physically look up at the sky?

A: Pigs

232. Q: Who was the ancient Greek goddess of love?

A: Aphrodite

233. Q: What is the shortest day of the year?

A: December 21st has the least sunlight, making it the shortest “day”

234. Q: What is the main ingredient in hummus?

A: Chickpeas

235. Q: What animal has the longest life span?

A: The bowhead whale can live for over 200 years.

236. Q: How many quarts are in a pint?

A: There are 2 pints in 1 quart

237. Q: What is the smartest animal on Earth?

A: The Chimpanzee.

Fun fact: Chimpanzees can learn and communicate through sign language!

238. Q: What are the three branches of government?

A: Legislative, executive, and judicial

239. Q: How do you say “I love you” in Spanish?

A: “Te amo” or “te quiero”

240. Q: How many teeth is a baby born with?

A: 20 teeth (10 in both the upper and lower gums)

241. Q: What animal takes the longest naps?

A: Snails can nap for up to three years!

242. Who wrote the world-famous plays Hamlet and Midsummers Night Dream?

A: William Shakespeare

243. Q: How many financial quarters make up a year?

A: 4

244. Q: What is the largest organ of your body?

A: Your skin

245. What food can make your pee green (and smelly)?

A: Asparagus

246. Can you smell something bad while you are sleeping?

A: No. When you sleep, your sense of smell shuts down

247. Which U.S. president was elected to 4 terms?

A: Franklin Roosevelt

248. Can a donkey and a zebra have a baby?

A: Yes! It’s rare but does happen, it’s called a “zonkey” or “donkra.”

249. What animal sleeps the most?

A: Koalas sleep 18-22 hours a day!

250. What happens if you eat a lot of carrots?

A: Your skin could turn orange from the excess beta-carotene

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