Trivia Night Questions

Our church recently held a trivia night for the first time and it went incredibly well. I wanted to pass along the questions we used along with the rules in case any other church or organization wanted to try their own trivia night.

Re3 Trivia Night 2019
Round One
  1. What was Walt Disney’s original name for Mickey Mouse before his wife convinced him to change it? Mortimer Mouse
  2. On the periodic table of elements, which element has the shortest name? Tin
  3. After Broadway and Park Place, which is the next most expensive property in the game Monopoly? Pennsylvania Avenue
  4. Lemurs are native to only one country on earth. Name it. Madagascar
  5. Soldier Field is an American football stadium that is home to which NFL team? Chicago Bears
  6. How many bones are there in the adult body? 206
  7. In the Marvel universe, what does the acronym S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for? Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division
  8. What letter is located between letters X and V on a standard keyboard? C
  9. Which famous astronaut once said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!"? Neil Armstrong
  10. What is the tallest breed of dog in the world? Great Dane
  11. In what year was Coca-Cola first produced? 1886
  12. As of 2018, which athlete had won the most Olympic medals? Michael Phelps
  13. 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' is the autobiography about the early years of what inspirational African-American writer and poet? Maya Angelo
  14. Which character features as a clergyman in the stories of Robin Hood? Friar Tuck
  15. Where did Charles Darwin visit in 1835, whose unique species prompted him to formulate his theory of evolution? The Galapagos Islands

Tie Breaker - If you traveled at a snail's pace, how much ground would you cover in an hour? A: 25 feet

Round Two
  1. What are the only two letters of the alphabet that do not appear on the Periodic Table? J & Q
  2. When there are two full moons in the same month, what is the second one called? Blue Moon
  3. How many of Snow White's seven dwarfs have names ending in the letter Y? Five: Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Happy (Bashful, Doc)
  4. Name the world’s largest land carnivore, which is actually classified as a marine mammal. Polar Bear
  5. What is the largest planet in our solar system? Jupiter
  6. What is the national capital city of Canada? Ottawa
  7. Which NFL team appeared in four consecutive Super Bowls from 1991 - 1994 and lost them all? Buffalo Bills
  8. How many ribs are in a human body? 24
  9. Who is the author of 'A Christmas Carol'? Charles Dickens
  10. In what year did Walt Disney World open in Orlando? 1971
  11. How tall is a baby giraffe at birth? About 6 feet
  12. Who had a 1960's hit with the song 'Save The Last Dance For Me'? Drifters
  13. What name is given to animals whose diets consist only of plants?  Herbivores
  14. How many days does the Moon take to orbit the Earth? 27 days
  15. In what year was the comic strip Peanuts first published? 1950

Tie Breaker - How many cups of coffee does the average American drink per year? 393

Round 3
  1. What is the name of the longest snake in the world? Python
  2. Who is the oldest of the Kardashian sisters? Kourtney
  3. On a roulette wheel, what color is zero? green
  4. What is the name of the kingdom where the 2013 animated movie Frozen is set? Arendelle
  5. What is Tiger Wood's real first name? Eldrick
  6. What is the smallest ocean in the world?  Artic
  7. On the tv show, "The Office", what was the name of the book that Michael Scott wrote? Somehow I manage
  8. What color eyes do most humans have? Brown
  9. To what animal family does the wolverine belong--as its largest member? The weasel family
  10. Which war movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009? The Hurt Locker
  11. Which two body parts continue to grow throughout your entire lifetime? Nose and ears
  12. In the movie 'Miracle on 34th Street', which department store hires Kris Kringle to play Santa Claus? Macy's
  13. What is the largest country in Africa? Algeria
  14. What color is a giraffe's tongue? Blue
  15. The character Jar Jar Binks first appears in which of the Star Wars movies? Ep. 1 The Phantom Menace

Tie Breaker - How many songs did Elvis have on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in his career? 148

Round 4
  1. On tv show, "The Office", what is Michael Scott's middle name? Gary
  2. What is the only muscle in the body that is only attached at one end? Tongue
  3. Who won the 2016 Grammy for Album of the Year with the album "1989"? Taylor Swift
  4. In which city was Anne Frank's hiding place? Amsterdam
  5. What is the name of the first man to set foot on the moon? Neil Armstrong
  6. Which song did Bruce Springsteen win an Oscar for? Streets of Philadelphia
  7. What are the two longest rivers in the world? Nile & Amazon
  8. How many sides does a heptagon have? 7
  9. What is the largest organ in the human body? Skin
  10. What is the largest type of deer? Moose
  11. How many red and white stripes are there on the flag of The United States of America? 13
  12. What year did the Titanic sink after hitting an iceberg? 1912
  13. Which two professional wrestlers are tied with the most world championships at 16? Ric Flair & John Cena
  14. Which Christmas poem includes the lyrics 'not a creature was stirring'? Twas the night before Christmas
  15. In inches, how long is the average anteater's tongue? 24

Tie Breaker - In pounds, how much potatoes does the average American eat per year? 142lbs

Round 5
  1. How many different pieces are in the game Chess? Six - King, Queen, Bishop, Knight, Rook, Pawn
  2. Which appropriately named animal, found in Central and South America, is the loudest land animal in the world ? Howler Monkey
  3. Which Tom Hanks movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994? Forrest Gump
  4. Which is the only American Football team to go a whole season undefeated, including the Super Bowl? Miami Dolphins 1972
  5. In the Ice Age movies, what is the name of the woolly mammoth? Manny
  6. In miles, what is the distance between Russia and the US at their closest point? 2.5
  7. What does IQ stand for? Intelligence quotient
  8. How old was van Gogh when he died, a) 27 b) 37 c) 47? 37
  9. How many minutes are there in seven days? 10,080
  10. What is the only type of bird can fly backwards? Hummingbird
  11. True or False: The five rings on the Olympic flag are interlocking? True
  12. How many years of marriage is represented by a ruby wedding anniversary? 40
  13. How many items are there in a baker's dozen? 13
  14. Which Teletubby has a triangular antenna on his/her head? Tinky Winky
  15. Aside from Stan Lee, which actor has appeared in the most MCU films? Robert Downy Jr 10

Tie Breaker: How many years would you expect to live if you were born in Monaco, the country with the world's highest life expectancy? 89.5

Re3 Trivia Night Game Rules

  • Trivia consists of 5 rounds; 15 questions per round.
  • The correct spelling on the answer sheets is not always required; however, the judge must be able to recognize your answers. Neatly print your answers.
  • Each question has only one correct answer.  Submitting more than one answer or general descriptions will be scored as incorrect.
  • Electronic devices or other resource materials are strictly prohibited for use during Trivia Game play.  Teams found to be violating this rule will forfeit the round.
  • If you must take a call during the game, please do so outside of the trivia game area.
  • Correct answers will be announced at the end of each round. 
  • In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker question between all tied tables will be used to determine the winner. 
  • HINT:  Keep your team discussions at a low volume unless you want the neighboring team to eavesdrop.
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!


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