250+ Ultimate USA (American) Trivia Questions and Answers (Easiest to Hardest)

Do you love American trivia quizzes? Or perhaps you want to make your own trivia game? We’ve compiled the greatest American trivia quizzes questions following extensive investigation.

Our collection of more than 250 trivia questions and answers cover a broad range of subjects, such as geography, fashion, food and drink, and more. In addition, there are questions about general knowledge, easy and difficult, and kid-friendly options. 

Are you able to respond to them all? Check your understanding and learn.

Easy trivia questions

  1. Which famous play features a character named Romeo?

Answer: Romeo and Juliet 

  1. What is the largest mammal in the world?

Answer: Blue whale

  1. What is the main ingredient in guacamole?

Answer: Avocado 

  1. Who is known as the “Father of the United States” and the first President of the country?

Answer: George Washington 

  1. Who painted the Mona Lisa?

Answer: Leonardo da Vinci

  1. What popular ice cream flavor is typically made with crushed cookies?  

Answer: Cookies and Cream

  1. What is the name of the largest ocean on Earth?

Answer: Pacific Ocean 

  1. What famous music group was John Lennon a part of before pursuing a solo career?

Answer: The Beatles 

  1. In the story of Snow White, how many dwarfs are there?

Answer: Seven

  1. Who is the king of the gods in Greek mythology?

Answer: Zeus 

  1. What do bees collect to make honey?

Answer: Nectar

  1. In what galaxy is our solar system located?

Answer: Milky Way

  1. Which planet is known as the “Blue Planet”?

Answer: Earth

  1. Which geometric shape has four equal sides and four right angles?

Answer: Square

  1. What is the main ingredient in the dish sushi?

Answer: Rice

Hard trivia questions

  1. What is the capital city of Mongolia?

Answer: Ulaanbaatar

  1. What is the rarest blood type among humans?

Answer: AB-negative

  1. How many wives did King Henry VIII have?

Answer: Six

  1. In which year did Serena Williams win her first Grand Slam singles title?

Answer: 1999 (US Open)

  1. In what year and in which city were the first modern Olympic Games held?

Answer: 1896 in Athens, Greece

  1. What is the specific term used to describe a type of sandstorm characterized by strong winds carrying a wall of dust and sand, reducing visibility and causing hazardous conditions? 

Answer: Haboob

  1. Benjamin Franklin was a key figure in the drafting of the United States Constitution. Which state did he represent during the Constitutional Convention in 1787?

Answer: Pennsylvania

  1. Before founding Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg created a website that allowed users to compare the attractiveness of two people side by side. What was the name of this website? 

Answer: Facemash

  1. In the early 20th century, a soft drink named “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda” was known for containing lithium. Which company later acquired this beverage and transformed it into a popular lemon-lime soft drink we know today?

Answer: Coca-Cola Company (they rebranded it as 7UP)

  1. What is the capital city of Bhutan?

Answer: Thimphu

  1. In mathematics, what is the name for a number that is not a prime number and has more than two factors?

Answer: Composite number

  1. Who is the Greek god of war and son of Zeus and Hera?

Answer: Ares

  1. What is the scientific term for the “little brain” at the base of the brain that coordinates movement and balance?

Answer: Cerebellum

  1. What is the chemical symbol for the element mercury?

Answer: Hg

  1. What is the name of the largest moon of Jupiter?

Answer: Ganymede

Funny trivia questions

  1. What is the term for a group of flamingos?

Answer: Flamboyance

  1. What is the only planet that rotates on its side?

Answer: Uranus

  1. What is the world record for the longest hiccupping spree?

A. 68 years

B. 50 years

C. 82 years

Answer: A. 68 years 

  1. What is the official animal of Scotland?

Answer: Unicorn

  1. What animal is known to laugh and has been proven to have a sense of humor?

Answer: Rats

  1. What fruit is known as the “king of fruits” and is banned in many hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia due to its strong smell?

Answer: Durian 

  1. What is the fear of clowns called?

Answer: Coulrophobia

  1. What animal’s milk is pink?

Answer: Hippopotamus

  1. What is the northernmost capital city in the world?

Answer: Reykjavik, Iceland

  1. In what year did the Great Fire of London occur?

Answer: 1666

General knowledge trivia questions 

  1. In what year did the Berlin Wall fall?

Answer: 1989

  1. What is the capital city of Brazil?

Answer: Brasília

  1. Who wrote “Pride and Prejudice”?

Answer: Jane Austen

  1. Who is known as the “Father of Modern Physics”?

Answer: Albert Einstein

  1. Which mountain range is the longest in the world?

Answer: The Andes 

  1. What is the largest island in the world?

Answer: Greenland 

  1. What is the chemical symbol for silver?

Answer: Ag

  1. Who painted “The Persistence of Memory”?

Answer: Salvador Dali 

  1. What is the largest bone in the human body?

Answer: Femur

  1. Before becoming President, Barack Obama served as a U.S. Senator from which state?

Answer: Illinois

  1. In which year did the Titanic sink?

Answer: 1912

  1. What is the capital city of Argentina?

Answer: Buenos Aires

  1. Who painted the famous artwork “The Last Supper”?

Answer: Leonardo da Vinci

  1. In which year did World War II end?

Answer: 1945

  1. What is the currency of Japan?

Answer: Japanese Yen

Kid-friendly trivia questions

  1. What is the name of the little mermaid in the Disney movie?

Answer: Ariel

  1. What animal is known for its long neck and spots on its body?

Answer: Giraffe

  1. What is the name of the toy cowboy in the movie “Toy Story”?

Answer: Woody

  1. What do you call a group of fish?

Answer: School

  1. In what season do leaves fall off the trees?

Answer: Autumn/Fall

  1. How many colors are there in a rainbow?

Answer: Seven

  1. What animal is known for its ability to change color to match its surroundings?

Answer: Chameleon

  1. What animal is known for hopping and has a pouch to carry its young?

Answer: Kangaroo 

  1. In what fairy tale does a pumpkin turn into a carriage?

Answer: Cinderella

  1. What animal is known for its long trunk and large ears?

Answer: Elephant

  1. What is the name of Mickey Mouse’s dog?

Answer: Pluto

  1. Which planet is known as the “Red Planet”?

Answer: Mars

  1. What is the main color of the Smurfs?

Answer: Blue

  1. In the nursery rhyme, who had a farm with a dog named BINGO?

Answer: Old MacDonald

  1. Which bird can repeat words and phrases that it hears, often kept as a pet?

Answer: Parrot

Technology & science trivia questions

  1. What year was the very first model of the iPhone released?

Answer: 2007

  1. What’s the shortcut for the “copy” function on most computers?

Answer: ctrl c

  1. What is often seen as the smallest unit of memory?

Answer: kilobyte

  1. Is Java a type of OS?

Answer: No

  1. Who is often called the father of the computer?

Answer: Charles Babbage

  1. What does “HTTP” stand for?

Answer: HyperText Transfer Protocol

  1. What is the name of the man who launched eBay back in 1995?

Answer: Pierre Omidyar

  1. Which email service is owned by Microsoft?

Answer: Hotmail

  1. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Explorer are different types of what?

Answer: Web browsers

  1. What was Twitter’s original name?

Answer: twttr

  1. Which programming language is often used for developing Android applications?

Answer: Java

  1. What is the name of the open-source operating system created by Linus Torvalds?

Answer: Linux

  1. In the context of email, what does “CC” stand for?

Answer: Carbon Copy

  1. In computing, what does “CPU” stand for?

Answer: Central Processing Unit

  1. Which company developed the first commercially available computer mouse?

Answer: Xerox

Pop culture trivia questions

  1. What is Hawkeye’s real name?

Answer: Clint Barton

  1. Which Avenger is the only one who could calm the Hulk down?

Answer: Black Widow

  1. Night Crawler, member of the X-Men, has what kind of powers?

Answer: Can teleport

  1. Which infinity stone was located on Vormir?

Answer: Soul Stone

  1. Which original Avenger was not in the first few movies?

Answer: The Wasp

  1. What was Superman’s birth name?

Answer: Kal-El

  1. What is the name of Batman’s butler?

Answer: Alfred

  1. Aquaman is from which city under the sea?

Answer: Atlantis

  1. Who is Green Lantern’s nemesis?

Answer: Sinestro

  1. What does DC stand for?

Answer: Detective Comics

  1. What is the name of the song that Queen Elsa sings as she builds her ice castle in the movie Frozen?

Answer: Let It Go

  1. How many films did Sean Connery play James Bond in?

Answer: Seven

  1. Which Indiana Jones movie was released back in 1984?

Answer: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

  1. How many Lord of the Rings films are there?

Answer: Three

  1. What was the name of the actor who played Jack Dawson in Titanic?

Answer: Leonardo DiCaprio

  1. Which popular TV show featured house Targaryen and Stark?

Answer: Game of Thrones

  1. What was the name of the family who starred in 7th Heaven?

Answer: The Camdens

  1. Which cartoon character lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Answer: Spongebob Squarepants

  1. In what year was the first episode of South Park aired?

Answer: 1997

  1. Who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2020 film “Joker”?

Answer: Joaquin Phoenix

  1. In the movie “Forrest Gump,” what famous phrase does Forrest’s mother say life is like?

Answer: “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.”

  1. Which animated film features a character named Simba and includes the song “Circle of Life”?

Answer: The Lion King

  1. Who directed the 1994 film “Pulp Fiction”?

Answer: Quentin Tarantino

  1. In the movie “The Shawshank Redemption,” what is the name of the main character played by Tim Robbins?

Answer: Andy Dufresne

  1. In the movie “Casablanca,” what famous line does Humphrey Bogart’s character Rick Blaine say to Ilsa Lund, played by Ingrid Bergman?

Answer: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

  1. Which actor appeared in films “Face Off” and “Ghost Rider”?

Answer: Nicholas Cage

  1. Who played Wolverine?

Answer: Hugh Jackman

  1. Which actress won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2003?

Answer: Nicole Kidman

  1. The Young Victoria was played by which British actress?

Answer: Emily Blunt

  1. How old was Coco Gauff when she first beat Venus Williams?

Answer: 15

  1. In which year did Usain Bolt set his 100m in 9.58 seconds world record?

Answer: 2009

  1. How many times had Rafael Nadal won the French Open by March 2020?

Answer: 12

  1. When Michael Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls, how many NBA Championships did he win?

Answer: Six

  1. Who did Forbes name the youngest self-made billionaire in 2019?

Answer: Kylie Jenner

  1. Which Dutch makeup artist came out as being transgender in 2020?

Answer: De Jager

  1. Who played Anita in the first Broadway production of West Side Story?

Answer: Chita Rivera

  1. In which US city is Broadway located?

Answer: New York City

  1. What is the longest-running Broadway show?

Answer: The Phantom of the Opera

  1. Which show is the highest-grossing production on Broadway ever?

Answer: The Lion King

  1. In what year was Broadway established?

Answer: 1750

  1. In which period did ballet originate?

Answer: Italian Renaissance

  1. During which time of the year is the Nutchracker primarily performed?

Answer: During Christmas season

  1. What French ballet term means ‘in front’?

Answer: Devant

  1. Who was the greatest male ballet dancer of the early 20th century?

Answer: Vaslav Nijinsky

  1. What is a plié in ballet?

Answer: Bending at the knees

Cars & sports trivia questions

  1. Who is often credited with creating the world’s first car?

Answer: Karl Benz

  1. Which animal can be seen on the Porsche logo?

Answer: Horse

  1. Which companies are part of the Big Three?

Answer: General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Ford Motor Company

  1. Which company owns Bugatti, Lamborghini. Audi, Porsche, and Ducati?

Answer: Volkswagen

  1. Which auto brand was the first to offer seat belts?

Answer: Nash Motors

  1. What does BMW stand for (in English)?

Answer: Bavarian Motor Works

  1. What or who is the Ford Mustang named after?

Answer: A fighter plane from WWII

  1. How many parts (screws and bolts included) does the average car have?

Answer: 30, 000

  1. Which car is often called the first muscle car?

Answer: The Pontiac GTO

  1. In what year was the Corvette introduced?

Answer: 1953

  1. How many soccer players should each team have on the field at the start of each match?

Answer: 11

  1. When Michael Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls, how many NBA Championships did he win?

Answer: Six

  1. Which Williams sister has won more Grand Slam titles?

Answer: Serena

  1. What country won the very first FIFA World Cup in 1930?

Answer: Uruguay

  1. In what year was the first-ever Wimbledon Championship held?

Answer: 1877

  1. Which racer holds the record for the most Grand Prix wins?

Answer: Michael Schumacher

  1. Which Jamaican runner is an 11-time world champion and holds the record in the 100 and 200-meter race?

Answer: Usain Bolt

  1. Which boxer was known as “The Greatest” and “The People’s Champion”?

Answer: Muhammad Ali

  1. What sport was Jesse Owens involved in?

Answer: Track and field

  1. Which hockey team did Wayne Gretzky play for in the ‘80s?

Answer: Edmonton Oilers

Health & cooking trivia questions

  1. What is the common name for dried plums?

Answer: Prunes

  1. What name does deer meat go by?

Answer: Venison

  1. What other name does “corn” go by?

Answer: Maize

  1. What’s the primary ingredient in hummus?

Answer: Chickpeas

  1. Which country produces the most coffee in the world?

Answer: Brazil

  1. Which country invented tea?

Answer: China

  1. Which kind of alcohol is Russia notoriously known for?

Answer: Vodka

  1. What is the national dish of Spain?

Answer: Paella

  1. Which European nation was said to invent hot dogs?

Answer: Germany

  1. Which country is responsible for giving us pizza and pasta?

Answer: Italy

  1. What is the main ingredient in Vietnamese soup pho?

Answer: Rice noodles

  1. What is the name of the Italian dessert made with coffee-soaked ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese?

Answer: Tiramisu

  1. What is the primary ingredient in the popular Japanese dish tempura?

Answer: Battered and fried seafood or vegetables

  1. Which popular soft drink was originally created as a medicine in the 19th century?

Answer: Coca-Cola

  1. Which country is famous for its chocolate and is home to brands like Lindt and Toblerone?

Answer: Switzerland

  1. Which organ has four chambers?

Answer: The heart

  1. In which body part can you find the femur?

Answer: Leg

  1. What is your body’s largest organ?

Answer: The skin

  1. What kind of cells are found in the brain?

Answer: Neurons

  1. Which bone are babies born without?

Answer: Knee cap

  1. About how many taste buds does the average human tongue have?

Answer: 10,000

  1. What percentage of our bodies is made up of water?

Answer: 60-65%

  1. Which element is said to keep bones strong?

Answer: Calcium

  1. What does the acronym AIDS stand for?

Answer: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

  1. How many times does the heartbeat per day?

Answer: About 100,000

Geography & history trivia questions

  1. What is the name of the thin and long country that spans more than half of the western coast of South America?

Answer: Chile

  1. Which American state is the largest (by area)?

Answer: Alaska

  1. Which two countries share the longest international border?

Answer: Canada and the USA

  1. What is the smallest country in the world?

Answer: Vatican City

  1. Which continent is the largest?

Answer: Asia

  1. Which of the Seven Wonders is located in Egypt?

Answer: The Pyramids of Giza

  1. What is the capital of New Zealand?

Answer: Wellington

  1. Which desert is the largest in the world?

Answer: The Sahara Desert (although Antarctica, which is larger, might qualify as a desert as well)

  1. What is the name of the world’s longest river?

Answer: The Nile

  1. Which city in India would you find the Taj Mahal in?

Answer: Agra

  1. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea? 

Answer: Sicily

  1. Which river runs through the Grand Canyon?

Answer: Colorado River

  1. Which country is known as the Land of the Rising Sun?

Answer: Japan

  1. Which African country is known as the “Pearl of Africa”?

Answer: Uganda

  1. Which Asian river is considered the longest?

Answer: Yangtze River

  1. By what name were the Egyptian kings/rulers known?

Answer: Pharaohs

  1. How many Pyramids of Giza were made?

Answer: Three

  1. Who which queen was Julius Caesar involved with?

Answer: Cleopatra

  1. Where did the Franks settle after defeating the Romans?

Answer: Gaul

  1. How long did the Middle Ages last?

Answer: About 1000 years

  1. Which religion dominated the Middle Ages?

Answer: Catholicism

  1. In which year World War I begin?

Answer: 1914

  1. In which country Adolph Hitler was born?

Answer: Austria

  1. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in which city?

Answer: Dallas

  1. On Sunday 18th June 1815, which famous battle took place?

Answer: The Battle of Waterloo

  1. What event marked the beginning of World War I?

Answer: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  1. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during World War II?

Answer: Joseph Stalin

  1. What ancient wonder was located in the city of Alexandria in Egypt?

Answer: The Lighthouse of Alexandria

  1. Who was the famous nurse known for her work during the Crimean War and is considered the founder of modern nursing?

Answer: Florence Nightingale

  1. What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620?

Answer: The Mayflower

Music & Literature Trivia Questions

  1. What was the name of the group Justin Timberlake used to be part of?

Answer: N’ SYNC

  1. What was the name of the rock band formed by Jimmy Page?

Answer: Led Zeppelin

  1. Which country did AC/DC originate in?

Answer: Australia

  1. What genre of music did Taylor Swift start in?

Answer: Country

  1. Who was the lead singer of the iconic ‘80s band, Culture Club?

Answer: Boy George

  1. Which name is rapper Sean Combs better known by?

Answer: P. Diddy

  1. Which musical legend is Jay-Z married to?

Answer: Beyonce

  1. How many Grammys does John Legend have?

Answer: Ten

  1. Which British girl group had a member by the name of Mel B?

Answer: Spice Girls

  1. Who is often referred to as the “King of Pop” and is known for iconic hits like “Thriller” and “Billie Jean”?

Answer: Michael Jackson

  1. What is the name of the home of the Greek Gods?

Answer: Olympus

  1. Which warrior’s weakness was their heel?

Answer: Achilles

  1. Who was the messenger of the gods?

Answer: Hermes

  1. What’s the name of the paradise warriors go to after death?

Answer: Valhalla

  1. Thor was the son of which God?

Answer: Odin

  1. Romulus and Remus were raised by what animal?

Answer: A she-wolf

  1. The Roman God of War inspired the name of which planet?

Answer: Mars

  1. What was the name of the Egyptian God of the Sun?

Answer: Ra

  1. Anubis, the God of Death, had the head of a…

Answer: Jackal

  1. Set throws Osiris into which river, after tricking him into a coffin?

Answer: The Nile

  1. What author became famous for his six-volume biography of Lincoln?

Answer: Carl Sandburg

  1. Who wrote “Old Man and The Sea” and is considered one of the greatest writers of the 20thcentury?

Answer: Ernest Hemingway

  1. What Danish author is considered by many to be the most prolific fairy tale writer?

Answer: Hans Christian Andersen

  1. Who is the writer of “Merchant of Venice”?

Answer: William Shakespeare

  1. “Adventure of Sherlock Holmes” was written by which writer?

Answer: Arthur Conan Doyle

  1. What is the name of the fourth book in the Harry Potter series?

Answer: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  1. The Hunger Games series was written by which author?

Answer: Suzanne Collins

  1. Which country is Aesop’s Fables believed to originate in?

Answer: Greece

  1. In Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick,” who was the loyal, reasonable first mate?

Answer: Starbuck

  1. The book “Da Vinci Code,” was written by whom?

Answer: Dan Brown

  1. Who wrote the novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”?

Answer: Gabriel García Márquez

  1. Who wrote the classic children’s book “Charlotte’s Web”?

Answer: E.B. White

  1. What is the title of the classic Greek epic attributed to Homer, telling the story of the Trojan War?

Answer: The Iliad

  1. What is the name of the protagonist in Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”?

Answer: Captain Nemo

  1. Who wrote the gothic novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”?

Answer: Mary Shelley

Design & Fashion Trivia Questions

  1. Who is seen as the most famous female American fashion icon of the 1960’s?

Answer: Jacqueline Kennedy

  1. The American designer born in 1939 as Ralph Lifshitz is better known as what?

Answer: Ralph Lauren

  1. According to the commercial, “what is the fabric of our lives”?

Answer: Cotton

  1. Who invented the LBD (little black dress)?

Answer: Coco Chanel

  1. Parkers, trenches, bombers and peas are types of winter outerwear?

Answer: Coats

  1. What fashion fad did the 1983 film “Flashdance” make popular?

Answer: Legwarmers

  1. The fashion designer, Gianni Versace, came from which country?

Answer: Italy

  1. When was the company Nike founded?

Answer: 1971

  1. What animal is on Levi’s logo?

Answer: Horse

  1. Which fashion brand made the “Genius Jeans” that became part of the Guinness World Records?

Answer: Gucci

  1. What is the name of the red carpet event where celebrities showcase their designer outfits, often considered the Oscars of fashion?

Answer: The Met Gala

  1. In the fashion world, what does “Haute Couture” refer to?

Answer: High-end, custom-made fashion

  1. What is the traditional Scottish fabric pattern often seen in kilts and other clothing items?

Answer: Tartan or plaid

  1. Which Italian fashion designer is famous for his colorful and bold prints, particularly in silk scarves?

Answer: Emilio Pucci

  1. What is the name of the French luxury fashion house known for its monogrammed handbags and luggage?

Answer: Louis Vuitton

  1. What is the tallest building in the world?

Answer: Burj Khalifa

  1. When did construction on the Empire State building started?

Answer: 1929

  1. Who designed the Sydney Opera House?

Answer: Jorn Utzon

  1. Between 1933 to 1947, the Hoover Dam was called what?

Answer: Boulder Dam

  1. Where can you find the Petronas Towers?

Answer: Kuala Lumpur

  1. Who invented the bidet?

Answer: Christophe Des Rosiers

  1. What is the smallest size bed available in the United States?

Answer: Twin

  1. Stripes, chevron, floral, and plaid are examples of what?

Answer: Patterns

  1. What design style uses lots of sea/ocean themed items?

Answer: Nautical

  1. What’s another name for a footrest?

Answer: Ottoman

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