”Playing in learning”, is an excellent method of teaching that excites teens to learn and deepens their memories. Teenagers can feel less overwhelmed while simultaneously learning new things and having fun. Trivia quiz, inspired by gamified education games is a good starting point. Let’s check out the top 60 Fun Trivia Questions for Teens in 2023.
By choosing to play with things that intrigue and motivate them, children actually grow their retention and comprehension abilities in numerous fields. This article lists a range of intriguing questions from general knowledge quizzes for teenagers, including science, the universe, literature, music, and fine arts to environmental protection.
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Science Trivia Questions for Teens
1. How many colours are in the rainbow?
2. Does sound travel faster in the air or in water?
3. What is chalk made of?
Answer: limestone, which is created from the shells of tiny marine animals.
4. True or false – lightning is hotter than the sun.
5. Why do bubbles pop shortly after they are blown?
Answer: Dirt from the air
6. How many elements are listed in the periodic table?
7. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” is an example of this law.
Answer: Newton’s Laws
8. What colour reflects light, and what colour absorbs light?
Answer: White reflects light, and black absorbs light
9. Where do plants get their energy from?
Answer: The sun
10. True or false: All living things are made up of cells.
Universe Trivia Questions for Teens
11. This lunar phase happens when less than a full moon but more than a half moon is illuminated.
Answer: Gibbous phase
12. What colour is the sun?
Answer: Though the sun appears white to us, it is actually a blend of all colours.
13. How old is our Earth?
Answer: 4.5 billion years old. Rock samples are used to determine the age of our Earth!
14. How do Massive Black Holes grow?
Answer: a seed black hole in a dense galactic core that swallows gas and stars
15. What is the largest planet in the solar system?
16. If you were standing on the moon and the sun was shining on you, what colour would the sky be?
17. How often does a lunar eclipse occur?
Answer: At least twice a year
18. Which of these is not a star constellation?
19. Here we are, to the next planet: VENUS. We can’t see the surface of Venus from space in visible light. Why?
Answer: Venus is covered with a thick layer of clouds
20. I am not really a planet at all, although I used to be one. Who am I?
Literature Trivia Questions for Teens
21. You get a book! You get a book! You get a book! For 15 years, starting in 1996, what daytime talk show megastar’s book club recommended a total of 70 books leading to total sales of over 55 million copies?
Answer: Oprah Winfrey
22. “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus,” translated as “Never Tickle A Sleeping Dragon,” is the official motto for what fictional place of learning?
23. Famed American author Louisa May Alcott lived in Boston for much of her life, but based her most famous novel on events from her childhood in Concord, MA. This novel about the March sisters had its eighth film rendition released in December 2019. What is this novel?
Answer: Little Women
24. Where does the Wizard live in The Wizard of Oz?
Answer: The Emerald City
25. How many of the seven dwarfs in Snow White have facial hair?
26. The Berenstain Bears (we know it’s weird, but it is spelt that way) live in what interesting type of home?
27. What literary “S” term is intended to be both critical and humorous while poking fun at an institution or idea?
28. In her novel “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” author Helen Fielding named love interest Mark Darcy after a character from what classic Jane Austen novel?
Answer: Pride and Prejudice
29. “Going to the mattresses,” or hiding out from enemies, was a term popularised by which 1969 Mario Puzo novel?
Answer: The Godfather
30. According to the Harry Potter books, how many total balls are used in a standard Quidditch match?
Music Trivia Questions for Teens
31. What singer has had a Billboard No. 1 hit in each of the last four decades?
Answer: Mariah Carey
32. Who is often referred to as the “Queen of Pop”?
33. Which band released the 1987 album Appetite for Destruction?
Answer: Guns N’ Roses
34. Which band’s signature song is “Dancing Queen”?
35. Who is he?
Answer: John Lennon
36. Who were the four members of The Beatles?
Answer: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr
37. Which song went 14 times platinum in 2021?
“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X
38. What was the name of the first all-female rock band to have a hit song?
Answer: The Go-Go’s
39. What is the name of Taylor Swift’s third album?
Answer: Speak Now
40. Taylor Swift’s song “Welcome to New York” is on which album?
Fine Arts Trivia Questions for Teens
41. What is the art of making pottery known as?
42. Who painted this artwork?
Answer: Leonardo Da Vinci
43. What is the name for the art that does not depict recognizable objects and instead uses shapes, colour, and textures to create an effect?
Answer: Abstract art
44. What famous Italian artist was also an inventor, musician, and scientist?
Answer: Leonardo da Vinci
45. What French artist was a leader of the Fauvism movement and known for using bright and bold colours?
Answer: Henri Matisse
46. Where is the world’s largest art museum, the Louvre, located?
Answer: Paris, France
47. What form of pottery takes its name from the Italian for “baked earth”?
48. This Spanish artist is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century for his role in pioneering Cubism. Who is it?
Answer: Pablo Picasso
49. What is the name of this painting?
Answer: Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night
50. What is the art of paper-folding known as?
Environment Trivia Questions for Teens
51. What is the name of the tallest grass on earth?
52. What is the largest desert in the world?
Answer: It’s not the Sahara, but actually Antarctica!
53. The oldest living tree is 4,843 years old and can be found where?
54. Where is the world’s most active volcano located?
55. What is the tallest mountain in the world?
Answer: Mount Everest. The mountain peak’s summit height is 29,029 feet.
56. How many times can an aluminium can be recycled?
Answer: unlimited number of times
57. Indianapolis is the second-largest populated state capital. What state capital is the most populated?
Answer: Phoenix, Arizona
58. On average, a typical glass bottle would take how many years to decompose?
Answer: 4000 years
59. Discussion Questions: How is the environment around you? Is it clean?
60. Discussion Questions: Do you try to buy environmentally friendly products? If so, give some examples.
There are numerous types of trivia quizzes to motivate learning, and it does not have to be too difficult to ignite students to think and learn. It might be as simple as some common sense and can be added to daily learning. Don’t forget to reward them when they get the right answer or give them time to improve.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are some fun trivia questions to ask?
Fun trivia questions cover a variety of topics, such as maths, science, space,… which is exciting and less common knowledge. Actually, the questions are sometimes simple but easy to confuse.
What are some really hard trivia questions?
Hard trivia questions often come with advanced and more professional knowledge. Respondents must have a thorough comprehension or expertise of specific subjects to give the correct answer.
What is the most interesting piece of trivia?
It is not feasible to lick one’s elbow. People say “Bless you” when they sneeze because coughing allows your heart to halt for a millisecond. In an 80-year study of 200,000 ostriches, no one documented a single example of an ostrich burying (or attempting to bury) its head in the sand.