Ready to have a little fun in the classroom? We’ve put together this list of trivia questions for kids to boost the energy in the room and break the monotony. It’s broken down by grade level, but you know your kids best. Review all of the questions to see which ones your students will enjoy the most.

Trivia Questions for Kids in Lower Elementary

How many legs does a spider have?

Eight

What is something you hit with a hammer?

What is something you hit with a hammer?

A nail

If you freeze water, what do you get?

If you freeze water, what do you get?

Ice

What is the color of an emerald?

What is the color of an emerald?

Green

What color are the stars on the American flag?

What color are the stars on the American flag?

White

What do caterpillars turn into?

What do caterpillars turn into?

Butterflies

How many sides does a triangle have?

How many sides does a triangle have?

Three

How many teeth does an adult human have? 

How many teeth does an adult human have? 

32

Where does the president of the United States live while in office?

The White House

Which state is famous for Hollywood?

Which state is famous for Hollywood?

California

What is a brontosaurus?

What is a brontosaurus?

A dinosaur

How many colors are there in a rainbow?

How many colors are there in a rainbow?

Seven 

Who does Alice follow into a hole in Wonderland?

Who does Alice follow into a hole in Wonderland?

The White Rabbit

How many sides does an octagon have?

How many sides does an octagon have?

Eight

What color is a ruby?

What color is a ruby?

Red

Which month has 28 days?

Which month has 28 days?

All of them

Raisins come from which fruit?

Raisins come from which fruit?

Grapes

How many days are there in a year?

How many days are there in a year?

365

What is another name for the 4th of July holiday?

What is another name for the 4th of July holiday?

Independence Day

What do you call a baby goat?

What do you call a baby goat?

A kid

How many arms does an octopus have?

How many arms does an octopus have?

Eight

How many arms does a starfish have?

How many arms does a starfish have?

Five

Where do polar bears live?

Where do polar bears live?

The Arctic

What do bees make?

What do bees make?

Honey

What’s a lucky object that you can find in the grass?

What’s a lucky object that you can find in the grass?

A four-leaf clover

Trivia Questions for Kids in Upper Elementary

How many planets are in our solar system?

How many planets are in our solar system?

Eight

Which ocean is off the California coast?

Which ocean is off the California coast?

The Pacific

How many zeros are there in a million?

How many zeros are there in a million?

Six

How many pairs of wings do bees have?

How many pairs of wings do bees have?

Two

Where is the Great Pyramid of Giza?

Where is the Great Pyramid of Giza?

Egypt

What is a doe?

What is a doe?

A female deer

What is a group of lions called?

What is a group of lions called?

A pride

Which is the fastest land animal?

Which is the fastest land animal?

The cheetah

In which capital city of Europe would you find the Eiffel Tower?

In which capital city of Europe would you find the Eiffel Tower?

Paris

Which planet in our solar system is known for having rings?

Which planet in our solar system is known for having rings?

Saturn

Why do things fall when you drop them?

Why do things fall when you drop them?

Because of gravity

What are animals that eat both meat and plants called?

What are animals that eat both meat and plants called?

Omnivores

Where did the Olympic Games originate?

Where did the Olympic Games originate?

Greece

What animal is the symbol of America?

What animal is the symbol of America?

Bald eagle

What does the white dove symbolize?

What does the white dove symbolize?

Peace

Who was the first president of the United States?

Who was the first president of the United States?

George Washington

What is the world’s largest land animal?

What is the world’s largest land animal?

Elephant

Which bird has the largest wingspan?

Which bird has the largest wingspan?

Albatross

In which country is the Great Barrier Reef?

In which country is the Great Barrier Reef?

Australia

What is aurora borealis commonly known as?

What is aurora borealis commonly known as?

Northern lights

What is the largest mammal in the world?

What is the largest mammal in the world?

Blue whale

Who was the first man to step on the moon?

Who was the first man to step on the moon?

Neil Armstrong

Which scientist invented the light bulb?

Which scientist invented the light bulb?

Thomas Edison

What building is on the back of the $20 bill?

What building is on the back of the $20 bill?

White House

What color is a giraffe’s tongue?

What color is a giraffe's tongue?

Purple

Trivia Questions for Kids in Middle School

Who wrote Hamlet?

Who wrote Hamlet?

William Shakespeare

Where is the Taj Mahal?

Where is the Taj Mahal?

Agra, India

What is the world’s largest ocean?

What is the world's largest ocean?

The Pacific Ocean

Which was the first country to use paper money?

Which was the first country to use paper money?

China

Who wrote a famous diary while hiding from Nazis in Amsterdam?

Who wrote a famous diary while hiding from Nazis in Amsterdam?

Anne Frank 

In which year did the Titanic sink?

In which year did the Titanic sink?

1912

What are the Wright brothers famous for?

What are the Wright brothers famous for?

Inventing the airplane

Who discovered gravity?

Who discovered gravity?

Sir Isaac Newton

What holiday celebrates the end of slavery in the United States?

What holiday celebrates the end of slavery in the United States?

Juneteenth

What is the most widely spoken language in Brazil?

What is the most widely spoken language in Brazil?

Portuguese

Who painted the Mona Lisa?

Who painted the Mona Lisa?

Leonardo da Vinci 

What is the first letter of the Greek alphabet?

What is the first letter of the Greek alphabet?

Alpha

How many milligrams make a gram?

How many milligrams make a gram?

1,000

What color is chlorophyll?

What color is chlorophyll?

Green

In which city is the Notre Dame cathedral?

In which city is the Notre Dame cathedral?

Paris

What color is the middle stripe of the French flag?

What color is the middle stripe of the French flag?

White

What is the national sport of Japan?

What is the national sport of Japan?

Sumo wrestling

In which galaxy do we live?

In which galaxy do we live?

The Milky Way

Which metal is heavier, silver or gold?

Which metal is heavier, silver or gold?

Gold

How many chambers are there in the human heart?

How many chambers are there in the human heart?

Four

What is the tallest building in the United States?

What is the tallest building in the United States?

One World Trade Center

What is the longest bone in the human body?

What is the longest bone in the human body?

Femur

True or false: There is gravity on the moon.

True or false: There is gravity on the moon.

False

What is the largest city in the world by population?

What is the largest city in the world by population?

Tokyo, Japan

Which classical composer was deaf?

Which classical composer was deaf?

Ludwig van Beethoven

Trivia Questions for Kids in High School

How many elements are in the periodic table?

How many elements are in the periodic table?

118

What is the hardest substance in the human body?

What is the hardest substance in the human body?

Tooth enamel

Name the smallest country in the world. 

Name the smallest country in the world. 

Vatican City

What is the chemical symbol for table salt?

What is the chemical symbol for table salt?

NaCl 

Where can you find the Petronas Towers?

Where can you find the Petronas Towers?

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope? 

What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope? 

Uranus

Which athlete has appeared on Wheaties cereal boxes more than any other?

Which athlete has appeared on Wheaties cereal boxes more than any other?

Michael Jordan

Which planet has the most gravity?

Which planet has the most gravity?

Jupiter

Who named the Pacific Ocean?

Who named the Pacific Ocean?

Ferdinand Magellan

Which volcano destroyed the city of Pompeii in AD 79?

Which volcano destroyed the city of Pompeii in AD 79?

Mount Vesuvius

Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize (in 1903)?

Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize (in 1903)?

Marie Curie

What is the largest internal organ in the human body?

What is the largest internal organ in the human body?

The liver

What is the rarest M&M color?

What is the rarest M&M color?

Brown

What is the fastest-flying bird in the world?

What is the fastest-flying bird in the world?

Peregrine falcon 

In which year did World War II start?

In which year did World War II start?

1939

What is the national sport of the United Kingdom? 

What is the national sport of the United Kingdom? 

Cricket 

Which Dutch painter cut off a part of his ear?

Which Dutch painter cut off a part of his ear?

Vincent van Gogh

Which is the rarest blood type in humans?

Which is the rarest blood type in humans?

AB negative

Name the top three causes of death in the United States.

Name the top three causes of death in the United States.

Heart disease, cancer, stroke

What is another word for a lexicon?

What is another word for a lexicon?

Dictionary

What is the speed of light?

What is the speed of light?

300,000 km per second / 186,000 miles per second

Which country has won the most FIFA World Cups?

Which country has won the most FIFA World Cups?

Brazil

Which is the tallest building in the world?

Which is the tallest building in the world?

Burj Khalifa 

How long did it take to build the Great Wall of China?

How long did it take to build the Great Wall of China?

Over 2,000 years

In which hand is the Statue of Liberty’s torch?

In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?

Her right hand

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100 Trivia Questions for Kids in All Grade Levels