Our kids’ and teenagers’ printable quiz pages have never been so popular … and to help you even further we’ve listed below the Children’s Trivia Questions (complete with answers) that we tweeted through January 2013 during a trial venture into the world of Twitter. Feel free to use them for putting together your own kids’ trivia quiz at home or at school … or maybe for a teenagers’ quiz night. We stopped tweeting in February due to lack of interest 🙁
Please note that some of the trivia questions listed below are DATE SENSITIVE so please check each question before using it to ensure that the context is still appropriate. Some are multiple-choice which is – of course – optional depending on difficulty.
Looks like the time has finally come for us to be a bit more grown up! For the first 10 years of www.free-for-kids.com we were solely focussed on producing content for kids and teenagers but we think we’ve been ‘missing a trick’ by not extending our subject matter into the curious world of adults and parents. As always we have a lot to say about – well – everything really and this new avenue will let us explore products, knowledge, experiences and services that we think will bring many benefits to our older visitors.
|January||3rd||2013||Q. Which country gave us the words ‘shampoo’ and ‘pyjamas’?|
|January||4th||Q. In ‘Finding Nemo’, what is Nemo’s dad called? Marvin, Marlin or Martin?|
|January||5th||Q. In which year was the LEGO company founded? 1932, 1942 or 1952?|
|January||6th||Q. Rome has never hosted the Summer Olympic Games. TRUE or FALSE?|
A. FALSE. Rome hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960.
|January||7th||Q. Iron Man 3 is released this year. What is the name of the new villain?|
The Mandarin, The Marvellin or The Mandible?
A. The Mandarin
|January||8th||Q. Does the word ‘clandestine’ mean noisy, secret or colourful?|
|January||9th||Q. In which year was public cinema born? 1846, 1896 or 1946?|
A. The first public shows of ‘motion picture’ started in 1896 … and cinema was born!
|January||10th||Q. Which is taller? The Eiffel Tower or The Statue of Liberty?|
A. The Eiffel Tower (320 metres tall) is taller than The Statue of Liberty (93m tall)
|January||11th||2013||Q. Does the name “coyote” (an Aztec word) mean ‘wild’, ‘proud’ or ‘trickster’?|
A. The name “coyote” means ‘trickster’.
|January||12th||Q. What was King Arthur’s mother’s name? Morgane, Morgraine or Igraine?|
A. King Arthur’s mother is believed to have been called Igraine.
|January||13th||Q. How many UK households still watch black & white TVs? 130, 1300 or 13,000?|
A. UK households still have around 13,000 black and white TVs.
|January||14th||Q. In which year did Coca Cola launch their first recyclable plastic bottle?|
1978, 1988 or 1998?
A. Coca Cola launched their first recyclable plastic bottle in 1978.
|January||15th||Q. Ascorbic Acid is another name for which Vitamin? A, B or C?|
A. Ascorbic Acid is another name for Vitamin C.
|January||16th||Q. Which anniversary does Dr Who celebrate this year? 30th, 40th or 50th?|
A. Dr Who celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
|January||17th||Q. If you hug a ‘guling’, are you hugging an animal, a toy or a pillow?|
A. If you hug a ‘guling’ you are hugging a pillow.
|January||18th||Q. Which Country is home to half the world’s 100 highest bridges?|
China, USA or Russia?
A. China is home to half the world’s 100 highest bridges.
|January||19th||Q. In which year did Mount Vesuvius erupt & destroy Pompeii? AD79, 1079 or 2079?|
A. Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
|January||20th||Q. Which is the only animated Pixar movie to include a live-action piece?|
A. WALL-E is the only Pixar film not to be completely animated, featuring a small live-action piece.
|January||21st||2013||Q. If an Anglo-Saxon had an ‘angon’ what did they have? A weapon, a vase or a fruit?|
A. In Anglo Saxon times, an ‘Angon’ was a spear.
|January||22nd||Q. Where would you find ‘stellar winds’? Stars, oceans or deserts?|
A. A stellar wind is a flow of gas from a star.
|January||23rd||Q. The ‘oval pigtoe’ is a type of crab, snake or mussel?|
A. The ‘oval pigtoe’ is a type of freshwater mussel.
|January||24th||Q. The kart-racing game in the new movie ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ is called ‘Rush’,|
‘Slam Rush’ or ‘Sugar Rush’?
A. The kart-racing game in Wreck-It Ralph is called ‘Sugar Rush’.
|January||25th||Q. In which sport might you ‘spike’ and ‘block’? Fencing, volleyball or golf?|
A. Volleyball uses techniques called spiking and blocking.
|January||26th||Q. Which U.S. President is Barack Obama? 44th, 54th or 64th?|
A. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.
|January||27th||Q. Which singing voice is the highest pitch? Soprano, tenor or baritone?|
A. Soprano is the highest pitch.
|January||28th||Q. If a carnivore eats meat, what does a frugivore eat?|
A. A frugivore is a fruit eater.
|January||29th||Q. Which fingernail grows the fastest?|
A. Your middle finger has the fastest growing fingernail.
|January||30th||Q. What percentage of our body weight is water? 40%, 60% or 80%?|
A. Approximately 60% of our body weight is water.
|January||31st||2013||Q. Where do the Canary Islands get their name from? Birds, dogs or lizards?|
A. The Canary Islands get their name from dogs (the canary bird is named after the islands)
Here are some more quiz questions we tweeted ….