One of the most challenging pub quiz trivia questions is: What is the largest desert in the world? The answer is Antarctica, which is considered a desert because it has very little liquid water or air humidity. The reason this trivia question is so difficult is that most people will wrongly assume deserts need to be hot and never even consider a location like Antarctica.Continue Reading
Respondents to a trivia question survey indicated they had the least confidence in their answers on sports or political trivia. Questions like who scored a pivotal goal in a specific game or who a second-tier politician like a state governor is make for difficult trivia questions.
Here are some examples of more questions from the survey for which people tend to give an obvious, but wrong, answer: What animal are the Canary Islands named after? Answer: dogs. What is Paul McCartney's middle name? Answer: Paul (his full name is James Paul McCartney). How many man-made objects can be seen from space? Answer: none. (The Great Wall of China, which many people erroneously think can be seen from space, is far too thin.)
Despite most survey respondents listing entertainment as their best subject, most get this one wrong: In the TV series Dallas, who shot J.R. Ewing? Answer: Kristen Shepherd (not Sue Ellen Ewing).Learn more about Puzzles & Brainteasers
Some good trivia questions for senior citizens include asking who the president was from 1953 to 1961 and which disease Jonas Salk created a vaccine for in 1952. The answers to those questions are Dwight Eisenhower and polio, respectively.Full Answer >
Some 1960s trivia questions deal with technology, such as what television innovation was developed during the early 1960s? The answer is satellite television, which was first transmitted from Europe to North America in 1962.Full Answer >
The best places to answer trivia questions are at bars, pubs, community centers and schools. All of these venues offer trivia nights; bars and pubs host them most frequently.Full Answer >
Some easy trivia questions and answers are those based on well-known facts and basic information considered common knowledge; in other words, information that's taught early, reinforced often, and rarely unknown or forgotten by the average person; for example, "Who was the first U.S. president?" Many people likely know that the answer is "George Washington." Another basic question: "What does the acronym 'FBI' stand for?" The correct response is "Federal Bureau of Investigation."Full Answer >