What Are Some Fun Summer Trivia Questions?


Summer trivia questions generally relate to the weather, the summer solstice, popular summer activities and summer-related songs. They also can relate to popular summer food, such as popsicles.

A fun summer trivia question asks who invented the popsicle, suggests USA Today. In fact, an 11-year-old boy named Frank Epperson left a cup of powdered soda and water with a stirring stick outside on a cold night in 1905 in San Francisco. It froze, and he dubbed the treat an “Epsicle,” though it came to be called a popsicle. Another question asks if the summer solstice is the hottest day of the year. Though the summer solstice is the longest day of the year, the Farmer’s Almanac places the Northern Hemisphere’s highest temperatures in July and August.

Fun Trivia suggests the summer-related question “Which group sang ‘Summer in the City’?” The Lovin’ Spoonful released the song in 1966. Another question is “What soundtrack did the song ‘Summer Nights’ come from?” John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John sang the song at the beginning of the movie “Grease.”

Another typical summer question is “What does the phrase ‘the dog days of summer’ relate to?” It refers to the weeks between July 3 and Aug. 11, when the Dog Star, Sirius, is in the constellation of Canis Major. Finally, the answer to “When is National Ice Cream Month?” is that President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month because that’s when the most ice cream is sold, according to USA Today.