Trivia Questions for High School Students

function getans(n){document.getElementById(‘answer’ + n).style.display =”block”;document.getElementById(‘show’ +n).style.display =”none”;}Trivia is gaining importance, as well as popularity nowadays. Trivia questions can help in increasing general knowledge. Trivia questions can be from diverse fields of history, geography, economics, current affairs, general knowledge, music, and sports. Apart from being informative, such quizzes can be a fun activity to arrange.

Fun Trivia Questions for High School Students

How many number of musicians constitute a big band?

Show Answer10

What is the meaning of the Italian word ‘adagio’?

Show AnswerSlow

Which is the top-selling album to sell more than 10 million copies?

Show AnswerGarth Brooks

Which is the largest state in the United States of America?

Show AnswerAlaska

Which Beatles song lasted longest on the charts for 19 weeks?

Show AnswerHey Jude

Which famous document starts with ‘When in the course of human events…’?

Show AnswerDeclaration of Independence

Who said these words – ‘I am the president of United States and I am not going to eat any more broccoli’.

Show AnswerGeorge Bush

Besides a dagger and spear, what more is the gladiator armed with?

Show AnswerNet

Which single name is applied to Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Great?

Show AnswerCharlemagne

Which 20th century war was dubbed as ‘forgotten war’, even after 54,246 U.S. deaths?

Show AnswerKorean War

Dover is the capital of which state?

Show AnswerDelaware

Which Soviet dictator was training to be a priest when he turned to Marxism?

Show AnswerJoseph Stalin

Which were the two most popular rock operas of 1969?

Show AnswerHair and Tommy

Which civil rights leader did Dorothy Parker leave her bulk of estate to?

Show AnswerMartin Luther King, Jr.

Which nation issued the five dollar bill which was found in the pocket of Abraham Lincoln, when he was shot?

Show AnswerThe Confederate States of America

Which Junior High School musical was canceled in 1994 when Shinnecock Indians objected to the ‘Ug-a-wug’ song?

Show AnswerPeter Pan

Which Michael Jackson album spawned five chart-topping singles?

Show AnswerBad

Which fruit was forbidden for Hawaiian women to eat by law?

Show AnswerCoconut

Which vehicle was invented to circumvent trench warfare?

Show AnswerTank

Which jazz musician had got his pet name by shortening the name ‘Satchel Mouth’?

Show AnswerLouis Armstrong

What is the unit of measurement used to measure the height of horse?

Show AnswerHands (1 Hand is equal to 4 inches)

Which is the highest waterfall in the world?

Show AnswerAngel Waterfall (around 1000 m)

Where was the sky city concept introduced for the first time?

Show AnswerJapan

Lake Tahoe has only one outlet, name the outlet?

Show AnswerTruckee River

Which is the world’s first national park?

Show AnswerYellowstone National Park, USA

What is Alaska’s second most populous city?

Show AnswerFairbanks

Which U.S city is at the highest altitude above the sea level?

Show AnswerSanta Fe

Which is the lowest point on the land of the United States continent?

Show AnswerDeath valley (California)

SLR is the abbreviation of what in the field of photography?

Show AnswerSingle Lens Reflex camera

Which company is the largest producer of computer software for personal computers?

Show AnswerMicrosoft

What does the abbreviation GUI stand for?

Show AnswerGraphical User Interface

Which element was discovered by the French chemists Marie Curie and Pierre Curie?

Show AnswerRadium

This American actor grew up believing that the couple raising him were his parents. It turned out that they were in fact his grandparents, and the woman he called his sister was in fact his mother. Name the actor.

Show AnswerJack Nicholson

What do you call a village that does not have a church?

Show AnswerA hamlet

Who was the first African-American player to join Major League Baseball?

Show AnswerJackie Robinson

A sports player’s jersey number may sometimes be retired (so that no player is ever allowed to wear the same jersey number again) to recognize and honor his/her contribution to the particular sport. Who was the first ever sportsperson whose uniform number was retired?

Show AnswerAce Bailey. He was an ice-hokey player, who played for Toronto Maple Leafs. His jersey number was 6.

In the book Eat Pray Love, author Elizabeth Gilbert says her favorite Italian word is attraversiamo. What does the word mean?

Show Answerto cross over

The Paramount Pictures logo depicts a mountain peak, hooded by an arc of stars. The mountain peak used in the logo was taken from a painting. Who created the painting?

Show AnswerDario Campanile

These were some interesting trivia questions for high school students. These would have given you an idea on the types of questions that should be chosen for trivia quizzes. So, go ahead, and organize a trivia quiz. Have fun!