The Best 110 Trivia Questions for Team Bonding Quizzes

Rosie Gizauskas

There’s nothing better than a good trivia quiz, which at first glance may just seem like an easy way to have some fun with colleagues. 

But there’s more to the humble quiz than you might think. If done well, using the right trivia questions can draw your team closer and help create a healthier workplace culture.

In fact, a report by Gusto reveals that over 80% of employers and employees agree that fostering a sense of community directly contributes to business success. 

Adding light moments of fun to your work day or team game night is a great way to build this community, with quizzes being an especially good way to encourage bonding across distributed teams. 

To help you design the best quiz experience, we’ve put together a bumper list of 110 trivia questions and answers, as well as tips on how best to facilitate a quiz using Slido

These range from general knowledge questions to those on history, music, food and tech – there’s something for every team member, no matter what they’re an aficionado on. 

Now all you have to do is choose the right quiz questions and get started – we’ve included a mix of hard and easy trivia questions. 

To skip straight to our list of fun trivia questions with answers, click on the categories below.  

🎉 Fun trivia questions
General knowledge
🧑‍💻 Tech
🏛️ History
🖼️ Picture round
📚 Books and literature
🍜 Food and drink
🎷 Music
🔬 Science
💡 Inventions
💬 Quotes
🎬 Movies 

What are trivia or common knowledge questions?

Trivia questions are interesting facts, with definitive answers

Common knowledge questions – used in a general knowledge quiz – are questions where a wide section of people will have some idea about the subject matter. 

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They are often made up of multiple choice answers, so that team members can have a guess at the answer if they don’t know it – which is part of the fun!

How to choose and ask the right trivia questions

As quiz facilitator, it’s up to you what goes into the quiz – but it’s also worth being mindful that your trivia questions are inclusive. 

If you have team members working in different countries, make sure to avoid asking questions that are too regional. Instead, pick trivia questions that the majority of people will be able to have a go at. 

If you’re in a smaller team, you could also hone in on regions specific to team mates – for example, a round on British food, followed by a round on Slovakian customs.

You could do a round based on team-mates themselves, with questions such as ‘Whose favorite book is The Great Gatsby?’ or ‘At what age did Sarah graduate from high school? 

Just make sure to ensure that team members are comfortable with this beforehand, if you do personalize quiz questions to them. 

To find out what your team’s interests and specialist subjects are you can also ask them to send in suggestions of quiz themes or topics in advance. 

How to prepare a good quiz using trivia questions

Before you begin planning your quiz, think about its purpose. Will this be a short, quickfire quiz to energize your team, or is it more of a longer team-building activity? 

After planning how many rounds you’ll include in your quiz, start to think about the categories you’ll include

Your general knowledge round can be made up of questions about more generalist subjects such as news and current affairs, which can be followed by themed sections on specific topics, such as geography, music and movies.

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You can use tools such as Slido to input your quiz questions and then invite participants in advance – click here to jump to our section on how to facilitate your quiz in Slido.

You can even consider starting with a theme tune if you really want your team to get into it – like your very own game show

When to use trivia questions in a quiz or live polls

Trivia quizzes can serve a range of purposes during your meetings. Whether as a fun break during an all hands meeting or key activity during a social activity such an offsite or an annual recap, these quizzes are sure to bring people together.

Here are some of the key things they can enable for you:

  • Bridge-building – colleagues can get to know each other in an informal way, no matter if they’re working in the office or remotely.  
  • Collaboration – even if it’s just for fun, working in a team will help to build this skill. 
  • Inclusivity – trivia quizzes are a fun way to make people feel included, no matter their job role or location. 
  • Breaking the ice – have you got new people on your team? Then a quiz will help to initiate them and make them feel welcome. 
  • Problem-solving – your team will sharpen their decision-making skills during a quiz. 

Make sure to prepare your quiz in advance using Slido to set up multiple choice questions and make sure everything goes without a hitch. 

How we use quizzes to encourage team connection at Slido

Many of our teams at Slido use quizzes as icebreakers or as a fun way to get together. 

One of our biggest company-wide quizzes is a regular music quiz, held by colleagues Dodo Dolinka and Andrew Cameron-Braithwaite who both work on our Customer Success team. 

Most months, before our company-wide all-hands meeting, Andrew and Dodo will host the quiz.

It’s totally optional, and is a fun team bonding activity before we settle into the all-hands, which runs at around 90 minutes. 

Andrew tells us that when he’s putting together the music-themed questions, there are some considerations to make. 

“Slido is a company with staff in many different countries. I’m based in Northern Ireland, but Dodo is in Slovakia, so when I’m putting together questions I’ll always check with him to make sure my song choice resonates with mainland Europe,” he says. 

Dodo explains that choosing appropriate themes has been useful for making each trivia quiz new and different. 

“We’ve done a St Patrick’s Day quiz, a Christmas quiz, summer songs, and Eurovision, for example. 

“Another idea is to run a poll and see what ideas people come up with – that way we found out that Slido staff would love a noughties hits theme, for example.” 

Dodo also tries to accommodate the quiz so that it can work for employees in different time zones. 

“Andrew has even run a quiz at 7am – so that our teammates in the APAC region can feel included,” he says. 

110 trivia questions for your next meeting 

Here you’ll find a handy list of trivia questions with answers that you try out in your quizzes. We’ve bolded up the correct answers.

🎉 Fun trivia questions 

For a quick quiz, these trivia questions cover a wide variety of topics. 

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What is the longest word in the English language? 
A: Antidisestablishmentarianism*
B: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
C: Floccinaucinihilipilification

What is the name of the world’s smallest horse? 
A: Falabella
B: Shetland pony
C: Miniature horse*

What is Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Pérignon rumored to have created?
A: Tomato ketchup
B: Champagne*
C: French fries

Which country drinks the most amount of coffee per person? 
A: Finland*
B: Italy
C: Colombia 

What is the collective name for a group of unicorns? 
A: A sparkle
B: A spell
C: A blessing*

What is the most common color of toilet paper in France?
A: Pink*
B: White
C: Blue

How many years old is the world’s oldest piece of chewing gum? 
A: 100
B: 2,500
C: 5,700*

How many times per day does the average American open their fridge?
A: 5
B: 22
C: 33*

What color is an airplane’s famous black box?
A: Red
B: Orange*
C: Black

What is Bombay Duck’s main ingredient? 
A: Fish*
B: Duck
C: Chicken

❓ General knowledge 

Try out these more general trivia questions and see how much your team knows.

How many tails does a Manx cat have? 
A: None*
B: One
C: Two 

On a boat, what is the opposite of port?
A: Bow
B: Starboard*
C: Deck

Who invented the bikini?
A: Louis Vuitton
B: Coco Chanel
C: Louis Reard* 

As of July 2023, how many episodes of South Park are there?
A: 250
B: 300
C: 325*

In what decade was Madonna born?
A: 1950s* 
B: 1960s
C: 1970s 

In what language is the phrase ‘Hakuna Matata’?
A: Dutch
B: Swahili*
C: Yoruba

And what is the meaning of ‘Hakuna Matata’?
A: No worries*
B: Goodnight
C: Thank you 

What is King Charles III’s surname?
A: Arthur
B: Wales
C: Mountbatten-Windsor* 

What is the name of a duel with three people involved?
A: A triage
B: A truel*
C: A tryst

How many stars are on the United States flag?
A: 50*
B: 51
C: 52

🧑‍💻 Tech

Find out if your team knows their onions when it comes to the world of technology. 

In which year was Slido founded?
A: 2012*
B: 2016
C: 2020

2.Who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web?
A: Steve Jobs
B: Bill Gates
C: Tim Berners-Lee*

What type of computer was the first laptop computer?
A: Apple Macintosh
B: IBM PC
C: Osborne 1*

What is the largest social media network in the world?

A: Twitter
B: Facebook*
C: Instagram

Who is considered the founder of modern computer science?

A: Alan Turing*
B: Steve Jobs
C: Bill Gates

The website Info.cern.ch is famous for what function?
A: Being the predecessor for Wikipedia
B: Being the world’s very first website*
C: Being the world’s first ever search engine 

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What year was the iPhone first released in?
A: 2007*
B: 2009
C: 2010

Which video game console, first released in 2006, was the first to use motion controls during gameplay?
A: Sega Megadrive
B: Nintendo Wii*
C: Playstation 

When was eBay founded?
A: 1990
B: 1995*
C: 2001 

A green owl is the mascot for which app?
A: Spotify
B: Tinder
C: Duolingo* 

🏛️ History

In which year did the Berlin Wall fall?
A: 1987
B: 1989*
C: 1990

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How many times has the Mona Lisa been stolen?

A: One*
B: Five
C: Eight

In Ancient Rome, how many days of the week were there?
A: Five
B: Six
C: Eight*

What was New York’s original name?
A: New Liverpool
B: New Amsterdam*
C: New Brussels

In what year did the Titanic sink?
A: 1900
B: 1912*
C: 1921 

Until 1981, Greenland was a colony of which country?
A: France
B: Spain
C: Denmark* 

How many US presidents have been assassinated?
A: Three
B: Four*
C: Five 

What is the modern name for the island formerly known as Van Diemen’s Land?
A: The Isle of Wight
B: Tasmania*
C: Hawaii 

Who was assassinated in New York in 1980?
A: President John F Kennedy
B: John Lennon*
C: Gianni Versace 

Who painted The Last Supper?
A: Leonardo Da Vinci*
B: Rembrandt
C: Michelangelo 

🖼️ Picture round

You can add pictures to your quiz and create a whole round about them – or you can sprinkle them throughout your quiz. 

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Which country does this flag belong to?
A: The Isle of Man
B: Wales
C: Jersey 

Which famous singer is this?
A: Adam Ant
B: Sam Smith
C: Justin Timberlake 

Which sporting event is this?
A: The Grand Prix
B: The Grant National
C: The Superbowl 

Which famous composer is this?
A: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
B: Ludwig van Beethoven
C: Johann Sebastien Bach 

Which country is this?
A: Spain
B: Portugal
C: San Marino

Which city is this?
A: Rotterdam
B: Porto
C: Palermo

What breed of dog is this?
A: Poodle
B: Pomeranian
C: Chihuahua 

What type of flower is this?
A: Lily
B: Rose
C: Tulip 

Which tech innovator is this as a baby?
A: Jeff Bezos
B: Mark Zuckerberg
C: Larry Page 

Which girl band is this?
A: Destiny’s Child
B: Sugababes
C: En Vogue 

📚 Books and literature 

These trivia questions are perfect for the bookworms on your team

Who wrote the epic poem Paradise Lost?
A: Williams Shakespeare
B: John Milton*
C: Mary Shelley 

How many original James Bond novels were published?
A: 12*
B: 15
C: 21

“Magnum opus” is a Latin phrase for what in literature?
A: A love story
B: An author’s best work*
C: A tragedy 

Who wrote Lolita?
A: Anton Chekov
B: Leo Tolstoy
C: Vladimir Nabokov* 

What was the bestselling book in the US in 2022?
A: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover*
B: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
C: The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama 

How many novels did Roald Dahl write?
A: Seven
B: 11
C: 19* 

Where is Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights set?
A: Yorkshire*
B: London
C: Paris 

Which author is the bestselling female author of all time, having sold two billion books?
A: JK Rowling
B: Agatha Christie*
C: Enid Blyton 

What was the first book ever ordered on Amazon?
A: Don Quixote
B: The Bible
C: ​​Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought*

Who is the female protagonist in The Hunger Games?
A: Hermione Granger
B: Nancy Drew
C: Katniss Everdeen*

🍜 Food and drink 

We all love food and drink. But how much do you know about it?

In what country was the Caesar salad invented?
A: The US
B: Poland
C: Mexico*  

What was the first fruit to be eaten on the Moon?
A: Grapes
B: A peach*
C: A starfruit 

What is the primary ingredient in hummus?
A: Black beans
B: Edemame beans
C: Chickpeas*

In which Italian city was pizza first made?
A: Naples*
B: Rome
C: Palermo 

What are the top two most exported spices used in the world?
A: Pepper and mustard
B: Ginger and cinnamon*
C: Mustard and oregano 

Which country has the most Michelin starred restaurants?
A: India
B: France*
C: Japan

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Where were French fries invented?
A: France
B: Belgium*
C: The US

Which is the only food that cannot go off – and can actually last forever?
A: Peanut butter
B: Honey*
C: Demerara sugar

Which fast food restaurant has the most branches in the world?
A: McDonald’s
B: Wendy’s
C: Subway*

Which country has the most number of vegetarian citizens?
A: United Kingdom
B: Brazil
C: India*

🎷 Music 

Let’s find out what the music buffs on your team know. 

Which musical genre originated in Jamaica in the 1960s?
A: Salsa
B: Reggae*
C: Flamenco

Which instrument is associated with jazz legend Louis Armstrong?
A: Trumpet*
B: Saxophone
C: Piano

 Which singer is known as the “Queen of Soul”?
A: Aretha Franklin*
B: Diana Ross
C: Whitney Houston

Which singer-songwriter released the album 21 in 2011?
A: Adele*
B: Taylor Swift
C: Beyoncé

How many Spice Girls were there in the original lineup?
A: Four
B: Five*
C: Six

Who composed the famous ballet, Swan Lake?
A: Stravinsky
B: Tchaikovsky*
C: Prokofiev

Which band released the album Rumors in 1977?
A: Fleetwood Mac*
B: The Rolling Stones
C: Queen

Who was the best-selling musical artist in the US in 2022?
A: Justin Bieber
B: Drake*
C: Taylor Swift

Farrokh Bulsara was the real name of which singing legend?
A: Jimi Hendrix
B: Marc Bolan
C: Freddie Mercury* 

Which artist has won the most Grammys, at 32?
A: Tina Turner
B: Beyonce*
C: Eminem 

🔬 Science 

These questions might be easy – or hard – depending on if you’re a science geek or not.

1. How many bones does an adult human have?
A: 200
B: 206*
C: 216

What is the smallest unit of matter?
A: Atom*
B: Cell
C: Molecule

What is the primary gas that makes up the Earth’s atmosphere?
A: Oxygen
B: Nitrogen*
C: Carbon dioxide

Which of the following can’t an astronaut do in space?
A: Cry*
B: Sleep
C: Read

What is the hardest natural substance on planet Earth?
A: Gold
B: Diamond*
C: Platinum 

Which planet has 145 moons?
A: Saturn*
B: Mars
C: Mercury 

How many bones do sharks have in their body?
A: Zero*
B: 52
C: 152 

Which part of the human body has the most sweat glands?
A: The armpit
B: Feet*
C: Hands 

What color is the sunset on Mars?
A: Red
B: Pink
C: Blue*

How many humans have walked on the Moon?
A: 12*
B: 14
C: 18

💡 Inventions 

Do you know who invented some of the world’s most important things? 

In which country was the game of chess invented?
A: India*
B: China
C:  Greece

Which scientist invented penicillin?
A: Alexander Fleming*
B: Alexander Graham Bell
C: Thomas Edison 

Which hair product was invented in 1950?
A: Hair spray*
B: Hair straighteners
C: Shampoo 

When was the world’s first ATM introduced, in Enfield, UK?
A: 1967*
B: 1977
C: 1987 

Where were Venetian blinds invented?
A: Persia*
B: Italy
C: Scotland 

In which ancient civilization were scissors invented?
A: Ancient Egypt*
B: Ancient Rome
C: Ancient Greece

When was the first ever SMS text message sent?
A: 1987
B: 1990
C: 1992* 

In which year was the first submarine built, by Dutch engineer Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel?
A: 1620*
B: 1750
C: 1850

What was the world’s first postage stamp, issued in the United Kingdom in 1840 called?
A: Penny Farthing
B: Penny Black*
C: Penny Red 

What did Charles Babbage famously invent?
A: The computer*
B: The microwave
C: The television 

💬 Quotes 

Do you know who said these famous quotes? 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
A: Steve Jobs*
B: Bill Gates
C: Mark Zuckerberg

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“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
A: Nelson Mandela*
B: Mahatma Gandhi
C: Martin Luther King Jr.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
A: Winston Churchill*
B: Franklin D. Roosevelt
C: John F. Kennedy

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
A: Mark Twain
B: William Shakespeare
C: Oscar Wilde* 

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
A: Walt Disney*
B: Rupert Murdoch
C: Barack Obama 

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” Source
A: Oprah Winfrey
B: Anne Frank*
C: Mother Teresa

“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.”
A: Zadie Smith
B: Eleanor Roosevelt
C: Maya Angelou*

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
A: The Dalai Lama*
B: The Pope
C: Nelson Mandela 

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”
A: Rudyard Kipling
B: Hans Christian Anderson*
C: JM Barrie 

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”
A: Estee Lauder*
B: Coco Chanel
C: Stella McCartney 

🎬 Movies 

Work out which people in your team are film buffs with these movie questions.

How many Oscars did Titanic win?
A:  11*
B: 14
C: 18

In what year was the first movie theater built?
A: 1896*
B: 1901
C: 1905

Who is the only actor to receive an Oscar nomination for playing a part in a Lord of the Rings movie?
A: Elijah Wood
B: Orlando Bloom
C: Sir Ian McKellen* 

In what year was the movie Jurassic Park released?
A: 1989
B: 1993*
C: 1998

Which female actor has won the most Academy Awards, with a total of four?
A:  Katharine Hepburn*
B: Meryl Streep
C: Cate Blanchett 

What is the name of the alien in the movie E.T.?
A: Zrek*
B: Shrek
C: Drek 

Who played the title role in the movie Forrest Gump?
A: Tom Hanks*
B: Tom Hiddleston
C: Tom Hardy 

What is the name of the main character in the movie The Matrix?
A: Niall
B: Neil
C: Neo* 

In what year was the movie The Wizard of Oz released?
A: 1939*
B: 1942
C: 1950

What was the highest-grossing film worldwide in 2022?
A:  Avatar: The Way of Water*
B: Top Gun: Maverick
C: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 

How to facilitate trivia quizzes using Slido 

To set up a quiz in Slido, make sure to choose the Quiz option when you create your poll. 

There, you can give your quiz a name, and then add your trivia questions in for each round. 

To increase the competitive vibe – and the fun – make sure to set up the timer function. You can choose how long this runs for. 

You can also choose whether to leave it off and give your participants a bit more breathing space to answer. 

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The leaderboard function will further increase the competitive vibe.

Over to you

While a trivia quiz might seem just like a light-hearted moment to share with colleagues, with Slido you can turn it into a powerful way to encourage team connection and build a more positive company culture. 

Put our list of quiz questions to the test – or come up with your own. Sign up for your free Slido account and try them out at your next meeting. 

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