Trivia Questions for Kids

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Here are some fun trivia questions for kids. Consider including these in a game or a school activity; you can also make cards with the questions and enjoy fun educational times with your friends. Each section of the following has five trivia questions for kids in each of these five categories:

  1. Animals
  2. Plants
  3. People
  4. Science
  5. Funny

Ready? There we go!

ANIMALS

1---animals

A. Who are more dangerous: sharks or humans?

Answer: Humans are more dangerous.

Sharks killed three people in 2014.

Humans kill tens of millions of sharks every year.

 

B. There are white doves, white (polar) bears, and white tigers. What about a white gorilla?

Answer: There was only one white (albino) gorilla known.

His name was Snowflake and he lived in a zoo in Barcelona, Spain from 1966 until he died in 2003.

 

C. The largest animal thought to live on Earth in the past or in the present is a what?

  1. Whale
  2. Dinosaur
  3. Hippopotamus
  4. Elephant

Answer: The largest animal that ever lived on Earth was a whale.

Right now scientists believe the largest animal (by weight) to ever live on Earth was a blue whale called Cetacea, (Balaenoptera musculus), which is a genetic relative to the hippopotamus.

 

D. Modern day descendents from dinosaurs are more likely to be what?

  1. Gorillas
  2. Birds
  3. Lizards
  4. Fish

Answer: According to the Smithsonian, the most likely candidates as a descendant from dinosaurs are birds.

 

E. If a horse weighs about 500 kilos (1,100 lbs.), how much weight of food would it normally consume in one year?

  1. Twice its weight
  2. Three times its weight
  3. Five times its weight
  4. Seven times its weight

Answer: An average horse consumes seven times its weight every year.

An average horse weighs between 380 to 550 kilograms. This means if a horse weighs 500 kilos (1,100 lbs.) it needs to eat 3,500 kilos (or 7,700 lbs.) of food each year. That is about 9.5 kilos (21 lbs.) of food each day!

More clever, fun, and educational trivia questions for kids down there!

PLANTS

3---plants

1. Do plants eat meat?

Answer: The creepy correct answer is YES, some plants eat meat. There are plants that are carnivorous (meat-eaters). While rare, they do exist. These plants feast on insects who are attracted to the delicious nectar and smells of their flowers.

 

2. Do plants have feelings?

Answer: Some people think that plants have feelingsOthers do not accept this. This question needs kids to find their own answers. Here is an experiment: If you love a plant, play nice music for it, and pay attention to it, does it grow better?

 

3. What is the largest fruit?

  1. Pineapple
  2. Apple
  3. Watermelon
  4. Jackfruit

Answer: The Jackfruit produces a fruit that is so large it is astounding. Jackfruit can weigh up to 36 kilos (around 80 lbs.).

 

4. What type of tree is the oldest living tree on Earth?

  1. Pine tree
  2. Yewl tree
  3. Redwood tree
  4. Oak tree

Answer: The pine tree. According to the research on tree rings, the oldest tree in the world is a Bristlecone Pine tree found in North America, which is around 5,062 years-old.

 

5. There are white doves, white bears, white tigers, and white gorillas. Is there a white redwood tree?

Answer: Yes. While rare, there are certainly white redwood trees, which are called “albino redwoods.”

PEOPLE

3---people

A. Who is your favorite person?

  1. Your mother/father
  2. Your best friend
  3. Your brother or sister
  4. Your grandparent

Answer: Congratulations! If you chose any of these answers, it means you have a favorite person and that is a very good thing.

 

B. Who was the first President of the United States?

  1. George Washington
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. Joseph Stalin
  4. King David

Answer: George Washington was the first President of the United States and he is famous for never telling a lie.

 

C. Who is the most important person in your life?

  1. Your mommy/daddy
  2. Your best friend
  3. Your brother or sister
  4. Your teacher

Answer: Congratulations! If you chose any of these answers, it means you have an important person in your life and that is a very good thing.

 

D. Which one of these is a real person?

  1. Shrek
  2. Harry Potter
  3. The Queen of England
  4. Winnie the Pooh

Answer: The Queen of England is a real person. She is the largest landowner in the entire world. She owns 6.6 billion acres, which includes land holdings in Great Britain, Australia, Canada, and Northern Ireland. Her land comprises 1/6 of the land on Earth and is valued at US$33 trillion, making her the richest person in the world. Canadians do not own land; they lease it from the Queen of England.

 

E. Which one of these persons lived the longest time ago?

  1. Alexander the Great
  2. Confucius
  3. Julius Caesar
  4. Plato

Answer: Confucius was the one that lived the longest time ago. Confucius lived from 551 to 479 B.C. Plato lived from about 428 to 347 B.C. Alexander the Great lived from 336 to 323 B.C. Julius Caesar lived from about 102 to 44 B.C. The term “B.C.” stands for “Before Christ,” which was about 2,000 years ago. Confucius was born 551 + 2,000 = 2,551 years ago. Here are 75 important people to know from ancient history.

And now with trivia questions for kids who just love science!

SCIENCE

4---science

A. The slime from snails is used for:

  1. Motor lubrication
  2. Beauty products
  3. Making pastries
  4. Painting on canvas

Answer: Snail slime is used as an ingredient in beauty products. Yuck! Who wants to put that goo on their face? Yet, it is supposed to clear up acne, heal scars, and reduce face wrinkles.

 

B. What is the force that keeps us from floating up into the air?

  1. Super glue
  2. Magnetism
  3. Gravity
  4. Inertia

Answer: The gravitational pull of the Earth keeps us on the Earth’s surface. Gravity is a force coming from the power of large physical bodies to attract other things. The gravity on the Moon is 1/6 of the gravity on the Earth, so it is easier to jump up on the Moon than on Earth. In addition, a person weighs less on the Moon. A person who weighs 50 kilograms (110 lbs.) weighs only 8.3 kilograms (18.3 lbs.) on the Moon. Here is a Moon weight calculator to see what you would weigh on the Moon.

 

C. A scientist that studies rocks is called a what?

  1. Meteorologist
  2. Geologist
  3. Astronomer
  4. Biologist

Answer: Studying rocks is part of the study of geology, so this type of scientist is called a Geologist. Geologists also study other things that make up the Earth besides just the rocks. Meteorologists study the weather. Astronomers study the stars. Biologists study living things.

 

D. About how long does it take the Moon to revolve (go around) the Earth?

  1. One day
  2. One year
  3. One month
  4. Forever

Answer: The Moon travels around the Earth in about one month. This is called the moon cycle or the lunar cycle. The exact time needed for the moon to go completely around the Earth is 29.53059 days.

 

E. Which of these things is the best to put in a compost bin?

  1. Cardboard box
  2. Glass bottle
  3. Empty soda can
  4. Apple core

Answer: The compost bin is used to collect organic things, such as an apple core that remains after the rest of the apple is eaten. Other things good for the compost bin are cut grass and fallen leaves. As these organic things deteriorate naturally over time, they turn into fertilizer that is useful to help the garden grow better. Cardboard, glass bottles, and used cans are put in the recycle bins instead.

FUNNY

5---funny

A. What is cooked in a pizza oven?

  1. Elephants
  2. Broken television sets
  3. Library books
  4. Pizza

Answer: Pizza of course!

 

B. Eggs are great for what?

  1. Chickens to juggle with them
  2. Stacking one on top of each other like blocks
  3. Baking cakes
  4. Singing at the Opera

Answer: Baking cakes is the correct answer. Usually a recipe for making a cake requires eggs.

 

C. If something can stand up, they usually stand on their what?

  1. Eyeballs
  2. Nose
  3. Mouth
  4. Feet

Answer: The correct answer is feet. Some animals stand on two feet like humans, some stand on four feet like horses and some like monkeys walk on their two feet while also using their hands.

 

D. If you are older than your sister is, but younger than your brother, which of these are you?

  1. Younger than your real parents
  2. Younger than your real grandparents
  3. Younger than your ancestors
  4. All of the above

Answer: The correct answer is “4” all of the above. Parents, grandparents, and all your ancestors are all older than you are.

 

E. It is impossible for most people to do what?

  1. Breathe oxygen
  2. Lick their own elbow
  3. Eat carbohydrates
  4. Sleep during their life

Answer: Most people breathe oxygen, which is part of the Earth’s atmosphere. We eat carbohydrates, which is a kind of sugar and usually we need to sleep on a regular basis. However, it is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow. Try it!

There is no need to keep score for these trivia questions for kids. Just enjoy learning something new about interesting things. For more age appropriate science trivia questions for kids, this is a good SCIENCE website and try this website for more funny stuff.

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