As the crisp, wintry breeze begins to give way to the subtle signs of a changing season, there’s an undeniable magic in the air – the magic of winter!
The world transforms into a glistening wonderland, adorned with a delicate blanket of snow that shimmers like a million diamonds in the soft sunlight. Winter, with its chilly embrace, brings a sense of coziness and a promise of new beginnings.
But fear not, for we’re not bidding adieu to the spirit of celebration just yet! There’s a lot to celebrate, including the likes of Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Valentine’s Day, and Lunar New Year!
To keep the festive vibes alive, we’ve curated a bunch of winter-themed questions for our special winter trivia quiz.
These questions are not just about testing your knowledge; they’re crafted to evoke laughter, stir up memories, and perhaps reveal a few surprising facts about the magical winter months!
Join us as we honor the beauty, the traditions, and the unique charm of winter. Ready to take the plunge into our winter-themed trivia? Let the enchantment unfold!
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Fall Trivia Questions To Welcome The Harvest Season
McIntosh, Envy, and Empire are all types of what fruit?
In which month does apple picking season typically begin in many regions?
Momiji tempura is a popular snack in Japan during the autumn season made out of what main ingredient?
Answer: Japanese maple leaves.
What is the name of the autumn constellation that is also a zodiac sign represented by a pair of scales?
What drink is Starbucks famous for bringing back on a yearly basis during the fall season?
Answer: Pumpkin Spice Latte.
In which month is Climate Week globally observed to raise awareness about climate change and environmental sustainability?
What is the primary goal of Climate Week?
Answer: To mobilize action on climate change at a global level.
What famous French artist painted “Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)” in 1950, an abstract expressionist masterpiece?
Answer: Jackson Pollock.
What type of footwear is commonly associated with fall and is often made of suede or leather?
On what date does the Autumn Equinox typically occur in the Northern Hemisphere?
Answer: Around September 22nd.
In the United States, September is recognized as what national month?
- a) National Cat Month
- b) National Rodent Month
- c) National Horse Month
- d) National Chicken Month
Answer: d) National Chicken Month
What rare space phenomenon, which occurred on September 27, 2015, will not occur again until 2033?
Answer: Supermoon/lunar eclipse
What organization plays a key role in promoting International Literacy Day globally?
Answer: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Which historical event does Constitution Day (September 17th) commemorate in the United States?
Answer: The signing of the United States Constitution in 1787.
What is another name for Constitution Day?
Answer: Citizenship Day.
Patriot Day is another significant day that takes place in September. What tragic event does Patriot Day commemorate in the United States?
Answer: The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The Draconid meteor shower, which usually peaks in early October, has been known to produce bright meteors. What is the radiant point for the Draconids?
Answer: Eltanin and Rastaban, aka the Dragon’s Eyes.
What month will you begin to see pumpkin and Halloween decorations go up for Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort?
When does Hispanic Heritage Month begin in the United States?
Answer: September 15th.
In which European country is the famous Oktoberfest celebration held annually?
What chemical is responsible for the vibrant red and purple colors in certain fall leaves?
What professional sports league typically kicks off its regular season in September?
Answer: National Football League (NFL).
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Which of the following celebrities was NOT born in September?
- A) Beyoncé
- B) Willow Smith
- C) Zendaya
- D) Adam Sandler
Answer: B) Willow Smith
What agricultural attraction becomes popular in the fall, challenging visitors to navigate through intricate paths made in cornfields?
Answer: The corn maze.
How many days are in October?
Which historical event took place on October 14, 1066, resulting in the Norman Conquest of England?
Answer: Battle of Hastings.
In Greek mythology, which goddess is associated with the month of October?
Answer: Hecate. The Goddess Hecate, in art depictions, most closely resembles the ‘witch’ figures so often seen at Halloween.
Which family-friendly theme park located in Florida opened on October 1, 1971?
Answer: Disney World.
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Bartlett, Bosc, and Anjou are all varieties of which fruit?
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay are associated with the production of what fall fruit?
Ocean Spray, Early Black, and Stevens are different varieties of what fruit often associated with Thanksgiving?
Who was the first group of people in history to use scarecrows?
Answer: The Egyptians — to protect their wheat fields along the Nile River.
What do you call a male turkey?
Answer: A gobbler
“Wake me up when September ends” is a line from a song by which band?
Answer: Green Day.
In Greek mythology, what goddess of the harvest and agriculture is often depicted with a sheaf of wheat and a cornucopia?
According to superstition, if you catch a falling leaf in the fall, what is it believed to bring?
Answer: Good luck.
In Japan, what fall festival celebrates and gives thanks for the rice harvest, featuring intricately decorated floats and traditional performances?
Answer: Niigata Rice Festival (Niigata Shinano Matsuri).
What beverage, often associated with fall, is made by fermenting apple juice and is a popular drink during autumn harvest festivals?
Answer: Hard cider.
What is the official word for the sound of leaves and trees rustling in the wind?
Answer: Psithurism (pronounced sith-yuh-riz-uhm)
Which traditional Mexican holiday, celebrated the day after Halloween, honors deceased loved ones?
Answer: Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).
What is the zodiac sign for those born on October 1st?
Which international organization dedicated to the promotion of peace and security was established on October 24, 1945?
Answer: United Nations (UN)
What holiday has been replacing Columbus Day more recently?
Answer: Indigenous Peoples Day.
What months mark the fall season in the Southern Hemisphere?
Answer: March through May
What is the name of the phenomenon that causes leaves to change color in the fall?
Answer: Chlorophyll breakdown.
Which historic French cabaret, home of the high-kicking cancan, celebrated its 125th birthday in October 2014?
Answer: Moulin Rouge.
What company did Google buy in October of 2006?
Rapper Snoop Dog was born on October 20, 1971. Who are his other two famous, music-making cousins?
Answer: Brandy and Ray J.
Who was sworn in as the first African American associate justice of the U.S. Surpreme Court on October 2nd, 1967?
Answer: Thurgood Marshall.
What two sports leagues in the U.S. start their seasons in October?
Answer: NBA (basketball) and NHL (hockey).
Which U.S. state has named apple cider their official state beverage?
Answer: New Hampshire.
Which U.S. state has named cranberry juice their official state beverage?
Answer: New Jersey.
True or false: Cranberries grow on trees.
Answer: False. Cranberries grow on low-running vines.
How many days are in November?
What are the two birthstones for November?
Answer: Topaz and citrine
Which of the above, topaz or citrine, is yellow?
The author of Dracula was born on November 8, 1847. What is the name of this author?
Answer: Bram Stoker
What is the Spanish word for November?
Which German city is most famous for hosting Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival?
Traditionally, what type of beer is served at Oktoberfest?
Answer: Märzen or Oktoberfestbiers
Trivia Fun Fact
What type of beer is served at Oktoberfest?
Märzen or Oktoberfestbiers. For a beer to be served at Oktoberfest, it has to be brewed by one of the six breweries located in the Munich city limits. Those six breweries are Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräuhaus, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, and Spaten.
In addition to beer, what traditional German food, primarily all carbs and dipped in sauces, is commonly enjoyed during Oktoberfest?
The Parker Brothers first introduced which popular board game in November of 1935?
Diwali, an annual festival that occurs in India during November, lasts for how many days?
Answer: 5 days
Daylight Saving Time ends each November. Do we gain an hour or lose an hour?
Answer: We gain an hour because we set our clocks back.
November was originally the ninth month in which calendar?
Answer: The old Roman calendar
Which iconic video game console was released by Nintendo in November 2006?
- a) Nintendo Switch
- b) PlayStation 4
- c) Xbox 360
- d) Wii
Answer: d) Wii
What is the traditional birth flower for November?
- a) Chrysanthemum
- b) Rose
- c) Lily
- d) Daisy
Answer: a) Chrysanthemum
Which American president delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863?
- a) Abraham Lincoln
- b) George Washington
- c) Thomas Jefferson
- d) John F. Kennedy
Answer: a) Abraham Lincoln
Fall Trivia Questions: All About Halloween
What’s the most popular Halloween costume in the U.S., according to Google?
Answer: A witch.
What is the name of the famous Snoopy-themed animated TV special that airs every year around Halloween?
Answer: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
What ancient Celtic festival is believed to have inspired Halloween?
Which European country is often credited with the origin of Halloween?
What month will you begin to see pumpkin and Halloween decorations go up for Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort?
For Halloween in 2016, McDonald’s released an odd dish: French fries covered in chocolate and pumpkin flavoring. In what single country could you have gotten this?
In Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan’s character Cady wears what type of costume to the Halloween party?
Answer: The bride of Frankenstein.
In the Disney movie Halloweentown, what is the name of the main character who discovers she comes from a family of witches?
Answer: Marnie Piper.
What horror movie was filmed with a home video camera, shot in the director’s house, and made over $100 million at the box office?
Answer: Paranormal Activity.
Are pumpkins a fruit or vegetable?
Answer: A fruit.
In which city does the annual Village Halloween Parade take place?
Answer: New York City.
Which Halloween candy was originally called “chicken feed”?
Answer: Candy corn.
Ironically, what is usually the second main ingredient used in candy corn?
Answer: Corn syrup.
In Halloween superstition, women would put the apples they bobbed for under their pillows in order to dream of what?
Answer: A future love interest
What creature from Greek mythology is a humanoid monster with snakes for hair and can turn people into stone with her gaze?
Which iconic film popularized the modern visual image of the witch, with flowing robes, a pointed hat, and a hooked nose?
Answer: The Wizard of Oz.
According to the quirky song, which family is said to be “creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky”?
Answer: The Addams Family.
According to folklore, what is the only way to kill a werewolf?
Answer: With a silver bullet.
Where do the Ghostbusters set up their headquarters?
Answer: A fire station.
Which movie tops Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the Scariest Horror Movies Ever?
Answer: The Exorcist.
Jason wore what type of mask in the Friday the 13th film series?
Answer: A hockey mask.
In the movie Halloween, Michael Myers wears a mask that ends up looking like which famous actor’s face?
Answer: William Shatner. Because the studio had such a small budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find. It was a $2 William Shatner mask that they spray-painted white.
Fall Trivia Questions: All About Thanksgiving
Which Thanksgiving parade is the largest and most famous, attracting 2 to 3 million spectators along its 2.5-mile route and drawing an enormous television audience each year?
Answer: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
In which American state is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held annually?
Answer: New York
What is the name of the first settlement established by the Pilgrims in America?
Which American president declared Thanksgiving a national holiday?
Answer: Abraham Lincoln
What is the name of the traditional Thanksgiving dish made from marshmallows and sweet potatoes?
Answer: Sweet potato casserole
Which gender of turkeys actually gobble — is it the males or females?
Answer: Male turkeys
Over half of all sweet potatoes are grown in which US state?
Answer: North Carolina
Which NFL football team has played at home on Thanksgiving every year since 1934 — except when games were paused from 1939 to 1944 during World War II?
Answer: The Detroit Lions. Thanksgiving Day football games started as a way to promote the sport across Detroit, a city that was obsessed with the sport of baseball.
Which NFL team holds the record for the most Thanksgiving Day victories?
Answer: Detroit Lions
Which country celebrates Kinro Kansha no Hi (Labor Thanksgiving Day) as a celebration of the rights of the country’s workers?
Answer: Japan. Today, labor organizations lead events where citizens are encouraged to celebrate the principles of hard work and community involvement. To mark the occasion, children often make thank-you cards for policemen, firefighters and other municipal workers.
What is the name of the classic 1995 Thanksgiving movie featuring Claudia Larson, who after losing her job, kissing her ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter has plans of her own for the holidays, attends her family’s dysfunctional holiday gathering?
Answer: Home for the Holidays
Can you name at least one place in the US that has the word “Turkey” in its name?
Answer: Per the US Census Bureau, there’s:
- Turkey City (Texas)
- Turkey Creek (Arizona)
- Turkey Creek (Stone County, Arkansas)
- Turkey Creek (McPherson County, Kansas)
- Turkey Creek (Louisiana); Turkey (North Carolina)
- Turkey Valley (Yankton County, South Dakota)
Five places are named after the popular Thanksgiving side dish of cranberries — can you name at least two states they are in?
Answer: Per the US Census Bureau, there’s:
- Cranberry Lake CDP, NY
- Cranberry township, Alleghany County, NC
- Cranberry township, Avery County, NC
- Cranberry township, Butler County, PA
- Cranberry township, Venango County, PA
How long did the first Thanksgiving feast between the colonists and Wampanoag last?
Answer: Three days
Which ship carried the Pilgrims to the New World, where they eventually celebrated the first Thanksgiving?
Answer: The Mayflower
What is the total number of calories the average American consumes on Thanksgiving Day?
Answer: The average American consumes around 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day.
Which U.S. Founding Father famously called turkeys “a bird of courage”?
Answer: Benjamin Franklin
Which country’s first Thanksgiving celebration actually predates America’s by more than 40 years?
Answer: Canada. In 1578, an expedition led by the English navigator Martin Frobisher held a ceremony in what is now Nunavut, giving thanks for the safety of their fleet. This is considered the first-ever Thanksgiving celebration in North America!
When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?
Answer: The second Monday in October
Can you name at least two of the top five Thanksgiving travel destinations in the USA for 2022?
Answer: Per AAA, the top 5 are Orlando, FL; Anaheim, CA; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA
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1,100 questions covering 6 different categories
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Fast-paced friendly competition and laugh-til-you cry kind of fun
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…I should have known that! Trivia Game
110 cards with 400+ questions
Instead of points for answering questions right, points are subtracted for every wrong answer
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So, how did you do on our autumn / fall trivia quiz? Regardless of how you did, we just hope you learned something new!
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