Mother’s Day is a special day to honor the women who have brought us into this world and continue to shape our lives with love and guidance.
Whether it’s the mother in your life, or the mothers of history, there are so many fascinating facts about this day.
To help you celebrate Mother’s Day with some fun and education, here’s a quiz full of trivia questions all about moms related to the holiday!
If you end up really enjoying our Mother’s Day trivia, we’re sure you’ll like our Father’s Day trivia too!
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50 Mother’s Day Trivia Questions To Help You Celebrate And Have Fun
Mother’s Day Trivia: Mother’s Day Around The World
What is the date of Mother’s Day in the United States?
Answer: The second Sunday of May
In which country was the first modern Mother’s Day celebrated?
Answer: The United States
What year was the first Mother’s Day celebration in the U.S.?
What was the original purpose of Mother’s Day?
Answer: To honor mothers and their contributions to society.
What flower is traditionally given to mothers on Mother’s Day?
Answer: The carnation
What is the traditional color for Mother’s Day?
What does a white carnation represent on Mother’s Day?
Answer: A mother that has passed
What is the date of Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom?
Answer: The fourth Sunday of Lent
In France, what is Mother’s Day referred to as?
Answer: La Fête des Mères
In which country is Mother’s Day celebrated on August 15th?
Answer: Costa Rica
In which country is Mother’s Day celebrated on the first Sunday of October?
In which country is Mother’s Day celebrated on the same day as International Women’s Day?
What date is International Women’s Day celebrated?
Answer: March 8.
What is the name of the organization that worked to establish Mother’s Day as a national holiday in the United States?
Answer: The Mother’s Day International Association
In which country is Mother’s Day celebrated on December 22nd?
What is the traditional gift for Mother’s Day in Japan?
Answer: Red carnations; carnations are also a popular flower to gift in the red or pink variety as they symbolize purity, sweetness and endurance.
In which country is Mother’s Day celebrated on the same day as the birthday of the queen?
In which countries is Mother’s Day celebrated on May 10th?
Answer: Certain Latin American countries like Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize.
What is the name of the poem written by Julia Ward Howe that inspired the idea of Mother’s Day?
Answer: “Mother’s Day Proclamation”
Which U.S President officially issued a proclamation to establish Mother’s Day?
Answer: Woodrow Wilson
In the Guinness Book of Records, it is recorded that a Russian mother in the 1700s gave birth to a staggering ___ children.
What is the name of the cake made with almond paste that is often made to celebrate Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom?
Answer: Simnel cake
Mother’s Day Trivia: Iconic Mothers
What is the name of the goddess of motherhood and fertility, who is often associated with Mother’s Day?
Answer: The goddess Rhea was the goddess of motherhood and fertility, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.
In the Bible, who is known as the first Mother?
What is the name of the mother in “Little Women” who is celebrated on Mother’s Day?
In the Roman Catholic Church, Mother’s Day is most associated with admiration for whom?
Answer: Virgin Mary
Who is the mother of Blue Ivy Carter?
Carnations are a popular flower on Mother’s Day because many Christians believe that they were made from what of Mary?
Answer: Tears of Mary
Which scientist won two Nobel Prize awards and was also the mother of another Nobel Prize Winner?
Answer: Marie Curie
Who is the mother of Jaden and Willow Smith?
Answer: Jada Pinkett Smith
Who was Liza Minnelli’s mother?
Answer: Judy Garland
Who is the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry?
Answer: Princess Diana
Mother’s Day Trivia: Mothers In Movies/TV
What is the name of the mother in The Addams Family?
Answer: Morticia Addams
In the popular TV show Game of Thrones, who is known as “The Mother of Dragons”?
Answer: Daenerys Targaryen
What is the name of the popular TV show/sitcom that aired a Mother’s Day episode in 1998, where the main character invites her estranged mother for dinner?
Answer: Friends (episode titled “The One Where They All Turn Thirty”)
In the 2009 movie, what actress plays the role of a mother who is diagnosed with cancer and writes letters to her family to read after she’s gone?
Answer: Hilary Swank (P.S. I Love You)
What is the name of the character who is the mother of the title character in the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother?
Answer: Tracy McConnell
In the 2018 movie, what actress plays the role of a mother who hires a nanny to help her cope with postpartum depression?
Answer: Charlize Theron (in Tully)
In the 2013 movie, what actress plays the role of a mother who is dying of cancer and creates a notebook of memories for her young daughter to read after she’s gone?
Answer: Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy Green)
Which popular Broadway musical and movie tells the story of Donna, an independent hotel owner in the Greek islands, preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends?
Answer: Mamma Mia!
Which movie features Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn each living as moms struggling to hold it together in the face of everyday mom madness?
Answer: Bad Moms (2016)
In which movie is there a computer named “Mother”?
Mother’s Day Trivia: Mothers In Books/Music
What is the name of the song that was written by Boyz II Men as a tribute to their mothers and has become a popular Mother’s Day song?
Answer: “A Song for Mama”
What is the name of Harry Potter’s birth mom?
Answer: Lily Potter
What is the name of the book series that features a mother-daughter pair named Lorelai and Rory Gilmore?
Answer: Gilmore Girls
What is the name of the song that was written by the Beatles as a tribute to the mother of John Lennon?
In the popular Harry Potter book series, what is the name of the mother of the Weasley family?
Answer: Molly Weasley
What is the name of the book that tells the story of a group of aging Chinese women in San Francisco that meet regularly to trade familial stories while playing Mahjong?
Answer: The Joy Luck Club
What is the name of the song that Bruce Springsteen wrote as a tribute to his mother and has become a popular Mother’s Day song?
Answer: “The Wish”
Which of the following songs by the Beatles was inspired by Mary, the mother of Paul McCartney?
Answer: “Let It Be”
Getting Closer: Conversation Topics And Questions To Ask Mom
After you’re done playing our Mother’s Day trivia, why not use the below questions and convo topics to get to know the mother in your life more? We hope they bring you closer together!
- What was your favorite childhood memory?
- What was your first job, and how did you get it?
- Can you remember a time when you got in really big trouble in your life?
- How did you and Dad first decide you were going to have a baby?
- Have you ever played any practical jokes on someone? What happened?
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
- What was the most embarrassing fashion trend you participated in?
- What was your favorite band or musician when you were younger?
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
- What was the craziest or most daring thing you ever did as a teenager?
- What’s the best advice you ever received from your own mother?
- If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
- If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
- What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?
- What was your favorite childhood snack or treat?
- Did you have a favorite toy or game growing up?
- What is something you’ve always wanted to try but never had the chance to?
- What was your biggest challenge as a parent, and how did you overcome it?
- What was the most valuable lesson you learned from a mistake you made as a mom?
- What is something you hope to teach your grandchildren?
- How many grandchildren do you want?
- What is your favorite way to relax or unwind?
- What was your favorite subject in school, and why?
- What is something you’ve always been curious about but never explored?
- What is a skill or talent you’ve always admired in others and wish you had?
- What was your favorite family vacation, and why?
- What is your favorite type of music or musician?
- What is a book or movie that has had a significant impact on your life?
- What is your proudest accomplishment outside of being a mother?
- What is a valuable lesson you learned from a mistake you made in your career?
- What is something you wish you had done differently in your life, and why?
Best Trivia Games of 2024
Can’t get enough of the trivia goodness? Neither can we. If you’re looking for trivia games to play with friends/family, here are our favorite trivia board games on the market this year!
Ultimate Pub Trivia
1,100 questions covering 6 different categories
Host your own pub-style trivia nights
4 or more players | Ages 12 and up
Anomia Party Edition
A very popular card game for families, teens and adults!
Fast-paced friendly competition and laugh-til-you cry kind of fun
3-6 players | Ages 10+
…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
Players 2+ | Ages 14+
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