67 September Trivia Questions To Celebrate The Start Of Fall

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The month of September marks the official start of fall, a season cherished for its bright colors, cozy sweaters, and a plethora of traditions!

To add a delightful twist to your autumnal festivities, we’ve curated a handful of trivia questions that dive into the essence of September. From the celestial wonders of the equinox to iconic songs and movies that capture the spirit of the season, these questions are designed to spark nostalgia and test your September knowledge.

Expect to revisit famous birthdays, explore the melodies of timeless songs, and uncover fascinating facts about fall traditions around the world. Whether you’re a seasoned fall enthusiast or just starting to embrace the beauty of September, these questions promise a delightful challenge that will entertain, educate, and perhaps even surprise you.

Are you ready to put your September expertise to the test? It’s time to welcome the season of change with a burst of knowledge and a sprinkle of September magic!

Looking to celebrate other months in the following weeks? Check out our October and November trivia quizzes afterward!

Before we get started — we invite you to bookmark or save some of these other trivia quizzes for later!

September Trivia Questions To Celebrate The Start Of Fall

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Question: What astronomical event marks the official beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere?

Answer: Autumn Equinox.

Question: On what date does the Autumn Equinox typically occur in the Northern Hemisphere?

Answer: Around September 22nd.

Question: 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

Question: What rare space phenomenon, which occurred on September 27, 2015, will not occur again until 2033?

Answer: Supermoon/lunar eclipse

Question: What term is commonly used to describe the period of time when students first return to school after the summer break?

Answer: Back to School.

Question: What was the original purpose of Labor Day when it was first celebrated in the late 19th century?

Answer: To honor and recognize the American labor movement.

Question: Traditionally, what does Labor Day mark in terms of the end of a season?

Answer: The unofficial end of summer.

Question: What zodiac sign precedes Libra in the astrological calendar?

Answer: Virgo.

Question: Which astrological element is associated with Virgo and Libra? (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)

Answer: Earth (Virgo), Air (Libra).

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Question: On what date is International Literacy Day celebrated to emphasize the importance of literacy worldwide?

Answer: September 8th.

Question: What organization plays a key role in promoting International Literacy Day globally?

Answer: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

Question: Which historical event does Constitution Day (September 17th) commemorate in the United States?

Answer: The signing of the United States Constitution in 1787.

Question: What is another name for Constitution Day?

Answer: Citizenship Day.

Question: 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.

Question: On what date is Mexican Independence Day celebrated, marking Mexico’s freedom from Spanish rule?

Answer: September 16th.

Question: Who is considered the leader of the Mexican War of Independence and a key figure in Mexican history?

Answer: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is generally regarded as the “Father of Mexican Independence”.

Question: What is the Harvest Moon, and why is it significant in agriculture?

Answer: The full moon closest to the autumn equinox; it provides extended moonlight for farmers during the harvest.

Question: What is the scientific explanation for the reddish tint sometimes seen during a Harvest Moon?

Answer: The moon appears lower in the sky, and its light passes through more of Earth’s atmosphere, scattering shorter wavelengths.

Question: McIntosh, Envy, and Empire are all types of what fruit?

Answer: Apple.

Question: Which major fashion city in the USA hosts one of the most iconic Fashion Week events, showcasing designers from around the world?

Answer: New York.

Question: During Fashion Week, what industry professionals attend runway shows to review and select pieces for upcoming seasons?

Answer: Fashion Buyers.

Question: In addition to New York, Milan, and Paris, which UK city is known for hosting a prominent Fashion Week event in September?

Answer: London.

Question: “Wake Me Up When September Ends” is a song by which band?

Answer: Green Day.

Question: Which hit single by Earth, Wind & Fire is often associated with weddings and features the lyrics “Ba de ya – say do you remember, ba de ya – dancing in September”?

Answer: “September” (by Earth, Wind & Fire).

Question: In what year did the band Earth, Wind & Fire release their iconic song “September”?

Answer: 1978.

Question: What British ruler’s long reign did Queen Elizabeth II surpass in September 2015?

Answer: Queen Victoria (she ruled for 63 years until her death in 1901).

Question: Which investment bank’s collapse on September 15, 2008 brought Wall Street to its knees, because Uncle Sam said no to a bailout?

Answer: Lehman Brothers.

Question: Which fast food restaurant released a Halloween burger with a black bun in September 2015?

Answer: Burger King.

Question: Can you name one of September’s birth flowers?

Answer: September’s birth month flowers are the aster and morning glory.

Question: The Rioja Wine Harvest festival is held each September in which country?

Answer: Spain.

Question: The Great Fire of London broke out on Pudding Lane in September of what year?

Answer: 1666.

Question: The Warrens Cranberry Festival is held on the last full weekend of September in which U.S. state?

Answer: Wisconsin.

Question: Which beloved country-turned-pop singer collaborated with Earth, Wind & Fire on the 2018 single called “September”?

Answer: Taylor Swift.

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Question: When does Hispanic Heritage Month begin in the United States?

Answer: September 15th.

Question: What is the birthstone for those born in September?

Answer: Sapphire.

Question: Which fruit is commonly associated with the autumn season and is often used in pies, crisps, and cider?

Answer: Apple.

Question: In which European country is the famous Oktoberfest celebration held annually?

Answer: Germany.

Question: What chemical is responsible for the vibrant red and purple colors in certain fall leaves?

Answer: Anthocyanin.

Question: What professional sports league typically kicks off its regular season in September?

Answer: National Football League (NFL).

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Question: Which of the following celebrities was NOT born in September?

  • A) Beyoncé
  • B) Willow Smith
  • C) Zendaya
  • D) Adam Sandler

Answer: B) Willow Smith

Question: Among these celebrities, who does not celebrate their birthday in September?

  • A) Salma Hayek
  • B) Keanu Reeves
  • C) Lily Tomlin
  • D) Rihanna

Answer: D) Rihanna

Question: What agricultural attraction becomes popular in the fall, challenging visitors to navigate through intricate paths made in cornfields?

Answer: The corn maze.

Question: In India, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in September. Who is Lord Ganesha?

Answer: The elephant-headed god of wisdom and prosperity.

Question: What country’s national flag features a red maple leaf at its center?

Answer: Canada.

Question: What popular TV series, featuring characters like Ross, Rachel, and Chandler, premiered on September 22, 1994?

Answer: Friends.

Question: What combination of spices gives the popular “pumpkin spice” flavor its distinctive taste?

Answer: Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

Question: According to superstition, catching leaves in the fall is believed to bring good luck. In which country/region did this originate?

Answer: Ancient Greece.

Question: On September 11, 2001, tragic events unfolded in the United States. What is commonly referred to as the “9/11” incident?

Answer: Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Question: Which animated TV special, first broadcast in the fall of 1966, follows the story of a Great Pumpkin and features characters like Charlie Brown?

Answer: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

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Question: What famous French artist painted “Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)” in 1950, an abstract expressionist masterpiece?

Answer: Jackson Pollock.

Question: What type of footwear is commonly associated with fall and is often made of suede or leather?

Answer: Boots.

Question: Which English Romantic poet wrote the famous poem “To Autumn,” celebrating the beauty of the season?

Answer: John Keats.

Question: Can you name at least one Latin American country that celebrates its independence day on September 15th, coinciding with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month?

Answer: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Question: What world “day” is observed on September 27 to promote global tourism and its benefits?

Answer: World Tourism Day

Question: What United Nations agency is responsible for coordinating World Tourism Day?

Answer: UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization).

Question: September is also Suicide Prevention Month. What color ribbon is often associated with suicide prevention awareness?

Answer: Yellow.

Question: What is the name of the national suicide prevention hotline in the United States?

Answer: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Question: Which German city is most famous for hosting Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival?

Answer: Munich.

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Question: Traditionally, what type of beer is served at Oktoberfest?

Answer: Märzen or Oktoberfestbiers

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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.

Question: In addition to beer, what traditional German food, primarily all carbs and dipped in sauces, is commonly enjoyed during Oktoberfest?

Answer: Pretzels.

Question: What is the technical name for the first day of fall, when day and night are approximately equal in length?

Answer: Autumn Equinox.

Question: On what date is World Alzheimer’s Day observed to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease?

Answer: September 21st.

Question: Alzheimer’s disease primarily affects which organ in the human body?

Answer: The Brain.

Question: What color is commonly associated with Alzheimer’s awareness?

Answer: Purple.

Question: Rosh Hashanah also takes place in September. What is the significance of Rosh Hashanah in the Jewish calendar?

Answer: It is the Jewish New Year.

Question: During Rosh Hashanah, what traditional food item is often eaten to symbolize a sweet new year?

Answer: Apples dipped in honey.

Question: Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the High Holy Days in Judaism. What is the concluding holiday of this period?

Answer: Yom Kippur.

So, how did you do on our September trivia quiz? Regardless of how you did, we just hope you learned something new!

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Elle Liang

Elle is a travel blogger and entertainment publisher by day and a trivia fanatic by night. Her favorite hobbies include hiking mountains, traveling anywhere in the world, watching documentaries, playing bingo, and brushing up on world knowledge through games like Trivial Pursuit.

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