Use Easy Trivia Questions to Transform Your Next Meeting

Whether it’s following along at home watching your favorite quiz shows or competing with your friends at the weekly trivia night at the pub, Trivia has long been a game that brings people together. It’s a great way to conduct a battle of the wits... and to prove to others that all that seemingly random knowledge you’ve stored up is not so useless after all!

How to use Trivia in your Remote Meetings

Trivia is a great group activity to play because it brings the right balance of competitiveness and learning. This makes it the perfect activity for remote teams looking for a ready-made team building exercise. We’ve included a few suggestions how you can use general trivia questions in your remote meetings below.


Remote Friday Night drinks - Trivia edition

It’s been a long week at work, you’ve kicked some great goals as a team and you’ve earned your right to celebrate and unwind with a few drinks. Trivia provides the perfect backdrop (and excuse) to get together, drink and chat. Grab a cold beverage, and nominate a game master to run through a game of general trivia questions that we have included below.


Quick & Easy Trivia Icebreaker

If your remote team meetings are in the morning, using easy trivia questions is a brilliant way to wake up everybody and prime them for great discussions. We’ve included a list of easy trivia questions and answers below, simply read them out loud and see who answers correctly first!

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50 Easy Trivia Questions and Answers

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Q. Rolex is a company that specializes in what type of product?

Watches

Q. What name represents the letter "M" in the NATO phonetic alphabet?

Mike

Q. Typewriter is the longest word that can be typed using only the first row on a QWERTY keyboard.

TRUE

Q. What does the "G" mean in "G-Man"?

Government

Q. The word "news" originates from the first letters of the 4 main directions on a compass (North, East, West, South).

FALSE

Q. What was the destination of the missing flight MH370?

Beijing

Laos

What are some good trivia questions to ask?

Q. What is the unit of currency in Laos?

Kip

Q. Which of these is the name of a Japanese system of alternative medicine, literally meaning "finger pressure"?

Shiatsu

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Q. What is the name given to Indian food cooked over charcoal in a clay oven?

Tandoori

Q. The average woman is 5 inches / 13 centimeters shorter than the average man.

TRUE

Q. What country saw a world record 315 million voters turn out for elections on May 20, 1991?

India

Q. What character was once considered to be the 27th letter of the alphabet?

Ampersand

Q. Albert Einstein had trouble with mathematics when he was in school.

FALSE

Q. What is the Portuguese word for "Brazil"?

Brasil

Q. When did the website "Facebook" launch?

2004

Q. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died from complications of which form of cancer?

Pancreatic

Southern Lights 

Q. The scientific name for the Southern Lights is Aurora Australis?

TRUE

Q. Popcorn was invented in 1871 by Frederick W. Rueckheim in the USA where he sold the snack on the streets of Chicago.

FALSE

Q. What is the full title of the Prime Minister of the UK?

First Lord of the Treasury

Q. A doctor with a PhD is a doctor of what?

Philosophy

Q. Coca-Cola's original colour was green.

FALSE

Q. Which essential condiment is also known as Japanese horseradish?

Wasabi

The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.

TRUE

There are 86400 seconds in a day.

TRUE

An eggplant is a vegetable.

FALSE

What's this called in Italian?

Q. What is the Italian word for "tomato"?

Pomodoro

Q. On average, Americans consume 100 pounds of what per second?

Chocolate

Q. Kissing someone for one minute burns about 2 calories.

TRUE

Q. Which of the following carbonated soft drinks were introduced first?

Dr. Pepper

Q. Which item of clothing is usually worn by a Scotsman at a wedding?

Kilt

Q. What is the currency of Poland?

Złoty

Q. The pickled gherkin was first added to hamburgers because a US health law required all fast-food to include a source of Vitamin C.

FALSE

Q. The term "Spam" came before the food product "Spam".

FALSE

Q. In a 1994 CBS interview, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates performed what unusual trick on camera?

Jumping over an office chair

Q. Who wrote "Harry Potter"?

J.K. Rowling

Q. George Orwell wrote this book, which is often considered a statement on government oversight.

1984

Q. Which of the following is the world's best-selling book?

The Lord of the Rings

Q. How many Harry Potter books are there?

7

Q. Daniel Radcliffe became a global star in the film industry due to his performance in which film franchise?

Harry Potter

Q. Who directed "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982)?

Steven Spielberg

Q. Which movie contains the quote, "Say hello to my little friend!"?

Scarface

Q. The 2010 film "The Social Network" is a biographical drama film about MySpace founder Tom Anderson.

FALSE

Q. The first rule is: you don't talk about it is a reference to which movie?

Fight Club

Q. Which movie includes a giant bunny-like spirit who has magic powers including growing trees?

My Neighbor Totoro

Q. What is the oldest Disney film?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Q. Who starred in the film 1973 movie "Enter The Dragon"?

Bruce Lee

Q. Who is the main protagonist in, the 1985 film, Back to the Future?

Marty McFly

Q. In the movie "Blade Runner", what is the term used for human-like androids ?

Replicants

Q. What film did James Cameron's Avatar dethrone as the highest-grossing film ever?

Titanic

Q. Which Marvel superhero did Chris Evans play prior to his role as Captain America?

Human Torch

Trivia Question Question FAQ

We have scoured the internet (and a bunch of print resources) to collect what we think is the most popular list of trivia questions in one place. That way you can rest assured that when you ask these questions in a big group, there will always be some people who know the answer!

What are some good trivia questions to ask?

That really depends on the situation that you are in. If you are in an office situation and need trivia questions as a team building activity, these Easy Trivia questions are really good questions to use. That's because they're easy and fun, and that's what you want team building games. If you want something hard, for a Trivia tournament to really test the best trivia player, then you can find a list of Hard Trivia Questions here

What are some good family trivia questions?

Good family trivia questions are those that are age appropriate and that everyone in the family would know. They may be about Disney or even Christmas! Make sure you make sure the content doesn't contain any adult themes before using them for family trivia.

How do you make a good trivia question?

Making a good trivia question is all about making the answer interesting! That way, even if the players don't know the answer, they will have fun by learning some new facts. You should try to put yourself into the player's shoes and try to think if the question is fun and challenging.

What is the world's hardest question?

That's a hard question (get it?)! If you want a list of hard trivia questions, be sure to check out our blog post here. Hard trivia questions are different to easy questions because they are not supposed to be fun. Instead they are very specific pieces of knowledge that you either know or you don't.

What are some other ideas for breaking the ice?

If you are looking for other ideas to break the ice in addition to playing trivia, be sure to check out our article - 17 Best Icebreaker Games for Remote Teams!