Top 130 trivia questions to play with your remote team in 2022

February 7th, 2022Remote Work


Trivia games are some of the best to play with co-workers. It helps employees test their knowledge, get to know each other better, and have a fun time. Playing trivia, whether online or in-person, can help entertain us. It’s also fun to be rewarded for what you know.

Did you know there are also some mental health perks that people get from answering trivia questions?

Psychologists say that we can get a burst of dopamine when we answer a question correctly. It has been described as the same rush from gambling, but you don’t have to lose all your money for the thrill. And, unlike video games, being addicted to trivia doesn’t have a negative impact. Moreover, there are many subjects that someone can choose to be an expert in, from pop culture to nature and beyond.

This makes trivia questions a great way to engage your remote team and build connections. And because we know that coming up with challenging trivia questions can be…well, challenging, we’re giving your some trivia question ideas for your next remote social event.


50 fun trivia questions for your remote social

We’ve gathered together over 100 of the best trivia questions for your remote socials. Write them down and put them in your trivia question bank so you’ll be ready to challenge your remote team during your next online social event.

Icebreakers

Getting everyone warmed up requires some light-hearted and fun trivia questions. Consider using these ones during your next remote social.

  1. What is the hardest part about working remotely for you? What’s the best?
  2. How do you stay productive and motivated while you work from home?
  3. If you could learn one new skill, what would it be?
  4. What’s the best professional development book or blog you’ve read?
  5. What emoji do you use the most?
  6. If you had to eat just one food for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
  7. What would you name your autobiography?
  8. Tell us the three smartphone apps you can’t live without.
  9. What tv family would you like to be a part of?
  10. What superhero power would you pick and why?
  11. Would you go into space if you knew you couldn’t come back?
  12. What celebrity do people say you look most like?
  13. What is your life’s theme song?
  14. What is your ideal holiday like?
  15. Where would you like to retire?
  16. What advice would you offer to your younger self?
  17. What career did you want when you were a kid?
  18. What do you admire most in a co-worker?
  19. Who is your favorite cartoon character?
  20. What is the most extreme sport you’ve done?

Celebrity trivia questions

After your employees have become comfortable with the game and the virtual format, you can turn to different topics, including celebrity trivia questions. Here are some that we recommend you use for this category.

  1. There are 9 Beatles songs that hit the charts and contain the word love. Name them. (She Loves You, Love Me Do, All You Need Is Love, Can’t Buy Me Love, P.S. I Love You, Real Love, And I Love Her, All My Loving, She Loves You)
  2. What famous singer wrote the song I Will Always Love You, performed by Whitney Houston? (Dolly Parton)
  3. What Dr. Seuss book has no more than 50 words? (Green Eggs and Ham)
  4. What is the title of the first feature-length animated movie released? (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs).
  5. What character did Walt Disney perform during a school event when he was a child? (Peter Pan)
  6. How many children does Angelina Jolie have? (6)
  7. What was the first movie that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan co-starred in? (Joe Versus the Volcano).
  8. What was the name of the first James Bond movie that Daniel Craig appeared in? (Casino Royale).
  9. Which actor was the voice for Darth Vader and Mufasa from The Lion King? (James Earl Jones).
  10. What job did Harrison Ford have before his big acting break? (Roadie for The Doors).
  11. What celebrity has the nickname JLo? (Jennifer Lopez)
  12. Where was Heath Ledger born? (Australia)
  13. What is the name of Jamie Lee Curtis’s mother? (Maureen O’Sullivan)
  14. What is Jennifer Aniston’s full last name? (Anastasssakis)
  15. Who is Goldie Hawn married to? (Kurt Russell)
  16. What celebrity has a daughter named Apple Martin? (Gwyneth Paltrow)
  17. What job did Steve Buscemi use to have? (Firefighter)
  18. How many times has Angelina Jolie been married? (3)
  19. How many films has Steven Spielberg made? (over 69)
  20. What is the name of the British film director that married Madonna? (Guy Ritchie)

Pop culture

Pop culture questions are some of the most fun trivia questions for your participants. If you can’t think of any, here are some to get you started.

  1. Which Avenger can calm the Hulk down? (Black Widow).
  2. What was Superman’s birth name? (Kal-El).
  3. What does DC stand for? (Detective Comics).
  4. How many times did Ross Geller get married and divorced on Friends? (three: Carol, Emily, Rachel).
  5. How many Harry Potter movies are there? (8).
  6. What day is considered Star Wars day? (May 4).
  7. What is Rihanna’s real name? (Robyn Fenty).
  8. What is Kramer’s first name on the tv show Seinfeld? (Cosmo).
  9. What is the name of the alternative dimension in the show Stranger Things? (The Upside Down).
  10. In the series Arrested Development, where is there always money? (the banana stand).
  11. What did Ross Gellar name his pet monkey on the show Friends? (Marcel)
  12. What is the real name of Lady Gaga? (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta)
  13. Which Spice Girl left the group in 1998? (Ginger Spice/Geri Halliwell)
  14. What movie soundtrack is the best-selling? (The Bodyguard)
  15. What was the name of the dog on Full House? (Comet)
  16. Who hosted America’s Next Top Model? (Tyra Banks)
  17. What is the longest-running adult animation? (The Simpsons)
  18. Who was the voice of the genie in the 1992 version of Aladdin? (Robin Williams)
  19. What celebrity changed their name to ye in 2021? (Kayne West)
  20. What was the name of the software company that Neo worked for in The Matrix? (MetaCortex)

General interest

There are some great trivia question ideas that don’t belong to any specific category. Here are some that can stump and amuse your participants.

  1. Which tech mogul named his son X AE A-12? (Elon Musk).
  2. What is the rarest M&M colour? (brown).
  3. Which country eats the most chocolate? (Switzerland).
  4. What is the loudest animal on Earth? (sperm whale).
  5. Which of Shakespeare’s play the longest? (Hamlet).
  6. What is the tallest dog breed? (Great Dane).
  7. What is the biggest island in the world? (Greenland).
  8. What is the largest ocean on Earth? (Pacific Ocean).
  9. What does BMW stand for? (Bavarian Motor Works).
  10. What animal causes the most power outages in the U.S.? (squirrels).
  11. What type of clouds surround a hurricane? (Wall clouds)
  12. What animal produces milk that does not curdle? (camel)
  13. How many points are in a pentagram? (five)
  14. What movie is set in Christmas Town? (Nightmare Before Christmas)
  15. What type of bean is chocolate made from? (Cocoa)
  16. Is tomato a fruit or vegetable? (Fruit)
  17. How many grapes do you need to make one bottle of wine? (700)
  18. What country produces the most coffee? (Brazil)
  19. Who is known as the King of Comedy? (Charlie Chaplin)
  20. What is the official language of the US? (There isn’t one)

Sports trivia questions

Another fun category for trivia question ideas is sports. Here are some for your trivia question bank.

  1. Which two countries have never missed a day of the Olympics? (Greece and Australia).
  2. Which American Football team went a whole season undefeated? (Miami Dolphins, 1972).
  3. Which country won the first world-cup game of soccer? (Uruguay).
  4. What team sport uses the terms dump, floater, and wipe? (Volleyball).
  5. How many points did Michael Jordan score in his first NBA game? (16).
  6. What sport is called the king of sports? (soccer).
  7. What is Canada’s national sport? (lacrosse).
  8. Who has won more tennis titles, Venus or Serena Williams? (Serena).
  9. How big is an Olympic-sized swimming pool? (50 meters long and 25 meters wide).
  10. What sporting event is held each year on Memorial Day? (Indianapolis 500).

History Trivia Questions

  1. When was the Declaration of Independence signed? (Aug 2, 1776)
  2. What marked a change from agricultural practices to industrial ones? (Industrial Revolution)
  3. Which four presidents’ faces are carved into Mount Rushmore? (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt)
  4. What is the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr? (Atlanta, Georgia)
  5. When did the U.S. bring in child labor laws? (1938)
  6. What country did Albert Einstein live in before moving to the United States? (Germany)
  7. Who is credited for inventing the first printing press? (Johannes Gutenberg)
  8. How old was Queen Elizabeth II when she was crowned? (27)
  9. What countries fought the Hundred Years’ War? (Britain and France)
  10. What cities were destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD? (Pompeii and Herculaneum)

Nature Trivia Questions

For those who really love to know a lot of useless facts, here are some questions about trivia games.

  1. What is the name for a baby swan? (cygnets)
  2. What type of bird lays the largest eggs? (Ostrich)
  3. How many wings does a bee have? (4)
  4. How tall is a baby giraffe when it is born? (6 feet)
  5. What type of inset is the heaviest? (Beetle)
  6. Can volcanoes produce lightning? (True)
  7. What is the scientific name of the northern lights? (Aurora Borealis)
  8. What is the largest ocean in the world? (Pacific Ocean)
  9. What is the longest river in the world? (River Nile)
  10. What insects were the first to be sent into space? (fruit flies)


Literature Trivia Questions

  1. Who wrote The Iliad? (Homer)
  2. What language was Don Quixote written in? (Spanish)
  3. What is the monster the hero Beowulf faces? (Grendel)
  4. Where do Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn live? (Missouri)
  5. How many ghosts visit Scrooge in A Christmas Carol? (4)
  6. What book by Victor Hugo was made into a Disney movie? (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  7. What is the name of the theater where Shakespeare’s plays appeared? (The Globe)
  8. What is the name of the ship in Moby-Dick? (The Pequod)
  9. Who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? (Lewis Carroll)
  10. What is the name of the author who wrote the story of Peter Pan? (J. M. Barrie)

Trivia about trivia

For those who really love to know a lot of useless facts, here are some questions about trivia games.

  1. What does trivia mean? (Latin: commonplace)
  2. When did Jeopardy first air? (1964)
  3. Who was the first host of Jeopardy? (Art Flemming)
  4. Who invented Trivial Pursuit? (Chris Haney and Scott Abbot)
  5. What gaming company now owns the rights to Trivial Pursuit? (Hasbro)
  6. How much is the trivia gaming industry worth? ($245 million)
  7. What year did the American version of the TV game show Who Wants to Be A Millionaire appear? (1999)
  8. What country did Who Wants to be a Millionaire first start? (UK)
  9. Who was the first person to win a million dollars on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (John Carpenter)
  10. Who invented TV gameshows? (Bob Stewart)

If you're planning on playing Trivia verbally on your business conferencing software, those questions should give you lots of great material to pick from!

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