100 Fun Middle School Trivia Questions

During the pandemic, my cousins and I became obsessed with trivia. We played it at least weekly on the Nintendo Switch, on JackboxTV, via board games like Trivial Pursuit, and even went as far as to seek out and join random local Facebook events that happened to be hosting Trivia Nights!

Because of how fun and educational trivia questions are for kids (as well as adults!), I’ve compiled a post with some of my favorite middle school trivia questions and answers out there.

Whether you’re looking for trivia questions to play at home with family or on the road to pass the time away, you can use these trivia questions to keep you or the kids entertained. And educated!


Middle School Trivia Questions: NUMBERS

  1. How many states made up the United States before Alaska and Hawaii joined? 48.
  2. The first day of the 20th century was… Jan. 1, 1901.
  3. What is an antonym of the word ‘wild’? Tame, calm, docile, etc.
  4. What is an angle more than 90 degrees known as? Obtuse angle.
  5. What number is the Roman numeral LII? How about IX? 52, 9.
  6. How many grams are in a thousand kilograms? One million.
  7. The interior angles of a triangle always sum to… 180 degrees.
  8. How many days are there in a leap year? 366.
  9. How many months have 31 days in them? 7.
  10. A triangle with 3 unequal sides are called what? Scalene triangle.
  11. What is 2 cubed, or 2 to the third power? 8.

Middle School Trivia Questions: HISTORY

  1. Name the first 4 presidents of the United States of America? George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison.
  2. During the seventh, century, fireworks were invented by which country? China.
  3. What country did Mexico gain its independence from in the 1800s? Spain.
  4. Who invented the light bulb? Thomas Edison.
  5. What are the two main languages spoken in South America? Spanish and Portuguese.
  6. Which city in the world was the first to be attacked by an atomic bomb? Hiroshima.
  7. What ancient civilization built the Machu Picchu complex in Peru? The Incas.
  8. Who invented the cotton gin in 1793? Eli Whitney.
  9. What was the name of the last Queen of France? Marie Antoinette.
  10. The modern-day city of Istanbul was known by what name in the 13th century? Constantinople.
  11. Where did the Olympic games originate? Greece.
  12. Who walked on the moon along with Neil Armstrong? Buzz Aldrin.
  13. What is the month and day where the US gained its independence? July 4.
  14. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from which country? France.
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Middle School Trivia Questions: SCIENCE

  1. Name the 5 human senses. Taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight.
  2. Snow, rain, and sleet are all examples of what? Precipitation.
  3. Which planet is closest to the sun? Mercury.
  4. What resource covers most of the Earth? Water.
  5. What is the term for the species that can live on both water and land? Amphibians.
  6. What are the tissues called which connect bones to muscles? Tendons.
  7. What do you call a scientist who studies rocks? Geologist.
  8. What do you call a scientist who studies fossils? Palaeontologist.
  9. What do you call a scientist who studies rocks? Botanist.
  10. During a storm, which comes first–seeing lightning or hearing thunder? Lightning because light travels faster than sound.
  11. Name the hardest known material on Earth? Diamonds.
  12. What are animals without a backbone called? Invertebrates.
  13. What is the food pipe in our body called? Esophagus.
  14. Which is the thinnest layer of the Earth? Is it Inner core, Mantle, Crust, or Outer core? Crust.
  15. What is the boiling point of water in both Fahrenheit and Celsius? 100 degrees Celsius, 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
  16. Name the biggest star in the Universe. The sun.
  17. Of all the different types of blood types, which is the rarest? AB Negative.
  18. Which is the basic unit of all life forms on this planet? A cell.
  19. What do you call animals that only eat plants? Herbivores.
  20. What do you call a person that only eat plants? Vegetarian.
  21. Which body parts continue to grow throughout your entire life? Ears and nose.
  22. What is the largest organ in the human body? Skin.

Middle School Trivia Questions: GEOGRAPHY

  1. How many continents are there in the world? 7.
  2. What is the largest continent? Africa.
  3. What is the smallest continent? Australia.
  4. Mount Everest is located within which mountain range? The Himalayas.
  5. How many oceans are there? Five: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Southern, and Arctic.
  6. What is the largest U.S. state by landmass? Alaska.
  7. What is the longest river in the world? The Amazon.
  8. Name the country with four letters and ends with an ‘n’? Iran.
  9. Which state is Mount Rushmore located in? South Dakota.
  10. Which language is spoken in the Canadian province of Quebec? French.
  11. What do AM and PM stand for? Antemeridian and Post meridian.
  12. Where is Yosemite National Park located? California.
  13. Where is Glacier National park located? Montana.
  14. Name the capital of Egypt? Cairo.
  15. Name the capital of Mexico? Mexico City.
  16. Name the river that flows through Paris? The Seine.
  17. Which state in the USA is also known as the cheese state? Wisconsin.
  18. What is the nickname of New York City? The Big Apple.
  19. What is the northernmost state in the United States? Alaska.

Middle School Trivia Questions: MISCELLANEOUS

  1. What kind of mollusk holds a pearl in its shell? An oyster.
  2. How many bones do sharks have in total? 0.
  3. A story conveying a moral lesson is called what? A fable.
  4. Name all of Snow White’s dwarves. Happy, Doc, Grumpy, Dopey, Bashful, Sleepy, and Sneezy.
  5. Who is the creator of the classic book characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn? Mark Twain.
  6. What do you call a baby cow? A calf.
  7. What does USB stand for? Universal Serial Bus.
  8. What piece on a chess board moves in an L-shape? The knight.
  9. Which is the hottest chili pepper in the world? Carolina Reaper.
  10. Who is known as the king of pop? Michael Jackson.
  11. Can you name the national dog breed of France? Poodle.
  12. Name the country that has Unicorn as its national animal? Scotland.
  13. How many innings are in a standard baseball game? 9.
  14. How many Toy Story movies are there? 4.
  15. If you needed braces, what kind of doctor would you visit? An orthodontist.
  16. Who painted the Mona Lisa? Leonardo DaVinci.
  17. What is the largest animal in the world? Blue whale.
  18. What is the tallest animal in the world? Giraffe.
  19. What is a tomato–a fruit or vegetable? A fruit.
  20. Whose face is on the penny? Abraham Lincoln.
  21. Whose face is on a $20 bill? Andrew Jackson.
  22. How many sides does a stop sign have? 8.
  23. What is Captain America’s name? Steve Rodgers.
  24. Which type of fish is Nemo? A Clownfish.
  25. Where do you get sugar from? Sugarcane.
  26. Name the animal with the largest eyes? Giant Squid.
  27. What is the name of the sport played at Wimbledon? Tennis.
  28. What animal species is the only male that gets pregnant? Seahorse.
  29. Who was the first Disney Princess? Snow White.
  30. From which country do French fries originate? Belgium.
  31. What is the color of an emerald? Green.
  32. What is another name for a female deer? Doe.
  33. Which bird can learn to mimic human speech? Parrots.
  34. What country invented the ice cream sundae? The United States.
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