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170+ Road Trip Trivia Questions & Answers (To Pass The Time)

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If you’re looking for a fun way to pass the time on your road trip, why not test your knowledge and learn a little something new along the way? We’ve compiled a list of 170+ road trip trivia questions and answers that are sure to keep you entertained.

From history and geography to pop culture and science, we’ve got something for everyone. So get ready to test your knowledge with our trivia questions for road trips!

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Trivia Questions For Road Trips

Road trips are always a learning experience in themself, seeing new places, learning interesting local history at your rest stops and learning more about your fellow road trippers who you’re stuck in the car with for all those hours too.

I don’t know about you but I love a little trivia.

My favourite types of games are trivia games and when you’re on a long drive, this is the perfect time to test your knowledge about the world around you.

In fact, if you’re driving between Maryborough and Bundaberg in Australia anytime, you will spot roadside trivia to help keep drivers alert. Such a brilliant idea and something that they should do more of!

But, unless you are doing a Queensland road trip, you probably need to bring your own trivia so here is a massive list of trivia questions to get your road trip off to an interesting start!

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170+ Road Trip Trivia Questions For Car Rides

We have put our fun road trip trivia questions into categories to help you choose car ride trivia questions that interest you and your fellow passengers.

Trivia is a great option if you’re looking for road trip games to pass the time on your long drive.

General Trivia Questions And Answers

General trivia is always good fun and gives everyone a bit of a chance to guess the correct answer! Plus you get to learn some cool new facts to share with you too!

What is the only living structure visible from space?

Answer: The Great Barrier Reef.

What is Batman’s real name?

Answer: Bruce Wayne.

What does RV stand for?

Answer: Recreational Vehicle.

When did World War II end?

Answer: 1945.

Which cartoon character said, “That’s all folks!”

Answer: Porky Pig.

Who wrote the Harry Potter series?

Answer: J.K Rowling

How many sides does a pentagon have?

Answer: Five.

What year was the first Apple computer released?

Answer: 1976.

Who invented the telephone?

Answer: Alexander Graham Bell

Which book series is the character Katniss Everdeen from?

Answer: The Hunger Games

What is the world’s fastest bird?

Answer: The Peregrine Falcon (it can exceed 320km/ph).

Who created the character of Spider-Man?

Answer: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Which planet is closest to the Sun?

Answer: Mercury.

What breed of fish is Nemo from Finding Nemo?

Answer: Clownfish.

What type of animal is a giraffe?

Answer: Mammal.

What is the largest animal in the world?

Answer: The Blue Whale.

What is the comic book character Captain America’s actual name?

Answer: Steve Rogers.

Who wrote the novel The Great Gatsby?

Answer: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dave Grohl is a member of which band?

Answer: The Foo Fighters

Which character dies in The Lion King?

Answer: Mufasa

Who wrote the novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

Answer: Harper Lee

Which James Cameron film won 11 Academy Awards?

Answer: Titanic.

What is the name of the cowboy in Disney’s Toy Story franchise?

Answer: Woody.

When was the world’s first automobile built?

Answer: In 1886 by Carl Benz.

Name the seven dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Answer: Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy, Bashful, Happy, Sleepy, and Doc

In what year did Facebook launch?

Answer: 2004.

What is the proper name for the Northern Lights?

Answer: Aurora Borealis.

In what year did Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon?

Answer: 1969.

What is the boiling point of water?

Answer: 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit)

How many colours are in a rainbow?

Answer: Seven (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet).

Which element has the symbol AU?

Answer: Gold.

What are the five senses?

Answer: Sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing

Where was the first World Cup held?

Answer: Uruguay, in 1930.

Who wrote the novel War and Peace?

Answer: Leo Tolstoy.

What is the largest land animal?

Answer: The African Elephant

Which planet has the most moons?

Answer: Jupiter

What does DVD stand for?

Answer: Digital Versatile Disc

Which country hosted the 2016 Summer Olympic Games?

Answer: Brazil.

Where in the human body is the strongest muscle located?

Answer: The jaw.

What colour is polar bear fur?

Answer: Transparent – it appears white because it reflects light.

Who plays the Star Wars character Han Solo?

Answer: Harrison Ford

Who wrote The Cat in the Hat?

Answer: Dr. Seuss

What year did Queen Elizabeth II become the British monarch?

Answer: 1952.

Name the three primary colours

Answer: Red, blue and yellow.

What was the first-ever full-length Disney movie?

Answer: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

How many time zones are there in the world?

Answer: 24.

Which tennis player won the most Grand Slams?

Answer: Roger Federer (20).

Who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?

Answer: Lewis Carroll

What type of animal is an iguana?

Answer: Reptile

Which theme park is the most visited in the world annually?

Answer: The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida

What is the common name for H2O?

Answer: Water.

Who painted the Mona Lisa?

Answer: Leonardo da Vinci.

Who stars as Dr Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy?

Answer: Ellen Pompeo.

Which member of the Avengers is played by Scarlett Johansson?

Answer: Black Widow

What is the symbol of peace?

Answer: The dove

How many planets are in the Solar System?

Answer: Eight (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune)

Who wrote The Lord of the Rings?

Answer: J.R.R Tolkien.

Who invented the light bulb?

Answer: Thomas Edison.

The game Halo is published by which video game company?

Answer: Microsoft

Who wrote the song Imagine?

Answer: John Lennon.

What did Alexander Graham Bell invent?

Answer: The telephone

Who wrote the novel Frankenstein?

Answer: Mary Shelley.

How many points is an ace worth in tennis?

Answer: Fifteen.

What NBA team is located in Chicago?

Answer: The Chicago Bulls

What is the highest-grossing film of all time (as of 2023)?

Answer: Avatar (2009)

In what year did the Beatles release their first album?

Answer: 1963.

Who wrote the novel Pride and Prejudice?

Answer: Jane Austen.

How many sides does a hexagon have?

Answer: Six.

Who was the star of the original Mission: Impossible films?

Answer: Tom Cruise

Who wrote Peter Pan?

Answer: J.M. Barrie

How long did the Hundred Years’ War last?

Answer: 116 years (1337–1453).

For what film did Leonardo Dicaprio win an Oscar?

Answer: The Revenant (2015).

Who painted The Starry Night?

Answer: Vincent van Gogh

How many days are in a regular leap year?

Answer: 366.

What is the most abundant element in the universe?

Answer: Hydrogen

Who painted The Sistine Chapel ceiling?

Answer: Michelangelo.

Australia Trivia Questions

These road trip trivia questions about Australia take me back to primary school with some of these Aussie facts and tidbits! How well do you know Australia?

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What is the capital city of Australia?

Answer: Canberra.

How many states and territories does Australia have?

Answer: Six states and two territories

What year did Australia become a nation?

Answer: 1901.

In which Australian state will you find the Margaret River wine region?

Answer: Western Australia

What is the world’s largest coral reef system?

Answer: The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

What is the national flower of Australia?

Answer: The Golden Wattle.

What is the longest river in Australia?

Answer: The Murray River.

What 2 animals are on Australia’s coat of arms?

Answer: A kangaroo and an emu.

What type of mammal is the koala?

Answer: Marsupial.

Which animal appears on an Australian 10-cent coin?

Answer: Echidna.

What is the highest mountain in Australia?

Answer: Mount Kosciuszko.

In which Australian state will you find the Gold Coast?

Answer: Queensland.

What is the name of the world’s largest sand island located in Australia?

Answer: Fraser Island.

What state are you in if you are driving along the Great Ocean Road?

Answer: Victoria.

Which Australian city hosted the 2000 Summer Olympics?

Answer: Sydney

What is the name of the longest highway in Australia?

Answer: The Hume Highway

Which Australian state has the highest population?

Answer: New South Wales

Where can you find Uluru or Ayers Rock?

Answer: The Northern Territory.

Which Australian animal can’t move backwards?

Answer: The Echidna

What is the name of Australia’s largest lake?

Answer: Lake Eyre.

Name of Australian actor in The Greatest Showman and X-Men?

Answer: Hugh Jackman

What is the smallest state in Australia?

Answer: Tasmania.

Find even more trivia questions about Australia here (including some really tricky ones!

USA Trivia Questions

Test your knowledge of the USA with these road trip trivia questions that are sure to get you thinking. Especially if like us, you aren’t from the US!

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What is the capital city of the United States?

Answer: Washington, D.C

How many states are there in the US?

Answer: Fifty.

What is the longest river in the United States?

Answer: The Missouri River, which only just beats the Mississippi River.

Who was the first Us President?

Answer: George Washington.

What is the national flower of the United States?

Answer: The Rose

Name two US states that border Mexico.

Answer: California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

In which state will you find Yosemite National Park?

Answer: California.

What is the nickname of New York City?

Answer: The Big Apple.

Which state in the US has the biggest population?

Answer: California.

Which state is known as The Sunshine State?

Answer: Florida

Which is the largest state in the US?

Answer: Alaska.

What is the highest mountain in the US?

Answer: Mount Denali in Alaska (formerly known as Mount McKinley.

Which river forms part of the border between the US and Canada?

Answer: The St. Lawrence River.

The Statue of Liberty was gifted to the US from which country?

Answer: France

What is the national animal of the United States?

Answer: The American Bald Eagle.

Which is the longest interstate highway in the USA?

Answer: The Interstate 90.

Yellowstone National Park is located primarily in which state?

Answer: Wyoming

How many national parks are in the USA?

Answer: Sixty-two

What is the official language of the United States?

Answer: English.

Where will you find Hollywood Boulevard?

Answer: Los Angeles, California.

Harvard University is located where?

Answer: Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Which state has the most national parks?

Answer: California, with nine.

What is the national anthem of the United States?

Answer: “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

Which US state has the longest coastline?

Answer: Alaska

Where does the Mississippi River begin its journey?

Answer: Lake Itasca in Minnesota

What mountain range lies along the west coast of North America?

Answer: The Rocky Mountains

Make your road trip more fun with these road trip games! Check out our Would You Rather questions, road trip conversation starters and road trip trivia questions that are fun for the whole family! And don’t forget the car activities and road trip snacks!

World Trivia Questions

Test your general knowledge of geography and history with these fun trivia questions about the world!

What is the capital of France?

Answer: Paris.

Which English city is known for its red telephone boxes?

Answer: London.

What is the longest river in the world?

Answer: The Nile River.

How many countries are there in Europe?

Answer: Forty-four countries.

Which mountain is the highest in the world?

Answer: Mount Everest.

What is the capital city of India?

Answer: New Delhi.

What is the world’s most populous country?

A: China.

What is the capital of Canada?

Answer: Ottawa.

What is the smallest country in the world?

Answer: Vatican City.

Which country is home to the Taj Mahal?

Answer: India

How many continents are there in the world?

Answer: Seven continents

What is the world’s largest desert?

A: The Sahara Desert.

Where did the Olympic games originate?

Answer: Ancient Greece.

What is the name of the world’s largest ocean?

Answer: The Pacific Ocean.

Where might you have a Loch Ness Monster sighting?

Answer: Scotland.

What is the longest road in the world?

Answer: The Pan-American Highway

What is the world’s highest waterfall?

Answer: Angel Falls in Venezuela.

What is the capital of Italy?

Answer: Rome

What year did the Berlin Wall come down?

Answer: 1989.

Where in the world recorded the hottest temperature of all time?

Answer: Death Valley, California.

What is the capital of Japan?

Answer: Tokyo.

What is the most common language spoken in the world?

Answer: Mandarin Chinese.

What is the biggest country in the world?

Answer: Russia.

What is the national animal of Scotland?

Answer: The Unicorn

What is the world’s deepest lake?

Answer: Lake Baikal in Siberia

Which river runs through London?

Answer: The River Thames

What is the driest desert in the world?

Answer: The Atacama Desert in Chile

What is the largest island in the world?

Answer: Greenland (Australia is larger, but considered a continent).

What is the lowest point on Earth?

Answer: The Dead Sea.

In which country will you find the popular dish pierogi?

Answer: Poland

What is the most visited historical site in the world?

Answer: The Forbidden City in China.

What is the official language of Brazil?

Answer: Portuguese.

What is the capital city of Austria?

Answer: Vienna

Which African country is home to the Great Pyramids?

Answer: Egypt.

What is the name of the currency used in Japan?

Answer: Japanese Yen.

Road Trip Riddles

Test your problem-solving skills with these fun road trip riddles to keep you entertained on the road!

What has a neck but no head?

Answer: A bottle

What is full of holes but still holds water?

Answer: A sponge

What costs nothing, comes in lots of colours, and can make you happy?

Answer: A rainbow

What has a head but never weeps?

Answer: A nail

What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?

Answer: An anchor

What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

Answer: A palm tree

What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

Answer: The letter ‘M’

What has four eyes but cannot see?

Answer: The Mississippi River

What goes up but never comes down?

Answer: Your age!

I run but never walk, I murmur but never talk, and I go to bed but never sleep. What am I?

Answer: A river.

What can you break without touching or seeing it?

Answer: A promise

What has four legs but cannot walk?

Answer: A table

Need more entertainment for your next road trip adventure? Check out these fun road trip games to play in the car and if you’re road-tripping with kids, these road trip activities are the perfect way to keep the little people happy during long drives, in case trivia for car rides is a little too tricky.

Here’s hoping these interesting trivia questions, riddles and unusual facts helped keep your whole family entertained during the long driving hours!

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