140 Road Trip Trivia Questions And Answers

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I put together a list of trivia for car rides that’s sure to liven things up.

These car trivia questions cover all sorts of topics.

Get ready to test your knowledge and see who’s the ultimate trivia champion of your road trip.

Buckle up and let’s get started!

Travel & Geography Trivia Questions And Answers

  1. What is the capital city of Australia, known for its planned city design? Answer: Canberra
  2. Which European capital city is built on a series of islands and is known for its beautiful waterways? Answer: Stockholm, Sweden
  3. Name the only U.S. state that is completely surrounded by water. Answer: Hawaii
  4. What is the longest river in the world? Answer: The Nile River
  5. Which desert is the largest in the world, covering much of Northern Africa? Answer: The Sahara Desert
  6. What is the name of the sea bordered by Jordan, Israel, and Palestine, known for its buoyant waters? Answer: The Dead Sea
  7. Which U.S. state has the most active volcanoes? Answer: Alaska
  8. What country has the most time zones, when including its overseas territories? Answer: France
  9. Which city is known as the “Venice of the North” because of its many canals? Answer: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  10. What city is known as the “City of Lights”? Answer: Paris, France
  11. What is the smallest country in the world, both in size and population? Answer: Vatican City
  12. In which city would you find the historic landmark, the Colosseum? Answer: Rome, Italy
  13. What famous square is known for its New Year’s Eve ball drop? Answer: Times Square in New York City
  14. Which Asian city is famous for its Forbidden City and nearby Great Wall? Answer: Beijing, China
  15. What is the name of the famous opera house located in Sydney, Australia? Answer: The Sydney Opera House
  16. Which South American city is known for its carnival that features elaborate floats and samba dancers? Answer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  17. In which country can you visit the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu? Answer: Peru
  18. What is the name of the world’s oldest and largest tech incubator, located in California, that has helped launch companies like Google and Logitech? Answer: Silicon Valley
  19. Which iconic San Francisco structure was once called “the bridge that couldn’t be built” and now stands as one of the most recognized symbols of the city? Answer: The Golden Gate Bridge
  20. What species of whale is commonly spotted during whale watching in Monterey Bay area, known for its migration along the California coast? Answer: The Gray Whale
  21. In which U.S. state can you find McWay Falls, a waterfall that flows directly into the Pacific Ocean from a height of 80 feet? Answer: California
  22. As of 2023, which country holds the title for the world’s weakest passport in terms of travel freedom, offering the fewest visa-free or visa-on-arrival destinations? Answer: Afghanistan

U.S. Road Trip Trivia

  1. What is the largest state in the United States by area? Answer: Alaska
  2. Which U.S. city is known as the birthplace of jazz music? Answer: New Orleans, Louisiana
  3. What famous landmark in South Dakota features the faces of four American presidents carved into it? Answer: Mount Rushmore
  4. Which U.S. national park is the oldest, established in 1872? Answer: Yellowstone National Park
  5. What is the name of the longest river in the United States? Answer: The Missouri River
  6. In which U.S. city can you visit the original Starbucks? Answer: Seattle, Washington
  7. What U.S. state is known for having the most breweries per capita? Answer: Vermont
  8. Which U.S. state is famous for its Keys and is the southernmost point of the continental U.S.? Answer: Florida
  9. What major American landmark is engraved with the words “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”? Answer: The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor
  10. Which historic route is known for connecting Chicago to Los Angeles, often referred to as the “Main Street of America”? Answer: Route 66
  11. Which iconic highway runs through Big Sur, offering some of the most breathtaking coastal views in California? Answer: Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway)

Trivia Questions For Movie Lovers

  1. What movie famously features a DeLorean as a time-traveling machine? Answer: “Back to the Future”
  2. In what 1994 film did Tom Hanks play a man who recounts his life story at a bus stop? Answer: “Forrest Gump”
  3. What is the name of the fictional African country in “Black Panther”? Answer: Wakanda
  4. Which movie, directed by James Cameron, held the title of the highest-grossing film ever until it was surpassed by “Avengers: Endgame”? Answer: “Avatar”
  5. What are the dying words of Charles Foster Kane in “Citizen Kane”? Answer: “Rosebud”
  6. Which film features a fearsome shark and the line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”? Answer: “Jaws”
  7. In which movie does the protagonist fight against the oppression in a dystopian future using a Guy Fawkes mask? Answer: “V for Vendetta”
  8. What 1980s movie was the first to become a hit largely due to MTV playing its music video? Answer: “Flashdance”
  9. Which 2019 film directed by Bong Joon-ho won the Academy Award for Best Picture, becoming the first non-English language film to win that award? Answer: “Parasite”
  10. In which movie series does the fictional character Jack Sparrow appear? Answer: “Pirates of the Caribbean”

Trivia Questions For Music Lovers

  1. Which legendary British band is known for the album “Abbey Road”? Answer: The Beatles
  2. Who is known as the “King of Pop”? Answer: Michael Jackson
  3. What iconic music festival took place in 1969, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to a farm in upstate New York? Answer: Woodstock
  4. Which artist famously played a blistering guitar solo during the national anthem at Woodstock? Answer: Jimi Hendrix
  5. What is the best-selling album of all time, with over 66 million copies sold worldwide? Answer: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
  6. Which female singer is known as the “Queen of Soul”? Answer: Aretha Franklin
  7. Which song by Queen became famous again in the 1990s after being featured in the movie “Wayne’s World”? Answer: “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  8. What instrument is jazz musician Miles Davis best known for playing? Answer: Trumpet
  9. Which city is known as the birthplace of grunge music in the early 1990s? Answer: Seattle, Washington
  10. Who wrote and performed the song “Hotel California”? Answer: The Eagles

Kid-friendly Trivia Questions Perfect For A Family Road Trip

  1. What is the largest planet in our solar system? Answer: Jupiter
  2. In what movie will you find a character named Woody and his toy friends? Answer: “Toy Story”
  3. What type of fish is Nemo in the movie “Finding Nemo”? Answer: A clownfish
  4. Which animal is known as the “King of the Jungle”? Answer: The lion
  5. What is the color of an emerald? Answer: Green
  6. What is the name of the fairy in “Peter Pan”? Answer: Tinker Bell
  7. How many legs does a spider have? Answer: Eight
  8. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Answer: SpongeBob SquarePants
  9. What is the name of the red car in the movie “Cars”? Answer: Lightning McQueen
  10. What is the hardest natural substance on Earth? Answer: Diamond

Fun Car trivia questions and answers

  1. What car brand is known for its prancing horse logo? Answer: Ferrari
  2. Which car is often credited with initiating the muscle car era in the United States? Answer: The Pontiac GTO
  3. What does the term “SUV” stand for? Answer: Sport Utility Vehicle
  4. Which company produced the first electric car to have over 200 miles of range on a single charge? Answer: Tesla, with the Model S
  5. In what year was the Ford Model T first introduced? Answer: 1908
  6. What luxury car brand is known for its Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament? Answer: Rolls-Royce
  7. Which famous car chase movie features a 1968 Ford Mustang GT in a pivotal scene? Answer: “Bullitt”
  8. What is the term for a car engine with eight cylinders arranged in a V configuration? Answer: V8
  9. What Japanese car is often associated with the term “Godzilla” in the automotive world? Answer: The Nissan GT-R
  10. Which car brand introduced the iconic four-wheel drive vehicle known as the Wrangler? Answer: Jeep

Natural Wonders Trivia Questions

  1. What natural wonder in the U.S. is known for its colorful rock formations and is located in Arizona? Answer: The Grand Canyon
  2. Which bay is known for its high tides and is located between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada? Answer: The Bay of Fundy
  3. What is the name of the largest reef system in the world, located off the coast of Australia? Answer: The Great Barrier Reef
  4. Which South American waterfall system is the largest in the world by total area? Answer: Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil
  5. What U.S. national park is famous for having the world’s largest concentration of geysers? Answer: Yellowstone National Park
  6. What is the name of the tallest tree species in the world, found primarily in Northern California? Answer: The Coastal Redwood
  7. Which African lake holds the title for the world’s second-largest freshwater lake by surface area and is known for its high number of species? Answer: Lake Victoria
  8. What is the name of the desert area known for its salt flats, located in Bolivia? Answer: Salar de Uyuni
  9. Which is the deepest lake in the U.S., formed in a collapsed volcano? Answer: Crater Lake in Oregon
  10. What is the name of the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, located in Venezuela? Answer: Angel Falls

Food And Drink Trivia Questions

  1. What is the primary ingredient in traditional German sauerkraut? Answer: Cabbage
  2. What is the name of the French soup made from tomatoes and shellfish stock, served with seafood? Answer: Bouillabaisse
  3. In which country did the Caesar salad originate? Answer: Mexico
  4. What is the most consumed manufactured drink in the world? Answer: Tea
  5. Which U.S. state is famous for its bourbon production? Answer: Kentucky
  6. What is the main flavor of the liqueur Cointreau? Answer: Orange
  7. Which fruit is known as the “king of fruits” and is famous for its strong odor? Answer: Durian
  8. What type of bread is traditionally used to make a gyro? Answer: Pita bread
  9. What type of pasta, whose name means “little worms” in Italian, is often used in hearty soups like minestrone? Answer: Vermicelli
  10. Which specific type of tea, named after a British Prime Minister, is known for its distinctive flavor derived from oil extracted from the bergamot orange? Answer: Earl Grey
  11. What is the name of the Spanish dish made with rice, saffron, seafood, and meat, typically cooked in a large, shallow pan? Answer: Paella
  12. What is the alcoholic beverage, originating from Brazil, made from fermented sugarcane juice, that serves as the base for the cocktail caipirinha? Answer: Cachaça
  13. Which type of Italian cheese is traditionally made from water buffalo milk and is used in dishes like Caprese salad? Answer: Buffalo Mozzarella (Mozzarella di Bufala)
  14. What unique process do certain wines, particularly those from Italy’s Veneto region, undergo, where the grapes are partially dried before fermentation to concentrate their flavors? Answer: Appassimento
  15. What is the name of the French dessert made from layers of puff pastry alternating with rich custard, often topped with powdered sugar or icing? Answer: Mille-feuille
  16. Which Asian condiment is made from fermented soybeans, salt, and Aspergillus oryzae, and is a key ingredient in dishes like miso soup? Answer: Miso
  17. What term is used for a traditional Indian dish consisting of small balls or pieces of cottage cheese soaked in a sweet syrup? Answer: Rasgulla
  18. What is the name of the classic Greek dish made with layers of eggplant, ground meat, and béchamel sauce, often compared to lasagna? Answer: Moussaka

Literature Trivia Questions

  1. Who wrote the epic fantasy series “The Lord of the Rings”? Answer: J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. What is the name of the young wizard who is the main character in a series of books by J.K. Rowling? Answer: Harry Potter
  3. In which novel does the character Atticus Finch appear? Answer: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  4. What dystopian novel features a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found? Answer: “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
  5. Who wrote “Pride and Prejudice”? Answer: Jane Austen
  6. What novel, set during the Great Depression, follows the Joad family as they travel west from Oklahoma to California? Answer: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck
  7. Which American poet is famous for the line “I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference”? Answer: Robert Frost, from the poem “The Road Not Taken”
  8. In what novel would you find a mysterious island ruled by the enigmatic Doctor Moreau? Answer: “The Island of Doctor Moreau” by H.G. Wells
  9. Who is the author of “Moby-Dick”? Answer: Herman Melville
  10. Which Shakespeare play features the characters Rosalind and Orlando, and includes a setting in the Forest of Arden? Answer: “As You Like It”

Science Trivia Questions

  1. What is the chemical symbol for water? Answer: H2O.
  2. What planet in our solar system is known for having a ring system made up of chunks of ice and rock? Answer: Saturn.
  3. Which element is the most abundant in the Earth’s atmosphere? Answer: Nitrogen.
  4. What is the name of the first programmable computer in the world? Answer: The Z3, developed by Konrad Zuse in 1941.
  5. What year did the first human land on the moon? Answer: 1969.
  6. Who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection? Answer: Charles Darwin.
  7. What technology is used to perform genetic modification on organisms? Answer: CRISPR.
  8. Which physicist developed the equation E=mc^2? Answer: Albert Einstein.
  9. What is the term for the amount of time it takes for a radioactive substance to lose half of its radioactivity? Answer: Half-life.
  10. Who invented the first successful photographic process called the daguerreotype? Answer: Louis Daguerre.
  11. What phenomenon explains the acceleration of the universe’s expansion, discovered through observations of distant supernovae? Answer: Dark energy.
  12. What is the term used for a computer system that is able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages? Answer: Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  13. Which element, discovered in 1898 by Marie Curie, is named after her native country? Answer: Polonium.
  14. What is the name of the spacecraft that was the first to leave our solar system in 2012? Answer: Voyager 1.
  15. What is the principle called that states the uncertainty in the position and the uncertainty in the momentum of a particle cannot both be precisely determined at the same time? Answer: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle.
  16. What rare earth element is used in the production of smartphone screens, wind turbines, and electric cars? Answer: Neodymium.
  17. What is the term for the transition zone between different biological communities in an environment, often resulting in higher species diversity? Answer: Ecotone.
  18. Which law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of an isolated system can only increase over time? Answer: The Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Pop Culture Road Trip Trivia Questions

  1. In the movie “Forrest Gump,” what kind of company does Forrest start? Answer: A shrimp company (Bubba Gump Shrimp Company).
  2. Which 1994 movie features a group of criminals who rob a bank dressed as clowns? Answer: “Heat.”
  3. In which movie does Brad Pitt play the character Tyler Durden? Answer: “Fight Club.”
  4. Who is known as the “Queen of Pop”? Answer: Madonna.
  5. Which Beatles song is their best-selling single? Answer: “Hey Jude.”
  6. Which artist sang the hit song “Purple Rain”? Answer: Prince.
  7. What was the name of Elvis Presley’s iconic mansion? Answer: Graceland.
  8. What is the name of the coffee shop where the characters in “Friends” often hang out? Answer: Central Perk.
  9. Which television series features the Stark family and their struggles for power? Answer: “Game of Thrones.”
  10. In “The Simpsons,” what is the name of the bar where Homer often spends his time? Answer: Moe’s Tavern.
  11. In the television series “Breaking Bad,” what is the main character’s alias when he starts producing and selling methamphetamine? Answer: Heisenberg.

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