It’s your turn to host trivia night and you’re super stoked! But then you realize that this means YOU need to come up with the questions. GULP! We’ve all been there, leaving the questions up until the last minute waiting for inspiration to strike. But don’t worry, we at Trivia Bliss have your back! Check out our fantastic list of question sources to help you host an amazing trivia night. And when you’re ready to kick it up a notch, don’t forget to also check out our guide to creating great trivia questions!
Trivia Night Question & Answer Sources
Your trivia night is fast approaching. Your guests have RSVPd, the snacks and drinks are in the fridge, the only thing left is the content itself. Let’s check out our top sources for questions & answers for your quiz.
We might be a little biased, but we love our website. It’s a literal fountain of information for Trivia enthusiasts. With categories ranging from Architecture to Shakespeare, you’ll find over 100,000 free questions to peruse. You can also find a wealth of information about trivia nights in our blog which will certainly help you up your trivia night organization.
Finally, we actually also have a list of tie breaker questions in the event that your trivia night ends up in a draw!
Random question: What is the name of Moscow’s largest department store?
GUM! (I’ve been there, it’s huge!)
With over 50 categories, Pub Quiz HQ promotes itself as the UK’s best free source of high-quality trivia questions. And you know what? It isn’t bad at all! Easy to navigate, it is a must-have for your trivia sources!
Random question: Who said ‘you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!’
Jeopardy fan? Then J! Archive is an absolute must for you. With over 400,000 clues, this fan-led site gathers the questions from every single Jeopardy episode, leaving you covered for questions for the rest of your life (assuming you do every quiz like Jeopardy, that is!).
Random question: Who’s played Sully Sullenberger & Walt Disney?
Tom Hanks (wasn’t he great in Forrest Gump?)
This site has over 300 questions on a smaller range of topics, including General Knowledge, Food & Drink, Music and Film. It’s a good site to use if you need a couple of extra questions to fill out your quiz, but we wouldn’t recommend counting on it as a base for your entire quiz!
Random question: An Ortanique is a cross between a tangerine and what other fruit?
This site is tailored towards a British audience but there are still questions that would work well in the US. With over 70,000 free questions spanning 30 categories, it is definitely a site to bookmark!
Random question: Which New Zealand City is known as ‘The Garden City’?
With over 1,000 questions, TriviaWell is one of our favorites question sources. We like that their questions are grouped into difficulty categories ‘Easy’, Intermediate’, and ‘Hard’ – providing you with options for every type of trivia night. Fun fact: many of their questions revolve around ‘The Office’…what more could you possibly want?
Random question: What murder mystery game do the staff play in season 6 of ‘The Office’? Belles, Bourbon, and Bullets.
(We told you they love ‘The Office’!
This site has over 160 ready-made quizzes of 70 questions each – a veritable treasure chest of trivia. Want more personalization? You can also select questions by category. Our favorite? ‘Common Misconceptions’!
Random question: How long was the hundred years war?
Baseball fan? Check out this site for 99 baseball trivia questions that will keep your guests guessing!
Random question: Name the only pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters. Hint: He was no Johnny-come-lately.
Johnny Vander Meer of the Reds no-hit the Braves on June 11, 1938, and repeated the feat against the Dodgers on June 15.
Random question: What is the most widely spoken language in Brazil?
This is a very cool resource with ready-made themed quizzes for you to choose from. They even have a baby shower and Thanksgiving categories!
Random question: What is a group of hedgehogs known as?
While not offering the largest variety of categories, this is a nice resource if you like to include questions on history, movies, pop music, and general knowledge. It’s also very user-friendly!
Random question: Which Carthaginian general famously crossed the Alps with his elephants?
Again a little bit more UK focused, but a great resource with over 2,000 questions on offer.
Random question: If you have caused trouble, you are said to have put the cat amongst … the what?
Trivia Night Multiple Choice Questions
Who doesn’t love multiple-choice? With a higher possibility of guessing the right answer, your points can go through the roof if luck is with you! Check out our top sources for multiple-choice questions.
This site offers 400 multiple-choice questions. You can choose a random selection or a specific topic. They have some pretty fun topics like Georgia (state) or Georgia (country) and Fish or…Not a Fish? This is definitely the site to visit when you throw in some random questions to confuse your guests!
Random question: Lionfish. Fish or not a fish?
We don’t know who Paul is, but we know he loves a pub quiz. His site is a veritable treasure trove of trivia, covering a huge variety of topics. He offers a number of multiple-choice quizzes along with single answer questions. Although his audience is predominantly British, there are certainly questions for those on the other side of the Atlantic.
Random question: The name for which fruit stems from a native Central American word for ‘testicle’?
As a self-described ‘archive of pedantry and other stuff’, you can’t help but smile when you land on this page. Offering multiple choice quizzes, it’s a must-use for your trivia night.
With 9 categories and over 500 questions, Trivia Plaza is a good one when you need to beef up your existing quiz with a couple more questions or doing an online trivia night.
Random question: In 2010, New York set a world record for what?
The largest cup of hot chocolate, almost 500 gallons!
Trivia Night Question Packs
Running short on time? Have a few dollars left over in your trivia night budget? When time is money, it might be worth your while checking out sites that offer question packs. These are batches of questions that you pay for – handy eh?
For a full breakdown of companies that provide question kits/packs, please check out this article.
Trivia Packs is the most popular site for buying your quiz questions. You just have to decide how many rounds you will do, select your categories, and check-out! There is also an option to add a PowerPoint presentation for your quiz- fancy stuff. With prices from $28.99, you won’t break the bank anytime soon.
We 100% agree with Quiz Runners’ slogan ‘We obsess about Trivia, so you don’t have to!
These guys have been creating trivia questions for over 10 years and offer both individual question packs and a weekly subscription package. Less customizable than Trivia Packs, you can’t choose how many rounds or specific categories, but it does come in cheaper with prices starting from $19.00.
Trivia Night Question PDFs
Fed up of having to copy-paste your questions into a Word doc? Want to be able to press print easily and be done with it? We have scoured the world wide web to find you our top sources for printable PDFs that will make your night a whole lot easier!
Us again! We have a very cool Quiz Generator that creates a printable list of trivia questions for you. You can select from a huge heap of categories and sub-categories, and then pick how many questions you would like. You can easily create a full free quiz from this generator as the categories are truly endless – covering you for any future trivia nights you have planned!
Random question: Who was originally cast as the bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau before Peter Sellers got the role in the 1963 film comedy The Pink Panther?
Party Current offers a selection of printable quizzes with 20 questions each. Topics include Useless Trivia (our favorite), Chinese Cuisine (random!), and Halloween (spooky!). The PDFs are simple to follow and require no instructions – you just print and go!
Phew! You made it this far, well done! We hope that you enjoyed our list of question sources that you can use for your next trivia night. Now all that’s left is to have fun!
Is your next trivia night going to be a virtual one? If so, be sure to check out our guide here next. And if you don’t feel like coming up with a list of questions, check out our article on the best software/apps for a more done-for-you solution.