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Middle School Trivia

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What city is nicknamed the City of Angels?
Los Angeles
What city is nicknamed Sin City?
Las Vegas
What city is nicknamed the Windy City?
Chicago
What city is nicknamed the Big Apple?
New York City
What state is nicknamed the Golden State?
California
What state is nicknamed the Lone Star State?
Texas
What state is nicknamed Aloha State?
Hawaii
What color are Mickey Mouse's shorts?
red
What edible substance do bees make?
honey
How many innings make up a professional baseball game?
9
Which country would you visit if you wanted to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
Italy
Which famous monster was created by a doctor?
Frankenstein
According to myth, what is found at the end of the rainbow?
pot of gold
If you needed braces, what kind of doctor would you visit?
orthodontist
Which band produced the hit song "Yellow Submarine"?
The Beatles
According to the rhyme, who picked a peck of pickled peppers?
Peter Piper
What body of water separates France and England?
English Channel
What is the name of the Disney movie about Rapunzel?
Tangled
What pigment gives leaves their green color and absorbs light that is used in photosynthesis
chlorophyll
Which of the planets in our solar system is closest to the sun?
Mercury
What is the collective noun used to describe a group of lions?
a pride
What is a baby kangaroo called?
a joey
What is a baby goat called?
a kid (or billy)
What is a baby lion called?
a cub
What is the only mammal that can fly?
the bat
In Lord of the Rings, what is Frodo and Bilbo's last name?
Baggins
What falling fruit supposedly inspired Sir Isaac Newton to discover the law of gravity?
apple
Who was the first President of the United States?
George Washington
How many strings are on a standard guitar?
6
What type of grass do pandas eat?
bamboo
What is the world's highest mountain?
Mt. Everest
What is Superman's weakness?
Kryptonite
What is the name for the colored part of an eye?
the iris
What piece on a chess board moves in an L-shape?
the knight
What are the three primary colors?
red, yellow, and blue
What is the square root of 144?
12
What is the square root of 81?
9
What is 2 cubed, or 2 to the third power?
8
In which country would you find the Eiffel Tower?
France
In which country would you find the Great Pyramid of Giza?
Egypt
What was Cinderella's coach made from?
a pumpkin
What letter represents 5 in Roman numerals?
V
What is the world's largest bird
the ostrich
How many sides does an octagon have?
8
What is the shortest month of the year?
February
How many weeks are in a year?
52
Who is the main character in Diary of a Whimpy Kid?
Gregory "Greg" Heffley
What is the name of the crab in Disney's "The Little Mermaid"?
Sebastian
What special toy does Andy receive for his birthday in the original "Toy Story" movie?
Buzz Lightyear
Who is the main character in The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen
Who wrote the Harry Potter series?
JK Rowling
What are the four sections in an orchestra?
string, brass, woodwind, and percussion
What country is the Taj Mahal located in?
India
If you flew from New York City to London, what ocean would you cross?
the Atlantic Ocean
Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
Neil Armstrong, in 1969
In what war did the United States fight itself?
the Civil War
In what year did the Titanic sink?
1912
What is the northernmost state in the United States?
Alaska
What is the largest ocean in the world?
the Pacific Ocean
Who was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
Amelia Earheart
Name the three types of rock.
igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic
How many teeth does an adult human usually have?
32
What does a fire need to keep it going?
oxygen
If you're a "master of the ivory keys," what instrument do you play?
the piano
What is Superman's nickname?
the Man of Steel
what is Batman's nickname?
the Dark Knight
Who is Peter Parker's secret identity?
Spider-Man
What superhero owns Stark Industries?
Iron Man
How many periods are in an ice hockey game?
3
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