Are you ready to test your knowledge? Let’s find out how much you know about the world around you with this fun and entertaining adult trivia quiz! You’ll be asked questions about movies, name the year, and more. With a mix of difficulty levels, this quiz is sure to challenge you.
Let’s get started! Take a few moments to review the questions and answers, and then dive in. You’ll be asked to name the year a particular movie was released, to recall the title of a popular song from a certain year, or to identify the year a particular event occurred.
So, let’s put your knowledge to the test and see how you do! Ready, set, go!
- The 1970’s classic movie “The Godfather Part II” starred which Hollywood A-list star?
The correct answer is Al Pacino.
- Al Pacino
- Laura Dern
- Sidney Poitier
- Vincent D’Onofrio
Al Pacino is an iconic actor who won an Academy Award for his performance in The Godfather Part II, a classic movie released in the 1970s.
- Which one of the following words is a noun?
Shocking is the noun.
Shocking is a word that describes an intense emotional reaction, usually caused by something sudden or unexpected.
- Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1935 for the movie “The Informer”?
The correct answer is John Ford.
- Leo McCarey
- Charles Chaplin
- John Ford
- Delbert Mann
John Ford won the Best Director Oscar in 1935 for his direction of the movie The Informer, a film about a man’s struggle to escape the consequences of a crime he committed.
- What dos the famous Latin term”Magna carta” mean?
The correct answer is “Great charter”.
- Second self
- Seize the day
- In the year of the lord
- Great charter
Magna carta is a Latin phrase which translates to ‘Great Charter’, and was a document of laws initially issued in 1215 by King John of England. It established the principle that no one, not even the king, was above the law.
- The type of cheese called “Limburger” comes from which country?
The correct answer is Belgium.
Limburger cheese is a semi-soft cheese originating from Belgium, known for its pungent smell and creamy texture.
- Topeka is the capital of which “jayhawk” state”?
The correct answer is “Kansas”.
Kansas is a jayhawk state located in the Midwestern region of the United States, and its capital is Topeka.
- The actor Tom Cruise took a lead role in which blockbuster 2000’s movie?
The correct answer is “Minority Report”. Did you get it right?
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- Minority Report
- A Knight’s Tale
The correct answer is Minority Report – a science fiction action-thriller film released in 2002 starring Tom Cruise as the lead role.
- In which country is the Mount Tambora volcano located?
The correct answer is Indonesia.
Mount Tambora is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Sumbawa in the Indonesian archipelago.
- Can you solve the word “_u__t” with missing letters?
The correct answer is quiet.
The missing letters in the word _u__t are “i” and “e” which, when put together, form the word “quiet” which means to make no sound or to be silent.
Adult Trivia Questions: Round 1
- The actor Al Pacino took a lead role in which classic 1980’s movie?
The correct answer is “Scarface”. Did you get it right?
- The Jerk
- Top Gun
The correct answer is Scarface. Al Pacino played the iconic role of Tony Montana in the classic 1980s movie.
- Orange Blossom and Florida Manatee are both symbols of which U.S. states?
The correct answer is Florida.
Orange Blossom and Florida Manatee are both symbols of Florida, representing the state’s natural beauty and its commitment to conservation of wildlife.
- ______ Cash – famous rock or music star?
This correct answer is Johnny Cash.
- Johnny Cash
- Barry Gibb
- Paul Simon
- Thom Yorke
He was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He is known for his deep, booming voice and his many hit songs, such as “Ring of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was published in what year?
The correct answer is 1943.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was first published in 1943, making it an enduring classic that has been enjoyed by generations of readers.
- In which year was the movie “Thelma & Louise” starring Brad Pitt released?
The correct answer is 1991.
The movie “Thelma & Louise” starring Brad Pitt was released in 1991 and was an iconic film about two female friends on the run.
- Neerg is the reverse spelling of which word?
The correct answer is green. Did you get it right?
Green is a color associated with nature and growth, and is often used to describe things that are healthy and vibrant.
- What is the currency code of South Africa?
The correct currency code is “ZAR”.
The currency code of South Africa is ZAR, which stands for the South African Rand, the official currency of the country.
- In which year was the movie “Dolemite Is My Name” starring Eddie Murphy released?
The correct answer is 2019.
The movie “Dolemite Is My Name” starring Eddie Murphy was released in 2019, marking Murphy’s return to the big screen after a four-year absence.
- The actor Frank Sinatra took a lead role in which classic 1960’s movie?
The correct answer is “The Detective”. Did you get it right?
- Cat Ballou
- Two Women
- The Lion in Winter
- The Detective
The Detective is a classic 1960’s movie starring Frank Sinatra as the lead role. It follows the story of a New York City detective who investigates a murder case.
- In which year was the movie “The American President” starring Michael Douglas starring Michael Douglas released?
The correct answer is 1995.
The American President, a romantic comedy-drama starring Michael Douglas, was released in 1995.
Adult Trivia Questions: Round 2
- Can you solve the word “a_s_er” with missing letters?
The correct answer is answer.
The missing letters in the word are “nsw”, so the complete word is “answer”. It is a noun meaning a response to a question or a solution to a problem.
- In which year was the movie “Unbreakable” starring Bruce Willis released?
The correct answer is 2000.
Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero thriller film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. It was released in theaters on November 22, 2000.
- The number 12 is represented by which Roman numerals?
The correct answer is XII. Did you get it right?
The Roman numeral XII is a combination of two symbols, X and II, which together represent the number 12.
- This Scottish Glam Rocker fronted a ‘sensational” band in the 70s?
The correct answer is “Alex Harvey”.
- Ian Hunter
- Alice Cooper
- Alvin Stardust
- Alex Harvey
Alex Harvey was a Scottish Glam Rocker who fronted the hugely successful Alex Harvey Band in the 1970s.
- Minsk is the capital of?
The correct answer is “Belarus”.
Minsk is the largest city in Belarus and serves as the nation’s capital, making it the center of the country’s government and politics.
Adult Trivia Questions: Round 3
- In which year was the movie “King Richard” starring Will Smith released?
The correct answer is 2021.
The movie “King Richard” starring Will Smith is scheduled to be released in 2021.
- “recital” is an anagram of which word?
The correct answer is “article”.
An anagram is a word or phrase made by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase, and in this case, the letters of the word “recital” can be rearranged to form the word “article”.
- Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1983 for the movie “Terms of Endearment”?
The correct answer is James L. Brooks.
- Oliver Stone
- Woody Allen
- Bernardo Bertolucci
- James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks won the Best Director Oscar in 1983 for his work on the movie Terms of Endearment, a romantic comedy-drama about a mother and daughter’s relationship.
- Can you solve the word “t__c_” with missing letters?
The correct answer is track.
The missing letters in the word “t__c_” are “r” and “a”, forming the word “track”, which is a noun meaning a mark or a line left by something that has passed.
- What is the fourteenth letter of the alphabet?
The correct answer is N.
The fourteenth letter of the alphabet is N, which is the same letter as the number fourteen in the Roman numeral system.
- Can you solve the word “_xp__i_e_t” with missing letters?
The correct answer is experiment.
Experimenting is the process of conducting tests and trials to gain knowledge or to explore potential outcomes.
- Who directed the 2001 movie “Black Hawk Down?
The correct answer is Ridley Scott.
- Ridley Scott
- Fred Zinnemann
- Francis Ford Coppola
- Orson Welles
Ridley Scott directed the 2001 war drama film “Black Hawk Down,” which is based on the real-life events of the US military mission in Somalia.
- Which English monarch reigned 1483-1485 and died 1485?
The correcr answer is Richard III.
- Edward V
- Richard I (The Lionheart)
- Richard III
Richard III was the King of England from 1483 to 1485, and he died in 1485.
- Who directed the 1999 movie “Any Given Sunday?
The correct answer is Oliver Stone.
- Tim Burton
- Oliver Stone
- David Lean
- Tony Scott
Oliver Stone is an award-winning director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his films Platoon, JFK and Wall Street. He directed the 1999 sports drama Any Given Sunday.
- Can you solve the word “d_r_ng” with missing letters?
The correct answer is during.
The missing letters in the word d_r_ng are ‘u’ and ‘r’, making the complete word ‘during’, which is used to refer to a period of time.
- Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2000 for the movie “Traffic”?
The correct answer is Steven Soderbergh.
- Steven Soderbergh
- Clint Eastwood
- Jane Campion
- James Cameron
Steven Soderbergh won the Best Director Oscar in 2000 for his work on the movie Traffic.
- The famous quote “The quality of mercy is not strained” is from which one of William Shakespeare’s works?
The correct answer is “The Merchant of Venice”.
- The Merchant of Venice
- Design for Living
- Bitter Sweet
- Family Album
The quote is spoken by Portia in Act 4, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice.
- What is the name of the shark species that is known for its habit of swimming close to shore and its preference for warm water?
The correct answer is Blacktip shark.
- Bull shark
- Thresher shark
- Blacktip shark
- Mako shark
The Blacktip shark is a species of shark that is known for its habit of swimming close to shore and its preference for warmer water temperatures.
- Srallod is the reverse spelling of which word?
The correct answer is dollars. Did you get it right?
The correct answer is dollars. The word srallod is a reverse spelling of the word dollars, which is the unit of currency in the United States and many other countries.
- William A. Wheeler was the U.S. Vice President in which years?
The correct answer is 1877-1881.
William A. Wheeler served as the 19th Vice President of the United States from 1877 to 1881 under President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Adult Trivia Questions: Round 4
- In which year was the movie “Three Kings” starring George Clooney released?
The correct answer is 1999.
The movie Three Kings starring George Clooney was released in 1999, the same year it was nominated for two Academy Awards.