190 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Trivia Questions and Answers

A majority love the hit television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Pretty much everyone, except those who have disdain for wealth. There is also the exception of famous billionaires who would lose money to become millionaires. Jokes aside, anyone would trade anything to grab the million-pound prize. 

You may have answered some general knowledge questions correctly when watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and knew you had a shot at winning.

Here’s your chance to prove it.

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First, let’s help you prepare well for the show, just in case you would want to contest. All the questions you find in this fun trivia exercise are actually similar to those that appeared on the game show.

With the company and help of family and friends, answer these questions to see just how well you would do if you were on the show. You could even pace yourself with a celebrity icon who’s contesting live.

Here is a list of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire trivia questions and answers sure to inform and even help you be a solid contestant.

1. In the UK, the abbreviation NHS stands for National what Service?

Health

 

2. Which Disney character famously leaves a glass slipper behind at a royal ball?

Cinderella

 

3. A person with well-developed abdominal muscles is said to have a what?

Six Pack

 

4. What are made and repaired by a cobbler?

Shoes

 

5. Which two words traditionally appear onscreen at the termination of a feature film?

The End

 

6. What name is given to the revolving belt machinery in an airport that delivers checked luggage from the plane to baggage reclaim?

Carousel

 

7. In the medical profession, what do the initials ‘GP’ stand for?

General Practitioner

 

8. A magnet would most likely attract which of the following?

Metal

 

9. What is the smallest country in the world?

 

10. Which of these brands was chiefly associated with the manufacture of household locks?

Chubb

 

11. Which of these names is not in the title of a Shakespeare play?

Darren

 

12. In what year was the first iPhone released?

2007

 

13. The hammer and sickle is one of the most recognizable symbols of which political ideology?

Communism

 

14. Which airport is the opening scene of Love Actually set in?

Heathrow

 

15. Where did Scotch whisky originate?

Scotland

 

16. Which toys have been marketed with the phrase “robots in disguise”?

Transformers

 

17. Which Shakespeare play included the famous stage direction Exit Pursued By A Bear?

 

18. What does the word loquacious mean?

Chatty

 

19. What name is traditionally given to the party held for a woman who is expecting a baby?

Baby shower

 

20. What is the most sold flavor of Walker’s crisps?

Cheese and Onion

 

21. In fancy hotels, it is traditional for what tantalizing treat to be left on your pillow?

A Mint

 

22. Obstetrics is a branch of medicine particularly concerned with what?

Childbirth

 

23.  Which city will host the 2028 Olympic Games?

Los Angeles

 

24. In the United States, what is traditionally the proper way to address a judge?

Your Honor

 

25. In Doctor Who, what was the signature look of the fourth Doctor, as portrayed by Tom Baker?

Wide-brimmed hat and extra long scarf

 

26. Duroc, Berkshire and Mangalica are breeds of which farmyard animal?

Pig

 

27. Which of these pairs of apps offers roughly the same type of service?

Lyft and Uber

 

28. Which of these religious observances lasts for the shortest period of time during the calendar year?

Diwali

 

29. Which singer has a tattoo of Heinz tomato ketchup on his arm?

Ed Sheeran

 

30. The popular children’s song “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” mentions an “old man” doing what?

Snoring

 

31. At the closest point, which island group is only 50 miles south-east of the coast of Florida?

Bahamas

 

32. How many miles is the earth away from the sun?

9.3 Million miles

 

33. At a restaurant, someone who “foots the bill” does what?

Pays it

 

34. Construction of which of these famous landmarks was completed first?

Big Ben Clock Tower

 

35. What was the only painting sold by Vincent van Gogh during his lifetime?

Red Vineyard

 

36. In which of these films does Whoopi Goldberg dress up as a nun?

Sister Act

 

37. Which of these cetaceans is classified as a “toothed whale”?

 

38. Who was the youngest British Prime Minister?

William Pitt the Younger

 

39. If someone asked to see your ID, what might you show them?

Your passport

 

40. Who is the only British politician to have held all four “Great Offices of State” at some point during their career?

James Callaghan

 

41. Which county cricket side is based at Chester-le-Street?

Durham

 

42. Which monarch was known as “the wisest fool in Christendom”?

James I

 

43. In 1718, which pirate died in battle off the coast of what is now North Carolina?

Blackbeard

 

44. According to a common phrase, a person who takes chances is “going out on a” what?

Limb

 

45. Oberon is the satellite of which planet?

Uranus

 

46. Which king was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine?

Henry II

 

47. Due to the geographical areas they represented, the opposing sides of the US Civil War were known by what names?

The North and South

 

48. In 1912, former US President Theodore Roosevelt was a candidate for which political party?

Bull Moose

 

49. According to the old saying, “love of” what “is the root of all evil”?

Money

50. Tomas Masaryk was the first president of which country?

Czechoslovakia

 

51. If you planted the seeds of Quercus robur, what would grow?

Trees

 

52. A feisty train is the hero of a classic children’s book titled The Little Engine That what?

Could

 

53. A number one followed by one hundred zeros is known by what name?

Googol

 

54. A person who is not a banker and lends money at an extremely high interest rate is known as what?

Loan Shark

 

55. Which scientific unit is named after an Italian nobleman?

Volt

 

56. A well-known lyric in the holiday song “Silver Bells” promises that “soon it will be” what?

 

57. What was the occupation of the composer Borodin?

Chemist

 

58. Who was the first man to travel into space twice?

Gus Grissom

 

59. When a person is rudely ignored, he is said to be getting what?

Cold Shoulder

 

60. Which boxer was famous for striking the gong in the introduction to J. Arthur Rank films?

Bombardier Billy Welles

 

61. A common piece of advice goes, “Be there or be” what?

Square

 

62. “And many more” is a line commonly sung at the end of what traditional ditty?

Happy Birthday

 

63. An establishment where money can be deposited or withdrawn is called what?

Bank

 

64. Now used to refer to a cat, the word “tabby” is derived from the name of a district of what world capital?

Baghdad

 

65. Name given to a boy born on Sunday in Ghana is what?

Kwesi

 

66. If you’re trying to find other players in a game of hide-and-seek, what are you most likely called?

It

 

67. The process by which genetic traits are transmitted from parents to offspring is called what?

Hereditary

 

68. “Nephelococcygia” is the practice of doing what?

Finding shapes in clouds

 

69. Which insect shorted out an early supercomputer and inspired the term “computer bug”?

Moth

 

70. Roland Garros stadium is in which city?

Paris

 

71. Which of these phrases is slang for “someone who has a strong and unyielding attitude”?

Tough Cookie

 

72. Where is Tiananmen Square?

Beijing

 

73. For ordering his favorite beverages on demand, Lyndon B. Johnson had four buttons installed in the Oval Office labeled “coffee,” “tea,” “Coke,” and what?

Fresca

 

74. If you’re skeptical about something, you should “take it with a grain of” what?

Salt

 

75. The word supersonic denotes what?

A speed greater than that of sound

 

76. The most-watched TV episode of all time, the final episode of M*A*S*H, aired at 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, 1983, following what sitcom?

Alice

 

77. Something in an obvious location is said to be “right under your” what?

Nose

 

78. Who did artist Grant Wood use as the model for the farmer in his classic painting American Gothic?

His dentist

 

79. Linus Mbah achieved fame in Nigerian sporting circles as what?

Referee

 

80. When a tree is cut down, the part that remains in the ground is called what?

A Stump

 

81. DAX refers to the stock market of which country?

Germany

 

82. In the children’s book series, where is Paddington Bear originally from?

Peru

 

83. Who won the Academy Award for directing the movie ‘Million Dollar Baby?

Clint Eastwood

 

84. To convince you he is truthful, a person is most likely to say he will “swear on a stack of” what?

Bibles

 

85. In which country is the Galeras Volcano?

Colombia

 

86. Which of these ships was not one of the three taken over by colonists during the Boston Tea Party?

William

 

87. Where would you most likely hear the request “Cleanup in aisle 5”?

Supermarket

 

88. Professor Maathai Wangari won the Nobel Prize for?

Peace

 

89. Who is credited with inventing the first mass-produced helicopter?

Igor Sikorsky

 

90. The U.S. icon “Uncle Sam” was based on Samuel Wilson, who worked during the War of 1812 as a what?

Meat inspector

 

91. By definition, a 10-speed bike has 10 what?

Gears

 

92. What letter must appear at the beginning of the registration number of all non-military aircraft in the U.S.?

N

 

93. During World War II, U.S. soldiers used the first commercial aerosol cans to hold what?

Insecticide

 

94. A lullaby is a song sung to babies to help them do what?

Fall asleep

 

95. In addition to his career as an astrologer and “prophet,” Nostradamus published a 1555 treatise that included a section on what?

 

96. In history books, leaders named Alexander and Catherine both share what flattering title?

The Great

 

97. A rare example of a word that rhymes with “orange,” the Blorenge is a what?

Mountain in Wales

 

98. Since 2011, Brendan O’Carroll has played the title character in what sitcom?

Mrs. Brown’s Boys

 

99. You’re most likely to hear the announcement “Please remain seated until the captain has turned off the ‘Fasten Seat Belt’ sign” while doing what?

Flying in an airplane

100. The song “God Bless America” was originally written for what 1918 musical?

Yip, Yip, Yaphank

 

101. Which of these is a breed of spaniel?

King Charles

 

102. What notable part of our nation’s topography accounts for roughly 20 percent of the fresh water on Earth?

The Great Lakes

 

103. In the TV series The Brady Bunch, what is Carol Brady’s maiden name?

Tyler

 

104. According to Robert Burns, which food is the “Great chieftain o’ the pudding-race”?

Haggis

 

105. A person who is preparing to work hard is said to be “rolling up his” what?

Sleeves

 

106.  “Millionaire” debuted in the U.S. in August of which year?

1999

 

107. What is the name of the character played by Daisy Ridley in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’?

Rey

 

108. In a popular style of joke, what traditionally comes before “Who’s there?”

Knock knock

 

109. How many celebrities were featured in Celebrity Millionaire?

10

 

110. The annual half-marathon the Great North Run starts in which UK city?

Newcastle

 

111. According to the proverb, “Early to bed and early to rise” makes you “healthy, wealthy and” what?

Wise

 

112. How many questions did a contestant have to answer correctly to win a million dollars in the original format?

15

 

113. For what reason did Professor Robert Kelly gain internet fame in 2017?

Kids gatecrashed interview

 

114. Which plant is a national symbol of Ireland?

Shamrock

 

115. What did Regis Philbin exclaim to Kim Hunt’s mother before announcing that her son just won a million dollars?

“Get that closet ready, Mama!”

 

116. A character named Ralph is elected leader of a group of boys at the beginning of which book?

Lord of the Flies

 

117. According to studies, what should a typical teenager spend up to 10 hours a night doing?

Sleeping

 

118. How much did Kathie Lee Gifford win on Celebrity Millionaire?

32,000

 

119. In Hokusai’s print ‘The Great Wave’, which mountain is depicted in the background?

 

120. Which word is normally used to describe animals at risk of extinction?

Endangered

 

121. At two points in the game, a contestant reached a level where they are guaranteed to leave with a certain amount of money. What dollar values were these?

$1,000 and $32,000

 

122. According to the Highway Code, what shape is the standard sign giving the order to ‘Stop’?

Octagon

 

123. What is the name of the code entered at the ATM to receive money?

Pin

 

124. Which two winners used all their lifelines before reaching the $32,000 level?

Joe Trela and Nancy Christy

 

125. In mythology, which creature sprang from the blood of the Medusa?

Pegasus

 

126. In texting abbreviation, what does BFF stand for?

Best Friends Forever

 

127. Who was the only member from N’Sync on Celebrity Millionaire?

Lance Bass

 

128. Which of these men was the first to win TWO Academy Awards for Best Director?

Oliver Stone

 

129. Which of these sports has a variety called “white water”?

Rafting

 

130. How much money did Drew Carey win on Celebrity Millionaire?

500,000

 

131. Who wrote the opera ‘The Thieving Magpie’?

Rossini

 

132. What nickname is the movie star and pro wrestler Dwayne Johnson known by?

Rock

 

133. How many lifelines did a contestant have in the original version of the game?

3

 

134. The word ‘batrachian’ describes which animals?

Frogs and toads

 

135. Kangaroos are native to which country?

Australia

 

136. Rosie O’Donnell’s charity was set up in what state?

Florida

 

137. The phrase “curve ball” comes from which sport?

Baseball

 

138. At what point could a contestant walk away with their winnings up to that point?

At any time

 

139. A spork is a utensil that typically combines a fork with which other item?

Spoon

 

140. What was the name of the band led by Jim Morrison?

The doors

 

141. Regis Philbin hosted the original series. What female news anchor went on to host the syndicated series?

Meredith Vieira

 

142. Which of these is regarded as a national symbol of Canada?

 

143. A 5-quart pot filled with rapidly boiling water is commonly recommended for cooking which of the following?

Pound of Pasta

 

144. Someone expressing anger is said to be ‘venting their… ‘ what?

Spleen

 

145. What is the first name of the person whom Bob House phoned for the million-dollar question?

Donna

 

146. Name of a sausage derived from that of a German city?

Frankfurter

 

147. In the novel ‘The Lord of The Rings’, Frodo, Sam and Bilbo come from which region of Middle Earth?

The Shire

 

148. The “clock format” was introduced on the syndicated show in 2008. How many seconds did the contestants have to answer questions 1-5, and 6-10, respectively?

:15 and :30

 

149. Which county cricket club play their home matches at the Oval?

Surrey

150. The liqueur crème de cassis is made from which fruit?

Blackcurrants

 

151. In the clock format, the contestants got 45 seconds to answer questions 11-14. How much time did they get to answer question 15 (for a million dollars)?

45 seconds plus the time left over from the other questions combined

 

152. The National Health Service was founded in which decade?

1940s

 

153. ‘Escape or Die Frying’ is a tagline for which film?

Chicken Run

 

154. During her explanation for the answer to the million-dollar question, Nancy Christy stated that she lived where “…for a whole lot of years”?

Washington, D.C.

 

155. The words ‘Royal Dutch’ appear in the full name of which company?

Shell

 

156. The ruins of Urquhart Castle stand on the banks of which loch?

 

157. What is the ‘Temeraire’, the subject of an 1839 painting by J.M.W. Turner?

A gun ship

 

158. An insect’s hard outer skeleton is made mainly of what substance?

Chitin

 

159. The Scarlet Letter’ is a novel by which American writer?

Nathanial Hawthorne

 

160. A controversial situation which is awkward to deal with is often referred to as a ‘hot …’ what?

Potato

 

161. In 1987, Whitney Houston topped the UK singles chart with ‘I Wanna…’ what ‘With Somebody’?

Dance

 

162. What colour is the head of an adult male mallard?

Green

 

163. Something that gives away the plot or outcome of a TV show is called a… what?

Spoiler

 

164. In the ‘Transformers’ film franchise, who is the leader of the Decepticons?

Megatron

 

165. Which of these words can be typed on a single row of a standard UK ‘QWERTY’ keyboard?

Salad

 

166. In 2000, which country joined rugby union’s Five Nations Championship to make it the Six Nations?

Italy

 

167. Which term means a dry wind blowing from North Africa, that picks up moisture crossing the Mediterranean?

Sirocco

 

168. In the Bible, which land is said to be ‘east of Eden’?

Nod

 

169. The name of which European capital city means ‘Bay of Smokes’ in its native language?

Reykjavik

 

170. In 1912, which German meteorologist controversially proposed the theory of continental drift?

Eduard Suess

 

171. In children’s stories, how many wishes are granted by a genie or fairy?

Three

 

172. Which iconic 1980s WWF wrestler was known for his yellow and red outfits and bleached blond handlebar moustache?

Hulk Hogan

 

173. Which legal document states a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of their property after death?

Will

 

174. Which dance craze involves swinging your arms left and right around your torso in the opposite direction to your hips?

Flossing

 

175. Which phrase refers to a brief success?

Flash in the pan

 

176. “Richard of York gave battle in vain” is a sentence used to help remember the order of which of these things?

Colours of the ­rainbow

 

177. In which sport do two teams pull at the opposite ends of a rope?

Tug of war

 

178. What name is given to the traditional British delicacy of steamed or boiled suet pudding containing raisins and currants?

Spotted dick

 

179. Where does a cowboy wear chaps?

On his legs

 

180. Denzel Washington won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in which film?

Training Day

 

181. In 1581, Sir Francis Drake became mayor of which city?

Plymouth

 

182. When referring to a toilet, what do the letters WC stand for?

Water Closet

 

183. The Walrus And The Carpenter is a well-known verse in which children’s novel?

Through The Looking Glass

 

184. Which TV series set in the early 20th Century followed the lives of the Crawley family and their ­servants?

Downton Abbey

 

185. In 2001, Donald Campbell’s Bluebird was recovered from which lake?

Coniston Water

 

186. In the Back To The Future films, Marty McFly time travels in what type of car?

DeLorean DMC-12

 

187. In Welsh, what does ‘afon’ mean?

Meadow

 

188. The young of which creature is known as a squab?

Pigeon

 

189. Who is the patron saint of Spain?

St James

 

190. Which of these is not one of the American Triple Crown horse races?

Arlington Million

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