200+ 8th Grade Trivia Questions and Answers

Looking for meaningful ways to quiz kids? This trivia exercise for 8th graders will help them expand their knowledge and have some excitement in life. We have mixed questions from different subjects to help boost their memory and promote learning capabilities. It is also effective in relieving the learner from boredom.

To increase self-esteem and be able to converse on any topic out there, you have to increase your level of general knowledge through continuous practice. Whether it’s a 1st grader, a middle school learner, or even older students, having vast knowledge is essential.

8th Grade Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Studies show that 8th graders learn best when actively involved with ideas connected to their personal lives and when in cooperative groups. This trivia has therefore considered including questions about animals, nature, the planet, and mathematics among many others.

Sharpen your mental skills with the following 8th Grade trivia questions with answers.

1. What is the width of the Central Siberian Plateau?

2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi)

 

2. What is it called when birds fly to warmer climates for the winter?

Migration

 

3. What type of game is the Shichi Narabe?

Card

 

4. Which parts of our body keep growing throughout our lives?

Ears and nose

 

5. By 2021 car racing stars has how much average annual salary?

$70,000

 

6. How many legs does a spider have?

Eight

 

7. Which state existed during 297–74 BC in the northwest of Asia Minor?

Bithynia

 

8. What do you call a person who studies rocks?

A petrologist

 

9. Riyadh is the capital city of Saudi Arabia from which year?

1932

 

10. Who was the first human to step on the Moon?

 

11. Uniqlo is a cloth brand in which country?

Japan

 

12. How many teeth do most adult humans have?

32

 

13. Roman Emperor Vitellius was conferred with what title for being “victorious in Germania”?

Germanicus

 

14. What is the largest known living land animal?

 

15. How did Mobutu Sese Seko die?

Cancer

 

16. What is precipitation that falls in the form of ice crystals called?

Snow

 

17. What is the hardest substance in our body?

Tooth enamel

 

18. Acadia National Park is located in which US state?

Maine

 

19. What are the three states of matter?

Solid, liquid, and gas

 

20. Do you know the scientific name of Wolf?

Canis Lupus

 

21. What do you call a person who studies weather?

A meteorologist

 

22. The winner of the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship Gerwyn Price is from which country?

UK (Wales)

 

23. How many muscles are there in the human body?

Approximately 640 muscles

 

24. What ancient state owes its name, meaning “seven rivers” in Kazakh?

Zhetysu

 

25. Which is the most abundant natural gas in our atmosphere?

Nitrogen, which makes up over 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere

 

26. What means “Majestic” or “Venerable”; an honorific cognomen exclusive to the emperor according to the Roman title?

Augustus

 

27. If you have arachnophobia, which animal are you scared of?

Spiders

 

28. What is a light metal used in making airplanes, buildings, pots & pans, etc?

Aluminum

 

29. How many elements are in the periodic table?

118

 

30. What planet is known as the red planet?

Mars

 

31. What is the largest internal organ in the human body?

The liver

 

32. What is the deepest lake in Florida?

Lake Okeechobee

 

33. Who is Dmitry Gulia, featured on the postage stamps of Abkhazia?

Abkhazian poet

 

34. How many breaths do the average human take in a day?

Approximately 23,000 breaths

 

35. What is the Alpha 2 code for Hungary?

HU

 

36. What are the droplets of water (rain, snow, sleet, or hail) that form in the atmosphere and fall back to the Earth called?

Precipitation

 

37. What local wind you will find in the hot dry wind in the steppes, semi-deserts, and deserts of Kazakhstan and the Caspian region?

Sukhovey

 

38. What does the Richter scale measure?

The magnitude of an earthquake

 

39. Do you know the number of eyes bees have?

5

 

40. How many bones does a worm have in their bodies?

None

 

41. Zdar nad Sazavou is a tourist attraction in which country?

Czech Republic

 

42. How many chambers are there in a human heart?

Four – left and right atria and left and right ventricles

 

43. At what temperature does water freeze?

32 degrees Fahrenheit

 

44. United States census was first held in which year?

1790

 

45. What is a human’s average temperature?

98.6 degrees Fahrenheit

 

46. Who was the Roman emperor from 81 to 96?

Domitian

 

47. How many tentacles does an octopus have?

Eight – two arms and two legs

 

48. What links the human races Bushmen and Hottentots?

Negroid. Khoisanoids or Capoids

 

49. What kind of mollusk holds a pearl in its shell?

An oyster

50. Catalonia is a region of what country?

Spain

 

51. How many arms do most starfish have?

Five

 

52. Pontedera city is located in which country?

Italy

 

53. Which sea animal has tentacles that sting?

Jellyfish

 

54. What is Lumbee?

A native American tribal group

 

55. What is the longest bone in the human body?

Femur

 

56. Advocates’ Library, is located in which city in Scotland?

Edinburgh

 

57. How many bones does the human body have?

206

 

58. What is the third-largest city in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano?

Ibadan

 

59. What is the smallest bone in the human body?

The stapes located in the middle ear

 

60. Name the animal that has no vocal cords.

Giraffe

 

61. Aslockton village is located in which country?

England

 

62. How many ribs do humans have?

12 pairs

 

63. Which country has its Alpha 2 code IN?

India

 

64. How many stars are there in the Milky Way?

Approximately 150-250 billion

 

65. Which planet in our Solar System is known for having a ring?

Saturn

 

66. How many people speak the Bengali language?

228 million

 

67. Why do things fall when you drop them?

Because of the gravitational force

 

68. What is the chemical formula for silver fulminate?

AgCNO

 

69. Who was the first human to step on the Moon?

Neil Armstrong

 

70. What color is a giraffe’s tongue?

Blue

 

71. What are the hot balls of light that appear in the night sky called?

Stars

 

72. Museum of Islamic Art is located in which city in Afghanistan?

Ghazni

 

73. International Festival of Comics is hosted by which country?

Algeria

 

74. How long does it take the Earth to rotate around the Sun?

One year or 365 days – 365 days, 5 hours, 59 minutes, and 16 seconds to be exact

 

75. How many of the planets are smaller than Earth?

Three – Mercury, Venus, Mars

 

76. Four Hills Tournament is associated with which sport?

 

77. What primarily causes the Earth’s tides through gravitational pull?

The Moon

 

78. Taj Mahal is located in which city in which country?

It is located in India in the city called Agra

 

79. How many phases does the Moon have?

Eight

 

80. Portobello is located in which country?

Ireland

 

81. What are the phases of the Moon?

New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent

 

82. An Ethiopian speaks in which language?

Amharic

 

83. How often does the Moon orbit the Earth?

Approximately every 27 days

 

84. Nöl Collective is a brand in which country?

Palestine

 

85. Is there a gravitational force on the Moon?

No, the Moon does not have a gravitational force

 

86. What is the height of Virginia Falls, Northwest Territories, Canada?

90 meters/ 294 feet

 

87. In ‘The Jungle Book’, what kind of animal is Baloo?

Bear

 

88. What are the holes on the Moon’s surface called?

Craters

 

89. What is the Alpha 3 code for Iceland?

ISL

 

90. Which planet has a day that lasts almost eight months on Earth?

Venus

 

91. Famous novel Scaramouche was written in which year?

1921

 

92. How many Earths can fit inside the Sun?

1.3 million

 

93. What is George Bernard Shaw most famous for?

The comedic drama, and literary criticism

 

94. What is the largest planet in our solar system?

Jupiter

 

95. What is the national flower in Kazakhstan?

Lily (Lilium) serves as the Unofficial National Flower

 

96. What was the first animal to go into orbit?

The dog Laika

 

97. Wellington is the capital of which country?

New Zealand

 

98. Which planet is closest to Earth?

Mercury

 

99. What is Choctaw?

A native American tribal group

100. What is the average gestation period for a Cow?

286 days

 

101. What is the name of a group of stars that form an imaginary picture?

Constellation

 

102. Origin of name “Hydrogen” from Greek elements hydro- and -gen, meaning what?

‘water-forming’

 

103. What is the fastest animal in the world?

Cheetah – It can reach a speed of up to 70 miles per hour

 

104. Which fish has no brain or heart?

Jelly Fish

 

105. What is the name of the Greek dip consisting of yogurt and cucumber?

Tzatziki

 

106. What is the slowest living mammal on Earth?

Sloth

 

107.  Are worker bees male or female?

Female

 

108. The brain replays memories and creates perfect moment scenarios what percent of the time?

70%

 

109. How many noses does a slug have?

Four

 

110. Jean Baptiste Perrin received the Nobel Prize in Physics in which year?

1926

 

111. Which dinosaur had 15 horns?

Kosmoceratops

 

112. Renault car brand originated from which country?

France

 

113. Which amphibian never sleeps?

Bullfrog

 

114. The largest state in the USA by area is what?

Alaska

 

115. Why do cats fit into small spaces?

Because they have flexible collar bones

 

116. What is the function of keyboard shortcut ALT + underlined letter in menus and dialog box options?

[Perform the command for that letter]

 

117. What is a giant scary ocean animal whose bones are largely made of cartilage?

Shark

 

118. What is the study of interactions between organisms and geomorphological processes?

Biogeomorphology

 

119. What is the fastest flying bird in the world?

Peregrine falcon

 

120. Which race is the richest?

Indian Americans

 

121. Which is the tallest animal in the world?

Giraffe

 

122. What was the name of Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun?

Maverick

 

123. Which animal’s fingerprints are identical to human fingerprints?

Koala

 

124. What was the previous name for Catechol?

Vitamin J

 

125. What is the fastest aquatic animal?

The sailfish – It can reach speeds of up to 68 miles per hour

 

126. Who invented the Black Russian?

Gustave Tops

 

127. Which country is often referred to as White Russia or White Ruthenia?

Belarus

 

128. How many times can a hummingbird flap its wings per second?

About 80 times

 

129. Which mammal has the longest lifespan?

Bowhead whale – It can live up to 200 years!

 

130. What is meant by puggle?

A dog cross-bred from a pug and a beagle

 

131. How fast can a roadrunner run?

15-20 miles per hour

 

132. The (Theodor) Svedberg received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1926 for what contribution?

“for his work on disperse systems”

 

133. How many legs does a lobster have?

10 (8 walking legs and two pincers)

 

134. The femur is a famous part of the body located where?

In leg

 

135. Which sea separates Europe and Africa?

 

136. What is the scientific name for Potato?

Solanum tubersum

 

137. Which is the smallest ocean in the world?

The Arctic Ocean

 

138. What is the UN Code for Italy?

380

 

139. What is the name of the ocean located between the United States and the United Kingdom?

The Atlantic Ocean

 

140. What is the name of the Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, USA?

Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport

 

141. Which continent has the most countries?

Africa

 

142. What is the proper term for your funny bone?

Humerus

 

143. Which is the continent on Earth?

Asia

 

144. Huntsville is located in which US state?

Alabama

 

145. What is the largest ocean on Earth?

The Pacific

 

146. Gandara, Samar is located in which country?

The Philippines

 

147. Which two countries share the longest border?

The United States and Canada

 

148. What is Independence Day in Hungary?

23 October

 

149. What is the longest river in the world?

The Nile

150. Biringan means what according to mythology?

“the black city” or the City of the Unknown in Waray

 

151. What are the only two U.S. states that can grow coffee commercially?

Hawaii and California

 

152. How many teams to be played in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?

32

 

153. Which desert covers most of North Africa?

 

154. Do you know the name of the national dish in Spain?

Paella

 

155. What is the name of the ocean located between Africa and Australia?

The Indian Ocean

 

156. Which is the largest rainforest in the world?

The Amazon rainforest

 

157. In which year Avery Brundage got the first Gold Olympic Order for contribution?

1975

 

158. Which is the largest volcano in the world?

The Mount Lao

 

159. The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be hosted by which country?

Australia and New Zealand

 

160. What is the imaginary line that divides Earth into the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere?

Prime Meridian

 

161. Henri Bergson received the Nobel Prize in 1927 in which category?

Literature

 

162. Mount Kilimanjaro is located in which country?

Tanzania

 

163. Who wrote Red Badge of Courage?

Stephen Crane

 

164. What is the tallest mountain in the world?

 

165. Who wrote Oliver Twist?

Charles Dickens

 

166. How many Great Lakes are there?

Five

 

167. What does the red badge of courage stand for?

Courageousness

 

168. The first atomic bomb was dropped in which city?

Hiroshima

 

169. Which country has its UN code 833?

Isle of Man

 

170. When did the US gain its Independence?

July 2, 1776

 

171. Aspley Guise Railway Station is located in which country?

UK

 

172. Who was the first US President to get impeached?

Andrew Johnson

 

173. Who was the first female to fly an airplane?

 

174. Tea is the invention of which country?

China

 

175. Who invented the telephone?

 

176. What is the IATA code for Bahrain International Airport?

BAH

 

177. Who was the first president of the USA?

 

178. What is the month of April called in the French Language?

Avril

 

179. What is the first clause of the US Constitution for holding the presidency?

Be a natural-born citizen of the United States

 

180. Where did the Olympic Games originate?

Greece

 

181. What do you call a group of jellyfish?

A bloom

 

182. What animal is considered to be the national bird of America?

 

183. What is Asahi Shimbun?

Newspaper in Japan

 

184. Who was the first Black president of the United States?

 

185. Eton is located in which country in England?

Berkshire

 

186. Which was the first country to use paper money?

China

 

187. Who wrote a famous diary while hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam?

Anne Frank

 

188. What is common law?

Unofficial law that is part of the cultural tradition and upheld as strictly as a written law

 

189. How many degrees are there in a circle?

360

 

190. Sigrid Undset received the Nobel Prize in Literature 1928 from which country?

Denmark

 

191. What is a triangle with three unequal sides called?

Scalene triangle

 

192. Badge of Honour or Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour, a civil award presented by the governments of which Overseas Territories?

British

 

193. How many inches is a foot?

12

 

194. Which auto company first time introduce seat belts for safety?

Nash Motors

 

195. What comes after million, billion, and trillion?

Quadrillion

 

196. How many feet are in a yard?

Three

 

197. What is the top number of a fraction called?

A numerator

 

198. What is the bottom number of a fraction called?

A denominator

 

199. What is another name for the perimeter of a circle?

Circumference

200. What degree is a right angle?

90 degrees

 

201. How many pints are in a gallon?

Eight

 

202. How many pints are in a quart?

Two

 

 

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