300 High School Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

If you’ve gone through High School Education, you may experience some feelings of nostalgia remembering the life in school and you as a teen. Some of us get chills thinking about High School memories, and especially the studying bit, from science, geography among many others.

In High School, you get to study many disciplines and the not-so-interesting concepts, depending on one’s interests. But do you think the monotonous learning environment could be a hinder to the academic excellence of many learners? If so, many like-minded individuals have done an extensive research to come up with fun trivia exercises that will help learners across the globe to study any topic at ease and improve their performance.

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It is said that nobody has a monopoly over knowledge and that the educational process has no end beyond itself. Therefore, even those who were in High School decades ago can meaningfully participate in these trivia exercises and still learn a lot.

Nonetheless, there are extracurricular activities that make High School a lot more fun. Sports tournament, High School Musical, general knowledge, and even current affairs e.t.c. All these are covered in our trivia questions to help students loosen up and others reminisce the old days.

Here are some fun High School Trivia Questions and Answers to test your knowledge. Let’s see how many of these you can crack!

1. How water is written scientifically?



2. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?



3. How many innings does a baseball game have?



4. John Lennon is one of the four sacred members of?

The Beatles


5. How many states are there?



6. What is the name of the oldest city in the world?

Damascus, Syria


7. What is the basic unit of all living things?



8. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty’s torch?



9. The square root of 81 is?



10. What 6 colors are on the classic Campbell’s soup label?

blue, red, white, yellow, black, and gold


11. Michael Jackson has many albums to his name, but which album spawned five chart-topping singles?



12. The indication of any future event is known as?



13. What 2 letters don’t appear on the telephone dial?

Q, Z


14. “what goes up must come down”, who said it?

Isaac Newton


15. A group of wolves is called?

A Pack


16. What 2 #’s don’t have letters by them?

1, 0


17. Which Sport is associated with the “Agha Khan Cup”?



18. What is Metaphor?

A metaphor states a comparison between two things (object or action) in a way that it treats two non-similar things as similar


19. When you walk does your left arm swing w/ you right or left leg?



20. An angle of 180 degrees is known as?

Straight Angle


21. On which body part a temporal lobe is placed?

The brain


22. How many matches are in a standard pack?



23.  In which direction a fan rotates?

In anti-clockwise direction


24. On our flag, is the top stripe red or white?



25. What do we call “Nitrous Oxide” in general meaning?

Laughing Gas


26. What is the worth of one dime?

Ten Cents


27. What is the lowest # on the FM dial?



28. Can you tell us the correct meaning of the Italian word “Adagio”?



29. After how many years Olympic Games are held?

Four years


30. Who from the following is the CEO of the Microsoft Corporation?

Satya Nadella


31. Which way does water go down the drain, counter- or clockwise?

It depends on the plumbing fixture. The notion that the water direction varies with the hemisphere you are in has been disproved!


32. How the Olympic flag is designed?

It has a white background with five interlocked rings in the center.


33. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

12 ( no #1)


34. If you are good in Poems then tell us that who was William Wordsworth?

An English Romantic Poet


35. What do the rings on the Olympic flag represent?

It represents the five continents of the world


36. Which side of a women’s blouse are the buttons on?



37. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”, whose saying is this?


38. Who wrote the novel ‘The Great Gatsby’?

Scott Fitzgerald


39. On a NY license plate, is New York on the top or bottom?



40. Exactly how many states are there in Australia country?



41. Name one of the most famous poem of William Wordsworth?

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud


42. How many sides does a stop sign have?



43. Complete this easy sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy _____”?



44. What is the date of birth of Prince William?

21 June 1982


45. Do books have even # pages on the right or left side?



46. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”, who said it?


47. Who is the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana?

Prince Harry


48. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?



49. Where is the head-quarter of Microsoft Corporation?

In Redmond, Washington

50. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?


51. Who was the first president of the USA?

George Washington became the first president in 1789.


52. What is the diameter of a dollar coin?

1.043 inches


53. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who’s missing?



54. What is a triangle with 3 unequal sides called?

Scalene triangle


55. What the common point of the rays of an angle is called?

A Vertex


56. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?



57. Which is the highest mountain of Australia?

Mount Kosciuszko


58. The US Civil War was fought among which regions of the United States?

The Northern and Southern regions of the USA.


59. What is the height of Mount Kosciuszko?

7310 ft


60. On which playing card is the cardmaker’s trademark?

Ace of spades


61.  Is the sun a planet or star?



62.  Which rock is situated in the center of the country?

Ayers Rock also named as ‘Uluru’


63. On which side of a venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?



64. Which planet is the hottest in our Solar System?

Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system.


65. Which is the biggest coral reef in the world situated in Eastern Australia?

The Great Barrier Reef


66. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?

*, #


67. Which is the most abundant gas in our atmosphere?

Nitrogen, which makes over 78% of earth’s atmosphere.


68. Australia is the largest exporter of?



69. How many curves are in a standard paper clip?



70. When exposed to acid, what color does moist litmus paper turn?



71. Which Australian city is famous for the largest Christmas Parades in the world?



72.  What is the special feature of amphibians?

They can survive in both in land and water


73. Who designed the iconic Opera House?

A Danish architect Jorn Utzon


74. What substance makes up 71% of the Earth?



75. On average how many beer drinks per year by Australians?

96 liters


76. Water freezes at what temperature?

Zero degree Celsius.


77.  How much is the world’s longest Highway located in Australia (Highway 1)?

14500 kilometers


78. Which fish is known for not having any brain or heart?



79. In the list of Human Development Index where Australia stands?

Second, just after Norway


80. What is the slowest living mammal on earth?



81. Who named the mountain ‘Mt. Disappointed’?

The explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell


82. I am a part of a plant that makes food for the plant. What am I?

Leaves of the plant.


83. Who ran the world’s first marathon?



84. How many beaches are there in Australia?

More than 10,000


85. Which is the oldest tennis tournament in the world?

The Championships, Wimbledon


86. Which city is also known as ‘Sin City’?


87. What is ‘Blue Bastard’?

Name of a fish discovered in 2015 from Australia


88. Mariya Abakumova is associated with which sport?



89. What is the name of the pink lake situated in Australia?

Lake Hillier


90. What is the height of a basketball hoop in feet?

10 feet


91. Which city’s nickname is ‘Windy City’?



92. Which is the national animal of Australia?



93. Tennis player Novak Djokovic belongs to which country?



94. What was the first building to have more than 100 floors?

Empire State Building


95. In which country more camels are found than in Egypt?



96. Name the only wild card entrant who has won the Wimbledon?

Goran Ivanišević: 2001


97. What is the number of stars and stripes present in the flag of the United States of America?

50 stars and 13 stripes


98.  What is a polynomial is Mathematics?

It is an expression consisting of variables and coefficients50 stars and 13 stripes


99. Who was crowned the MVP (the most valuable player) in the 2018 NBA finals?

Kevin Durant

100. How many nights are celebrated in Hanukkah?

Eight nights are celebrated

101. One of the largest art museums situated in Paris is known as?

The Louvre


102. In which city were the first modern Olympics held?

Athens, Greece


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



104. What is a synonym?

A phrase or word that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase


105. Which cricketer was offered the throne of Albania?



106. What is an antonym?

A word which has an exactly opposite meaning as another word


107. In Phantom of the Opera, when a sword fight occurs in the cemetery, where does Raoul get hurt?

On the arm


108. Which is the world’s fastest car in 2019?

Bugatti Chiron Sport Car: 261 MPH.


109. Who plays the lead character in Mean Girls?

Lindsay Lohan


110. Which Ocean is located south of South America?

The Atlantic Ocean is located on the southern coast of South America.


111. Which is the world’s fastest animal?



112. Who was the first character to speak in Star Wars?



113. What is the capital of the United States of America?


114.  V. Sindhu is associated with which game?



115. Why is 6th February a national holiday in Jamaica?

It is Bob Marley’s birthday


116. Which batsman started his cricket career at the very young age?

Sachin Tendulkar


117. What is the capital of Japan?

Tokyo is the capital of Japan


118. When was Microsoft established?

On 4th April 1975


119. In which year were the US Grammy awards started?



120. Where is Buckingham Palace located?



121. Which war was Lt. Hiroo Onoda ordered to stop fighting in 1974 by his commanding officer?

World War II


122. The game Golf was first played in which country?



123. Which 20th Century conflict led the US soldiers to die for a tie?

The Korean War


124. Which continent contains the most countries?



125. Mexico is in which continent?

North America


126. Name the Filipino who was nicknamed the Iron Butterfly?

Imelda Marcos


127. Luxembourg is in which continent?



128. What is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte?

Corsica, France


129. How long did World War Two last?

For 6 years and 1 day.


130. In 1930, which was also called the tragic year, how many Americans were unemployed?

More than 7 million


131. What is the name of the sanctioning body, that hands down penalties and oversees all football operations?

North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA)


132. In opposition to World War I, what grew popular in the 1920s?

Jazz and dancing


133. Which desert mostly covers North Africa?

The Sahara Desert covers most of North Africa


134. What is the name of the Ocean present between Africa and Australia?

Indian Ocean


135. What are the five categories of diving?

Front, Back, Inward, Reverse, and Twister


136. The British Raj lasted how many years in India?

90 years


137. Which is the largest rainforest in the world?

Amazon rainforest


138. What are the colors of the Hancock Hawks?

red, white, and royal blue


139. Checkers were invented in which country?



140. When is the Independence Day of America celebrated?

Fourth of July is celebrated as the Independence Day of America.


141. How many total rushing yards did Erron Underwood have in his High School carrer?



142. Who was the first film star to appear on a postage stamp?

Grace Kelly


143. On which date is Halloween celebrated?


144. What high school located in Gastonia, won the 3AA state championship in 2002?

Ashbrook High School


145. What was the first country to use postcards?



146. When is Saint Patrick’s Day celebrated?

17th March


147. Who was the first high schooler to break the four-minute barrier in the mile?

Jim Ryun


148. Which Irish political movement is named after a phrase translating into “We ourselves”?

Sinn Fein


149. What famous quarterback graduated from Hancock High School?

Brett Favre

150. From 1933 to 1945, which country maintained an official state of emergency?


151. Who is the hulk?

Bruce Banner


152. How many sports does Zach Nelson play?



153. Winston Churchill was held captive as a prisoner during which war?

The Boer War


154. What is Captain America’s name?

Steve Rogers


155. What is longest race in high school track?

The 3,200 meter run


156. What is the name of King Henry VIII’s wife?

Catherine of Aragon


157. Who says “You’re killing me Smalls?”



158. Who is the Athletic Director for the Hancock Hawks?

Rocky Gaudin


159. Who is the author Flashman series of novels?

George MacDonald Fraser


160. Who was the original singer of “Let It Go”?


161. What is another name for the triple jump?

The hop, the skip, and the jump


162. Which Shakespearean character played the Prince of Tyre?



163. Who was the only player in NBA history to score 100 points in a game?


164. Who was the starting quarterback for the 1999 Hawks in the start of the season?

Jerry Carco


165. Name the author of the 2009 Newbery award-winning book, “The Graveyard”?

Neil Gaiman


166. Who invented basketball?

James Naismith


167. Girls can do the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles. What can boys do?

The 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles


168. Paddington Bear belongs to which country?



169. Who is on the $100 bill?

Benjamin Franklin


170. Who was the starting fullback for the Hawks in 2000?

Erron Underwood


171. Who is the author of Gremlins?

Roald Dahl


172. In the novel Treasure Island, what is the name of Long John Silver’s parrot?

Captain Flint


173. What school won the 1950 Class A State Championship?

Williamston High


174. Where does Zoey the beginning vampire attend school in the House of Night novels, written by P.C. Cast?

Tulsa, Oklahoma


175. Does a merry-go-round turn clockwise or counterclockwise?



176. What does a fire need to keep it going?



177. Which relay is only open to girls(at all track meets)?

The 800 medley relay


178. Who is the author of the famous novel Pride and Prejudice?

Jane Austen


179. Name the three types of rock?

Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic


180. Hancock had an All-State running back on their 2000 team who rushed for over 2000+ yards. What is his middle name?



181. What is the name of the wizard in Hobbit?



182. Who holds the Batting Average record at Hancock High?

Shaun Necaise


183. What is the name of the Poltergeist in the Harry Potter series?



184. On what day/night of the year does Troy meet Gabriella?


185. In a long-distance race(800 meters or above) how many steps are you allowed outside of the innermost lane (onto the infield) before you are disqualified?



186. In a Dr. Seuss book who steals Christmas?

The Grinch


187. What is Troy’s last name in High School Musical?



188. What University did assistant baseball coach Joey Brockhoff coach at in his younger days?

Tulane University


189. In which country is the world’s tallest building?

Dubai, Burj Khalifa


190. Why are the Wildcats so excited when the movie starts?

Summer has finally arrived.


191. How many consecutive 4A/4AA championships did Charlotte Independence win between 2000 and 2006?



192. Which is the largest landlocked country in the world?



193. What song does Sharpay sing with Troy?

“You Are The Music In Me”


194. What is it called when you get kicked in a race?

Getting spiked


195. Which European country is divided into departments?



196. What did Chad’s t-shirt say at the beginning of the High School Musical?

I majored in vacation


197. Prior to the 1998 State Championships, who had won the most State Championships?

Fort Wayne Snider


198. Which country is the world’s oldest republic?

San Marino


199. What color shirt was Gabriella wearing when she first sang with Troy?

Light Blue

200. Who led the Hawk in tackles in 2000?

David Seal

201. What is the population of Switzerland?

8.5 million or 8,503,111


202. Where does Troy Bolton live?

Albuquerque, New Mexico


203. What number did Chris Goff wear in his senior year of football?



204. Who were the rulers of England from 827 to 860?

Egbert, Aethelwulf, and Aethelbald


205. What school had to forfeit a game in the state semi-finals in the 2005 Class 4A State Championship Tournament?



206. In which North American country was Celine Dion born?



207. Where do the main characters of the High School Musical first meet?

Ski lodge


208. Who is the Defensive Co. for the Hancock Hawks?

Coach P


209. Ronaldsway airport is located on which Island?

Isle of Man


210. What is Troy’s basketball number?



211. What Sophmore led the basketball team in scoring in 2000?

Cody Ladner


212. In which country are the Taurus Mountains located?



213. What does Troy give to Gabriella?

A necklace with a T on it


214. What do sprinters start out of?



215. What are the four official languages of Singapore?

English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil


216. Where are Troy and Gabriella when they have a picnic?

Golf course


217. In the Carroll/St. Joseph’s game, play was halted momentarily in the third period, when Christien Joubert was tackled by who?

Carroll goalie Kenny Hendricks


218. Name the sea between Australia and New Zealand?

The Tasman Sea


219. What does Coach Bolton tell everybody that Troy does when Gabriella calls?



220. In the State Championship Game, St. Joseph’s led only once, and that was 1-0. Who got St. Joe on the board?

Christien Joubert


221. Which is the busiest airport in the world?

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, U.S.


222. Whose Power-Play goal with 5:30 to go tied the game at 4?

Jared Vock


223. In which country is Machu Picchu, an ancient city, located?

The Republic of Peru


224. Who is Ryan Evan’s sister?

Sharpay Evans


225. Who’s goal with 2:48 left gave Perry the State Championship?

Clint Heiber


226. What are slugs and snails called?



227. What are the numbers on Troy’s uniforms in the games and at practice?

10 and 14


228. What is a female flower’s reproductive organ called?



229. What is the official nickname of Texas?

The Lone Star State


230. What is a seedling without branches called?

A whip


231. What are the WildCats’ team colors?

Red and white


232. Name the biggest Island in the world?

 Greenland with an area of 2,131,000 square kilometers.


233. What is a small Japanese orange called?



234. Taylor Mckessie is best friends with which “High School Musical” character?



235. Name three novels of Shakespeare?

Hamlet, the Merchant of Venice, and Taming of the Shrew.


236. Where does Troy get offered a job at?

Lava Springs


237. When did William Wordsworth die?

23rd April 1850


238. What are the largest flowers of the genus Helianthus known as?



239. What is Sharpay’s dog’s name?



240. Which state is known as the Empire State?

New York State


241. Name the cereal which grows only in water?



242. What is Jason’s job when Troy is eating dinner with Sharpay and her family?



243. When did Princess Diana die?

31st August 1997


244. How is the age of a tree identified?

By the number of rings on the trunk


245. What is Zeke’s secret passion?



246. When was America affected by Hurricane Katarina?

In 2005


247. What is Lancashire known for?

Red roses


248. Kelsi plays which musical instrument?



249. Name the Largest Dam of the World?

Three Gorges Dam

250. What is the old fashioned name for tomato?

Love apple

251. How many bones are there in a human body?

206 bones


252. Which invention is associated with Wright Brothers?

Aero plane


253. From which flower is the vanilla flavor derived?



254. What job does Zeke do?



255. Which is the largest and tallest tree in the world?

Sequoiadendron giganteum


256. Who is Ryan walking with when Troy and Gabriella kiss?



257. What is the meaning of leap year?

Having a February of 29 days


258. Which is the sacred flower of the Buddhist religion?



259. What color is Gabriella’s lifeguard swimsuit?



260. Who discovered the Cell?

Robert Hooke


261. What does DC stand for in electrical terminology?

Direct current


262. What type of angel did Chad dream of being?

Charlie’s Angel


263. Name the largest sea of the world?

Philippine Sea


264. What does HB mean in biological terms?



265. 1989 is the album of which singer?

Taylor Swift


266. What does Gabriella tell Troy that she did in the same day that she scored 41 points on a League Championship Game?

Invented the space shuttle and microwave popcorn


267. What is a person who studies weather called?

A meteorologist


268. What break was the school on at the start of the High School Musical?



269. Which is the largest lake of the world?

Caspian Sea


270. What did ancient Romans use to dye their hair?

Bird Poop


271. What is the one thing Ms. Darbus cannot stand the most?

Cell phones


272. When was the first Dollar Coin made?

In 1794


273. Marilyn Monroe died in which country?

In U.S.


274. What does Troy pretend to be doing when he is actually auditioning for the musical?



275. How many countries are the members of the United Nations



276. Which mammal has the longest gestation period?

An elephant (640 to 660 days)


277. What area of the school does Ms Darbus work in?

Drama department


278. When was the computer invented?

Between 1936 to 1938


279. Why do the Wildcats sing “Work This Out”?

They are trying to make the best out of their summer jobs.


280. Who developed the cartoon series of Tom and Jerry?

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera


281. Centigrade equals Fahrenheit at which temperature?

-40 degrees


282. What song do Troy and Gabriella sing in the talent show?



283. ‘Stars and Stripes’ is the nickname of the flag of which country?


284. When did the Eiffel Tower open?



285. What is Troy’s cell-phone ringtone?

Getcha Head in the Game

286. Name three wonders of the world?

Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Lighthouse of Alexandria.


287. Which period came first, the Jurassic or Triassic?

The Triassic Period


288. Mount Everest is a part of which mountainous range?

The Himalayas


289. What kind of trophy do Sharpay and Ryan both want to win

Star Dazzle Award


290. Who is the patron saint of Island?

Saint Patrick


291. What is Lady Gaga’s birth name?


292. What color pants was Sharpay wearing when they sang “We’re All In This Together”?



293. What is the capital of Italy?



294. Where is Sahara Desert situated?

North America


295. What does Gabriella compare singing with Troy to?



296. Which email service is owned by Microsoft?



297. What was the first state?



298. What does WHO stands for

World Health Organization


299. Which scientist was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics?


300. How many elements are in the periodic table?



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