300 High School Trivia 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.

High School Trivia Questions and Answers

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?

H2O

 

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

Bottom

 

3. How many innings does a baseball game have?

9

 

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

The Beatles

 

5. How many states are there?

50

 

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

Damascus, Syria

 

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

Cell

 

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

Right

 

9. The square root of 81 is?

9

 

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?

Bad

 

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

Foreshadowing

 

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”?

Hockey

 

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?

left

 

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?

20

 

23.  In which direction a fan rotates?

In anti-clockwise direction

 

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

Red

 

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?

88

 

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

Slow

 

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?

Right

 

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?

Top

 

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

6

 

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?

10

 

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

Dog

 

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?

left

 

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?

5

 

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

In Redmond, Washington

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

6

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?

Bashful

 

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?

6

 

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?

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?

Left

 

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?

Coal

 

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

3

 

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

Red

 

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

Adelaide

 

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?

Water

 

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?

Jellyfish

 

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

Second, just after Norway

 

80. What is the slowest living mammal on earth?

Sloth

 

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?

Pheidippides

 

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’?

Las Vegas

 

87. What is ‘Blue Bastard’?

Name of a fish discovered in 2015 from Australia

 

88. Mariya Abakumova is associated with which sport?

Javelin

 

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’?

Chicago

 

92. Which is the national animal of Australia?

Kangaroo

 

93. Tennis player Novak Djokovic belongs to which country?

Serbia

 

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?

Australia

 

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?

Hiroshima

 

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?

C.B.Fry

 

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?

Cheetah

 

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

C-3PO

 

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

 

114.  V. Sindhu is associated with which game?

Badminton

 

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?

1959

 

120. Where is Buckingham Palace located?

London

 

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?

Scotland

 

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

The Korean War

 

124. Which continent contains the most countries?

Africa

 

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?

Europe

 

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?

Egypt

 

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?

415

 

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?

Austria

 

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?

Germany

151. Who is the hulk?

Bruce Banner

 

152. How many sports does Zach Nelson play?

3

 

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?”

Hammy

 

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?

Pericles

 

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?

Peru

 

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?

counterclockwise

 

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

Oxygen

 

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?

Lamar

 

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

Gandalf

 

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?

Peeves

 

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?

Three

 

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

The Grinch

 

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

Bolton

 

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?

7

 

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

Kazakhstan

 

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?

France

 

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?

23

 

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?

Crest

 

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

Canada

 

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?

14

 

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

Cody Ladner

 

212. In which country are the Taurus Mountains located?

Turkey

 

213. What does Troy give to Gabriella?

A necklace with a T on it

 

214. What do sprinters start out of?

Blocks

 

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?

Blushes

 

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?

Mollusca

 

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?

Pistil

 

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?

Kumquat

 

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

Gabriella

 

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?

Sunflower

 

239. What is Sharpay’s dog’s name?

Boi

 

240. Which state is known as the Empire State?

New York State

 

241. Name the cereal which grows only in water?

Rice

 

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

Waiter

 

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?

Baking

 

246. When was America affected by Hurricane Katarina?

In 2005

 

247. What is Lancashire known for?

Red roses

 

248. Kelsi plays which musical instrument?

Piano

 

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?

Orchids

 

254. What job does Zeke do?

Chef

 

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum

 

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

Martha

 

257. What is the meaning of leap year?

Having a February of 29 days

 

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

Lotus

 

259. What color is Gabriella’s lifeguard swimsuit?

Red

 

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?

Hemoglobin

 

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?

Winter

 

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?

Homework

 

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

193

 

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?

Everyday

 

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

 

284. When did the Eiffel Tower open?

1889

 

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”?

White

 

293. What is the capital of Italy?

Rome

 

294. Where is Sahara Desert situated?

North America

 

295. What does Gabriella compare singing with Troy to?

Kindergarten

 

296. Which email service is owned by Microsoft?

Hotmail

 

297. What was the first state?

Delaware

 

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?

118

 

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