204 Trivia Questions For Seniors and the Elderly

What makes a good trivia question set for seniors? 

I honestly think the answer to it is the class, elegance and sophistication that lies in the questions itself. 

They are simple yet challenging – a case which every senior or an elderly person can relate to. 

But where do you get that list? 

Right here.

Let’s begin exploring them one at a time

Trivia Questions For Seniors

  1. Which U.S. President made the famous speech containing the line, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”?

  2. In what year did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon, marking a significant achievement in space exploration?

  3. Name the famous ship that sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912, after hitting an iceberg.

  4. What is the capital city of France, known for its fashion, art, and history?

  5. Which classic board game, known for its colored squares and playing pieces, was invented by Alfred Butts in the 1930s?

  6. In what year did World War II officially end?

  7. Who wrote the play “Romeo and Juliet”, a famous tragedy about two star-crossed lovers?

  8. What popular candy was created in 1900 and is known for its milk chocolate and almond variety?

  9. Name the famous American actress who became a princess by marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956.

  10. What is the tallest mountain in the world, located in the Himalayas?

  11. Which classic television show, debuting in 1966, featured characters like Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock?

  12. What is the chemical symbol for water?

  13. Who painted the “Mona Lisa”, one of the most famous artworks in the world?

  14. In what year did the Berlin Wall, which divided East and West Berlin, officially fall?

  15. What historical event is celebrated on July 4th in the United States?

  16. Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?

  17. What is the name of the author who wrote “1984” and “Animal Farm”?

  18. What year did the Beatles release their iconic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”?

  19. Name the first novel written by Jane Austen, a classic in English literature.

  20. During which war was the famous Gettysburg Address delivered by Abraham Lincoln?

  21. Who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

  22. What is the name of the largest ocean on Earth?

  23. In what year was the United Nations officially established?

  24. Who composed the musical masterpiece “Fur Elise”?

  25. What is the national flower of the United States?

  26. Name the television show that featured the characters Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.

  27. Who is known for his theory of relativity in physics?

  28. What were the main Axis Powers in World War II?

  29. What is the longest river in the world?

  30. Name the American actor famous for his role in “The Godfather” and “On the Waterfront”.

  31. In which country did the Renaissance begin during the 14th century?

  32. Who invented the phonograph in 1877?

  33. What is the name of the famous English playwright who wrote “Pygmalion”, later adapted into the musical “My Fair Lady”?

  34. Which U.S. state is known as the “Sunshine State”?

  35. In which year was the first color television broadcast made in the United States?

  36. What is the name of the first artificial satellite launched into space by the Soviet Union in 1957?

  37. Who was the British Prime Minister at the end of World War II?

  38. Name the classic movie starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, based on a novella by Truman Capote.

  39. Which American city is known as the “Birthplace of Jazz”?

  40. What is the chemical symbol for gold?

  41. Who wrote the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, a classic of modern American literature?

  42. What is the smallest planet in our solar system?

  43. In what year was the first transatlantic telephone call made?

  44. Who discovered penicillin in 1928?

  45. Name the American civil rights leader who delivered the famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

  46. Which country is known for inventing paper and gunpowder?

  47. What is the capital of Italy?

  48. Name the artist known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

  49. In what year did the United States celebrate its bicentennial?

  50. Who was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

  51. What historical event is known for the phrase “Remember the Alamo“?

  52. What is the name of the American author who wrote “The Great Gatsby”?

  53. In which year did the United States land the Mars Rover “Curiosity” on Mars?

  54. Name the famous painter of the artwork “The Starry Night.

  55. Who was the first female to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930?

  56. What is the capital city of Japan?

  57. In what year was Alaska admitted as the 49th state of the USA?

  58. Name the composer known for the “Fifth Symphony” and “Moonlight Sonata”.

  59. Which ocean is the Bermuda Triangle located in?

  60. Who played the title role in the 1956 movie “The King and I”?

  61. What year did the Stock Market Crash occur, marking the beginning of the Great Depression?

  62. Name the Greek philosopher who was a student of Plato and tutor to Alexander the Great.

  63. In which city were the first modern Olympic Games held in 1896?

  64. What is the primary ingredient in traditional Italian pesto sauce?

  65. Who wrote the poem “The Road Not Taken”?

  66. In which year was the first successful heart transplant performed?

  67. Name the famous 1960s music festival held in Bethel, New York.

  68. Who is known as the “Father of the American Navy”?

  69. Who was the U.S. President during the Louisiana Purchase in 1803?

  70. What is the name of the largest desert in the world?

  71. In what year did the first televised presidential debate in the United States occur?

  72. Who composed the “Brandenburg Concertos”, a famous set of six concertos?

  73. What is the name of the famous diary written by a young girl during World War II?

  74. Which planet in our solar system is known for its prominent rings?

  75. Name the inventor of the light bulb, a significant figure in the development of electricity.

  76. What is the national animal of Australia?

  77. Who directed the classic film “Psycho” released in 1960?

  78. In which city is the famous Louvre Museum located?

  79. Name the first African-American woman to travel into space.

  80. What year marked the end of the Korean War?

  81. Which country is known as the Land of the Rising Sun?

  82. Who wrote the famous play “Death of a Salesman”?

  83. What is the main ingredient in traditional Japanese miso soup?

  84. Who was the first American president to appear on television?

  85. What was the original name of New York City before it was renamed?

  86. What famous landmark was completed in 1889 and is located in Paris, France?

  87. Name the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and she won it twice.

  88. In which year did the first man walk on the moon?

  89. Who was the famous American inventor known for developing the phonograph, motion picture camera, and electric light bulb?

  90. What is the main language spoken in Brazil?

  91. Which U.S. president is featured on the one hundred dollar bill?

  92. Name the first American woman to go into space.

  93. In what year was the United Nations founded?

  94. Who painted the “Last Supper”, a famous mural in Milan, Italy?

  95. What is the capital city of Canada?

  96. Which country is known as the Land of Fire and Ice, noted for its glaciers and volcanoes?

  97. Who wrote “Pride and Prejudice”, a classic novel in English literature?

  98. What is the national flower of Japan?

  99. Name the scientist who proposed the theory of relativity.

  100. In what year did the Berlin Wall fall, leading to German reunification?

  101. Till 2023, what is the highest-grossing film of all time?

  102. Who was the first U.S. President to resign from office?

  103. What is the name of the largest mammal in the world?

  104. Who was the 16th President of the United States, known for the Emancipation Proclamation?

  105. In what year was the first modern Olympic Games held?

  106. Who composed the Four Seasons, a famous set of violin concertos?

  107. What is the capital city of Spain?

  108. Who wrote the famous novel “Moby-Dick”?

  109. Name the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

  110. What is the smallest bone in the human body, found in the ear?

  111. Which country is known as the Emerald Isle?

  112. Who discovered the law of gravity when he reportedly saw a falling apple?

  113. What is the highest mountain in North America?

  114. In which city can you find the ancient Colosseum, an iconic Roman amphitheater?

  115. Who painted the famous work “The Scream”?

  116. What year did World War I begin?

  117. What is the longest river in the United States?

  118. Who was the first female Prime Minister of India?

  119. In what year was the first iPhone released?

  120. What is the name of the ship that the Pilgrims sailed on to North America in 1620?

  121. Who composed the famous classical music piece known as the “Moonlight Sonata”?

  122. In what year did the Vietnam War officially end?

  123. Name the famous American animator and entrepreneur who created Mickey Mouse.

  124. What is the chemical element with the symbol Pb?

  125. Who was the first American president to be impeached?

  126. What is the tallest building in the world?

  127. Name the ancient Greek philosopher who authored “The Republic”.

  128. In which city is the famous Golden Gate Bridge located?

  129. Who wrote the novel “The Catcher in the Rye”?

  130. What is the main language spoken in the country of Egypt?

  131. Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics?

  132. What is the national flower of India?

  133. In what year was the United States Declaration of Independence signed?

  134. Who painted “The Birth of Venus”, a famous Renaissance artwork?

  135. What is the longest river in Africa?

  136. Who was the Roman god of war, often equated with the Greek god Ares?

  137. What is the primary language spoken in Argentina?

  138. In which year did the construction of the Berlin Wall begin?

  139. Who was the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature?

  140. Name the largest planet in our solar system.

  141. What is the chemical symbol for silver?

  142. Who wrote the famous play “A Streetcar Named Desire”?

  143. In what year was the first color television set sold to the public?

  144. What is the national bird of the United States?

  145. Who composed the opera “Madame Butterfly”?

  146. Where is the ancient city of Petra located?

  147. Who was the longest-reigning British monarch before Queen Elizabeth II?

  148. What is the smallest country in the world, both in size and population?

  149. Who discovered the circulation of blood in the human body?

  150. Name the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth.

  151. In what year was the first human heart transplant performed?

  152. What is the capital city of New Zealand?

  153. Who painted the famous “Girl with a Pearl Earring”?

  154. What is the name of the longest river in South America?

  155. Who was the first woman to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

  156. In what year was NASA established?

  157. Name the famous American inventor known for his work with the electric light and phonograph.

  158. What is the capital city of Germany?

  159. Who wrote the novel “Great Expectations”?

  160. In what year did the United States celebrate its first Thanksgiving?

  161. What is the chemical symbol for iron?

  162. Who painted the “Last Supper” in Milan, Italy?

  163. Where is the ancient monument Stonehenge located?

  164. Who was the Roman god of love, often equated with the Greek god Eros?

  165. Name the first American president to appear on television.

  166. What is the national flower of England?

  167. In what year was the first personal computer introduced to the public?

  168. Who composed the famous “Fifth Symphony”?

  169. What is the largest continent on Earth?

  170. Who discovered the polio vaccine?

  171. What is the name of the first man-made object to land on the moon?

  172. Who was the U.S. President during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

  173. In which year did the construction of the Great Wall of China begin?

  174. Name the famous Dutch painter known for “The Night Watch” and numerous self-portraits.

  175. What is the capital city of Russia?

  176. Who wrote the novel “Brave New World”?

  177. In what year was the television invented?

  178. What is the chemical symbol for sodium?

  179. Who painted the iconic work “Guernica”?

  180. Where is the ancient city of Machu Picchu located?

  181. Who was the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare, often depicted with an owl?

  182. Name the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

  183. What is the national flower of France?

  184. In what year was the first iPhone released?

  185. Who composed the famous “Blue Danube Waltz”?

  186. What is the smallest planet in our solar system?

  187. Who discovered the structure of DNA?

  188. What is the name of the largest known star in the universe?

  189. Who was the U.S. President during the signing of the Camp David Accords?

  190. In which year did the “Beatlemania” phenomenon begin?

  191. Name the famous Italian inventor known for his work on the radio.

  192. What is the capital city of Australia?

  193. Who wrote the play “The Importance of Being Earnest”?

  194. In what year was the United Nations Charter signed?

  195. What is the chemical symbol for gold?

  196. Who painted the masterpiece “The School of Athens”?

  197. Where is the famous landmark the Eiffel Tower located?

  198. Who was the Greek god of the sea?

  199. Name the first female astronaut to go into space.

  200. What is the national flower of the United States?

  201. In what year did the Berlin Wall fall?

  202. Who composed the famous “Four Seasons” concertos?

  203. What is the smallest country by area in the world?

  204. Who discovered the law of universal gravitation?

Answers

  1. Franklin D. Roosevelt

  2. 1969

  3. The Titanic

  4. Paris

  5. Scrabble

  6. 1945

  7. William Shakespeare

  8. Hershey’s chocolate bar

  9. Grace Kelly

  10. Mount Everest

  11. Star Trek

  12. H2O

  13. Leonardo da Vinci

  14. 1989

  15. Independence Day

  16. Amelia Earhart

  17. George Orwell

  18. 1967

  19. “Sense and Sensibility”

  20. The American Civil War

  21. Pearl S. Buck

  22. The Pacific Ocean

  23. 1945

  24. Ludwig van Beethoven

  25. The Rose

  26. “I Love Lucy”

  27. Albert Einstein

  28. Germany, Italy, and Japan

  29. The Nile River

  30. Marlon Brando

  31. Italy

  32. Thomas Edison

  33. George Bernard Shaw

  34. Florida

  35. 1953

  36. Sputnik

  37. Winston Churchill

  38. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

  39. New Orleans

  40. Au

  41. Harper Lee

  42. Mercury

  43. 1927

  44. Alexander Fleming

  45. Martin Luther King Jr.

  46. China

  47. Rome

  48. Michelangelo

  49. 1976

  50. Margaret Thatcher

  51. The Battle of the Alamo

  52. F. Scott Fitzgerald

  53. 2012

  54. Vincent van Gogh

  55. Amy Johnson

  56. Tokyo

  57. 1959

  58. Ludwig van Beethoven

  59. The Atlantic Ocean

  60. Yul Brynner

  61. 1929

  62. Aristotle

  63. Athens

  64. Basil

  65. Robert Frost

  66. 1967

  67. Woodstock Music Festival

  68. John Paul Jones

  69. Thomas Jefferson

  70. The Sahara Desert

  71. 1960

  72. Johann Sebastian Bach

  73. “The Diary of Anne Frank”

  74. Saturn

  75. Thomas Edison

  76. Kangaroo

  77. Alfred Hitchcock

  78. Paris

  79. Mae Jemison

  80. 1953

  81. Japan

  82. Arthur Miller

  83. Soybean paste (Miso)

  84. Franklin D. Roosevelt

  85. New Amsterdam

  86. The Eiffel Tower

  87. Marie Curie

  88. 1969

  89. Thomas Edison

  90. Portuguese

  91. Benjamin Franklin

  92. Sally Ride

  93. 1945

  94. Leonardo da Vinci

  95. Ottawa

  96. Iceland

  97. Jane Austen

  98. Cherry Blossom (Sakura)

  99. Albert Einstein

  100. 1989

  101. Avatar

  102. Richard Nixon

  103. The Blue Whale

  104. Abraham Lincoln

  105. 1896

  106. Antonio Vivaldi

  107. Madrid

  108. Herman Melville

  109. Amelia Earhart

  110. Stapes

  111. Ireland

  112. Isaac Newton

  113. Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)

  114. Rome

  115. Edvard Munch

  116. 1914

  117. Missouri River

  118. Indira Gandhi

  119. 2007

  120. The Mayflower

  121. Ludwig van Beethoven

  122. 1975

  123. Walt Disney

  124. Lead

  125. Andrew Johnson

  126. Burj Khalifa

  127. Plato

  128. San Francisco

  129. J.D. Salinger

  130. Arabic

  131. Maria Goeppert Mayer

  132. Lotus

  133. 1776

  134. Sandro Botticelli

  135. The Nile River

  136. Mars

  137. Spanish

  138. 1961

  139. Pearl S. Buck

  140. Jupiter

  141. Ag

  142. Tennessee Williams

  143. 1954

  144. Bald Eagle

  145. Giacomo Puccini

  146. Jordan

  147. Queen Victoria

  148. Vatican City

  149. William Harvey

  150. John Glenn

  151. 1967

  152. Wellington

  153. Johannes Vermeer

  154. The Amazon River

  155. Margaret Thatcher

  156. 1958

  157. Thomas Edison

  158. Berlin

  159. Charles Dickens

  160. 1621

  161. Fe

  162. Leonardo da Vinci

  163. England

  164. Cupid

  165. Franklin D. Roosevelt

  166. Tudor Rose

  167. 1975

  168. Ludwig van Beethoven

  169. Asia

  170. Jonas Salk

  171. Lunar Module Eagle (Apollo 11)

  172. John F. Kennedy

  173. 7th century BC

  174. Rembrandt van Rijn

  175. Moscow

  176. Aldous Huxley

  177. 1927

  178. Na

  179. Pablo Picasso

  180. Peru

  181. Athena

  182. Amelia Earhart

  183. Iris

  184. 2007

  185. Johann Strauss II

  186. Mercury

  187. James Watson and Francis Crick

  188. UY Scuti

  189. Jimmy Carter

  190. 1963

  191. Guglielmo Marconi

  192. Canberra

  193. Oscar Wilde

  194. 1945

  195. Au

  196. Raphael

  197. Paris, France

  198. Poseidon

  199. Valentina Tereshkova

  200. Rose

  201. 1989

  202. Antonio Vivaldi

  203. Vatican City

  204. Sir Isaac Newton
200 trivia questions for seniors

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