50 Team Building Trivia Questions and Games for Work

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Bridgette Mabuto
50 Team Building Trivia Questions and Games for Work

Playing a trivia game is a surefire way to get your team having fun and working together. Putting together a good set of questions is the hard part. We’ve created a list of trivia questions and answers that are all great for the office — fun, engaging, and just hard enough to get your group head-scratching.

If you want a game that’s already got questions in it (and does all the work and scoring for you), here’s a ready-to-play Team Building Trivia Game deck with questions built in:

Here’s a list of great trivia questions to ask your team.

Entertaining Trivia Questions

We’ll start out with a little fun!

These entertaining trivia questions are the perfect way to break the ice with your work crew and get the ball rolling on a fun trivia night.

1. How many slices of pizza are eaten in the United States every second?

a. 12 Slices
b. 100 Slices
c. 350 Slices
d. 900 Slices

Answer – C, 350 Slices of pizza every second. Or 100 acres of pizza a day!

2. What animal hibernates the longest?

a. Bears
b. Snail
c. Koala
d. Sloth

Answer – B, Snail. Snails can hibernate up to 3 years!

3. What beloved movie character was almost called ‘Lunar Larry’?

a. Wall-E
b. Optimus Prime
c. George Jetson
d. Buzz Lightyear

Answer – D, Buzz Lightyear.

4. In the city of Gainesville in Georgia, what does the law prohibit being eaten with a fork?

a. Peach Cobbler
b. Mac and Cheese
c. Fried Chicken
d. Corn Bread

Answer – C, Fried Chicken. Gainesville made the law in 1961 as a way to promote the city as the ‘poultry capital of the world’.

5. Since WWII, British battle tanks include what beverage equipment?

a. Coca-Cola
b. Tea
c. Coffee
d. Pepsi

Answer – B, Tea. The British Army deigned special tea kettles to be installed its tanks.

6. What alcoholic drink is made with juniper berries?

a. Gin
b. Vodka
c. Rum
d. Whiskey

Answer - A, Gin. While juniper berries are the primary flavor, gin is made with several botanical ingredients, including herbs, florals, and fruit.

7. How many colors are in the rainbow?

a. 6
b. 7
c. 8
d. 9

Answer – B, 7. The colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

8. The speed of a computer mouse is measured in what units?

a. Inches
b. Centimeters
c. Mickeys
d. Paws

Answer – C, Mickeys. It’s the unit of measurement for how many pixels and millimeters a mouse moves.

9. What is the name of the little dot seen above the ‘j’ and the ‘i’?

a. A Dot
b. A Tittle
c. A Jot
d. A Spot

Answer – B, a Tittle. The cross seen in ‘t’ is called a jot, so make sure to jot your t’s and tittle your i’s.

10. How can you tell the age of a horse?

a. The length of its tail
b. The quality of its hooves
c. The clarity in its eyes
d. The lines on its teeth

Answer – D, the Lines on its Teeth. This is where the saying “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” comes from.

Great for the Office Trivia Questions

These very SFW questions cover a wide range of questions, so everyone in the office has a chance to get one right!

1. What’s the fastest land snake in the world?

a. Sidewinder
b. Black Mamba
c. King Cobra
d. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Answer – A, Sidewinder. The Black Mamba is often listed as the fastest snake, moving at 12mph. But the sidewinder is actually the fastest, moving at 18mph.

2. What country is said to have the best quality tap water?

a. Netherlands
b. France
c. Sweden
d. Switzerland

Answer – D, Switzerland.

3. In 2022, what was the most profitable company in the world?

a. Apple
b. Microsoft
c. Nestle
d. Amazon

Answer – A, Apple. Apple yielded just under $100 billion of net income in 2022.

4. How many miles is a full marathon?

a. 13.1
b. 20
c. 26.2
d. 42

Answer – C, 26.2. Rumor is, in 1908, Queen Alexandra wanted the marathon to start at Windsor Castle and finish at the Olympic stadium. It was exactly 26.2 miles.

5. What animal is known to have the most powerful bite in the world?

a. Nile Crocodile
b. Hippopotamus
c. Hyena
d. Grizzly Bear

Answer – A, the Nile Crocodile. The Nile Crocodile’s bite is 30 times stronger than that of a human.

6. Who is the most translated author of all time?

a. William Shakespeare
b. Hans Christian Anderson
c. Enid Blyton
d. Agatha Christie

Answer – D, Agatha Christie. The Queen of Crime has 7,233 translations to her name.

7. What is the name of the largest technology company in South Korea?

a. Apple
b. Samsung
c. LG
d. Huawei

Answer – B, Samsung. In 2022, Samsung Electronics took in $245.7 billion in revenue.

8. What is the top-selling product at Walmart?

a. Diapers
b. Milk
c. Bananas
d. Sliced Bread

Answer – C, Bananas. Rumor is Walmart sells 1.5 billion pounds of bananas a year.

9. What type of race is Le Mans?

a. Running
b. Biking
c. Driving
d. Swimming

Answer – C, Driving. Taking place in Le Mans, France, the 24 Heures du Mans is an endurance racing event.

10. What is the only food that never goes bad?

a. Honey
b. Corn
c. Pickles
d. Rice

Answer – A, Honey. Archaeologists found 3,000-year-old honey in Egypt that was still edible!

Geography Trivia Questions

If your team is feeling a bit of wanderlust, these travel and geography trivia questions are a great way to keep them engaged. At least, until they can book their next trip!

1. What two cities are found in the phonetic alphabet?

a. Delta and India
b. Lima and Quebec
c. Juliet and Zulu
d. Whiskey and Tango

Answer – B, Lima and Quebec.

2. To which sea does the River Thames flow?

a. Celtic Sea
b. North Sea
c. Baltic Sea
d. Firth of Clyde

Answer – B, the North Sea. The North Sea lies between Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

3. What’s the smallest country in the world?

a. Vatican City
b. Liechtenstein
c. Tuvalu
d. Monaco

Answer – A, Vatican City. The country is only 0.19 square miles.

4. What European country is said to have invented hot dogs?

a. Belgium
b. Spain
c. Germany
d. France

Answer – C, Germany. The people of Frankfurt claim to have invented hot dogs in 1487, though Vienna, Austria also claims to have invented it.

5. Which continent has the largest freshwater resources?

a. Africa
b. Antarctica
c. Asia
d. Australia

Answer – B, Antarctica. Antarctica contains 70% of Earth’s freshwater and 90% of its ice.

6. What US state grows the most coffee beans?

a. Florida
b. California
c. New Mexico
d. Hawaii

Answer – D, Hawaii. The largest coffee farm in the United States is Hawaii’s Kauai Coffee Estate.

7. What is the oldest city in the world?

a. Jerusalem
b. Tel Aviv
c. Damascus
d. Athens

Answer – C, Damascus. Located in Syria, Damascus is thought to have been inhabited as early as 8,000 BC.

8. Which of the seven natural wonders of the world is found in Africa?

a. Victoria Falls
b. The Serengeti
c. Mount Kilimanjaro
d. Red Sea Reef

Answer – A, Victoria Falls. The falls along the Zambezi River are also called Thundering Smoke and Boiling Water.

9. What country has a unicorn as its national animal?

a. New Zealand
b. Ireland
c. Scotland
d. Sweden

Answer – C, Scotland. In Celtic mythology, the unicorn symbolizes unity, purity, courage, and strength.

10. Where was the world’s first speeding ticket issued?

a. France
b. England
c. The United States
d. Canada

Answer – B, England. The driver was rumored to be going 8mph.

Art and Culture Trivia Questions

Perfect for your next office holiday gathering or virtual happy hour, these trivia questions are all about the finer things in life.

1. What is the name of the traditional Argentinian dance?

a. Tango
b. Salsa
c. Bachata
d. Rumba

Answer – A, Tango. The Argentine Tango is said to combine elements of African rhythm, European music, and South American song.

2. What is the Indian and Pakistani name for meat cooked in a clay oven over charcoal?

a. Tikka
b. Tandoori
c. Talna
d. Tarka

Answer – B, Tandoori. The name is derived from the clay oven or Tandoor.

3. Who is called the “Empress of the Blues”?

a. Billie Holiday
b. Ma Rainey
c. Bessie Smith
d. Ethel Waters

Answer – C, Bessie Smith. Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1930s.

4. In which winter sport are the terms “stale fish” and “mule kick” used?

a. Ice Skating
b. Skiing
c. Luge
d. Snowboarding

Answer – D, Snowboarding.

5. Horatio, Ophelia and Gertrude are characters in which William Shakespeare tragedy?

a. Macbeth
b. Romeo and Juliet
c. Hamlet
d. Much Ado About Nothing

Answer – C, Hamlet.

6. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is on display in which Paris museum?

a. Louvre
b. Musée d’Orsay
c. Jeu de Paume
d. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

Answer – A, the Louvre. There are more than 35,000 works of art and artefacts kept in the Louvre.

7. Which famous painter was also an engineer, sculptor, and architect?

a. Vincent Van Gogh
b. Leonardo da Vinci
c. Michelangelo
d. Raphael

Answer – B, Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci is considered the father of the High Renaissance.

8. A susohiki is a traditional garment from which country?

a. Indonesia
b. South Korea
c. Japan
d. Taiwan

Answer – C, Japan. The susohiki is often worn to perform traditional Japanese dances.

9. Salvador Dalí is associated with which art movement?

a. Abstract
b. Surrealism
c. Post Impressionism
d. Cubism

Answer – B, Surrealism.

10. Which Egyptian deity is most commonly depicted with the body of a woman and the head of a cat?

a. Anubis
b. Hathor
c. Amunet
d. Bastet

Answer – D, Bastet. Often associated with cats, Bastet was the goddess of protection, pleasure, and good health.

Tie-Breaking Trivia Questions

We’re taking it up a notch with these harder questions you can use as tie breakers. Have the whole group compete or those tied go head to head with these next level questions!

1. Nephelococcygia is the practice of doing what?

a. Skimming your hand over the top of water
b. Polishing coins
c. Seeking and finding shapes in clouds
d. Sifting through and categorizing dirt types

Answer – C, Seeking and Finding Shapes in Clouds.

2. How many balls are on the table during a pool game?

a. 13
b. 14
c. 15
d. 16

Answer – D, 16. There are 15 numbered balls and one white cue ball.

3. How many foot positions are there in ballet?

a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5

Answer – D, 5. The 5 positions are 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

4. What is the only sea region that has no land boundaries?

a. Philippine Sea
b. Sargasso Sea
c. Weddell Sea
d. Red Sea

Answer – B, Sargasso Sea. Formed by being bound between four different currents, the Sargasso Sea has been called a floating rainforest due to the abundance of seaweed found in its calm waters.

5. If you had cynophobia, which animal would scare you?

a. Dogs
b. Cats
c. Birds
d. Snakes

Answer – A, Dogs. Cyno is the Greek word for dog.

6. How many floors does the Eiffel Tower have?

a. 6
b. 5
c. 4
d. 3

Answer – D, 3. While there are only 3 floors, the second and third floors do have 2 levels.

7. What is the driest place on earth?

a. Gobi Desert, China
b. Luxor, Egypt
c. Dry Valleys, Antarctica
d. Ica, Peru

Answer – C, Dry Valleys in Antarctica. This dry area in Antarctica is thought to be the closest area on earth to the planet Mars.

8. What is the name of the first human civilization?

a. Egypt
b. Mesopotamia
c. Babylon
d. The Indus Valley

Answer – B, Mesopotamia.

9. What sea creatures have been used in wars?

a. Jellyfish
b. Sharks
c. Dolphins
d. Otters

Answer – C, Dolphins. Dolphins were trained to recover lost equipment, intercept port intruders, and detect sea mines.

10. Iceland diverted roads to avoid disturbing communities of what mythical beings?

a. Trolls
b. Fairies
c. Hobbits
d. Elves

Answer – D, Elves. More than half of Iceland’s population believes elves exist.

Team Building Trivia Games for Work

The challenges in creating cohesive, thriving company cultures aren't new or unique. But those intra-office challenges have only become more profound as we've moved from working in-person to working remote or hybrid. So, now you don't just have to keep your team happy and engaged, you get to do it on Zoom.

But there's good news!

The same truths that existed on the playground (Games are fun! And even better with teams!) exist in the office - Even if you're remote or hybrid.

And since we're big fans of triva games here at Slides with Friends, we want to support you with your team building by offering as many (quality!) trivia questions we can. With just a few clicks, you can plug any of the questions above to one of Slides with Friends many trivia decks and make your next virtual event something the whole team will love.

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