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111 Road Trip Trivia Q&As to Break Up the Drive

Road trip trivia and questions keep your journey light and fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling with school-age kids, teens, your friends of different ages, coworkers, and family members because almost everyone loves good trivia.

Here are 121 questions and answers that could definitely give everyone a chance to laugh, debate, ponder, share their own trivia and extend conversations throughout the trip.

Pop Culture Road Trip Trivia

pop culture road trip trivia

1. What does “DC” stand for in the comic book world? 

    • Answer: Detective Comics

2. What was Superman’s biological birth name?

    • Answer: Kalel

3.  What day is Star Wars Day?

    • Answer: May 4.

4. What’s the name of Ross Gellar’s pet monkey on FRIENDS?

    • Answer: Marcel

5. What was the first Disney movie ever created?

    • Answer: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

6. Which subject did Walter White teach in Breaking Bad?

    • Answer: Chemistry

7. Who is the “King of Rock and Roll”?

    • Answer: Elvis Presley

8. Which band has the most Rolling Stone magazine covers?

    • Answer: The Beatles, has appeared in over 30 covers.

9. What is the most famous line from the Tom Hanks movie, Forrest Gump?

    • Answer: “Life is like a box of chocolate”

10. What was Stephen King’s first published novel?

    • Answer: Carrie

11. What is the longest-running Broadway show of all time?

    • Answer: “The Phantom of the Opera” opened on January 26, 1988, and is still running until today.

12.  What is the highest-grossing video game franchise from the US?

    • Answer: Call of Duty

13. “As if!” is a phrase made popular by what 1990s movie?

    • Answer: Clueless

14. Which city is considered the birthplace of hip hop?

    • Answer: The Bronx, New York

15. What is the longest-running U.S. animated TV show?

    • Answer: The Simpsons

roadtrip trivia questions about pop culture

16. What was the first music video played on MTV?

    • Answer: The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star, aired at 12:01 a.m. on 1 August 1981.

17. What is the fictional country The Black Panther movie was set on?

    • Answer: Wakanda, a fake East Africa country

18. What team has the longest winning streak in NBA history?

    • Answer: Los Angeles Lakers

19. What is the real name of Marilyn Monroe?

    • Answer: Norma Jeane Mortenson

20. Before he was the frontman for Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl was the drummer for which band?

    • Answer: Nirvana

21.  Which actor played the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies?

    • Answer: Johnny Depp.

22. Which Bristol-born graffiti artist has the most sought-after artwork?

    • Answer: Banksy

23. What’s the best-selling book series of the 21st century?

    • Answer: Harry Potter, by J. K. Rowling

24. Which famous movie actor became a US governor?

    • Answer: Arnold Schwarzenegger

25. What is Lady Gaga’s real name?

    • Answer: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

26. Who voiced Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story?

    • Answer: Tim Allen

27. Which “That 70’s Show” cast member lied to producers about her age to land the role?

    • Answer: Mila Kunis

28. What is Spider-Man’s middle name?

    • Answer: Peter Benjamin Parker

29. What is the longest-running game show on US network TV?

    • Answer: The Price is Right

30. What is the real name of Boo in the animated Pixar film, Monster Inc.?

    • Answer: Mary Gibbs, the same name as the little girl who voiced Boo

31. Who played the role of Elle Woods in the film “Legally Blonde”?

    • Answer: Reese Witherspoon

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32. What is the name of the fictional wizard in “The Lord of the Rings” who is known for saying, “You shall not pass!”?

    • Answer: Gandalf

33. Which Disney princess has a tiger as her sidekick?

    • Answer: Jasmine

34. What is the alternate dimension called in the TV series “Stranger Things”?

    • Answer: The Upside Down

35. Which popstar has the real name of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?

    • Answer: Lady Gaga

36. Who the bartender and owner of Moe’s Tavern in “The Simpsons”?

    • Answer: Moammar Morris “Moe” Szyslak

37. Which character did Keanu Reeves play in “The Matrix” movie series?

    • Answer: Neo

38. What is the highest-grossing film of all time?

    • Answer: Avatar (with $2.9 billion box office revenues)

39. What is the name of the superhero team in Marvel Comics that includes Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America?

    • Answer: The Avengers

40. What is the title of the longest-running Broadway show?

    • Answer: The Phantom of the Opera (opened in 1988 and performed almost 14,000 times spanning 3+ decades).

Travel & Geography Road Trip Trivia

41.  Where can I see the best-preserved meteor crater?

    • Answer: Winslow, Arizona

42. What is consideredThe Main Street of America”?

43. Each year before winter, this animal does a 2000-mile road trip to California.

    • Answer: The Monarch Butterfly

44. Which US city has the worst traffic?

    • Answer: Boston, MA

45. What is the most visited attraction in the US?

    • Answer: Times Square in New York City, New York welcomes over 40 million people each year.

46. How many islands will you pass on a Florida Keys road trip?

47. Where can you find the most micro-breweries in the country?

48. This US city has the world’s most number of hotel rooms.

49. Which US road lets you chase the most waterfalls?

    • Answer: The North Carolina (Highway 64 NC) Waterfall Byway Scenic Drive winds 98 miles through Western North Carolina. It is named after over 200 waterfalls along the route.

50. Which country has the most number of pyramids?

    • Answer: Sudan (with 220 extant pyramids) compared to Egypt’s 118.

51. What is the most popular road trip route in the USA?

    • Answer: The Pacific Coast Highway, which is also the route that lets you pass most of California’s coastline, including beachfront towns like Malibu, Santa Monica, Big Sur, and Santa Barbara.

52. Disney resorts are found in these two US states?

53. What is the most photographed man-made attraction in the US?

54. What is the official nickname of Texas?

    • Answer: The Lone Star State

55. What is the most dangerous road in the world?

    • Answer: Known as the “Road of Death, the North Yungas Road located at the Cordillera Oriental Mountain Range in Bolivia witnesses around 300 deaths each year due to steep cliffs, narrow roads, thick fogs, and no guardrails.

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56. Which US national park is home to the longest cave system in the world?

57. What is the most visited state in the US?

    • Answer: California

58. What’s the biggest country in the world?

    • Answer: Russia

59. Which island is completely inhabited by rabbits?

    • Answer: The Japanese island of Okunoshima

60. Where does coffee first come from?

    • Answer: Ethiopia

61. The oldest tree in the world is over 5,000 years old. What is it? 

    • Answer: The Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (located at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest of the White Mountains, California)

62. What US city did National Geographic named as the #1 adventure city?

63. Where can you find the deepest lake in the US?

64. The Great Wall of China has stood for centuries thanks to this unique material.

    • Answer: Construction workers in ancient China developed sticky rice mortar about 1,500 years ago by mixing sticky rice soup with slaked lime.

65. What is the world’s most bicycle-friendly city?

    • Answer: Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital

66. Which European city is known for its canal boats, gondolas and bridges?

    • Answer: Venice

67. What is the world’s largest coral reef system?

    • Answer: The Great Barrier Reef (at the coast of Australia)

68. Which US state is known as the “Show-Me State”?

    • Answer: Missouri

69. Which Asian country is known as the “Land of the Rising Sun”?

    • Answer: Japan

70. What is the longest cave system in the world?

    • Answer: Mammoth Cave, located in Kentucky

71. What is the world’s largest tropical rainforest?

    • Answer: The Amazon rainforest

Road Trip Trivia geography

72. In which country would you find the ancient city of Athens?

    • Answer: Greece

73. Which US state is nicknamed the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”?

    • Answer: Minnesota (because of its significant number of lakes)

74. What is the world’s largest hot desert?

    • Answer: The Sahara Desert

75. Which river forms much of the border between Texas and Mexico?

    • Answer: The Rio Grande

Trivia Q&A that Not Everyone Knows

interesting Road Trip Trivia

76.  What was the original purpose of bubble wrap?

    • Answer: 3D wallpaper

77.  Which country has the most time zones?

    • Answer: France with 12 time zones

78. Which animal has the largest eye in the world?

    • Answer: The giant squid.

79. What is the technical name for the hashtag symbol (#)?

    • Answer: Octothorpe

80. M&M stands for?

    • Answer: Mars and Murrie (from the names of Mars Company founder Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie (M&M partner and the son of Hershey Chocolate’s president).

81. What book did Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) write on a bet?

    • Answer: Geisel’s editor didn’t believe the author could write a book in 50 words or less. “Green Eggs and Ham” was written in exactly 50 words.

82.  How much does one cloud weigh? 

    • Answer: They look light and fluffy, but clouds weigh approximately 1.1 million pounds (or about 550 tons).

road trip trivia

83. The unicorn is which country’s national animal?

    • Answer: Scotland.

84. Who was the first Disney princess with a tattoo?

    • Answer: Pocahontas

85.  How many different spoken languages exist in the world today?

    • Answer: Over 7,000 languages

86. What is the tallest breed of dog in the world?

    • AnswerThe Great Dane

87. What is measured in “Mickeys”?

    • Answer: The speed of a computer mouse

88. What does a Scoville unit measure?

    • Answer: Spiciness

89. What do chimpanzees, koalas, and gorillas have in common with humans?

    • Answer: They all have human-like fingerprints

90. Which bone are babies born without?

    • Answer: Knee cap

91. What popular children’s toy was originally used to clean wallpaper?

    • Answer: Play-Doh (It was originally developed for removing soot from wallpaper in 1912, but marketed it as a child’s putty for play in the 50s to solve the loss of sales).

92. How many grapes do you need to make a bottle of red wine?

    • Answer: Around 700 grapes

93. Which insect has been named America’s Top Nuisance Pest?

    • Answer: Ants.

94. What was the other name option before Disney decided on “Mickey Mouse?”

    • Answer: Mortimer Mouse (this name was given to Mickey’s rival and Minnie’s old friend)

95. How much does it cost to make a dollar bill?

    • Answer: 5 cents

96. What is the world’s most widely spoken first language?

    • Answer: Mandarin Chinese

97. What is the only planet in the solar system that rotates on its side?

    • Answer: Uranus

98. What’s the rarest blood type among humans?

    • Answer: AB negative

99. What’s the smallest breed of cat?

    • Answer: The Singapura

100.  What is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water?

    • Answer: tea

Road Trip Trivia animals

101. What’s the largest lizard in the world?

    • Answer:  The Komodo dragon

102. Which planet has the most volcanoes in our solar system?

    • Answer: Venus

103. What is the most visited city in the world?

    • Answer: Hong Kong

104. What is the largest (heaviest and tallest) species of penguin in Antarctica?

    • Answer: The Emperor penguin

105. Which US city is known as the City of Brotherly Love?

    • Answer: Philadelphia.

106. Which sea creature has 3 hearts?

    • Answer: Octopus

107. What is the unit of time that refers to 1/100th of a second?

    • Answer: A jiffy

funny Road Trip Trivia

108. What do you call a group of flamingos?

    • Answer: flamboyance

109. Which insects do not sleep?

    • Answer: Ants

110. What is the national flower of both England and the United States?

    • Answer: rose

111. How many time zones are there in the world?

    • Answer: 38

Your Own Made-up Road Trip Trivia

Of course, it’s always fun to include your made-up trivia and see if your friends or family can catch you trying to slip in false trivia.

I hope some of these trivia questions broke the ice or made your cross-country road trip, Route 66 tour, Florida Keys road trip, New England joy ride, and journey to your other destinations a little more enjoyable.

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