From famous films to slightly obscure TV trivia, the world of entertainment is jam-packed with great facts and interesting nuggets that are perfect for an entertainment trivia night. Whether it’s Oscar-winning movies or chart-topping hits, we’ve put together a great list of 100 entertainment trivia questions and answers, for you to run your quiz!
Spanning categories of film, television, theatre, music and books, you can use these carefully curated quiz rounds to create a great trivia experience for friends, family or even colleagues, on your platform of choice: Zoom, House Party, Skype or even for a proper pub quiz.
And, while we’ve delivered these as simple questions and answers, why not get creative for your contestants? Use images of the actors or play snippets from the songs in question to make your trivia really interactive.
Movie Trivia Questions
Get your contestants to pop their popcorn, since we’re kicking it off with a trivia round dedicated to fun movie trivia! Test your contestants’ film knowledge with ten questions:
1. Who was the first black person to win an Oscar for acting?
2. Who played Wayne in Wayne’s World 2?
3. Who framed Roger Rabbit?
4. Name the composer of the music in the film score of Jurassic Park?
5. In which fictitious country is “Black Panther ” set?
6. Which Mr seemingly survives unscathed in Reservoir Dogs?
7. How many James Bond films did Roger Moore star in?
8. Which film franchise features Citizens on Patrol, A City Under Siege and A Mission to Moscow?
9. How many movies did Paul Newman and Robert Redford make together?
10. For which film did Tom Hanks win his first Oscar?
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Movie Trivia Answers
- Hattie McDonald (for Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind in 1939)
- Mike Myers
- Judge Doom
Interesting fact: Harrison Ford was first choice to play Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit but was too expensive. Bob Hoskins took the role.
- John Williams
- Mr Pink
Did you know? The 7 films that Roger Moore started in as James Bond were; Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill.
- Police Academy
- 2 (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid & The Sting)
Oscar-winning Trivia Questions (True or False round)
While we’re on the subject of films, why not put together a simple round on Academy Award-winning films, by doing ten True or False questions? We’ve put together ten ideas:
1. True or False? Gladiator won Best Picture at the 73rd (2001) Oscars?
2. True or False? La La Land won Best Picture at the 89th (2017) Oscars?
3. True or False? Brokeback Mountain won Best Picture at the 78th (2006) Oscars?
4. True or False? Rocky won Best Picture at the 49th (1977) Oscars?
5. True or False? Gangs of New York won Best Picture at the 75th (2003) Oscars?
6. True or False? Fargo won Best Picture at the 69th (1997) Oscars?
7. True or False? The Sting won Best Picture at the 46th (1974) Oscars?
8. True or False? Saving Private Ryan won Best Picture at the 71st (1999) Oscars?
9. True or False? The Untouchables won Best Picture at the 60th (1988) Oscars?
10. True or False? As Good as it Gets won Best Picture at the 70th (1998) Oscars?
Oscar-winning Trivia (True or False round) Answers
- False. It was won by Moonlight, in a contentious move where La La Land was incorrectly announced as the winner
- False. It was won by Crash
- False. Chicago won Best Picture that year
- False. The English Patient won the Oscar
- True. The film won seven awards that evening
- False. The honours went to Shakespeare in Love
- False. The Last Emperor won Best Picture and The Untouchables wasn’t even nominated in that category
- False. The Oscar went to Titanic
Music Trivia Questions
Enough with movies, let’s get your participants pondering over some trivia of a more musical nature. Try creating this round of ten questions all related to famous artists, songs and the like.
1. Who performed at both venues (London and Philadelphia) at Live Aid in 1985?
2. In 2019, who had the biggest selling album in the United Kingdom?
3. What was Coldplay’s debut album called?
4. How many members were there in Abba?
5. Who was the original drummer with the Beatles?
6. What year did Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell) leave the Spice Girls?
7. Which famous British singer was born Harry Webb?
8. What was Britney Spears’ first single called?
9. Which band sang The Final Countdown?
10. Which record label was home to the Supremes and Jackson 5?
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Music Trivia Round Answers
- Phil Collins
- Lewis Capaldi
- Pete Best
- Sir Cliff Richard
- Baby One More Time
Interesting fact: During the 1960s, Motown achieved spectacular success for a small label: 79 records in the top-ten of the Billboard Hot 100 between 1960 and 1969.
Chart-topping Music Trivia Questions in the UK
Even if your participants aren’t based in the UK, this round of ‘number one singles’ can be a good leveller, in that it’s really a guessing game. We’ve laid out ten questions about whether (or not) a specific single was #1 on the UK singles chart below. It might also be worth awarding bonus points if your contestants can guess the year in question!
1. Was God Only Knows by the Beach Boys a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
2. Was The Ketchup Song by Las Ketchup a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
3. Was With a Little Help from my Friends by Sam and Mark a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
4. Was It’s Chicco Time by Chicco a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
5. Was Babycakes by 3 of a Kind a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
6. Was Take On Me by A-ha a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
7. Was Bob the Builder a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
8. Was Never Gonna Give you Up by Rick Astley a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
9. Was Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
10. Was Wonderwall by Oasis a number one hit in the United Kingdom?
Chart-topping Music Trivia Answers
- No, it only made it to number two (1966)
- Yes (2002)
- Yes (2004)
- Yes (2006)
- Yes (2004)
- No, it only made it to number two (1985)
- Yes (2002)
- Yes (1987)
- No, it only went to number two (1967)
- No, it only went to number two (1995)
Plays and Musical Theatre Trivia
Moving swiftly from the airwaves to the stage, here’s a round for the most cultured amongst your contestants, all themed around famous plays and theatre productions. It’s ten theatre trivia questions and answers, many of which are a little more difficult.
1. What is the longest running show on Broadway?
2. What is the longest running show on London’s West End and indeed the world?
3. Which role has been played by Phillip Schofield, Jason Donovan and Donnie Osmond?
4. What is the name of the famous theatrical club founded in 1883 at the University of Cambridge, which boasts former members such as David Baddiel and Olivia Colman?
5. Where is the Royal Shakespeare company based?
6. Who played Stanley Kowalski in the original production of a Streetcar named Desire?
7. Who wrote Death of a Salesman?
8. Ibsen’s play Enemy of the People inspired which Steven Spielberg directed classic film?
9. The song Big Spender appears in which musical?
10. The musical version of famous play Pygmallion is known as?
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Plays and Musical Theatre Trivia Answers
- Phantom of the Opera
- The Mousetrap
- Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat
- Stratford upon Avon
- Marlon Brando
- Arthur Miller
- Sweet Charity
- My Fair Lady
Television Trivia Questions
From its humble beginnings in the 1930’s, television has become such an integral part of our lives that it’s hard to imagine life without it. Anyone who loves a series binge will do quite well in this round, where we’ve found ten cracking TV trivia questions and answers:
1. On which street would you find Bert and Ernie along with Sam Eagle?
2. What is Rock short for in the series, 30 Rock?
3. Which TV presenter’s naked bottom appeared on the Houses of Parliament in 1999 in London?
4. The final episode of which popular TV show was watched by over 76 million people in 1998?
5. Which famous celebrity’s father played Victor Kiriakis in the long running soap, Days of our Lives?
6. Who narrated the first series of Thomas the Tank Engine?
7. Who is the voice of Bart Simpson?
8. In which fictional coastal town in Australia is Home and Away set?
9. Which UK show is the world’s longest news and current affairs TV programme?
10. Which was longer, the Korean war or the TV series MASH?
Television Trivia Answers
- Sesame Street
- Gail Porter
- Jennifer Aniston
- Ringo Starr
- Nancy Cartwright
- Summers Bay
Interesting fact: The Korean War lasted from 1950-53 while MASH ran from 1972 until 1983.
Books and Literature Trivia Questions
Bookworms will delight in this entertainment quiz round, with a few difficult questions thrown into the trivia mix. Puzzle them with ten moderately testing books trivia questions and answers:
1. Who created Sherlock Holmes?
2. Which book sees Piggy and Ralph shipwrecked?
3. Who wrote the novel Black and White?
4. Name the 2 protagonists in Normal People.
5. What nationality is Hercule Poirot?
6. The character, Jean Valjean, played by Hugh Jackman in the 2019 film adaptation, appears in which Victor Hugo novel?
7. Napoleon is what type of animal in Animal Farm?
8. Jim Hawkins is the young hero in which novel?
9. One Day sees its protagonists first meet in which European city?
10. Who wrote Day of the Triffids?
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Books and Literature Trivia Answers
- Arthur Conan Doyle
- Lord of the Flies
- Malorie Blackman
- Connell and Marianne
- Les Miserables
- Treasure Island
- John Wyndham
General Entertainment Trivia Questions
Let’s move away from all this specialist knowledge and toss in a more general entertainment round, especially after the head scratching quiz questions of the round before! Try out some of these trivia questions and answers to reset the balance:
1. Who won both an Oscar and a Razzie in 2010?
2. Who wrote 50 Shades of Grey?
3. What awards has an EGOT winner won?
4. How many episodes of Fawlty Towers were made?
5. What TV show first saw Ant and Dec work together?
6. Who created South Park?
7. For which film did Kevin Costner win the Best Director Oscar for?
8. What was Citizen Kane’s last word?
9. In which city was Frasier set?
10. Who wrote Sense and Sensibility?
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General Entertainment Trivia Answers
- Sandra Bullock. She won an Oscar for The Blind Side but also two Razzies for All About Steve
- E L James
- An Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony
- Byker Grove
- Trey Stone and Matt Parker
- Dances with Wolves
- Jane Austen
Interesting fact: Jane Austen hid her identity, although not her gender, behind the pen name “A Lady.” The Brontë sisters all wrote under male pen names at one time or another.
Entertainment trivia questions for kids
Got the little ones in on your trivia night? You might want to include a trivia round on kids entertainment, so that they can participate. With that in mind, here are ten great entertainment trivia questions for kids:
1. On which island is Thomas the Tank engine based?
2. Who are Xuli, Kyan, Fos and Ubercorn better known as?
3. What relation are Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit?
4. Where are Elsa and Anna from in the Frozen franchise?
5. What is Buzz Lightyear’s motto?
6. What is Peppa Pig’s brother called?
7. Who are Happy, Tag, Roly, Bettie and Norrie?
8. Which school had Zammo McGuire and Tucker Jenkins as pupils?
9. Where is Paw Patrol set?
10. Justin Fletcher is also known as?
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Entertainment trivia round for kids answers
- Go Jetters
- To infinity and beyond
- The squirrels in Hey Duggie
- Grange Hill
- Adventure Bay
- Mr Tumble
Bars, Pubs and Restaurant Entertainment Trivia Questions
Last, but definitely not least, we just had to throw in a ‘famous bars and restaurants’ round, just to indulge our own love of pubs, mixed with entertainment. Challenge their knowledge with this round full of ‘name the TV show from the bar’ questions:
The bar, the Water Hole, features in which popular Australian soap opera?
The pub called the Queen Vic is part of which long running British TV show?
The fictional gay bar, Blue Oyster, features in which US police series?
What is the name of the iconic café where Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica and Joey often meet?
Bar and restaurant, McGees, features prominently as a meeting place in which US TV series?
The pub, Rovers Return Inn, is featured in which British soap?
What is the name of the famous bar in the hit US TV show, Cheers?
The Bull is a pub in which long running BBC radio show?
In which UK comedy series is The Jockey a popular watering hole?
Fill in the missing word for the pub that appears in British soap, Hollyoaks. ___ in the Pond.
Bars, Pubs and Restaurant Entertainment Trivia Round Answers
- Police Academy
- The Central Perk
Interesting fact: James Michael Tyler only got the role of Gunther as he was working at a coffee shop and was the only extra who knew how to work a coffee machine! It wasn’t meant to be a speaking role but his character was so successful that he became a key cast member and is the only member outside of the main 6 characters who appeared in over 100 episodes (appearing in 151).
- How I Met Your Mother
- Coronation Street
- The Archers
We hope this trivia quiz has kept everyone entertained – it’s one of our favourite quizzes so far. And even if they didn’t answer all the entertainment quiz questions correctly, they at least learned something new about film, TV, books and more.
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