100 Best Fall Trivia Questions

Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by Michele Tripple

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Everyone loves a little competition. Test out these 100 fall trivia questions to see how much you know about fall. These trivia questions are sure to put your knowledge to the ultimate test. These fall trivia questions are perfect for kids, teens, and adults.

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Trivia games are a staple in our home! We are constantly testing each other’s skill levels on various topics. Some of our favorites are trivia questions for teens, sports trivia, and Halloween trivia. We even break out our state trivia questions on road trips. With fall quickly approaching, we knew it was time to get into the season with these fall trivia questions.

Adding a little friendly competition to the dinner table or a road trip is always fun. I love it because it keeps everyone sitting a little longer, spending time with one another before zooming off to play on their phones or hang out with friends.

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Why I Love Trivia Games

One of the reasons I love the many kid’s trivia games we have is that it encourages learning while having a ton of fun.

Sure, we are competing against each other, but as we play, we pick up so many new facts and ideas that we didn’t know before.

Not only that, but trivia games and trivia night are competitive, so it allows kids to experience a healthy level of competition, practice teamwork (if you are playing teams), and be a good winner or loser. They even get to learn to cope with failure, all in a supportive, loving home environment.

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Fall Trivia Questions

Q: What is the first day of Autumn known as?

A: Autumn Equinox.

Q: What happens on Autumn Equinox?

A: The number of hours of daylight and darkness is equal.

Q: Name the Goddess of Harvest.

A: Demeter.

Q: When does Autumn Equinox happen in the Northern Hemisphere?

A: 23 September.

Q: When does Autumn Equinox happen in the southern hemisphere?

A: 21 March.
Fall Trivia Question: When does Autumn Equinox happen in the southern hemisphere? A: 21 March. on red background

Q: When does autumn end in Northern Hemisphere?

A: It ends with the Winter solstice on 21 December.

Q: When does autumn end in Southern Hemisphere?

A: 21 June.

Q: What is the Autumn Equinox also known as?

A: Harvest home.

Q: What is the reason behind Autumn Equinox?

A: It that time of year when the sun is exactly above the equator.

Q: The full moon closest to Autumn Equinox is called___?

A: Harvest Moon.
Fall Trivia Question: The full moon closest to Autumn Equinox is called___? A: Harvest Moon. on orange background

Q: Why is the Harvest Moon important?

A: It is important for an abundant harvest.

Q: What is the origin of the word autumn?

A: It comes from the Latin word ‘autumns’, which comes from ‘augere’, which means to increase.

Q: North Americans can experience autumn at which time of the year?

A: September to December.
Fall Trivia Question: North Americans can experience autumn at which time of the year? A: September to December. in red backgound

Q: Which pigment decreases in the plants during autumn?

A: Chlorophyll.

Q: What is the main feature of autumn?

A: Shedding of leaves from deciduous trees.
Fall Trivia Question: What is the main feature of autumn? A: Shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. on orange background

Q: Leaf colors change trend depending on its species. True or False?

A: True

Q: The leaves of red maples change to ___?

A: Scarlet

Q: The leaves of sugar maples change to ___?

A: Orange red

Q: Leaves of aspens change to ___?

A: Golden

Q: Leaves of oak change to ___?

A: Brown or red. Or even a new color which is a mix of brown and red.
Fall Trivia Question: Leaves of oak change to ___? A: Brown or red. Or even a new color which is a mix of brown and red. on orange background

Q: From which pigment do the trees get their brown color?

A: Tannins

Q: How do trees get their orange color from?

A: Trees get their orange color from carotene.

Q: Where do people go for good leaf-peeping in the United States?

A: Northern New England.

Q: Why is New England famous for leaf-peeping?

A: New England is known for the picturesque beauty and fall foliage.

Q: What are the colors of Fall?

A: The colors of falls are orange, red, purple, brown, and yellow.
Fall Trivia Question: What are the colors of Fall? A: The colors of falls are orange, red, purple, brown, and yellow. on green background

Q: Name the pigment that turns the colors of the leaves to red and purple.

A: Anthocyanin.

Q: In America and Canada, autumn is also known as fall. True or False?

A: True

Q: Fall is also called an aurora season. True or False?

A: True
Fall Trivia Question: Fall is also called an aurora season. True or False? A: True in orange backgound

Q: Name two festivals celebrated during the fall season.

A: Thanksgiving and Sukkot are the two festivals celebrated during fall.

Q: Name the most common fall season harvest.

A: Pumpkins and apples are the most common harvest during fall.
Fall Trivia Question: Name the most common fall season harvest. A: Pumpkins and apples are the most common harvest during fall. on red background

Q: Which festival comes from a Celtic autumn tradition?

A: Halloween

Q: Is it true that the people born during the fall season are likely to live longer?

A: Yes

Q: What does pumpkin spice contain?

A: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, cloves, and dry ginger make up the pumpkin spice. It doesn’t contain pumpkin at all.
Fall Trivia Question: What does pumpkin spice contain? A: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, cloves, and dry ginger make up the pumpkin spice. It doesn't contain pumpkin at all. in orange backgound

Q: Why were Jack-O-Lanterns introduced?

A: Jack-O-Lanterns were introduced to scare off evil spirits during Halloween.

Q: According to Greek mythology, fall begins when this Goddess returns to Hades causing her mother to allow the crops on earth to die until her daughter is returned in the spring. Who is this Goddess?

A: Persephone.
Fall Trivia Question:  According to Greek mythology, fall begins when this Goddess returns to Hades causing her mother to allow the crops on earth to die until her daughter is returned in the spring. Who is this Goddess? A: Persephone. on orange background

Q: Pumpkin got its name from ‘Pepon’ which means large melon. True or false?

A: True

Q: Catching leaves in fall brings good luck. True or false?

A: True

Q: Which city produces about five times more pumpkin than any other city in the US?

A: Illinois produces about five times more pumpkin than any other city in the US!

Q: The word autumn is preferred to fall in Great Britain. True or False?

A: True

Q: Name one country which doesn’t get to experience fall throughout the year?

A: Brazil doesn’t get to experience fall throughout the year.
Fall Trivia Question: Name one country which doesn't get to experience fall throughout the year? A: Brazil doesn't get to experience fall throughout the year. on orange background

Q: Name one popular fall decor.

A: Pumpkin

Q: Name one species of trees that don’t lose their leaves.

A: Evergreen trees

Q: Which colorful phenomenon is visible during fall?

A: The Aurora Borealis.

Q: Name one popular sweet treat specially made during Halloween from the fall harvest.

A: Caramel apples.

Q: In which season do birds prepare for migration?

A: Fall
Fall Trivia Question: In which season do birds prepare for migration? A: Fall on orange background

Q: Which insect migrates from the US to Mexico?

A: Monarch Butterflies.

Q: What do animals do at this time of year?

A: Animals store food and prepare their nests for hibernation at this time of year.

Q: Name one animal which collects seed and nuts in fall for the new season (winter)!

A: Squirrel

Q: Name one species of birds that travel from the Arctic to the Antarctic?

A: Arctic Tern

Q: Which festival is celebrated in Germany during the Fall season?

A: Oktoberfest.
Fall Trivia Question: Which festival is celebrated in Germany during the Fall season? A: Oktoberfest. on green background

Q: When does the famous Wellfleet Oyster fest take place?

A: 17 and 18 October.

Q: Which famous festival takes place in Barcelona to commemorate the saint patron of the city?

A: Festes De La Merce.
Fall Trivia Question: Which famous festival takes place in Barcelona to commemorate the saint patron of the city? A: Festes De La Merce. in orange backgound

Q: Name the longest-running motoring event that takes place during fall.

A: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

Q: Name the Buddhist celebration of cleansing the spirit from bad luck by sending lanterns to Buddha, that takes place in fall.

A: Yi Peng Lantern Festival.

Q: When does the famous Halloween Parade of New York take place?

A: On 31 October from 7:00pm onwards.
Fall Trivia Question: When does the famous Halloween Parade of New York take place? On 31 October from 7:00pm onwards. on red background

Q: In which country does the largest white truffle festival occur?

A: Italy

Q: Name the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every fall.

A: Diwali

Q: Which festival is celebrated on the 15th of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

A: Chinese Festival of the autumn moon.
Fall Trivia Question: Which festival is celebrated on the 15th of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar.  A: Chinese Festival of the autumn moon. in green backgound

Q: Which festival marks the Jewish new year, it falls in the autumn?

A: Rosh Hashanah.

True or False: Thanksgiving is celebrated in both Canada and the US but in different months.

A: True
Fall Trivia Question: True or False: Thanksgiving is celebrated in both Canada and the US but in different months.A: True on orange background

Q: Every year Halloween is celebrated on the 31 October throughout the world. True of false?

A: True

Q: Americans typically refer to this time of year as “fall,” while the British use the word to refer it ________?

A: Autumn

Q: Historically, what the Fall was called ___________?

A: Harvest

Q: Why is the Fall called Harvest, Historically?

A: Because of the “harvest moon” that occurs close to the autumn equinox.

Q: What cause the Fall?

A: It is caused by the Earth’s tilt.
Fall Trivia Question: What cause the Fall? A: It is caused by the Earth’s tilt. on orange background

Q: What happens when the northern hemisphere tilts towards the sun??

A: We get warmer.

Q: What are Fall and spring geographically?

A: Fall and spring are the times of transition of season.

Q: What the researchers have found is due to a lack of vitamin D because of the Sun’s distance?

A: It reduces fat breakdown and triggers fat storage. 

Q: What are the causes of Fall colors?

A: By the amount of sugar in leaves.

Q: Can we gain weight around this time of year with all the food?

A: No
Fall Trivia Question: Can we gain weight around this time of year with all the food? A: No  on orange background

Q: How the color controls the Fall?

A: The redder the leaf, the more sugar that leaf is storing. That is why Maple trees are so vibrant.

Q: Why don’t evergreens change their color in Fall?

A: Because their leaves have a thick wax covering that protects the chlorophyll (green) in the leaves.

Q: Why did the ancient people wear Halloween costumes in Falls?

A: To hide from ghosts.

Q: How does Fall dominate the life cycle of Birds?

A: Birds spend most of the fall migrating. 

Q: Why do birds migrate in the Fall?

A: Many birds spend this season traveling to mating grounds or finding food.
Fall Trivia Question: Why do birds migrate in the Fall? A: Many birds spend this season traveling to mating grounds or finding food. on green background

Q: What are the traits of overall Fall born babies?

A: Children born in the fall are statistically better students and live longer.

Q: What is the short-term heat in autumn called?

A: “Indian summer” happens almost every year.

Q: How does the Fall impact on senses in Autumn?

A: Psychoanalysts note that in the fall many people have a dulled sense of fear.

Q: When did the Celts in the territory of Ireland consider the autumn months once upon a time?

A: August, September, and October.

Q: What is the Indian summer known in some Mediterranean countries?

A: “gypsy summer”
Fall Trivia Question: What is the Indian summer known in some Mediterranean countries? A: “gypsy summer” on red background

Q: What was the use of Pumpkins in the old days?

A: To remove freckles and cure snake bites.

Q: How many apples does it take to create one gallon of apple cider?

A: About 36 apples

Q: How many varieties of Apples are there?

A: Over 8000 varieties of apples

Q: Where do pumpkins grow?

A: Pumpkins are also grown all over the world: six of seven continents (all except Antarctica), to be exact.

Q: How did the first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made?

A: It was made from turnips.
Fall Trivia Question: How did the first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made? A: It was made from turnips. on orange background

Q: How has the name pumpkin come?

A: The name “pumpkin” comes from the Greek word ‘pepon,’ which means ‘large melon’.

Q: Less light in falls increases which pigments in leaves?

A: Orange and yellow carotenoids and vibrant red anthocyanin.

Q: Fall kicks off the season of ______?

A: Cuddling

Q: What are solar events that have to do with Earth’s position in relation to the sun at different times of the year?

A: Solstices and equinoxes

Q: Autumn begins when the center of the sun crosses Earth’s ___________?

A: Equator
Fall Trivia Question: Autumn begins when the center of the sun crosses Earth’s ___________? A: Equator on orange background

Q: “Autumn . . . the year’s last, loveliest smile” whose lines is this?

A: William Cullen Bryant

Q: According to superstition, ________ leaves in autumn brings good luck. Every leaf means a lucky month next year.

A: Catching

Q: November was originally the 9th month of the calendar, which began in March?

A: Roman

Q: Specifically in which region/ countries autumn officially begins on March 1 and ends on May 31?

A: New Zealand and Australia

Q: About 1.3 million gallons (5 million liters) of beer are poured during which fall festival?

A: Oktoberfest 
Fall Trivia Question: About 1.3 million gallons (5 million liters) of beer are poured during which fall festival? A: Oktoberfest  on orange background

Q: Autumn has historically been a rich symbol of 

A: Both bounty and death.

Q: What percent of pumpkin is water?

A: 90%

Q: In poetry, autumn is often associated with _______ emotion?

A: Melancholy

Q: Can you tell the name of piece of clothing do we start to wear in fall?

A: Jacket

Q: What sport do we see people do in the fall?

A: Football
Fall Trivia Question: Q: What sport do we see people do in the fall? A: Football on green background

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