Autumn Trivia Questions

Autumn Trivia Questions

Are you ready to test your knowledge about all things fall? Whether you're a high schooler looking for some fun facts to impress your friends or an adult wanting a fun way to spice up your trivia nights, we've got you covered with this ultimate list of Autumn trivia questions.

Let's look into the cozy world of pumpkin spice, falling leaves, and everything nice. Get ready to challenge yourself and your friends with these fun and interesting questions!

Fun Autumn Trivia Questions and Answers

The Basics of Autumn

  1. When does Autumn officially begin in the Northern Hemisphere?

    • Answer: September 22 or 23.
  2. What is another name for Autumn, commonly used in the United States?

    • Answer: Fall.
  3. What causes the leaves to change color during Autumn?

    • Answer: The decrease in chlorophyll production due to shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures.
  4. Which holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States?

  5. What is the phenomenon called when animals prepare for winter by storing food or migrating to warmer areas?

    • Answer: Hibernation or migration.

Fall True or False Printable Game

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

  1. Which spice is NOT typically used in pumpkin spice blends?

    • a) Cinnamon
    • b) Nutmeg
    • c) Paprika
    • d) Cloves
    • Answer: c) Paprika.
  2. What is the main ingredient in a traditional pumpkin pie filling?

    • Answer: Pumpkin puree.
  3. Which popular coffee chain is known for its Pumpkin Spice Latte?

    • Answer: Starbucks.
  4. In which month is National Pumpkin Day celebrated in the United States?

    • Answer: October.
  5. True or False: Pumpkins are technically a fruit.

    • Answer: True.

Fall Festivals and Traditions

  1. What is the name of the traditional Mexican holiday that honors deceased loved ones, celebrated from October 31 to November 2?

    • Answer: Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
  2. Which European country is famous for its Oktoberfest celebration?

    • Answer: Germany.
  3. What is the name of the Scottish festival that marks the end of the harvest season?

    • Answer: Samhain.
  4. In which country is the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, celebrated?

    • Answer: China.
  5. What is the main activity associated with the American holiday of Halloween?

    • Answer: Trick-or-treating.

Leaves, Trees, and Nature

  1. What type of tree produces acorns?

    • Answer: Oak tree.
  2. Which tree is known for its vibrant red leaves in the fall?

    • Answer: Maple tree.
  3. What is the scientific term for the study of trees?

    • Answer: Dendrology.
  4. Which U.S. state is known for its spectacular fall foliage in New England?

    • Answer: Vermont.
  5. True or False: Evergreen trees lose their leaves in the fall.

    • Answer: False.

Fun Facts and Oddities

  1. What is the fear of Halloween called?

    • Answer: Samhainophobia.
  2. Which bird is traditionally associated with Autumn and Thanksgiving in the United States?

    • Answer: Turkey.
  3. What is the record for the largest pumpkin ever grown?

    • Answer: Over 2,600 pounds (as of 2021).
  4. Which classic horror novel begins with the sentence, "It was a dark and stormy night"?

    • Answer: "Paul Clifford" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  5. True or False: Apples are a member of the rose family.

    • Answer: True.

Printable September Fall Trivia Game

Spooky Season

  1. What is the name of the first film in the "Halloween" horror movie series?

    • Answer: Halloween.
  2. Which famous magician died on Halloween in 1926?

    • Answer: Harry Houdini.
  3. What is the name of the town where the famous witch trials took place?

    • Answer: Salem, Massachusetts.
  4. What is a group of witches called?

Answer: A coven.
  1. True or False: Black cats are considered good luck in some cultures.

    • Answer: True.

Fall Sports and Activities

  1. Which sport is commonly associated with Autumn in the United States?

    • Answer: Football.
  2. What type of race is commonly held in the fall and involves running long distances through natural terrain?

    • Answer: Cross country.
  3. What is the name of the competition where people try to throw pumpkins as far as possible using mechanical devices?

    • Answer: Pumpkin chunking (or pumpkin chucking).
  4. Which Fall activity involves navigating through a large field of tall maize plants?

    • Answer: Corn maze.
  5. True or False: Apple bobbing is a popular Fall activity.

    • Answer: True.

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Cozy Autumn Vibes

  1. What is the name of the Scandinavian concept of coziness and comfort often associated with Fall?

    • Answer: Hygge.
  2. Which hot beverage is commonly enjoyed during Autumn, made from apples?

    • Answer: Apple cider.
  3. What is the term for the warm, sunny days that occur in late Autumn, often after the first frost?

    • Answer: Indian summer.
  4. Which famous poet wrote the line, "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness"?

    • Answer: John Keats.
  5. True or False: Sweater weather is a term used to describe the cool, crisp air of Autumn.

    • Answer: True.

Challenge Your Friends!

  1. Which popular TV series features a group of friends living in New York City and has a memorable Thanksgiving episode in almost every season?

    • Answer: Friends.
  2. In the Harry Potter series, what is the name of the Halloween feast held at Hogwarts?

    • Answer: The Halloween Feast.
  3. Which fall-themed song by Nat King Cole starts with the lyrics, "The falling leaves drift by the window"?

    • Answer: "Autumn Leaves."
  4. What is the name of the character who famously says, "I am the Pumpkin King!" in "The Nightmare Before Christmas"?

    • Answer: Jack Skellington.
  5. True or False: "The Great Pumpkin" is a character from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz.

    • Answer: True.

Extra Fun Facts

  1. What is the name of the colorful festival celebrated in India during Autumn, known for its lights and fireworks?

    • Answer: Diwali.
  2. Which famous fall flavor is often paired with caramel and enjoyed as a sweet treat?

    • Answer: Apple.
  3. In what year did the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade take place?

    • Answer: 1924.
  4. What is the name of the popular autumn-themed video game where players collect and trade leaves?

    • Answer: Animal Crossing (during fall events).
  5. True or False: The word "Autumn" comes from the Latin word "autumnus."

    • Answer: True.

There you have it, a mix of easy and challenging questions to get you into the Autumn spirit. Share these questions with your friends and see who knows the most about this magical season.

Whether you're sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte or cozying up with a good book, Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy some fun trivia. So, go ahead, embrace the fall vibes, and let the trivia games begin!