When we think of October, we often think of Halloween, pumpkins, and
fall. These October trivia questions and answers will cover fun and interesting things about this month.
This tenth month of the year is typically when things start to cool down more. As October comes to an end, we all start getting more into holiday planning mode. Our October trivia questions will quiz you on things such as zodiac signs and birthstones.
Have fun figuring out which of your favorite celebs were born in this month. Without further ado, enjoy these fun October trivia questions and answers. While you’re at it, check out our
NFL, Oktoberfest, college football, Halloween and 80s trivia. October Trivia 1. What are October’s birthstones? Reveal Answer Opal and Tourmaline 2. What country celebrates its Thanksgiving on October 12th? Reveal Answer Canada 3. What two zodiac signs are associated with October? Reveal Answer Libra and Scorpio 4. How many days are in the month of October? Reveal Answer 31 5. When it’s October, what season is it in the Southern Hemisphere? Reveal Answer Spring 6. When it’s October, what season is it in the Northern Hemisphere? Reveal Answer Fall 7. What country celebrates Black History Month in October? Reveal Answer United Kingdom 8. In the last two to three weeks in October, what four major American sports all have games scheduled? Reveal Answer Football, Baseball, Hockey, Basketball 9. Recognized as one half of the band Silk Sonic, who is this singer that was born on October 8th? Reveal Answer Bruno Mars 10. More U.S. presidents have been born in October than in any other month. Who is currently the last living President that was born in October? Reveal Answer Jimmy Carter 11. What two sports leagues in the U.S. start their seasons in October? Reveal Answer NHL and NBA 12. Who was sworn in as the first African American associate justice of the U.S. Surpreme Court on October 2nd, 1967? Reveal Answer Thurgood Marshall 13. On October 3, 1863, what U.S president designated the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day? Reveal Answer Abraham Lincoln 14. October was originally what number month in the Roman calendar? Reveal Answer Eighth 15. What two months were added that made October become the 10th month of the year? Reveal Answer January and February 16. What event in Germany is celebrated mainly in October? Reveal Answer Oktoberfest 17. October is recognized as the awareness month for what color? Reveal Answer Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness) 18. Which famous explorer’s discovery of the New World is celebrated in October in the USA? Reveal Answer Christopher Columbus 19. In the UK, what historical event is remembered on October 21st? Reveal Answer Battle of Trafalgar 20. October was originally the ____ month of the Roman calendar. Reveal Answer Eighth 21. Which day in October is recognized as United Nations Day? Reveal Answer October 24 22. What’s the flower commonly associated with October births? Reveal Answer Marigold 23. Which major stock market crash happened in October 1929? Reveal Answer The Great Depression 24. In what year did October gain its current position as the tenth month of the year? Reveal Answer 45 B.C. 25. October ends on the same day of the week as which other month of the same year? Reveal Answer February 26. The Great Fire of London ended on which date in October? Reveal Answer October 6, 1666 27. Which revolution began in October 1917? Reveal Answer Russian Revolution 28. Which U.S. President proclaimed the first Child Health Day in October? Reveal Answer Calvin Coolidge 29. Which poet wrote ‘To Autumn’ which mentions the month of October? Reveal Answer John Keats 30. In October 2003, a supersonic jet made its last commercial flight. What was its name? Reveal Answer Concorde 31. Which famous structure opened to the public in October 1886 in the USA? Reveal Answer Statue of Liberty 32. On October 1, 1971, which major theme park opened in Orlando, Florida? Reveal Answer Walt Disney World 33. Which German city is particularly famous for its Oktoberfest celebrations? Reveal Answer Munich 34. Which Nobel Prize is announced in October? Reveal Answer Peace Prize 35. What is the meaning of the Latin word ‘Octo’ from which October is derived? Reveal Answer Eight 36. Which animal migration event in Africa is commonly seen in October? Reveal Answer Wildebeest migration 37. Which popular beer festival in Asia, inspired by Germany’s Oktoberfest, starts in late September and ends in early October? Reveal Answer Qingdao Beer Festival 38. Which Roman emperor changed the name of October to Domitianus? Reveal Answer Domitian 39. The October Revolution is also referred to as what? Reveal Answer Bolshevik Revolution 40. Which Spanish explorer arrived in the present-day United States in October 1540? Reveal Answer Hernando de Soto 41. In the Julian and Gregorian calendars, October is preceded by which month? Reveal Answer September 42. In which country is the ‘MassKara Festival’ celebrated in October? Reveal Answer Philippines 43. What natural event in the USA is remembered on October 17, 1989? Reveal Answer Loma Prieta earthquake 44. On which date in October is the International Day of Non-Violence observed? Reveal Answer October 2 45. Who was the iconic figure born on October 2, 1869, known for his role in the Indian independence movement? Reveal Answer Mahatma Gandhi 46. Which country celebrates ‘National Day’ on October 1, marking its foundation? Reveal Answer China Reveal Answer Launch of Sputnik 1 48. Which country celebrates ‘Leif Erikson Day’ in October to honor an explorer? Reveal Answer USA 49. Which famous magician died on Halloween in October 1926? Reveal Answer Harry Houdini 50. What candy is particularly associated with October due to Halloween? Reveal Answer Candy corn 51. On October 14, 1947, who broke the sound barrier for the first time in level flight? Reveal Answer Chuck Yeager 52. Which comet was visible from Earth in October 1986? Reveal Answer Halley’s Comet 53. In which war was the Battle of Leyte Gulf, fought in late October? Reveal Answer World War II 54. Which fruit is typically harvested in October and is associated with Halloween? Reveal Answer Pumpkin 55. In 1983, a terrorist attack on a Marine barracks took place in October in which city? Reveal Answer Beirut 56. Which famous artist was born on October 25, 1881? Reveal Answer Pablo Picasso 57. Which iconic structure was inaugurated in October 1889 in Paris? Reveal Answer Eiffel Tower 58. Which mammal, often seen in scary movies, is associated with October? Reveal Answer Bat 59. On October 20, 1973, a famous event took place in the US politics known as what? Reveal Answer Saturday Night Massacre