50+ Father's Day Trivia Questions to Celebrate Dad

From the history of Father's Day to famous dads from history and pop culture, try our trivia to see how much you know about Dad.

Published May 22, 2024
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Think you know everything there is to know about Father's Day and dads? We're sure you know a bunch, but we think some of our trivia questions just might stump you. From easy questions to super challenging ones, give our Father's Day trivia a try at your Father's Day BBQ.

Trivia Questions About Father’s Day

As far as official US holidays go, Father's Day hasn't been around for long, but it has been celebrated in one form or another since ancient times. Try our Father's Day trivia questions and answers to learn all about this June holiday. 

According to the US Census Bureau, what is the most common Father’s Day gift?

The necktie

How many million Father’s Day cards are sold in the US each year?

100 million

True or false: More than 25% of Father’s Day cards are purchased for husbands/spouses?

False. It’s 15-20%.

True or false: Less money is spent on average for Father’s Day than Mother’s Day.


True or False: Father’s Day became an official US holiday in 1964.

False. It was 1972.

What president made Father’s Day an official holiday in the US?

Richard Nixon

Who originally conceived of Father’s Day in the US?

Sonora Smart-Dodd

What was the first state to celebrate Father’s Day?

Washington State

True or false: Father’s Day (before it became an official holiday) was inspired by Mother’s Day.


What was the date of the first US Father’s Day celebration, and where did it happen?

June 19, 1910, in Spokane, WA

What is the customary flower of Father’s Day?

The rose

What are the meanings of red and white roses as far as Father’s Day goes?

Wearing a red rose honors a father who is alive. Wearing a white one honors a father who is deceased.

Who was the first American president to commemorate Father’s Day?

Woodrow Wilson

In some European countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19. Why?

It’s the Feast of St. Joseph.

How do people in Thailand celebrate Father’s Day (and the King’s birthday - December 5)?

Doing good deeds & fireworks

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Trivia Questions About Fathers

We love our dads and all they do for the family. Try your hand at our trivia about dads to see how much you know. 

What is the average age for a new dad in the US?

30.9 years old

How many dads are there worldwide 1 billion, 1.5 billion, or 2 billion?

1.5 billion

How many dads are there in the US 25 million, 57 million, or 74 million?

74 million

Approximately what percentage of biological fathers have never been married?


True or False: There are more than 2 million stay-at-home dads in the US.

False - there are about 1.4 million.

Who is more likely to say they want nothing for Father’s/Mother’s Day, moms or dads?


Where did the word “dad” most likely come from?

When a baby starts to babble syllables, “da” is one of the first, so the word probably comes from that.

How old was the oldest man to father his first child?


How old is the youngest recorded father in history?

Who is believed to have fathered the most children?

Genghis Khan (It’s estimated he had between 1,000 and 3,000 offspring.) 

In what types of animals do the fathers become pregnant?


Famous Dad Trivia Questions for Father's Day

History is full of dads doing their best with their kids (or, in some cases, not so much). Try your hand at our trivia about famous historical dads.

True or False: A 2003 study showed that more than 16 million people alive today are direct descendants of Genghis Kahn.

True — it's about .5% of the population of the world. 

In the Broadway musical Hamilton, only one of Alexander Hamilton’s kids was introduced (Philip). How many kids did he actually have?


In the Bible, which father did God order to sacrifice his son?


What historic father’s son, Pepin the Hunchback, conspired to kill him?


Who is the father of modern astronomy (and also a Queen lyric)?


Name the 2 father-son duos that became US President.

John Adams and John Quincy Adams, George HW Bush and George W Bush

What was Prince Philip's — father to Charles, Anne, Edward, and Andrew — surname?


Who is the Father of the Nation in India?

Mahatma Gandhi

What’s the name of the son of Elon Musk and Grimes born on May 8, 2020?

X Æ A-Xii  (pronounced X-ash-A-12, but they call him X for short)

Speaking of Elon Musk, how many children does he have?


What extremely wealthy father and grandfather refused to pay a $17 million ransom when his grandson was kidnapped in 1973, resulting in the grandson’s ear being cut off before his grandfather paid $2.2 million plus a personal loan to the boy’s father at 4% interest so they could pay the ransom?

John Paul Getty

What former US president is father to one daughter, Amy?

Jimmy Carter

Fictional Dads in Pop Culture

From hilarious sitcom dads to terrifying father figures in dramas, test your knowledge of fatherhood in pop culture.

What is the name of the patriarch of the Roy family on Succession who, in equal parts, terrorizes and awes his children?

Logan Roy

What is the name of Ted Lasso’s son?


What former linebacker played Chris Rock’s dad on Everybody Hates Chris?

Terry Crews

What line of business was Johnny Rose in on Schitt’s Creek before the family went bust?

Video stores

On what show was Coach Taylor a great dad to Gracie Belle and Julie?

Friday Night Lights

How many kids did Walter White have in Breaking Bad?


Who was Anakin Skywalker’s father?

He didn’t have one. (Check out more Star Wars trivia.)

Who was Clark Kent’s biological father?


Who danced and sang “We’re Having a Baby” with his fictional and real-world wife on classic television when her TV character told him she was expecting?

Ricky Ricardo/Desi Arnaz

What famously hilarious TV father celebrated Festivus, the holiday for the rest of us?

Frank Costanza

What movie father famously begins a movie by driving his family station wagon (with the family in it) under a semi-truck?

Clark Griswold

What TV dad is a former cop with a dog named Eddie?

Martin Crane (Frasier)

How does Noah Levenstein respond during the famous “warm apple pie” scene in American Pie?

“Well. We’ll just tell your mother that we ate it all.”

What is Indiana Jones’s dad’s first name?


How many different women has Nick Cannon fathered children with?


Celebrate All the Dads With Father's Day Trivia

If you're looking for a fun activity for your Father's Day BBQ, this is it. Gather the fam and try your hand at Father's Day trivia to see who knows the most. 

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50+ Father's Day Trivia Questions to Celebrate Dad