55 April Trivia Questions & Answers That Just Might Fool You

There's a lot more to April than fools, showers, and allergies. Test how much you know about the fourth month of the year with our April trivia.

Published March 13, 2024
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After a long winter with lots of chilly weather, April feels like a breath of fresh air. With longer days, more sunshine, and lots of flowers (and, in some cases, lots of allergies), April reminds us that sunnier skies are ahead. 

And a lot has happened in April, from famous historical events to the birth of some of the world's best and brightest. How much do you know about April? Test your knowledge with our April trivia questions and answers. 

General April Trivia Questions & Answers

April is the fourth month of the year, but it wasn't always. And that's a little bit of trivia, right there. So before we give all the answers away, try our trivia questions about the month of April. 

What are April showers said to bring?

May flowers

April may be the 4th month of the year now. But what month was it in the early Julian calendar?

The fifth month

How many days did April have in the early Julian calendar?


What did the Romans call April?


What are April’s two zodiac signs?

Aries and Taurus

What is April’s birthstone?


What are April’s two birth flowers?

Daisy and sweet pea

April is the first full month of what in the Northern Hemisphere?


What meteor shower happens over 10 days in April running from approximately April 16-26?

The Leonids

Who wrote the poem that gave us the phrase April showers bring May flowers?

Thomas Tusser

In France, April 1 is called Poisson d’Avril. What trick do people play on each other?

They pin a paper fish to each other’s backs. 

April History Trivia 

A lot of significant moments in history have occurred in April... maybe because people are finally just waking up from their winter slumber. How many of these historical events in April do you know?

What happened in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912?

The sinking of the Titanic

“Houston we have a problem” is a misquote from Apollo 13. What was really said on April 11, 1970?

“Houston, we’ve had a problem here.”

What happened in the Soviet Union on April 26, 1986?

The Chernobyl nuclear explosion

What famous car did Ford unveil in April of 1964?

The Mustang

What began on April 19, 1775?

The US Revolutionary War

Which US president was inaugurated on April 30, 1789?

George Washington

In April 1998, a federal judge dismissed a sexual harassment case against this American politician. Who was it?

William Jefferson Clinton

Who claimed Florida for the Spanish in April of 1513?

Ponce De Lion

Which US Mint was established in April of 1792?


Argentinian troops invaded what British colony on April 2, 1982?

The Falkland Islands

The Pony Express started in the American West in April of 1860. How long did it last?

2 years

The European Recovery Program was signed on April 3, 1948 by President Harry Truman. What was it better known as? 

The Marshall Plan

Who was shot and killed in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

What significant event in world history occurred on April 6, 1917?

The US Entered WWI in Europe.

The 17th Amendment was ratified in April of 1913. What did it grant?

Direct popular election of senators

This event officially ended the Civil War on April 8, 1865. What was it?

Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the Appotomax courthouse.

The Civil Rights bill passed by Congress in April of 1866 granted what?

It granted Black people the rights and privileges of US citizenship.

April 12, 1861 marked the start of what?

The American Civil War

The first man went into space on April 12, 1961. What was his name? 

Yuri Gagarin

What military fiasco occurred in April of 1961?

The Bay of Pigs invasion

On April 18, 1775, the infamous Midnight Ride occurred. One of the riders was Paul Revere. Who was the other?

William Dawes

What jolted people in the Bay Area awake on April 18, 1906?

The San Francisco earthquake

What burned to the ground in Waco, TX on April 19, 1993?

The Branch Davidian compound

Who was elected president of South Africa in April of 1994?

Nelson Mandela

What was the name of the ship that, on April 28, 1789, the crew committed mutiny against Captain William Bligh?

The Bounty

On April 29, 1992, a not-guilty verdict led to this widespread event. What was it?

The Los Angeles riots

What boxer was stripped of his world heavyweight title in April of 1967 because he refused to be inducted in the American military due to religious exemption?

Muhammed Ali

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Trivia Questions About April Special Days/Events 

Since spring is in full force, there are lots of events in April. How many of these do you know?

What happens every year on April 22?

Earth Day

What tree-themed holiday occurs every April?

Arbor Day

What PGA major is played every April?

The Masters Tournament

April 8 is widely celebrated around the world as the birthdate of what religious figure?


April 9 is a holiday dedicated to celebrating what sparkly mythological creature?


What professional sport begins its season in April in the US and Canada?


What year was the first Earth Day celebrated? 


What flowery festival occurs in Washington, D.C. every April?

The Cherry Blossom Festival

April 6 celebrates a fluffy fight we can get behind. What day is it?

National Pillow Fight Day

Passover is traditionally celebrated in April. What does it celebrate?

The Jews’ exodus from slavery to freedom

Trivia Questions About Famous People Born in April

Lots of famous names are April babies, and we have just a few of them. Can you name these people born in April?

What Harry Potter star was born in April of 1990?

Emma Watson

Which famous Danish fairy tale author was born in April of 1805?

Hans Christian Andersen

Which of America’s founding fathers was born on April 13, 1743?

Thomas Jefferson

Which famous bird illustrator was born in Haiti on April 26, 1785?

John J. Audubon

Which late-night funny man was born on April 12, 1947?

David Letterman

What famous writer, also known as The Bard of Avon, was born in April 1564?

William Shakespeare

Which Almost Famous actor, who was born on April 19, 1979, has two famous parents?

Kate Hudson

Celebrate April With Trivia

Give your next trivia night a spring theme with our April trivia. From famous birthdays to some of the most significant events in history, April has always been a month with a lot going on.

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55 April Trivia Questions & Answers That Just Might Fool You