April Fools Day Trivia and Answers

April fools day is the day that anything can happen. And it has not been few pranks that have happened on that day. History is as full of fools as there have been April firsts. Come and get tested by our entertaining trivia about this special day without getting fooled!

Hard

On April Fool's Day 2018, which celebrity was famously pranked on Instagram into believing his pregnant wife was about to give birth?

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Answer: Ray J
More information: Ray J and his wife, Princess Love, did eventually give birth to a bouncing baby girl on 23 May 2018.

Medium

On 1 April 1996, American restaurant chain Taco Bell tricked outsiders into believing it had purchased which historical monument?

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Answer: The Liberty Bell
More information: On April Fool's Day 1996, Taco Bell put out a full-page advertisement in a number of leading newspapers to announce they had purchased the Liberty Bell (in name of reducing the nation's debt) and renamed it the "Taco Liberty Bell".

VeryHard

Which American sitcom once aired an episode entitled "April Fool's Day" which was actually about Tax Day?

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Answer: Roseanne
More information: The hit 1990's sitcom Roseanne aired such an episode on 10 April 1990 which actually centered on the family scrambling to file their taxes on time.

VeryHard

In 1986, an intelligence officer from which nation was imprisoned due to an April Fool's Day prank?

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Answer: Israel
More information: The fake report by an Israeli intelligence officer that an assassination had been attempted on a prominent Muslim leader was initially taken seriously by the Israeli parliament and media before learning it was a hoax. This act resulted in said officer being interned for 35 days.

Easy

April Fool's Day is celebrated using what?

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Answer: Jokes and hoaxes
More information: April Fool's Day is full of jokes and hoaxes, sometimes even by those you won't expect, so on this day a person always needs to be on their guard!

VeryHard

In Spain and Latin America, a day for pranks equivalent to April's Fool Day is held in which month of the year?

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Answer: December
More information: December 28th, which also marks the observance of "Holy Innocents Day", is a traditional day for pranking in Spain and several parts of Latin America.

VeryHard

When was the last time Easter Sunday and April Fool's Day occurred on the same day?

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Answer: 1956
More information: Easter, which occurs on the Sunday after the first full moon on or following the vernal equinox, sometimes coincides with April Fool's Day. The last time this happened was in 1956, and the next time it will occur is in 2029.

Hard

In years past there have been April Fool's Day hoaxes set in the Tower of London, inviting outsiders to witness which type of ceremony?

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Answer: Lion Washing
More information: A well-known historical gag involving the Tower of London featured outsiders being invited within to witness the washing of lions.

VeryHard

Which technological innovation was once famously believed to be an April Fool's Day prank?

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Answer: Gmail
More information: Gmail was launched on 1 April 2004. At that time, many people thought it was a hoax for a webmail service to offer a whole gigabyte of free storage.

Hard

Which media network once aired an April Fool's Day host centered on make-believe 'spaghetti plants"?

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Answer: BBC
More information: This was done by the BBC in 1957, which they had to later recant the tale of plants that grow spaghetti due to the large amount of people who believed the hoax.



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