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!

Challenge yourself with a April Fools Day Trivia Quiz!

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
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.

VeryHard

In 2015, which company held an unbelievable "April Fool's Day Special" many believed was a prank but wasn't?

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Answer: BMW
In 2015, a BMW dealership in New Zealand advertised an "April Fools Day Special" which promised to swap a new car for old model to the first person who brought one in, along with the coupon. A woman named Tianna Marsh responded to the ad and walked away with a new, £25,000 BMW saloon car in place of her 15-year old Nissan!

VeryHard

In which of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is there a disputed reference to April Fool's Day?

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Answer: "The Nun's Priest's Tale"
In the "Nun Priest's Tale", there is a reference to "32 March", which of course doesn't exist and by inference would be 1 April. However, there is a debate as to whether it was actually written so, or if that phrase is a mistranslation.

Medium

Traditionally, at what time of the day on April Fool's Day is all joking to cease?

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Answer: 12:00 PM
All joking and hoaxing are to stop by 12:00 pm on 1 April. If not, in some countries the person pulling the prank is rather seen as a fool than the person tricked by it.

Medium

Which country suffered an infamous prank by a former Google executive concerning internet censorship in 2013?

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Answer: China
On 1 April 2013, former Google China head Kai-fu Lee joked that the Great Firewall, China's infamous internet regulations and censorship, was penetrable, allowing access to Facebook and Twitter. His prank drew over 10,000 comments, many of which were filled with insults or other forms of anger.

Medium

In England, the victim of an April Fool's joke is sometimes popularly referred to as what?

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Answer: A Noodle
Outside of being labeled a "noodle", victims of April Fool's pranks in England may also be called a "gob", "gobby" or "noddy".

Hard

In what country was April Fool's Day formerly known as Huntigowk Day?

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Answer: Scotland
Huntigowk or "Hunt the Gowk", with gowk referring to a foolish person, is how April Fool's Day was formerly referred to in Scotland.

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

Easy

April Fool's Day is held on which day in the month of April?

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Answer: 1st
April Fool's Day is always held on the 1st day of April, regardless of which day of the week that date may fall on.

Hard

In old world Europe, which holiday used to be celebrated on 1 April?

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Answer: New Year's Day
It wasn't until Pope Gregory XIII ordered the implementation of the Gregorian Calendar in 1582 that many European switched New Year's Day from 1 April to 1 January, and even then it still took some places, like England, a while to adapt.



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