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!

Hard

Which former dictator's son was known as an infamous prankster?

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Answer: Saddam Hussein
Uday Hussein (1964 - 2003), the eldest child of Saddam, perpetrated a couple of tasteless jokes on the people of Iraq in 1998 and 1998, respectively concerning US sanctions and food rations.

VeryHard

In France, which animal has come to characterize the observance of April Fool's Day?

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Answer: Fish
April Fool's Day is referred to as April Fish Day, with jokes and pranks usually being centered on, as you may have guessed, fish.

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.

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
A well-known historical gag involving the Tower of London featured outsiders being invited within to witness the washing of lions.

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.

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.

VeryHard

In what country are April Fool's jokes climaxed with the saying "Doroughe sizdah"?

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Answer: Iran
Though not known to the outside world for their sense of humor, Iranians also get down on April Fool's Day and disclose pranks with the phrase "Doroughe sizdah", which roughly translate to "lie of 13".

Hard

In Portugal, what object is traditionally thrown at friends in celebration of April Fool's Day?

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Answer: Flour
Flour bombing' is an established April Fool's Day practice in Portugal and some other countries.

VeryHard

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

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Answer: Gmail
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.

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!



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