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!

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

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Answer: Iran
More information: 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".

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In theory, April Fool's Day is related to which Greco-Roman festival of old?

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Answer: Hilaria
More information: Hilaria was held shortly before 1 April during the March equinox and as the name implies featured a lot of joking and merriment.

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.

Hard

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

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Answer: Saddam Hussein
More information: 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.

Medium

On 1 April 1946, which disaster struck Hawaii which people initially thought was a hoax?

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Answer: Tsunami
More information: This disaster, which resulted in the death of over 160 people, has been dubbed the April Fools Day Tsunami due to some in Hawaii believing that initial warnings of such were a hoax.

VeryHard

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

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Answer: Fish
More information: 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.

VeryHard

Which famous publication received a backlash for publishing an April Fool's article entitled "How to Beat Your Wife Without Leaving Marks"?

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Answer: Playboy
More information: This unenviable prank was conducted by the world-famous Playboy magazine, albeit the Romanian edition.

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

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.

Medium

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

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Answer: China
More information: 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.



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