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

When was the last time Easter Sunday and April Fool's Day occurred on the same day in the 20th century?

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Answer: 1956
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 in the 20th century was in 1956. The first time it happened in the 21st century was in 2018.

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.

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.

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.

Medium

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

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

Medium

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

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Answer: Tsunami
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 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!

Hard

Which restaurant chain fooled the public on 1 April 1998 with the introduction of a fictional sandwich specifically for left-handed people?

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Answer: Burger King
Burger King released an ad for the fictitious "Left-Handed Whopper" on April Fool's Day of 1998, upon which reportedly thousands of customers went to their stores requesting the sandwich.

Medium

Which American city has an actual parade on April Fool's Day?

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Answer: New York City
The April Fool's Day Parade, founded by famous prankster Joey Skaggs in 1986, is now organized annually by the New York April Fools' Committee.

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.



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