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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.



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