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!

Hard

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

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

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

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"
More information: 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

On 1 April 1996, American restaurant chain Taco Bell tricked outsiders into believing it had purchased which historical monument?

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Answer: The Liberty Bell
More information: On April Fool's Day 1996, Taco Bell put out a full-page advertisement in a number of leading newspapers to announce they had purchased the Liberty Bell (in name of reducing the nation's debt) and renamed it the "Taco Liberty Bell".

Easy

A task that has zero chance of success is known as what?

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Answer: Fool's Errand
More information: A fool's errand is a common April Fool's Day prank, such as sending a person to search for something that doesn't exist.

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

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

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Answer: 1956
More information: 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 was in 1956, and the next time it will occur is in 2029.

Hard

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

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Answer: Scotland
More information: 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 Scotland, 2 April is referred to as Taily Day, a sequel to April Fool's Day. On this day, jokes traditionally involve what?

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Answer: Buttocks
More information: Taily Day, in which jokes are perpetrated involving the buttocks, is believed to be the origin of the ubiquitous 'kick me' signs.

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.



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