April Fools Day Trivia and Answers

Challenge yourself with a April Fools Day Trivia Quiz!

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.

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

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.

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

In England, the victim of an April Fool's joke is sometimes popularly referred to as what?

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

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 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 Spain and Latin America, a day for pranks equivalent to April's Fool Day is held in which month of the year?

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Answer: December
December 28th, which also marks the observance of "Holy Innocents Day", is a traditional day for pranking in Spain and several parts of Latin America.

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.

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
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".



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