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21 August Trivia Questions: Can You Handle The Heat?

Ah, August! The eighth month of the year, smack dab in the middle of summer and often associated with hot weather, vacations, and a host of interesting global observances. Whether it’s the sweltering summer heat or the vibrant celebrations, August is a month filled with fascinating trivia tidbits that make for excellent quiz material.

This set of August trivia questions and answers will put your knowledge to the test. Do you know which historical events occurred in this month, or the different holidays celebrated worldwide? Maybe you know why August has 31 days or who it was named after? If not, no worries! This August quiz is sure to educate and entertain, and who knows, you might just find a few interesting facts to bring up at your next trivia night.

So, if you’re a trivia lover or just love to learn new facts, let’s dive into these questions. For more trivia fun, don’t forget to check out our July quiz, September trivia and summer quizzes.

In which year was Neil Armstrong, the first moonwalker, born?

August 17th, 1939

August 8th, 1928

August 5th, 1930

August 22nd, 1940

When did RKO Radio Pictures premiere the Disney film Bambi in the US at Radio City Music Hall in New York City?

August 3rd, 1936

August 28th, 1928

August 13th, 1942

August 17th, 1950

When was the Peace Bridge between the US and Canada opened?

August 6th, 1932

August 12th, 1952

August 4th, 1927

August 14th, 1968

Which major sporting event often takes place in August, featuring athletes from various countries competing for gold, silver, and bronze medals?

Super Bowl

Olympic Games

FIFA World Cup

Wimbledon

Which famous singer and actor, whose home was called “Graceland”, died on August 16, 1977?

Elvis Presley

Stevie Wonder

John Lennon

Buddy Holly

The birthstone for the month of August is?

Sapphire

Opal

Ruby

Emerald

Which zodiac signs are associated with the month of August?

Leo and Virgo

Aquarius and Pisces

Scorpio and Sagittarius

Gemini and Cancer

In which year was the Silver Star medal for gallantry created by Congress?

August 2nd, 1962

August 11th, 1929

August 8th, 1932

August 21st, 1941

In which hemisphere does the month of August mark the beginning of winter?

Both hemispheres

Equator

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

On August 15, 1991, where did Paul Simon perform a famous free concert?

Central Park

South Africa

The Mall In Washington, DC

The Coliseum, Rome

In what city did the Ramones perform their final concert on August 6, 1996?

New York

Seattle

London

Los Angeles

Which popular music festival takes place annually in August in the state of Tennessee, USA?

Lollapalooza

Bonnaroo

Coachella

Glastonbury

What festival celebration takes place every year on the last weekend of August in London?

Nothing Hill Carnival

Knotting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

Nutting Hill Carnival

In August 2008, what alternative energy source did Google announce plans to invest $10 million in?

Hydroelectric

Wind

Geothermal

Solar

Which U.S. state was admitted to the union on August 1, 1876, and has Denver as its capital city?

Alabama

Georgia

Tennessee

Colorado

What was the name of the August 2005 hurricane that damaged New Orleans?

Betsy

Katrina

Andrew

Camille

With which co-star did Robert De Niro share a birthday, August 17?

Sean Penn

Joe Pesci

Al Pacino

Harvey Keitel

The annual yacht race in August is run between Malta and what other place?

Sardinia

Rimini

Sicily

Gozo

“The World’s Biggest Food Fight”, La Tomatina, is held on the last Wednesday of August in which country?

Spain

Brazil

Portugal

Mexico

On which date did the American nuclear submarine USS Nautilus begin its first crossing of the Arctic Ocean under the icecap?

August 2nd, 1945

August 6, 1927

August 7th, 1926

August 3rd, 1958

The national flower of August in the United States is?

Tulip

Rose

Lily

Poppy

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