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24 ‘May’ Trivia Questions To Spring Into Summer With

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and what better way to celebrate the blossoming beauty of May than with a trivia quiz dedicated to this delightful month? From historical events and famous birthdays to cultural festivals and nature’s rebirth, May is a month full of excitement and change. In this set of 21 May trivia questions and answers, we’ll explore everything that makes May special. Whether you’re a fan of the sunny days ahead or the rich history woven through the month, there’s something here for everyone. So, gather your friends, test your knowledge, and maybe even learn something new about the fifth month of the year. Ready to challenge yourself and spring into summer knowledgeably?

For more seasonal fun, check out our trivia questions on ‘Spring festivals,’ ‘Summer activities,’ and ‘April historical events’ to keep the trivia season going strong!

Who made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history on May 20 and 21, 1927?

Amelia Earhart

Charles Lindbergh

Bob Dole

Anne Of Green Gables

What public holiday in Nigeria is held annually on May 29?

Boxing Day

Worker’s Day

Independence Day

Democracy Day

The Capitol building in Austin, Texas, which opened May 16, 1888, is built of what stone?

Texas Marble


Texas Pink Granite


Which statement best describes the tradition of wearing carnations on Mother’s Day as established by Anna Jarvis?

Wear a colored carnation if one’s mother has passed away and a white carnation if she is alive.

Wear a red carnation to symbolize a mother’s strength and a blue one to symbolize her kindness.

Wear a colored carnation if one’s mother is alive and a white carnation if she has passed away.

No carnations are worn, but a bouquet is sent to honor all mothers.

What color ribbon is associated with Mental Health Awareness Month in May?





Who delivered the speech at the inaugural Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in 1868?

Abraham Lincoln

Ulysses S. Grant

Robert E. Lee

James Garfield

Which country voted to become independent on May 21, 2006?




East Timor

Who hosted his last episode of “The Tonight Show” on May 22, 1992?

Jay Leno

Ed McMahon

Johnny Carson

David Letterman

What happened on May 18, 1980?

Mt. St. Helens Erupted

John Lennon Was Assassinated

Gordie Howe Retired From Hockey

Jean-Paul Sartre Died

Who assumed the title “Empress of India” in May 1876?

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Mary I

Queen Victoria

Queen Mary II

Which Broadway musical ended its 16-year run in May 2003?

Phantom Of The Opera


Les Miserables

Miss Saigon

Which May holiday was first celebrated in 1908 in West Virginia?

Mother’s Day

Independence Day

Christmas Eve

Memorial Day

What artist recorded the song “White Christmas” in New York on May 29, 1942?

Al Hirt

Dean Martin

Bing Crosby

Jery Lewis

Who is the world-famous singer who passed away on May 14th, 1998?

George Michael

Elvis Presley

Luciano Pavarotti

Frank Sinatra

What takes place in the USA on the first Saturday in May?

Kentucky Derby

Election Day

Preakness Stakes

Daytona 500

Who did Kenny Chesney marry on May 9, 2005?

Renee Zellweger

Serena Williams

Faith Hill

Julia Roberts

What is the name of the pole around which British children dance on May Day?

Light Pole

Flag Pole

May Pole

Totem Pole

On May 13th, 2006, who did Nicole Kidman announce she would marry?

Tim McGraw

Chad Lowe

Keith Urban

Tom Cruise

On May 27, 1993, which world-famous museum was seriously damaged by a bomb blast?

The Alte Pinakothek, Munich

The Louvre, Paris

The Galleria Uffizi, Florence

The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

On 18 May 2004, what did the World Health Organization announce had been eradicated in China?





What holiday did Woodrow Wilson make official in May 1914?


Valentine’s Day

New Year’s Eve

Mother’s Day

What is celebrated on May 4th?

Star Wars Day

Onion Rings Day

Ghosts Day

Loyalty Day

What country did England declare war against on May 9th, 1689?





On which islands did Britain explode two nuclear devices in May and June 1956?

The Galapagos Islands

The Ashmore And Cartier Islands

The Falkland Islands

The Monte Bello Islands

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