49 Tech Trivia Questions To Test Your Team's Knowledge

April 29, 2023
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In this fast-paced digital world, it's important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. With innovation constantly reshaping our lives, how well do you think your team is keeping up? Whether you're a group of tech enthusiasts, a team of IT professionals, or simply curious minds, we've compiled an exciting collection of questions that are perfect for a fun and challenging tech trivia night.

From apps and websites to the origins of computers to the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, these 49 questions will put your team's knowledge to the test and spark intriguing conversations. So, gather your team, power up your devices, and let the battle of the tech-savvy minds begin!

Apps, Websites, and Computers

Trivia Question # 1: What was the most downloaded app of the 2010s? (Answer: Facebook)

Trivia Question # 2: What programming language is named after a type of Indonesian coffee? (Answer: Java)

Trivia Question # 3: One gigabyte is equal to how many megabytes? (Answer: 1000)

Trivia Question # 4: In what year was eBay founded? (Answer: 1995)

Trivia Question # 5: What does GUI stand for? (Answer: Graphical User Interface)

Trivia Question # 6: A blue wavy line in Microsoft Word indicates which error? (Answer: Formatting)

Trivia Question # 7: What is the name for a computer virus which replicates itself and uses up all a computer’s processing space? (Answer: Worm)

Trivia Question # 8: What app has a green owl as the mascot? (Answer: Duolingo)

Trivia Question # 9: What smartphone app was founded by a father and son duo to promote incremental and passive investing? (Answer: Acorns)

Trivia Question # 10: What was Google’s fourth retired attempt at launching a social media platform? (Answer: Google+)

Trivia Question # 11: What is the official name for the “prove you’re not a robot” tests that websites sometimes require? (Answer: CAPTCHAs)

Trivia Question # 12: What software development hosting company has an Octocat for the logo? (Answer: Github)

Trivia Question # 13: What does the acronym URL stand for? (Answer: Uniform Resource Locator)

Trivia Question # 14: In what year did the first Amazon Web Service launch to the public? (Answer: 2004)

Trivia Question # 15: As of 2019, what company was the source of the largest-known data breach in history? (Answer: Yahoo)

Trivia Question # 16: What British computer scientist is widely credited with inventing the World Wide Web?  (Answer: Tim Berners-Lee)

Trivia Question # 17: Unicode, the standard for character encoding used to represent multilingual text as binary, is the successor to what US encoding standard? (Answer: ASCII)

Trivia Question # 18: What company made the first portable computer in 1981? (Answer: Osborne Company)

Trivia Question # 19: What does CPU stand for? (Answer: Central Processing Unit)

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Video Games & Movies

Trivia Question # 20: What was the first home gaming console called? (Answer: The Magnavox Odyssey)

Trivia Question # 21: What British TV series focused on three members of the IT department at the fictional Reynholm Industries? (Answer: The IT Crowd)

Trivia Question # 22: Software developers at Disney created Hyperion, a program to produce more realistic animated scenes by determining the correct angle and intensity of light and shadows.  This is Disney’s in-house version of what type of software? (Answer: Renderer)

Trivia Question # 23: What is the best-selling video game ever as of 2023? (Answer: Minecraft)

Trivia Question # 24: What country has the largest market of gamers? (Answer: China)

Trivia Question # 25: What 2006 home video game console pioneered the use of motion sensors? (Answer: Wii)

Trivia Question # 26: What North Carolina-based game company created the 2018 game “Fortnite?” (Answer: Epic Games)

Trivia Question # 27: What was the first Pixar film to be released on Blu-ray? (Answer: Cars)

Trivia Question # 28: What 2004 Blizzard game release became the most popular MMORPG? (Answer: World of Warcraft)

Trivia Question # 29: What regulatory group assigns content rating and suggested ages for video games, as found on the packaging for most games? (Answer: Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB))

Trivia Question # 30: King Dedede and Waddle Doo are characters in what iconic video game franchise? (Answer: Kirby)

Trivia Question # 31: Skyrim is the fifth installment of what franchise? (Answer: The Elder Scrolls)

Trivia Question # 32: In what year was the first installment of the Mario Party franchise released? (Answer: 1998)

Trivia Question # 33: What is the most popular mobile game by player count in 2023? (Answer: Garena Free Fire)

Trivia Question # 34: What does JRPG stand for? (Answer: Japanese role-playing game)

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Trivia Question # 25: What does PIN stand for? (Answer: Personal Identification Number)

Trivia Question # 36: What computer and printer company, sometimes better known by its two letter acronym, was founded in Palo Alto, CA in 1939? (Answer: Hewlett-Packard)

Trivia Question # 37: Dolly the ewe’s birth in 1996 proved the viability of what scientific and technical process? (Answer: Cloning)

Trivia Question # 38: A coil of wire wound around a soft iron or steel core forms the basis of what? (Answer: An Electromagnet)

Trivia Question # 39: In what year was the first airplane invented? (Answer: 1903)

Trivia Question # 40: Who invented the first Fighter Jet? (Answer: Frank Whittle)

Trivia Question # 41: What name was the microwave originally marketed under in the 1940s? (Answer: Radarange)

Trivia Question # 42: Who was responsible for the introduction of the Ford Mustang in 1964? 

Trivia Question # 43: What company employs the largest number of language translators? (Answer: Google)

Trivia Question # 44: In what year did Apple introduce the standard lightning cable? (Answer: 2012)

Trivia Question # 45: Where is Microsoft headquartered? (Answer: Redmond, Washington)

Trivia Question # 46: What college did Bill Gates graduate from? (Answer: None)

Trivia Question # 47: What product did Amazon first start out selling? (Answer: Books)

Trivia Question # 48: What is the name of the robotic vacuum cleaner sold by iRobot? (Answer: Roomba)

Trivia Question # 49: What inventor first used the term 'horsepower?’ (Answer: James Watt)

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We hope you enjoyed going head-to-head with your team with these 49 technology questions, and maybe even learned something new! You've likely gained new insights, fostered team spirit, and discovered hidden tech talents among your peers. If you enjoyed this quiz and want to try out more trivia, check out 63 Pop Culture Trivia Questions to Stump Your Team From the 1980s Decade or 30 Fun Office Trivia Questions.

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