May Trivia Questions and Answers

Challenge your friends and family with these May trivia questions and answers about holidays, birthdays, and historical events. Perfect for a May trivia night!

Discover interesting events that makes the month of May unique. Whether you're looking for a fun way to spend a night with friends and family or you're preparing for a trivia night, these questions will put your history knowledge to the test.

For more monthly quiz, see also April quiz and Easter quiz.

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May Trivia Questions and Answers

1. What are the zodiac signs for the month of May?

Answer: Taurus (until May 19) Gemini (May 20 onwards).

2. What is the name of the holiday that is celebrated on the last Monday of May in the United States?

Answer: Memorial Day

3. On what day was the planet "Pluto" given its formal name?

Answer: March 24, 1930

4. When is Poland's Constitution Day?

Answer: 3rd of May

5. What is the Turkish name for the month of May?

Answer: Mayıs

6. The 2021 World Athletics Relays were held in Poland in May. Who won?

Answer: Poland

7. On May 1, 1967, which well-known artist tied the knot with his longtime love, Priscilla Ann Beaulieu?

Answer: Elvis Presley

8. The Empire State Building in New York City was dedicated on which year's May 1?

Answer: 1931

9. Which British monarch passed away on May 6, 1910?

Answer: King Edward VII

10. What is the name of the observance that is celebrated on May 8th in honor of the end of World War II in Europe?

Answer: Victory in Europe Day

11. What is the name of the holiday that is celebrated on the first Monday of May in many countries around the world?

Answer: International Workers' Day

12. What does Taurus, the May zodiac sign, stand for?

Answer: Bull

13. What day did the Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, mark the beginning of the German invasion of France during World War II?

Answer: May 10, 1940

14. Which day is recognised as "Europe Day"?

Answer: 9 May

15. What's the Vietnamese term for the month of May?

Answer: Có thể

16. Which notable publication debuts for the first time on May 2, 1885?

Answer: Good Housekeeping

17. The 2021 FINA Diving World Cup was held in Japan in May. Who won?

Answer: Great Britain

18. What is the name of the holiday that is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in the United States?

Answer: Mother's Day

19. Who was anointed King of Jordan on May 2, 1953?

Answer: Hussein bin Talal

20. What is the name of the observance that is celebrated on May 5th in Mexico and other Latin American countries?

Answer: Cinco de Mayo

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21. When is Norway's Constitution Day?

Answer: 17 May

22. Who is named Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 2, 1997?

Answer: Tony Blair

23. On what date did South Africa's newly elected parliament choose Nelson Mandela as the country's first black president?

Answer: May 10, 1994

24. What is the name of the month of May in Romanian?

Answer: Mai

25. The third Formula One race of 2021 was held in Portugal in May. Who won?

Answer: Lewis Hamilton

26. Whom does the Catholic Church dedicate the month of May to?

Answer: the Virgin Mary

27. What did Saxon use to refer to May as?

Answer: Thrimilci

28. Which auto race is conducted in May every year?

Answer: The Indianapolis 500

29. When were the first bicycles, known as "quick walkers," made available to Americans in New York City?

Answer: May 22, 1819

30. What does the Polish word for May mean?

Answer: Maj

31. Who won the 2021 World Pool Cup, which was held in England in May?

Answer: Germany

32. What is the name of the holiday that is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of May in the United States?

Answer: Thanksgiving Holiday

33. On May 14th, 1948, what did David Ben-Gurion officially proclaim in Tel Aviv, Israel?

Answer: the State of Israel

34. On May 11th, 1915, what did the German U-boat U-20 sink?

Answer: RMS Lusitania

35. On May 29th, 1953, what did Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay accomplish?

Answer: summit of Everest

36. On May 10th, 1869, what was completed in the United States?

Answer: Transcontinental railroad completed

37. Which famous Austrian neurologist was born on 6 May 1856 in Vienna, Austria?

Answer: Sigmund Freud

38. On May 8th, 1945, what did the Allies officially announce?

Answer: The unconditional surrender of the German forces

39. On May 20th, 1927, what did Charles Lindbergh accomplish?

Answer: The first man to fly alone across the Atlantic

40. What is the name of the month of May in Spanish?

Answer: Mayo

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