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51 Road Trip Trivia Questions to Pass the Time

Looking for a way to make your road trip more enjoyable? At Gravel, we've put together some road trip trivia questions to help you pass the time!

Looking for a way to make your road trip more enjoyable? At Gravel, we've put together some fun road trip trivia questions to break from monotony.

With an emphasis on U.S. roads and general trivia, this collection of 51 questions and answers will get your mind revving. It's the road trivia game you haven't played yet!

Ready to test your knowledge? Let's get started.

51 Road Trip Trivia Questions & Answers

1. What iconic car with falcon wing doors and "great flux dispersal" did Marty McFly drive in the 1985 film "Back to the Future"?

Answer: The DeLorean DMC-12.

2. Honda's compact sports utility vehicle is the popular CR-V. What does 'CR-V' stand for?

Answer: Compact Recreational Vehicle.

3. What state is home to the longest continuous road in the United States?

Answer: Route 20 (spanning from Boston, Massachusetts to Newport, Oregon).

4. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what's the world's shortest street?

Answer: Ebenezer Place in Scotland (it measures just 2.06 meters long).

 5. What was the first mass-produced car in the United States?

Answer: The Ford Model T (produced from 1908 to 1927).

6. What is the longest highway in the world?

Answer: The Pan American Highway (stretching approximately 30,000 miles through North and South America).

7. What type of engine powers a Tesla car?

Answer: An electric motor.

8. How many miles per gallon does the average car in the United States get?

Answer: An estimated 24 mpg.

9. What prestigious NASCAR race takes place at the Daytona International Speedway every year?

Answer: The Daytona 500.

10. Old Faithful is a famous geyser located in what national park?

Answer: Yellowstone National Park.

11. What European automaker features a lion on its logo?

Answer: Peugeot (a French manufacturer).

 12. When their flight to Chicago is abruptly canceled, Steve Martin and John Candy embark on a comedic road trip adventure as two clumsy yet lovable characters in this 1987 film:

Answer: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles."

13. Who wrote the classic road trip novel "On The Road"?

Answer: Jack Kerouac.

14. The Golden Gate Bridge is located in which U.S. city and state?

Answer: San Francisco, California.

15. What decade did the first hybrid car debut?

Answer: The 1990s. (Toyota's Prius model was first launched in Japan in 1997.)

16. How many Finger Lakes are there and which state are they located in?

Answer: 11 Finger Lakes in New York.

17. What is the highest speed limit in the United States?

Answer: 85 miles per hour (on a stretch of tollway outside Austin, Texas).

18. Which country in the world is unique for having no general speed limit on its highways?

Answer: Germany.

19. In the popular Pixar film "Cars", what type of car is Lightning McQueen?

Answer: A red race car. (He's a rookie NASCAR racer.)

20. The first successful gasoline-powered car was built by which German inventor in 1886?

Answer: Karl Benz (whose company later became Mercedes-Benz).

21. Which state has the most miles of coastline?

Answer: Alaska.

22. Who wrote and sang "King of the Road"?

Answer: Roger Miller.

23. Name three of four presidents carved into Mount Rushmore.

Answer: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

24. Which three states have five-syllable names?

Answer: Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

25. What state has been displaying a rainbow on its license plates since 1991?

Answer: Hawaii.

26. What state is nicknamed the "The Land of Enchantment"?

Answer: New Mexico.

27. This U.S. river stretches for nearly fifteen hundred miles across the Rockies and is home to Instagram-worthy "Horseshoe Bend":

Answer: The Colorado River.

28. In which two states are the Great Smoky Mountains located?

Answer: North Carolina and Tennessee.

29. What is the capital of Oregon?

Answer: Salem.

30. This Japanese automaker's entire fleet includes nine different models. However, only one is produced with front-wheel drive. The other eight come standard with all-wheel-drive. Name that automaker:

Answer: Subaru. 

31. In the 1983 film "National Lampoon's Vacation," the Griswolds drive a station wagon across the country to reach which 'amusing' destination?

Answer: Walley World.

32. This wild horse of Spanish descent is a protected species in the United States and can be seen frozen in mid-gallop on one of Ford's popular logos:

Answer: Mustang.

33. What causeway connects the Florida Keys to mainland Florida?

Answer: The Overseas Highway.

34. Name three of four deserts found in the United States:

Answer: The Mojave, Sonoran, Great Basin, and Chihuahuan deserts.

35. Who wrote the song "Life is a Highway"?

Answer: Tom Cochrane.

36. This U.S. city is home to the Space Needle and the first Starbucks:

Answer: Seattle, Washington.

37. What natural wonder is located on the border of Arizona and Nevada?

Answer: The Grand Canyon.

38. This improperly named animal has been the national emblem of the United States for over two hundred years:

Answer: The bald eagle.

39. Name four out of five states located at the center of "Tornado Alley":

Answer: Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and South Dakota.

40. In which U.S. city would you find the nation's oldest bar, "The White Horse Tavern", dating back to 1673?

Answer: Newport, Rhode Island.

41. The Mississippi River is considered the fourth longest river system in the world. Which three rivers are longer?

Answer: The Nile, Amazon, and Yangtze Rivers.

42. What U.S. city is known for its vibrant cherry blossom festival every spring?

Answer: Washington D.C.

43. What Native American tribe views the color turquoise as a symbol of happiness, health, and good luck?

Answer: The Navajo.

44. What famous landmark stands at the entrance of New York Harbor?

Answer: The Statue of Liberty.

45. This rock-and-roll classic about a secluded retreat located "on a dark desert highway" won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1973. What is the title of the song and the artist?

Answer: "Hotel California" by the Eagles.

46. What is the official state beverage of Florida?

Answer: Orange juice.

47. Name all five Great Lakes of North America:

Answer: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario.

48. What state is prominently featured in the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver:

Answer: West Virginia.

49. Where would you find the deepest lake in the United States?

Answer: Crater Lake in Oregon (at approximately 2,000 feet deep).

50. This state's main agricultural products include dairy, apples, and maple syrup:

Answer: Vermont.

51. General Sherman is the largest living tree in the world. What type of tree is it and where is it located?

Answer: A giant sequoia in California.

We hope you enjoyed our road trip questions! Have any fun road trip trivia of your own to share? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Happy road-tripping!

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