Trivial Pursuit Activity for Boy Scouts


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This Activity is meant for Boy Scouts.
Required:
notecards and pencil for each patrol
one or more scoring judges
one unbiased game leader
Each patrol leader is responsible for writing down his patrol's answers as well as making sure his patrol's name is on each notecard turned in.

When a question is read, the patrol writes down its answer as quickly as possible. The notecard is then run to the scoring judge.
The judge puts a mark on the first card received to indicate it was turned in first. The judge then checks the answer for accuracy, writes the score on the card, and puts it in a pile for that patrol.
When all the questions have been asked, the scoring judge tallies the scores and gives 5 extra points for every notecard turned in first.

Use as many questions as you have time for and interest remains.
Maybe use 5 questions in a round and award a winner for each round.
Give 1 point for every correct item in a list. It might be better to NOT say the number of items. For example, say, "Name the Beattles" rather than "Name the four Beattles". Astute patrols may just run a blank sheet up to the front quickly if they know a mark for being first turned in is worth 5 points and a completely correct answer is only worth 3 points. Or, do not announce the value for being the first turned in answer.


  1. Name Santa's nine reindeer
  2. Name the seven dwarfs in Snow White
  3. Name the eight planets
  4. Name the original 13 American colonies
  5. Name the seven continents
  6. Name the five United States that touch the Pacific Ocean
  7. Name the four Beatles
  8. Name the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  9. Give the value of pi to 6 places
  10. List the three main parts of an egg
  11. List the 7 colors in a rainbow in correct order from outside to inside
  12. What three colors are used in a color printer
  13. Name three villans that Batman fought on TV
  14. Name the capitols of Canada, USA, and Mexico
  15. Name the face cards in a suit from lowest to highest
  16. Name the five departments of the Armed Forces
  17. List the 6 smallest non-negative prime integers
  18. Name Christopher Columbus's 3 ships
  19. Name the 5 coins smaller than a dollar
  20. Name the presidents on Mt. Rushmore in order from left to right
  21. List the months with 31 days
  22. Name the 4 railroads on a Monopoly board
  23. Name the 4 suits in a card deck
  24. Name 8 of the 11 states that border Canada
  25. Name the 5 oceans of the world
  26. List the 5 colors of rings on the Olympic flag
  27. List the events in the decathlon

  1. Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen
  2. Dopey, Doc, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleep, Grumpy, Happy
  3. Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus, Venus
  4. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia
  5. Antarctica, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, N. America, S. America
  6. Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
  7. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon
  8. Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo
  9. 3.141592
  10. yolk, white, shell
  11. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
  12. cyan, magenta, yellow
  13. catwoman, clayface, joker, riddler, two-face, penguin, egghead, king tut
  14. Ottowa, Ontario; Washington, DC; Mexico City
  15. Jack, Queen, King
  16. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard
  17. 2,3,5,7,11,13
  18. Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
  19. penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar
  20. Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Lincoln
  21. Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct, Dec
  22. B&O, Pennsylvania, Reading, Short Line
  23. Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades
  24. Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Vermont, Washington
  25. Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Southern
  26. blue, yellow, black, green, red
  27. 100 meter run, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meter run, 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, 1500 meter run
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