I have run tons of trivia events for tweens and teens: Star Wars, Pokemon, Stranger Things, NHL, Harry Potter, Superheros, and now: The Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ideally, I run trivia events shortly before or after a major movie release. That’s pretty much all the time when it comes to Marvel movies (and every December when it comes to Star Wars). Interest is especially high around release times, which helps with attendance.
I’ve learned, when running trivia, that having a mix of easy questions and very difficult questions is key. Is everything is too easy, you’ll have kids complaining that it’s boring. If everything is too hard, you’ll have kids crying or crumpling up their sheets in frustration. Throw 3 easy ones in there at the beginning, and pepper a couple more throughout. Try to design the experience as a fun challenge. Use funny gifs, include extra information with the answers, and dress in costume. And have great prizes.
You are free to use my trivia questions (below) and my Marvel Trivia Challenge Answer Fill In Sheet. I won’t be sharing my PowerPoint, since I don’t own the copyright to Marvel images and gifs. However, it’s not hard to make one, and it’s pretty fun.
Round 1: Name that Character
Feature numbered slides with an image of each character from a MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movie. Attendees just have to write down the characters’ names on their answer sheets.
- Rocket Raccoon
- Captain Marvel
- Bucky Barnes (or Winter Solider)
- Scarlet Witch
- The Ancient One (or Yao from Doctor Strange)
- Hela (or the Asgaurdian Goddess of Death)
- Black Panther (or T’Challa)
- Valkyrie or Brunnhilde
Round 2: Short Answers
Q: This character is named Drax the ______________.
Q:Who’s father is this?
A: Tony Stark’s
Q: Iron Man’s armor has personal assistant software named ________.
Q: In which historical war did Captain America fight?
A: World War II
Q: What is Thor’s hammer named?
Q: Peter Quill always listens to a mix tape called __________ Mix Vol. 1
Q: Nick Fury is often seen with this former commander of S.H.I.E.L.D, named _______________
A: Maria Hill
Q: How does Yandu control his Yaka Arrow?
Q: What country is Black Widow from originally?
A: Russia or the U.S.S.R.
Round 3: Difficult
Q: Wakanda is so technologically advanced because an asteroid hit their country containing which type of fictional metal?
Q:The elite all women body guard squad led by Okoye is called The _________ Milaje
Q: In Spiderman: Homecoming, what does the M in MJ stand for?
Q: What is Iron Man’s daughter’s name?
A: Morgan Stark
Q: What is the name of Thor’s home realm?
Q: What does the S stand for in S.H.I.E.L.D?
A: Strategic (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division)
Q: The Cube is a vessel for the Space Stone. What is the official name for The Cube?
Q: What is Hawkeye’s real name?
A: Clint Barton
Q: What is the name of the dog in The Collector’s museum?
A: Cosmo the Spacedog
Q: In the movie Civil War, which two characters are the leaders of opposing sides?
A: Iron Man and Captain America
Q: What planet was Captain Marvel born on?
Name as many characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as you can in one minute. X-Men do not count.
It’s easy! Give every participant a Marvel Trivia Challenge Answer Fill In Sheet, a pencil, and a clipboard or book to write on. Have them fill out the answers as the questions flash on the screen. Everyone swaps their sheets at the end of the round and marks them as the answers are announced. At the end of the final round, everyone hands in their sheet and you put on a relevant YouTube video for 3 mintues while to tally up the scores and figure out the winners. Depending on your audience size, the whole event should last 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Get out there, create a fun space for fans to celebrate their knowledge, and have fun.