Father’s Day Trivia Questions

Hey trivia lovers! All of the following questions will either have dad, father, daddy, papa (you get the drift) as part of the answer or will involve people, places or things that are named for or related to any of these “paternal” things! Have fun and see how much you know about these “patriarchal” trivia questions!


  1. TV Miniseries – Father Ralph DeBricassart is a character in what 1983 TV miniseries that was adapted from a  1977 best-selling novel?
  2. Antiheroes – “Big Daddy” is a character played by Nicolas Cage in what 2010 film, in which he played the father of a character played by Chloe Grace Moretz?
  3. TV Series – What now deceased actor played Father Mulcahy on the TV series “M.A.S.H.?”
  4. Explorers – Explorer Erik The Red was the father of what other famous explorer?
  5. Presidents – Name both of the U.S. presidents who were the fathers of other U.S. presidents. Full names required.
  6. Vineyards – What pop musician’s father is the co-owner of Ciccone Vineyards and Winery, which is located in Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula?
  7. Songs – Name one song by Madonna with a familial “paternal” name in its title. Name two for an extra “bonus” point.
  8. Sports Teams – Which professional U.S. sports team has a name that means “father?” For an extra bonus point, in which division does this team play? Hey…like any stern father, I’m not treating the followers of this blog site with kid gloves! 🙂
  9. Actors – Lloyd Bridges was the father of what two famous U.S. actors?
  10. Actors Part Deux – What actor and former football player played the title character on the TV series “Father Murphy?”
  11. Movie Quotes – Which character in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction utters this quote?”You can get a steak here daddy-o. Don’t be a…[(person) draws a rectangle in the air, though it’s meant to be a square]?” For an extra bonus point, who played this character?
  12. Soft Drinks – In which decade was Dad’s Root Beer company founded?
  13. Children’s Books – Within five, in what year was the Dr. Seuss book “Hop on Pop” published?
  14. The Simpsons – Baby Maggie Simpson’s first word uttered on the series was “Daddy.” What famous actress supplied the voice of Maggie in this scene? Hint: This actress was well known for her multiple marriages, one of which was to the same person twice.
  15. Films – Actor Pete Postlethwaite played the father of Daniel Day-Lewis in what 1993 Oscar-nominated film?
  16. Actors – The actor playing George Costanza’s father on “Seinfeld” is the real-life father of what comedic actor?
  17. Bad Movies – What Academy Award winning actor played Neil Diamond’s father in the 1980 film The Jazz Singer, for which he also won a Golden Raspberry Award for worst supporting actor? Hint: He won his Oscar for playing Hamlet.
  18. Athletes – Which father and son duo played in a MLB game together on Aug. 31, 1990 for the Seattle Mariners?
  19. Presidents – What U.S. president was sworn into office by his own father, who was working as a notary public at the time?
  20. Vice Presidents – What U.S. vice president was part of a famous family that began making its fortunes in the petroleum industry beginning in the late 19th century? Bonus – under which president did he serve as vice president?

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