20 BEST January Trivia Questions and Answers

What do you know about the month of January? Answer our January trivia questions and answers to test your knowledge of the month!

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January is a very unlikeable month. It’s cold, the days are shorter, and because it comes around straight after Christmas and the New Year, it often means stupid mottos like “New Year, New You” and Dry January. Why anyone would want to give up booze on one of the hardest months of the year is beyond us!

However, for most of us January represents new beginnings and fresh starts. With the right attitude, you really get to new year off to a great start.

January itself is as old as time. Or is it? There is so much January trivia and history, that this ultimate January quiz will really surprise you!

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How much do you know about January?

Are these the best January quiz questions?

Did you know that in the original Roman Calendar, January wasn’t even a month? There are lots of fun facts about January that we find fascinating. If you take our quiz about January, hopefully you find out why.

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There’s a variety of January trivia questions coming up!

For more interesting January trivia like the January birthstone, which President was born in January or even which Roman God the month was named after, play our quiz below!

There are 20 fun January trivia questions coming up! While some are easy, you’ll find a few brainteasers in there. You’ll need to have a little bit of history knowledge from a few famous figures from the past as well as a very significant trial in US history.

Plus, we’ll be testing your knowledge of musicals, celebrity birthdays and geography. This January general knowledge quiz will definitely help shake off those new year cobwebs!

If you’re looking for other fun quizzes for January, don’t miss our Chinese New Year quiz, New Year’s quiz and our February quiz.

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It’s time to put your January knowledge to the test

20 Awesome January Quiz Questions

If you are born in the first 19 days of January, what star sign are you?

January always starts on the same day of the week as which other month?

How many days does January have in total?

Which Roman God was January named after?

Which city’s name translates to ‘River of January’?

In January 2009, who was inaugurated as U.S. President?

Before January was added to the calendar, how many months were there?

What flower is closely associated with January?

Revolutionary war hero Alexander Hamilton was born in January 1755. But who has created a musical about his life?

On January 22nd 1973, the US Supreme Court passed a landmark decision in which famous case?

What do the French call the month of January?

Which of these famous celebrities was born on January 8th?

Which U.S. State became the 49th on January 3rd, 1959?

In a leap year, January begins on the same day as which other two months?

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta in January of which year?

Between what January dates do the Japanese celebrate their New Year?

Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated on January 27th of what year?

Officially, what month is January out of the winter months?

Which of these global celebrations takes place in January?

Jeff Bezos was born in January 1964, but which huge multi-national corporation does he own?


Plan your own quiz night

quiz books

If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite quiz books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
  2. Quiz Master
  3. The Big Pub Quiz

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We hope you enjoyed our January quiz questions and answers. And let’s hope you learned something new about this month – it really isn’t as bad as people think.

Challenge your friends and family by sharing these January questions and see if they can beat your January trivia skills!

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