Looking for a few of the best extra credit questions ever? Want to make your students laugh—and love you? Our list of printable extra credit questions to the rescue!
You may or may not decide to give students points on assignments for clever answers to these questions; that’s up to you. All we know is that you’re building up some serious street cred by including a silly extra credit question on your next assessment.
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Of course, use your discretion and adapt these ideas to best fit your students’ level and ability.
Use these extra credit questions and get a serious laugh from your students.
- What do people learn at school?
- Why was six afraid of seven? [Because seven eight nine = seven ‘ate’ nine]
- Explain the relationship between Mario and Luigi. [They are brothers.]
- Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
- What does the fox say?
- How many colors are there in a rainbow? Name the colors. [There are seven colors: red, orange, yellow, green blue, indigo, violet.]
- Name two songs that have the same tune as the “Alphabet Song”. [“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep”]
- What’s black and white and red all over? [A newspaper, an embarrassed zebra, a penguin with a rash, a chocolate sundae with ketchup on top. . . ]
- How do you “floss”? [Either a description of the dance or what you do with your teeth!]
- What is the official motto of the United States of America? [E Pluribus Unum]
- Why is the sky blue? [Blue light is scattered in all directions by the tiny molecules of air in Earth’s atmosphere. Blue is scattered more than other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. This is why we see a blue sky most of the time.
- What is the silliest question you’ve ever asked?
- Draw a picture of your teacher on vacation.
- Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or a pet dragon? Explain.
- How do you make a hot dog?
- What is the first product to ever have a barcode? [A pack of Rigley gum]
- Finish this sentence: Here’s the story, of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls. . . [. . . all of them had hair of gold, like their mother. The youngest one in curls.]
- Name 5 of the greatest all-boy bands. [The Backstreet Boys, Jackson 5, Beatles, One Direction, NSYNC, New Edition, The Monkees, New Kids on the Block]
- What was the first video ever uploaded to YouTube? [Me at the Zoo, by Jawed Karem]
- When was the first video uploaded to YouTube? [April 23, 2005]
- Who is the highest-paid NFL quarterback of all time? [Peyton Manning, $248 million]
- Write the first stanza of the song sung in the 7th inning at baseball games. [Take Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.]
- What do we wear on Wednesdays? [pink]
- What is the full name of Mike Wazowski’s best friend in Monsters, Inc.”? [James P. Sullivan]
- In Star Wars, where does Luke find Yoda? [Degobah]
- How many stitches does a Major League baseball have? 
- Name the movie this line is from: “I’m king of the world!!” [Titanic]
- Who’s never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you? [Rick Astley]
- Name all of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs. [Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy, Doc, Happy, and Bashful]
- What are the four types of human blood? [A, B, AB, & O]
- Name the type of footwear invented in 1815 that allowed people to move quickly over hard, smooth ground. [Roller skates]
- Which former president had a toy named after him? What was the toy? [Theodore Roosevelt, teddy bear]
- How many sides does a dodecagon have? 
- What was Mozart’s full baptismal name? [Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart]
- What are three things you know about the Dewey Decimal System? [It’s a system for categorizing books. It was created by Melville Dewey in 1876. It has a number for all subjects, and each number has two parts: a class number (from the Dewey system) and a book number.]
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