Burning Man Trivia

It is Burning Man week and what better way to celebrate, other than going, than a Burning Man trivia challenge?!

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All pictures were taken at Burning Man 2018. Note how I’m foolishly not wearing socks. I paid for it with a bad case of “playa foot” later.


  1. 1. What was the date of the first Burning Man?
  2. 2. Where was Burning Man originally held?
  3. 3. Name four of the founders?
  4. 4. In what year did Burning Man take place in both the original location and the Black Rock desert?
  5. 5. What is the speed limit at Burning Man past the main gate?
  6. 6. Approximately, how many people attended Burning Man in 2019?
  7. 7. What is the theme on Tuesdays?
  8. 8. What is the theme on Wednesdays?
  9. 9. What is the theme on Fridays?
  10. 10. Prior to the current year, what were the only two things you could buy at Burning Man?
  11. 11. In 2022, what will be the only thing you can buy?
  12. 12. What two structures are burned at Burning Man and on which days?
  13. 13. While official law enforcement patrols Burning Man, what is the name for the authorities that enforce Burning Man rules?
  14. 14. What are the Ten Principles of Burning Man?
  15. 15. What is the four-letter code and frequency of the Burning Man radio station?
  16. 16. What does MOOP stand for?
  17. 17. Not counting Center Camp, how many Plazas are there?
  18. 18. How much water is recommended to bring per day per person?
  19. 19. What is the 2022 Burning Man theme?
  20. 20. How did NPR describe the current state of Burning Man in 2019?
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Yellow Bikes, the one behind me are free to use at Burning Man. Some restrictions apply.


  1. 1. June 22 (summer solstice), 1986
  2. 2. Baker Beach, San Francisco
  3. 3. Larry Harvey, John Law, Jerry James and Michael Mikel
  4. 4. 1990
  5. 5. 5 mph
  6. 6. 80,000
  7. 7. Tutu Tuesday
  8. 8. White Wednesday
  9. 9. Fishnet Fridays
  10. 10. Beverages (mainly coffee, tea, and lemonade) and ice.
  11. 11. Ice
  12. 12. The Man is burned on 7th evening (Saturday) and the Temple on the final evening (Sunday).
  13. 13. Earth guardians.
  14. 14. Radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, immediacy
  15. 15. KMIR, 94.5 FM
  16. 16. Matter out of place
  17. 17. Nine
  18. 18. 1.5 gallons
  19. 19. Waking Dreams
  20. 20. “Once considered an underground gathering for bohemians and free spirits of all stripes, Burning Man has since evolved into a destination for social media influencers, celebrities and the Silicon Valley elite.” (source: Federal Clampdown On Burning Man Imperils Festival's Free Spirit Ethos, Say Burners)