Pop Culture Trivia Questions #70Popular Culture Trivia Quiz
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A 2015 Billboard Top 100 hit, which Maroon 5 song opens with the lyric - "I'm hurting, baby, I'm broken down. I need your loving, loving. I need it now"?
a. My Heart is Open
d. It Was Always You
Sugar - Sugar can be found on Maroon 5's studio album V.
Russian video game designer "Alexey Pajitnov" invented what popular video game in 1984?
a. Donkey Kong
Tetris - When first released, Tetris was only available in the Soviet Union. It appeared in the West sometime in 1986.
What reality TV series takes its name from a character (and symbol) in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four?
a. Big Brother
b. The Apprentice
d. X Factor
Big Brother - Big Brother follows a group of contestants who are living together in a home that is under constant surveillance.
Published in December 1953, the first issue of "Playboy" magazine depicted which movie star on its cover?
a. Marilyn Monroe
b. Elizabeth Taylor
c. Judy Garland
d. Jayne Mansfield
Marilyn Monroe - The cover price for the first issue was 50¢.
"The Twist" is listed by Billboard as the greatest song of all time (2016). Which artist had a number one hit with the song in 1960?
a. Fats Domino
b. Ritchie Valens
c. Chuck Berry
d. Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker - The Twist was originally recorded in 1959 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side.
The quote "No one likes a tattletale, Danny... except of course, me." comes from what popular 1980 comedy sports film?
a. Cool Runnings
b. The Mighty Ducks
c. Slap Shot
Caddyshack - Denmark was the only place outside the US/Canada where Caddyshack was initially a hit.
What popular online social networking service allows users to send and read short 140-character messages?
Twitter - As of May 2015, Twitter had more than 500 million users.
The fastest person ever timed, who is the first man to win six gold medals in sprinting at the modern Olympic Games?
a. Yohan Blake
b. Tyson Gay
c. Asafa Powell
d. Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt - Bolt's achievements have earned him the nickname 'Lightning Bolt'.
Which AC/DC frontman retired in March 2016 after being warned by doctors that he faced total deafness if he continued performing?
a. Malcolm Young
b. Bon Scott
c. Phil Rudd
d. Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson - In April of 2016, it was announced that Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose will be replacing Brian Johnson.
Which of the following Star Wars films was released in 2015?
a. Return of the Jedi
b. The Force Awakens
c. Revenge of the Sith
d. Attack of the Clones
The Force Awakens - Star Wars - The Force Awakens was the seventh installment in Star Wars film series.
How many singles held the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during 2015?
9 - The single 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars held the number one position the longest at 14 weeks.
Running for 13 seasons, what adult-themed animated series centered around a middle-class family located in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas?
a. American Dad
b. Family Guy
c. The Simpsons
d. King of the Hill
King of the Hill - King of the Hill ran from 1997 to 2010 for a total of 259 episodes.
Set by John Isner and Nicolas Mahut in 2010, how long did the longest recorded tennis match last?
a. 7 hours and 5 minutes
b. 9 hours and 5 minutes
c. 16 hours and 5 minutes
d. 11 hours and 5 minutes
11 hours and 5 minutes - The match consisted of a crazy 70-to-68 fifth set tiebreaker.
Voiced by Michael Shapiro, the "G-Man" is a mysterious character found in what popular first-person shooter video game series?
b. Castle Wolfenstein
c. Duke Nukem
Half-Life - Gordon Freeman is the main protagonist of the Half-Life series.
In the classic 1985 movie "Back to the Future," Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly is sent back in time to what year?
1955 - Back to the Future was the highest-grossing film of 1985.
Which of the following Michael Jackson albums was released after his death in 2009?
b. Off the Wall
d. Forever, Michael
Xscape - Released in May 2014, Xscape is the second posthumous album by Michael Jackson.
Which woman tennis player holds the record for the most "consecutive" Wimbledon titles at six?
a. Steffi Graf
b. Serena Williams
c. Martina Navratilova
d. Venus Williams
Martina Navratilova - Martina won nine Wimbledon titles overall.
Running for nine seasons during the seventies, what TV series featured a working class bigot who constantly quarreled with his family?
a. One Day at a Time
b. All in the Family
c. The Cosby Show
d. Diff'rent Strokes
All in the Family - All in the Family aired from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979.
Released on her album "Mistaken Identity," who had a huge hit in 1981 with a cover of the song "Bette Davis Eyes"?
a. Juice Newton
b. Bonnie Tyler
c. Cyndi Lauper
d. Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes won Record of the Year and Song of the Year Grammy Awards.
A record at the time, who was paid $7 million to play the role of the Queen of Egypt in the 1961 film "Cleopatra"?
a. Elizabeth Taylor
b. Vivien Leigh
c. Audrey Hepburn
d. Grace Kelly
Elizabeth Taylor - Elizabeth had 61 different costume changes for the movie. Also a record at the time.
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