Pop Culture Trivia Questions #76Popular Culture Trivia Quiz
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The year 2016 marks which anniversary of the National Football League's "Super Bowl"?
50th - The Super Bowl is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption after Thanksgiving Day.
Released in 2014, the first-person shooter "Advanced Warfare" is an installment of which video game series?
a. Call of Duty
b. Gears of War
c. Hearts of Iron
Call of Duty - Call of Duty - Advanced Warfare was nominated for the Game of the Year Award at The Game Awards 2015.
Released in 1981, "Ghost in the Machine" was a hit album for which English rock band?
b. The Clash
d. The Police
The Police - Ghost in the Machine is the Police's fourth studio album.
If Nemo is the captain of the Nautilus, what novel would you be reading?
a. Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
b. Moby Dick
c. Treasure Island
d. The Caine Mutiny
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Written by Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea was published in 1870.
Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, in what decade was actress "Marilyn Monroe" born?
1920s - Marilyn was born on June 1, 1926.
English actress "Maggie Smith" plays the role of which character in the Harry Potter films?
a. Minerva McGonagall
b. Dolores Umbridge
c. Ginevra Weasley
d. Hermione Granger
Minerva McGonagall - Minerva McGonagall is the head of Gryffindor House and the transfiguration professor.
Which actor's real name is Thomas C. Mapother is the real name of which person?
a. Matt Damon
b. Tom Cruise
c. George Clooney
d. Johnny Depp
Tom Cruise - Despite three nominations, as of 2016, Tom Cruise has never won an Academy Award.
What is the only sport that has been played on the moon?
c. Baseball (catch)
Golf - Alan Shepard pulled out a makeshift six-iron and hit two golf balls while on the moon in 1971.
Taking place in 1956, what country won the first ever Eurovision Song Contest?
b. United Kingdom
Switzerland - Eurovision is an international song competition featuring mostly European countries.
What was Apple's first slogan?
a. Byte into an Apple
b. Just Do It
d. Think Different
Byte into an Apple - Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne and Steve Wozniak in April of 1976.
Released in November of 1971, "Jeepster" was a big hit for which glam rock act?
d. T. Rex
T. Rex - Jeepster was released on T. Rex's sixth studio album Electric Warrior.
What season of "The Simpsons" began in 2016?
28th - The Simpsons made its debut on December 17, 1989.
Which of the following Arnold Schwarzenegger films was released first?
a. The Running Man
d. The Terminator
The Terminator - One of Arnie's best known films, The Terminator was released in 1984.
One of the four major championships in professional golf, where is the US Masters held every year?
Augusta - The first US Masters was held in 1934.
Which singer/songwriter is known by the nickname "The Boss"?
b. Jimi Hendrix
c. Bon Jovi
d. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen - Springsteen has sold over 64 million albums in the United States.
Which American actor is known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory"?
a. Simon Helberg
b. Kevin Sussman
c. Jim Parsons
d. Johnny Galecki
Jim Parsons - Parsons has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
Airing in 2016, which contestant won season 32 of "Survivor"?
a. Aubry Bracco
b. Michele Fitzgerald
c. Cydney Gillon
d. Tai Trang
Michele Fitzgerald - The 32nd season featured players initially divided into three tribes - Brains, Brawn and Beauty.
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger created what popular social networking site in October of 2010?
Instagram - Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing and video-sharing site.
What American singer and actress played the role of Cat Valentine on the TV sitcom series "Victorious"?
a. Selena Gomez
b. Miley Cyrus
c. Jennette McCurdy
d. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande - Victorious ran for 4 seasons from March 2010 to February 2013.
Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips are characters from what popular video game that was released in 2013?
a. Grand Theft Auto V
b. Fallout 3
c. Deus Ex
d. Dark Souls
Grand Theft Auto V - Grand Theft Auto V has earned more than $1 billion US in sales.
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