2016 Pop Culture Trivia Questions II2016 Popular Culture Quiz
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Which of the following reality television shows made its debut in 2016?
a. Ink Master
b. Project Runway All Stars
c. Duck Dynasty
d. The Real Housewives of Dallas
The Real Housewives of Dallas - The Real Housewives of Dallas is the ninth installment of The Real Housewives franchise.
Which of the following rock bands was NOT inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2016?
a. Steve Miller Band
b. Deep Purple
c. Cheap Trick
Motorhead - Chicago and N.W.A. were also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
Making its 32nd season debut in February of 2016, Survivor was filmed in Koh Rong, which is located in which country?
Cambodia - The 18 member cast was split into three tribes - Brains, Brawn and Beauty.
Which of the following films won the most Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards celebration?
a. The Martian
b. Mad Max - Fury Road
c. The Revenant
Mad Max - Fury Road - Mad Max - Fury Road had 10 Academy Award nominations and took home the most awards with 6.
Which of the following NHL hockey teams did not make it to the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs?
a. Philadelphia Flyers
b. Chicago Blackhawks
c. Montreal Canadians
d. Dallas Stars
Montreal Canadians - None of the Canadian NHL teams made the playoffs in 2016.
Which group won Vocal Group of the Year at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards?
a. Zac Brown Band
b. Maddie and Tae
c. Little Big Town
d. Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town - The members of Little Big Town are Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet.
How old was English singer "David Bowie" when he died two days after his birthday on January 10th 2016?
69 - Rolling Stone magazine ranked Bowie 39th on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time in 2004.
For playing the role of troubled mother "Joy Newsome," who won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Actress?
a. Saoirse Ronan
b. Brie Larson
c. Jennifer Lawrence
d. Cate Blanchett
Brie Larson - Brie Larson played Joy 'Ma' Newsome in the film Room.
This 2016 hit by Tim McGraw opens with the lyric - "You know there's a light that glows by the front door. Don't forget the key's under the mat".
a. Highway Don't Care
b. My Little Girl
c. Top of the World
d. Humble and Kind
Humble and Kind - Written by Lori McKenna, Humble and Kind is from McGraw's fourteenth studio album 'Damn Country Music'.
Chris Pratt won Best Action Performance at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards for his role as Owen Grady in which science fiction film?
a. Jurassic World
b. Star Wars - The Force Awakens
c. Ex Machina
Jurassic World - As of 2016, Jurassic World is the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time.
Taking place from March 28 to April 3, which female skater won the gold medal at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships?
a. Evgenia Medvedeva
b. Ashley Wagner
c. Gracie Gold
d. Anna Pogorilaya
Evgenia Medvedeva - Skating for Russia, Evgenia is also the 2016 European champion.
Released in February of 2016, name British singer-songwriter Elton John's 32nd studio album.
a. The Diving Board
b. The Captain and the Kid
c. Peachtree Road
d. Wonderful Crazy Night
Wonderful Crazy Night - It was Elton's first album since 2006's 'The Captain and the Kid' to feature the Elton John Band.
Which actor won Best Male Performance for his role as Hugh Glass in the film "The Revenant" at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards?
a. Matt Damon
b. Michael B. Jordan
c. Ryan Reynolds
d. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio - Leonardo DiCaprio also won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role in the movie.
Based on a book by Rudyard Kipling, this 2016 film features Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who was raised by wolves since birth.
b. The Boy
c. The Jungle Book
d. The Huntsman - Winter's War
The Jungle Book - The Jungle Book is a live-action/CGI reimagining of Walt Disney's 1967 animated film of the same name.
Which TV series, that made its debut in 2016, is based on a best-selling book series by Terry Brooks?
a. The Black Unicorn
b. The Shannara Chronicles
c. Armageddon's Children
d. Magic Kingdom for Sale -- Sold!
The Shannara Chronicles - Many viewers consider the series a teen-friendly Game of Thrones.
Who won the final season (15) of American Idol on April 7, 2016?
a. Trent Harmon
b. Dalton Rapattoni
c. MacKenzie Bourg
d. La'Porsha Renae
Trent Harmon - La'Porsha Renae was the runner up.
With the release of the album "The Life of Pablo," which artist saw eight of their songs debut on the Billboard Hot 100 in April of 2006?
a. Keith Urban
c. Carrie Underwood
d. Kanye West
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo is the seventh studio album by American rapper Kanye West.
Which of the following Disney films made its debut in 2016?
c. Inside Out
d. The Good Dinosaur
Zootopia - Zootopia's musical score was composed by Michael Giacchino.
Which artist won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards?
a. Faith Hill
b. Miranda Lambert
c. Carrie Underwood
d. Martina McBride
Miranda Lambert - Miranda is married to fellow country singer Blake Shelton.
In a post-apocalyptic world, Cassie Sullivan will do whatever it takes to find her brother Sam. Name the 2016 film.
a. The 5th Wave
b. 10 Cloverfield Lane
The 5th Wave - The 5th Wave is based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey.
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