Pop Culture Trivia Questions #73Popular Culture Trivia Quiz
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Now a cult-classic, what 1982 Frank Zappa song features the line, "Gag me with a spoon"?
a. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
b. Joe's Garage
c. Bobby Brown
d. Valley Girl
Valley Girl - Valley Girl was co-written and sung by Frank's daughter, Moon Unit Zappa.
Who played the role of the mother Shirley Partridge in the 1970s musical sitcom, "The Partridge Family"?
a. Suzanne Crough
b. Shirley Jones
c. Evelyn Ward
d. Susan Dey
Shirley Jones - The Partridge Family aired from September 1970 to March 1974.
Which of the following websites was once the largest social networking site in the world?
a. My Space
My Space - My Space was acquired by News Corporation in July 2005 for $580 million.
What American new wave band released the singles "Rock Lobster" and "Planet Claire" on their debut album in 1979?
a. Talking Heads
b. The B-52's
c. The Bangles
The B-52's - The B-52's were formed in 1976.
What is the name of Mickey Mouse's dog?
Pluto - Pluto was created by Walt Disney in 1930.
Known for his big mouth and witty lines, which boxer was given the nickname "The Louisville Lip"?
a. Joe Louis
b. Primo Carnera
c. Jack Dempsey
d. Muhammed Ali
Muhammed Ali - Muhammed was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.
Which of the following films was the first to win an Oscar for Best Picture?
a. A Man for All Seasons
b. My Fair Lady
c. In the Heat of the Night
d. The Sound of Music
My Fair Lady - Released in 1964, My Fair Lady won eight Academy Awards including Best Actor and Best Director.
Airing for six seasons, in what year did the animated cartoon series "The Flintstones" make its debut?
1960 - The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. Yabba dabba doo!
Which English comedian published the non-fiction book "Revolution" in 2014?
a. Terry Wogan
b. Graham Norton
c. Jonathan Ross
d. Russell Brand
Russell Brand - Revolution suggests that we do away with the 'nation state'.
Which British singer and actress became a judge on the UK version of "The Voice" in 2015?
a. Rita Ora
d. Victoria Beckham
Rita Ora - The Voice is a reality television singing competition.
This former world number one professional tennis player might be best known for a "You cannot be serious!" outburst at a 1981 tennis match.
a. Boris Becker
b. Ivan Lendl
c. John McEnroe
d. Jimmy Connors
John McEnroe - McEnroe is rated by many as among the greatest of all time in the sport of tennis.
Which is the correct name of a popular Canadian rock band that formed in 1996?
a. Sum 40
b. Sum 42
c. Sum 41
d. Sum 43
Sum 41 - Sum 41 were originally called Kaspir.
In which popular TV show does most of the action take place on the fictional continent of "Westeros"?
a. Of Kings and Prophets
c. The Shannara Chronicles
d. Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones - As of 2016, Game of Thrones has won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Born George Herman Ruth Jr., Babe Ruth was known as the "Sultan of ____"?
c. The Field
Swat - Babe Ruth won four World Series championships with the New York Yankees.
In Disney's 1989 film "The Little Mermaid", what type of creature is Sebastian?
Crab - The Little Mermaid was based on the Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen.
Based on a novel by J. K. Rowling, in what year was the first Harry Potter film released?
2001 - Warner Bros. bought film rights to the book for £1 million.
Singer and songwriter Justin Bieber was born in which country?
Canada - Bieber won the American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
Playing the role of Turner, Mick Jagger starred in which of the following movies...?
a. I'm Alright Jack
b. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
c. Black Narcissus
Performance - Performance is a British crime drama film that was released in 1970.
Located in the New York metropolitan area, "The New York Giants" play which sport?
a. Ice Hockey
Football - The New York Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925.
Tom Hanks received his first Oscar nomination for his role in which 1988 comedy film?
b. Toy Story
d. You've Got Mail
Big - Tom Hanks played the role of Josh Baskin, a boy who wishes to be 'big'.
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