Pop Culture Trivia Questions #81Popular Culture Trivia Quiz
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Released by Waco in 1972, what was the first commercially available handheld electronic game?
a. Tic Tac Toe
Tic Tac Toe - Named Bertie the Brain, the first publicly demonstrated electronic game was created in 1950.
Making his debut in the comic book "Tales of Suspense" in 1963, which superhero invented a suit in an effort to save his own life?
b. Iron Man
c. Captain America
Iron Man - Iron Man was created by writer and editor Stan Lee for Marvel Comics.
Founded in 1921 and held annually, how many contestants take part in the "Miss America" competition each year (2017)?
52 - Miss America contestants are between the ages of 17 and 24.
Which popstar told the world she was a "Good Girl Gone Bad" with her third studio album in 2007?
a. Jennifer Lopez
b. Britney Spears
d. Rita Ora
Rihanna - A departure from her previous Caribbean sound, the album is considered a turning point in Rihanna's career.
Where does the animated cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants work?
b. Krusty Krab
c. Moe's Fish and Grill
d. Chum Bucket
Krusty Krab - As of 2017, SpongeBob SquarePants has won two Emmy Awards and twelve Kids' Choice Awards.
The characters of Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell are from which TV series that had a cult-like following from 1998 to 2006?
b. The Secret Circle
c. Witches of East End
Charmed - Charmed was the first primetime TV series about a coven of witches.
Played by actor "Steve Landesberg", can you name the know-it-all detective featured on the TV sitcom "Barney Miller"?
a. Sgt. Philip K. Fish
b. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich
c. Sgt. Nick Yemana
d. Sgt. Ron Nathan Harris
Sgt. Arthur Dietrich - Barney Miller ran for eight seasons from 1975 to 1982.
Originally played by John Wayne, who played the role of Rooster Cogburn in the 2010 remake of "True Grit"?
a. Jeff Bridges
b. Robert Duvall
c. John Goodman
d. Kurt Russel
Jeff Bridges - True Grit is based on the 1968 novel of the same name by Charles Portis.
Containing the worldwide mega-hit "You're Beautiful", who released their debut studio album "Back to Bedlam" in 2004?
a. Daniel Powter
b. Jason Mraz
c. Ed Sheeran
d. James Blunt
James Blunt - As of 2017, Back to Bedlam ranks as the 16th best-selling album in UK chart history.
In which James Bond film did the well-known quote "Bond, James Bond" make its debut?
a. You Only Live Twice
c. Dr. No
Dr. No - Released in 1962, Dr. No was James Bond's debut film.
What is the full name of the Ken doll that was released by Mattel as Barbie's boyfriend in 1961?
a. Ken Rogers
b. Ken Mathews
c. Ken Smith
d. Ken Carson
Ken Carson - Barbie's debut was in 1959.
Which of the following Billboard Hot 100 hits reached number one for "The Marvelettes" in 1961 and then again for "The Carpenters" in 1975?
a. Hurting Each Other
b. Please Mr. Postman
c. I'll Keep Holding On
d. Top of the World
Please Mr. Postman - Please Mr. Postman was the Marvelettes' debut single.
Winning an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2001, who played the role of Maximus Decimus Meridius in the film "Gladiator"?
a. Kevin Costner
b. Gerard Butler
c. Joaquin Phoenix
d. Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe - Gladiator won five Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, what is the name of Sherlock Holmes' sidekick?
a. Dr. Watson
b. Professor Moriarty
c. Rene Farrand
d. Sebastian Moran
Dr. Watson - Dr. Watson was originally named Ormond Sacker.
Which of the following Hollywood celebrities was married nine times during their life?
a. Zsa Zsa Gabor
b. Elizabeth Taylor
c. Lana Turner
d. Mickey Rooney
Zsa Zsa Gabor - Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor and Lana Turner were all married eight times. Gabor died in December of 2016 at the age of 99.
Released as a single in 1974, name the one-hit wonder who recorded the disco song "Kung Fu Fighting".
a. Carl Douglas
b. Van McCoy
c. George McCrae
d. CeeLo Green
Carl Douglas - The song reached number-one worldwide.
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