Pop Culture Trivia Questions #85Popular Culture Trivia Quiz
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One of the biggest selling Canadian singles of all time, who recorded the 1973 song "Seasons in the Sun"?
a. Andy Kim
b. Terry Jacks
c. Bruce Cockburn
d. Leo Sayer
Terry Jacks - Jacks originally gave the song to the Beach Boys who decided not to record it.
What video game from the "Resident Evil" game series made its debut in January of 2017?
Biohazard - Resident Evil Biohazard follows civilian Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife Mia.
Who wrote the novels on which the popular crime drama TV series "Dexter" was based?
a. Jeffrey Cohen
b. Jim Thompson
c. Jeff Lindsay
d. James Ellroy
Jeff Lindsay - The series features Dexter Morgan, a forensic technician and a serial killer.
When did the video platform, and community for gamers, "Twitch" make its debut?
2011 - More than 45 million gamers gather every month on Twitch.
Who left her role as lead singer of "The Supremes" in 1970 to pursue a solo career?
a. Diana Ross
b. Whitney Houston
c. Aretha Franklin
d. Donna Summer
Diana Ross - Diana's first solo number one hit was 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'.
Which of the following actors has never played the role of the Doctor on the TV show "Dr. Who"?
a. Arthur Darvill
b. David Tennant
c. Peter Capaldi
d. Matt Smith
Arthur Darvill - Darvill plays Rory Williams, one of the Doctor's companions.
Which actress has played the roles of Meg Altman, Annabelle Bransford and Clarice Starling?
a. Natalie Portman
b. Sandra Bullock
c. Jodie Foster
d. Nicole Kidman
Jodie Foster - The films are Panic Room, Maverick and The Silence of the Lambs.
How many times was Muhammad Ali knocked out during his boxing career?
1 - Ali's record was 56 wins and 5 losses (4 by decision).
Invented in 1970, this popular code-breaking board game resembles the pencil and paper game "Bulls and Cows".
a. Black Box
b. Da Vinci Code
Mastermind - Mastermind was invented by Mordecai Meirowitz.
Which of the following bands was Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page never a member of?
a. The Firm
b. The Honeydrippers
c. The Yardbirds
Cream - Rolling Stone magazine has Page at number three on their list of the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time'.
What American actor and comedian released the comedy albums "They're All Gonna Laugh at You!" and "What the Hell Happened to Me?"?
a. Ben Stiller
b. Kevin James
c. David Spade
d. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler - Sandler film debut was in the 1989 film Going Overboard.
Who is the only person to win the reality game show of "Survivor" two times - Pearl Islands and Heroes vs. Villains?
a. Tina Wesson
b. Rob Mariano
c. Parvati Shallow
d. Sandra Diaz-Twine
Sandra Diaz-Twine - Sandra returned a third time for Survivor's 34th season, Game Changers, where she placed 15th.
What actor do the films "Con Air", "Face/Off" and "Raising Arizona" have in common?
a. Robert Duvall
b. John Travolta
c. John Goodman
d. Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage - Cage's birth name is Nicolas Kim Coppola.
The fictional character "Cloud Strife" is the main protagonist of what video game?
a. Final Fantasy VII
b. Dragon Quest
c. Shadow Hearts
d. Lost Odyssey
Final Fantasy VII - Cloud is a mercenary employed by AVALANCHE.
Making its debut in 2013, which horror-fantasy TV series is a spinoff of "The Vampire Diaries"?
a. The Originals
b. True Blood
The Originals - The Originals follows vampire Klaus Mikaelson and his family.
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