Pop Culture Trivia Questions #79Popular Culture Trivia Quiz
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Formed in Dublin in 1976, which rock band had a 2001 hit with the song "Beautiful Day"?
b. The Cranberries
c. The Boomtown Rats
d. Thin Lizzy
U2 - U2 released their debut album titled 'Boy' in 1980.
Chris Hemsworth played which superhero in a 2011 Marvel Studios film?
b. Iron Man
d. Captain America
Thor - A sequel was released in 2013 titled Thor - The Dark World.
Used for light-hearted fortune-telling, the Magic 8-Ball was developed in 1950 by what toy company?
c. Irwin Toy
Mattel - The Magic 8-Ball was invented by Albert Carter.
What cultural icon died in a car cash, at the age of 24, while driving a Porsche 550 Spyder?
a. River Phoenix
b. Steve McQueen
c. Rock Hudson
d. James Dean
James Dean - Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Best Actor Academy Award nomination.
As of 2016, which of the following celebrities has the most followers on Twitter?
a. Justin Bieber
b. Ellen DeGeneres
c. Katy Perry
d. Taylor Swift
Katy Perry - Katy has over 95 million followers.
How many Star Wars films were released before "The Phantom Menace"?
3 - Released in 1999, The Phantom Menace is set 32 years before the original film.
Which of the following rock stars did not die at the age of 27?
a. Marc Bolan
b. Kurt Cobain
c. Jimi Hendrix
d. Jim Morrison
Marc Bolan - Frontman of the band T. Rex, Marc Bolan died in a car crash at the age of 29.
What music festival documentary won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1970?
a. Monterey Pop
Woodstock - Woodstock took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.
Playing the role of Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which American actress and icon died on January 25th, 2017?
a. Betty White
b. Mary Tyler Moore
c. Valerie Harper
d. Carol Burnett
Mary Tyler Moore - Moore was 80 years of age.
In what FPS video game do we play an unnamed marine who battles demonic forces from Hell?
b. Battlefield 1
c. Far Cry
DOOM - As of 2016, DOOM is the second best-selling video game of all-time in North America and the UK.
The founding member of the groups Pantera and Damageplan, who was murdered onstage while performing in Columbus, Ohio?
a. Dimebag Darrell
b. Vinnie Paul
c. Randy Rhoads
Dimebag Darrell - A former Marine named Nathan Gale shot Dimebag Darrell three times in the head while he was on stage.
In the classic story "The Wizard of Oz", what was the lion seeking from the Wizard?
Courage - The Tinman wanted a heart and the Scarecrow wanted a brain.
Which of the following films does not feature Marlon Brando?
a. A Streetcar Named Desire
b. The Wild One
c. On the Water Front
d. The African Queen
The African Queen - The African Queen features Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
Who holds the record for the most Grammy nominations with 79 (2016)?
a. Jay Z
b. Dolly Parton
c. Kanye West
d. Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones - Quincy Jones won the Grammy Legend Award in 1991.
Which cartoon villain often obtains nonsensical devices from a mail-order company named "Acme Corporation"?
a. Wile E. Coyote
b. Yosemite Sam
c. Sylvester the Cat
d. Elmer Fudd
Wile E. Coyote - He uses devices in an effort to catch the Road Runner.
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