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Television shows have changed a lot throughout the years. Are you the type of person that spends most of their time in front of a television set and believe you know almost all the shows and their storylines? Put your knowledge to the test by taking the quiz below. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the hilarious mockumentary "The Office," what is the name of Angela's favorite song?

    • A.

      The National Anthem

    • B.

      What's New Pussycat?

    • C.

      The Little Drummer Boy

    • D.

      Rockin' Robin

    Correct Answer
    C. The Little Drummer Boy
    Explanation
    In the hilarious mockumentary "The Office," Angela's favorite song is "The Little Drummer Boy."

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  • 2. 

    Spongebob Squarepants' official address is:

    • A.

      124 Conch Street

    • B.

      I-812 Squid Avenue

    • C.

      241 Bikini Bottom Loop

    • D.

      14U Shell Hollow

    Correct Answer
    A. 124 Conch Street
    Explanation
    The given answer, 124 Conch Street, is Spongebob Squarepants' official address. This is the correct answer because it is the first address mentioned in the list provided.

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  • 3. 

    Which NFL legend won on "Dancing With The Stars?"

    • A.

      Terry Bradshaw

    • B.

      Bart Starr

    • C.

      Josh Cribbs

    • D.

      Emmitt Smith

    Correct Answer
    D. Emmitt Smith
    Explanation
    Emmitt Smith, the NFL legend, won on "Dancing With The Stars." This popular reality TV show features celebrities paired with professional dancers competing in various dance styles. Smith's exceptional dancing skills and charisma likely contributed to his victory on the show.

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  • 4. 

    "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" has been airing on CBS since 2000. Before its acquisition by CBS, the show was initially offered to ABC, but this network rejected it because:

    • A.

      ABC lacked the facilities for effective production details

    • B.

      The network already had too many hit prime time shows and did not want another

    • C.

      James Garner was not available to play the lead role

    • D.

      ABC thought the show might confuse typical viewers

    Correct Answer
    D. ABC thought the show might confuse typical viewers
    Explanation
    ABC thought the show might confuse typical viewers. This suggests that ABC believed that the content or format of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" might be too complex or unconventional for their audience. This could imply that the show contained complex storylines, scientific or forensic terminology, or non-traditional narrative structures that ABC felt their viewers would have difficulty understanding or following. As a result, they decided to reject the show to avoid potential confusion among their typical viewers.

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  • 5. 

    In "Desperate Housewives," license plates on the vehicles say: " _ _ _ _ _ State."

    • A.

      Sandy State

    • B.

      Sunny State

    • C.

      Eagle State

    • D.

      Happy State

    Correct Answer
    C. Eagle State
    Explanation
    In the TV show "Desperate Housewives," the license plates on the vehicles say "Eagle State." This suggests that the show is set in a fictional state called Eagle State.

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  • 6. 

    How much was the winning lottery ticket worth that was won by the title character in My Name is Earl?

    • A.

      $10,000

    • B.

      $100,000

    • C.

      $1 million

    • D.

      $1 billion

    Correct Answer
    B. $100,000
    Explanation
    In the TV show "My Name is Earl," the title character won a lottery ticket worth $100,000.

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  • 7. 

    Throughout this decade which Comedy changed from controversial unknown TV show to controversial TV show that is immensely popular among teens (especially in USA)

    • A.

      Family Guy

    • B.

      American Dad

    • C.

      Futurama

    • D.

      Outtake TV

    Correct Answer
    A. Family Guy
    Explanation
    Family Guy is the correct answer because it fits the description of a TV show that has transformed from being controversial and relatively unknown to becoming immensely popular among teenagers, particularly in the USA. The show, created by Seth MacFarlane, has gained a massive following over the years and has become a cultural phenomenon, known for its edgy humor and satirical commentary on American society. Its success and impact on popular culture make it the most suitable choice among the given options.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these films was not directed by Clint Eastwood?

    • A.

      Flags of Our Fathers

    • B.

      Gran Torino

    • C.

      Body of Lies

    • D.

      Mystic River

    Correct Answer
    C. Body of Lies
    Explanation
    Clint Eastwood directed the films Flags of Our Fathers, Gran Torino, and Mystic River. However, Body of Lies was not directed by Clint Eastwood.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the correct order of these Harry Potter movies from first released to last released.

    • A.

      Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban,Philosopher's Stone, Goblet of Fire

    • B.

      Chamber of Secrets, Philosopher's Stone, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire

    • C.

      Goblet of Fire, Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban,

    • D.

      Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire

    Correct Answer
    D. Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire
    Explanation
    The correct order of the Harry Potter movies from first released to last released is Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire.

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  • 10. 

    Which Dancing with the Stars contestant, along with his/her partner, performed a number while costumed in a monkey suit?

    • A.

      Bristol Palin

    • B.

      Florence Henderson

    • C.

      Jennifer Grey

    • D.

      The situation

    Correct Answer
    A. Bristol Palin
    Explanation
    Bristol Palin, along with her partner, performed a number wearing a monkey suit on Dancing with the Stars.

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  • 11. 

    Reach was the latest installment in which popular video game franchise?

    • A.

      Call of Duty

    • B.

      Halo

    • C.

      Mario Brothers

    • D.

      Resident Evil

    Correct Answer
    B. Halo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Halo" because Reach was released as a prequel to the original Halo game. It is a popular video game franchise known for its first-person shooter gameplay and science fiction storyline. The game series has gained a large following and has been highly successful, making "Halo" the most fitting choice for the latest installment.

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  • 12. 

    One of the more unlikely pop culture stories was the remarkable success of the app game which dealt with Angry:

    • A.

      Cats

    • B.

      Monkeys

    • C.

      Beavers

    • D.

      Birds

    Correct Answer
    D. Birds
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer, "Birds," is that the question is referring to the popular app game called Angry Birds. This game became a huge success and gained a massive following, making it one of the more surprising pop culture stories in recent times.

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  • 13. 

    This is a word cloud of which song?

    • A.

      Beyonce and Jay Z- Crazing in Love

    • B.

      Adele- Rolling in the Deep

    • C.

      Rihanna- Umbrella

    • D.

      Justin Beiber- Boyfriend

    Correct Answer
    C. Rihanna- Umbrella
    Explanation
    The word cloud consists of the names of different songs and artists. The correct answer is "Rihanna- Umbrella" because the word "Umbrella" is prominently displayed in the word cloud. This suggests that the song "Umbrella" by Rihanna is the one being represented in the word cloud.

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  • 14. 

    Who had this hit song? Lose yourself

    • A.

      Eminem

    • B.

      Bon Jovi

    • C.

      Snoop Dawg

    • D.

      Gwen Stefani

    Correct Answer
    A. Eminem
    Explanation
    Eminem had the hit song "Lose Yourself."

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  • 15. 

    Which song is this? I'm losing my sight, losing my mind wish somebody would tell me I'm fine. Nothing's alright, nothing is fine I'm running and I'm crying.

    • A.

      Beautiful

    • B.

      Last resort

    • C.

      Then

    • D.

      Hollaback girl

    Correct Answer
    B. Last resort
    Explanation
    The given lyrics "I'm losing my sight, losing my mind wish somebody would tell me I'm fine. Nothing's alright, nothing is fine I'm running and I'm crying" are from the song "Last Resort".

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  • 16. 

    Which artist can also be heard on this duet? Come to me- Diddy and                      ?

    • A.

      Chris Brown

    • B.

      Rihanna

    • C.

      Nicole Scherzinger

    • D.

      Lady Gaga

    Correct Answer
    C. Nicole Scherzinger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nicole Scherzinger.

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  • 17. 

    Which artist can also be heard on this duet? Girlfriend- 'N Sync and               ?

    • A.

      Nelly

    • B.

      Mariah Carey

    • C.

      Cher

    • D.

      Backstreet Boys

    Correct Answer
    A. Nelly
    Explanation
    The correct artist that can also be heard on the duet "Girlfriend" by 'N Sync is Nelly.

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  • 18. 

    Who won the Wimbledon men's title in 2008?

    • A.

      Andy Murray

    • B.

      Novak Djokovic

    • C.

      Roger Federer

    • D.

      Rafael Nadal

    Correct Answer
    D. Rafael Nadal
    Explanation
    Rafael Nadal won the Wimbledon men's title in 2008.

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  • 19. 

    What country won the most gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics, held in Vancouver, Canada?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada won the most gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, Canada. As the host country, Canada had a strong performance and won a total of 14 gold medals, the highest number among all participating countries. This was a historic achievement for Canada, as it surpassed its previous record for the most gold medals won at a single Winter Olympics. The success of Canadian athletes in various winter sports events contributed to their overall victory in the medal count.

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  • 20. 

    What painting by Pablo Picasso sold for US$106.5 million in 2010, setting a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction?

    • A.

      Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

    • B.

      Portrait of Dr. Gachet

    • C.

      Massacre of the Innocents

    • D.

      Dora Maar au Chat

    Correct Answer
    A. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
    Explanation
    In 2010, the painting "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" by Pablo Picasso sold for a record-breaking US$106.5 million at auction, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold at that time. This painting, created in 1932, is a vibrant and abstract depiction of Picasso's mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter, and showcases the artist's unique style and use of color. The high price reflects the significance and desirability of Picasso's work, as well as the rarity of this particular piece being available for sale.

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  • 21. 

    What pandemic was officially declared over in August 2010?

    • A.

      The atypical pneumonia pandemic

    • B.

      The Whooping Cough pandemic

    • C.

      The H1N1 influenza pandemic

    • D.

      The "bird flu" pandemic

    Correct Answer
    C. The H1N1 influenza pandemic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the H1N1 influenza pandemic. In August 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the H1N1 influenza pandemic, also known as the swine flu, was officially over. This pandemic started in 2009 and caused a global outbreak of a new strain of influenza virus. It resulted in widespread illness and deaths worldwide, but by August 2010, the situation had improved significantly, leading to the declaration that the pandemic had ended.

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  • 22. 

    In July, 2010, the international non-profit organization, known as WikiLeaks, released over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in this war.

    • A.

      Iraq War

    • B.

      Israel-Palestinian War

    • C.

      Chechen War

    • D.

      War in Afghanistan

    Correct Answer
    D. War in Afghanistan
    Explanation
    In July 2010, WikiLeaks released over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan. This indicates that the correct answer is the War in Afghanistan.

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  • 23. 

    In January, 2010 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the capital of this country and caused the death of 230,000 people.

    • A.

      Haiti

    • B.

      Cuba

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Chile

    Correct Answer
    A. Haiti
    Explanation
    In January 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the capital of Haiti, resulting in widespread devastation and the loss of 230,000 lives. This event is well-known in history as one of the deadliest earthquakes in modern times. The earthquake caused significant damage to infrastructure, buildings, and homes, leaving many people homeless and in dire need of assistance. The country of Haiti faced a long and challenging recovery process in the aftermath of this tragic event.

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  • 24. 

    Which artist can also be heard on this duet? We will rock you- Queen and              ?

    • A.

      Cher

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Spice girls

    • D.

      O-Town

    Correct Answer
    B. Five
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Five. The question asks which artist can also be heard on the duet "We Will Rock You" by Queen. Out of the given options, Five is the only artist that collaborated with Queen on this song. Therefore, Five is the correct answer.

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  • 25. 

    What year did Carrie Underwood win American Idol?

    • A.

      2004

    • B.

      2001

    • C.

      2007

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    D. 2005
    Explanation
    In 2005, Carrie Underwood won American Idol. This was the year she rose to fame and became the winner of the fourth season of the popular singing competition. Her victory launched her successful music career and she has since become one of the most successful and acclaimed country music artists.

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