The Pop Culture Quiz: How Well You Know?

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How well do you know about Pop Culture? To be considered a pop-culture-know-it-all, you need to prove that you know all the happenings of some of the famous artists, actors, and wealthy people. Do you know where most of them go on vacation and their drama caught by the paparazzi? Well, worry not as the quiz will give you an update on what you never knew! Check it out!


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  • 1. 

    Which disease was first identified in 1981?

    • A.

      Hepatitis

    • B.

      Gonorrhea

    • C.

      AIDS

    • D.

      Syphilis

    Correct Answer
    C. AIDS
    Explanation
    AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, was first identified in 1981. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and weakens the immune system, making individuals susceptible to various infections and diseases. The identification of AIDS in 1981 marked the beginning of a global epidemic that has had a significant impact on public health and society.

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  • 2. 

    Which Michael Jackson album was released in 1982, selling over 25 million copies?

    • A.

      Thriller

    • B.

      Bad

    • C.

      Off The Wall

    • D.

      Dangerous

    Correct Answer
    A. Thriller
    Explanation
    In 1982, Michael Jackson released the album "Thriller" which went on to sell over 25 million copies. It became one of the best-selling albums of all time and solidified Jackson's status as the King of Pop. The album included iconic songs such as "Billie Jean," "Beat It," and the title track "Thriller," which revolutionized the music industry with its groundbreaking music videos. Thriller's immense success not only propelled Jackson's career to new heights but also had a lasting impact on pop culture.

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  • 3. 

    Who did actress Demi Moore marry on November 21, 1987?

    • A.

      Rob Lowe

    • B.

      Freddy Moore

    • C.

      Ashton Kutcher

    • D.

      Bruce Willis

    Correct Answer
    D. Bruce Willis
    Explanation
    Demi Moore married Bruce Willis on November 21, 1987.

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  • 4. 

    Which aging rock star became an MTV reality star along with his family in 2002?

    • A.

      Mick Jagger

    • B.

      Ozzy Osbourne

    • C.

      Steven Tyler

    • D.

      Gene Simmons

    Correct Answer
    B. Ozzy Osbourne
    Explanation
    Ozzy Osbourne became an MTV reality star along with his family in 2002.

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  • 5. 

    Who was Paris Hilton's co-star in "The Simple Life" in 2004?

    • A.

      Kimberly Stewart

    • B.

      Nicky Hilton

    • C.

      Nicole Richie

    • D.

      Kristin Cavallari

    Correct Answer
    C. Nicole Richie
    Explanation
    Nicole Richie was Paris Hilton's co-star in "The Simple Life" in 2004.

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  • 6. 

    The 1977 movie "Saturday Night Fever" was about which type of music?

    • A.

      Reggae

    • B.

      Country

    • C.

      Disco

    • D.

      Rap

    Correct Answer
    C. Disco
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Disco. "Saturday Night Fever" is a 1977 movie that revolves around the disco music scene in the late 1970s. The film features a soundtrack filled with disco hits, such as "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees, and showcases the dance culture and fashion associated with the genre. Disco music gained immense popularity during this time and became a significant cultural phenomenon.

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  • 7. 

    Which 1982 movie was the highest-grossing movie until "Titanic" in 1998?

    • A.

      Tootsie

    • B.

      E.T.

    • C.

      Sophie's Choice

    • D.

      Poltergeist

    Correct Answer
    B. E.T.
    Explanation
    E.T. was the highest-grossing movie until "Titanic" in 1998.

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  • 8. 

    What surpassed "The Flintstones" as the longest-running prime time animated series in 1997?

    • A.

      South Park

    • B.

      King Of The Hill

    • C.

      Family Guy

    • D.

      The Simpsons

    Correct Answer
    D. The Simpsons
    Explanation
    In 1997, "The Simpsons" surpassed "The Flintstones" as the longest-running prime time animated series. "The Simpsons" has been on the air since 1989 and continues to be a popular and influential show. It has won numerous awards and has become a cultural phenomenon, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 9. 

    Which four countries invaded Iraq without the United Nations' approval in 2003?

    • A.

      U.S., France, Austria, & Germany

    • B.

      Ireland, Austria, Russia, & France

    • C.

      Russia, France, Italy, & Poland

    • D.

      U.S., Britain, Australia, & Poland

    Correct Answer
    D. U.S., Britain, Australia, & Poland
    Explanation
    In 2003, the United States, Britain, Australia, and Poland invaded Iraq without the United Nations' approval. These four countries formed a coalition known as the "Coalition of the Willing" and launched a military intervention in Iraq with the goal of overthrowing Saddam Hussein's regime. This invasion was controversial and sparked widespread international debate and protests.

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  • 10. 

    What book became mandatory reading for pregnant women in 1984?

    • A.

      The Healthy Baby Book

    • B.

      What To Expect When You're Expecting

    • C.

      Pregnancy And Parenting

    • D.

      The Pre-Pregnancy Planner

    Correct Answer
    B. What To Expect When You're Expecting
    Explanation
    In 1984, the book "What To Expect When You're Expecting" became mandatory reading for pregnant women. This book is a comprehensive guide that provides information and advice on pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. It covers various topics such as prenatal care, nutrition, exercise, and common pregnancy symptoms. The book has been widely acclaimed for its practical and accessible approach, making it a popular choice for expectant mothers seeking guidance during their pregnancy journey.

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  • 11. 

    In 1991, a U.S. study reported that mental illness is often related to what?

    • A.

      Heart Disease

    • B.

      High Risk Behavior

    • C.

      Drug Or Alcohol Abuse

    • D.

      Eating Disorders

    Correct Answer
    C. Drug Or Alcohol Abuse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Drug Or Alcohol Abuse. The 1991 U.S. study found a strong correlation between mental illness and substance abuse. This means that individuals with mental illnesses are more likely to engage in drug or alcohol abuse as a means of coping with their condition. Substance abuse can worsen mental health symptoms and make it harder for individuals to recover from their mental illness. Therefore, addressing drug or alcohol abuse is crucial in the treatment and management of mental illness.

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  • 12. 

    What award ceremony debuted in 1959 sponsored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences?

    • A.

      Grammy Awards

    • B.

      People's Choice Awards

    • C.

      American Music Awards

    • D.

      Country Music Awards

    Correct Answer
    A. Grammy Awards
    Explanation
    The Grammy Awards debuted in 1959 and are sponsored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The Grammy Awards are one of the most prestigious music award ceremonies, recognizing outstanding achievements in the music industry.

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  • 13. 

    What actress starred as Holly Golightly in the 1961 movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's"?

    • A.

      Julie Andrews

    • B.

      Audrey Hepburn

    • C.

      Patty Duke

    • D.

      Doris Day

    Correct Answer
    B. Audrey Hepburn
    Explanation
    Audrey Hepburn starred as Holly Golightly in the 1961 movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's". Audrey Hepburn is a well-known actress who perfectly portrayed the character of Holly Golightly, a young woman in New York City. Her performance in the film received critical acclaim and is considered one of her most iconic roles.

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  • 14. 

    How old was Marilyn Monroe when she died in 1962?

    • A.

      24

    • B.

      21

    • C.

      55

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    D. 36
    Explanation
    Marilyn Monroe was 36 years old when she died in 1962.

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