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75 Pop Culture Trivia Questions to Test Your Knowledge

Updated: Apr. 21, 2024

Think you’re a pop culture pro? Some of these answers may not be as obvious as you’d think.

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Put your pop culture trivia knowledge to the test

Think you know a thing or two about pop culture? Put your knowledge to the test by answering these pop culture trivia questions. There’s a mix of questions here, from movie trivia to random trivia about celebrities and music. No peeking at the answers, either—and don’t look up the answers online!

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Star Wars pop culture trivia questions

Question: Which Star Wars movie does the line “Luke, I am your father” come from?

Answer: None! That line never appeared in any Star Wars movie. The actual quote is “No, I am your father,” which was said in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Question: How many Star Wars movies are there (not including spin-offs like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo)?

Answer: 9

Question: What year did Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge open at Disneyland Resort in California?

Answer: 2019

Question: Darth Vader is voiced by James Earl Jones. However, George Lucas also considered another person for the role. Who was it?

Answer: Orson Welles

Question: Which animated TV show created three special episodes that parodied the original Star Wars trilogy?

Answer: Family Guy

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Disney princess pop culture trivia questions

Question: Who was the first Disney princess?

Answer: Persephone. That’s right, pop culture trivia fans—it’s not Snow White. In 1937, Walt Disney released a Silly Symphonies short called “The Goddess of Spring” that starred Persephone, the daughter of Zeus (and thus, a princess). It’s based on the Greek myth that Persephone, the goddess of agriculture, was kidnapped by Hades to be queen of the underworld and later agreed to spend half of the year with him, which is why we have winter. Though we’ll give this one to you because Persephone doesn’t have the “official” Disney Princess branding.

Question: Who is the first (and, so far, only) Disney princess with a tattoo?

Answer: Pocahontas

Question: Who was Walt Disney’s favorite princess?

Answer: Cinderella

Question: Which Disney princesses appear in the Shrek movies?

Answer: Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White

Question: Who is the first Disney princess to have a child?

Answer: Ariel

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Movie pop culture trivia

Question: In what movie did Irving Berlin’s song “White Christmas” make its debut?

AnswerHoliday Inn, released in 1942

Question: Who was the first actor to portray James Bond on screen?

Answer: Barry Nelson

Question: What is the highest-grossing romantic comedy?

Answer: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Question: What is the oldest surviving film in existence?

Answer: Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Question: What was the first movie to be adapted from a Nicholas Sparks book?

Answer: Message in a Bottle (1999)

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TV pop culture trivia

Question: What is the longest-running animated television show in the United States?

Answer: The Simpsons

Question: What TV show aired the first interracial kiss in the United States?

Answer: Star Trek

Question: Which Friends character was Courteney Cox originally asked to play?

Answer: Rachel

Question: In which state did the short-lived series Freaks and Geeks take place?

Answer: Michigan

Question: Which actor narrates How I Met Your Mother as an older version of Ted?

Answer: Bob Saget

Question: In which Grey’s Anatomy season did Dr. Derek Shepherd die?

Answer: Season 11

Question: What’s the name of the ice cream parlor Steve and Robin work at in season three of Stranger Things?

Answer: Scoops Ahoy!

Question: Which high school subject did Walter White teach in Breaking Bad?

Answer: Chemistry

Question: Finish this quote from The Office: “I’m not superstitious, but I am a ___ ___.”

Answer: “little stitious”

Question: What was the first cable television series to win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series?

Answer: The Sopranos

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Reality TV pop culture trivia

Question: Which reality show features the following people: Kris, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie?

Answer: Keeping Up With the Kardashians 

Question: What year did The Simple Life, starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, premiere?

Answer: 2003

Question: In which country did the first season of Survivor take place?

Answer: Malaysia

Question: Which Netflix dating reality TV show features people falling in love without actually seeing one another at first?

Answer: Love Is Blind 

Question: Which rock icon had a reality TV show on MTV from 2002 to 2005?

Answer: Ozzy Osbourne—he and his family starred in The Osbournes

Question: Who was the first ever bachelor on The Bachelor?

Answer: Alex Michel

Question: Who won the second season of American Idol?

Answer: Ruben Studdard

Question: Who would yell “Cabs are here!” when it was time for the group to go out on Jersey Shore?

Answer: Pauly D

Question: What year did season one of RuPaul’s Drag Race premiere?

Answer: 2009

Question: Who hosts “Hell’s Kitchen”?

Answer: Gordon Ramsay

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Music pop culture trivia

Question: The song “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is a cover. Which band sang the original?

Answer: Arrows

Question: Before he was the frontman for Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl was the dummer for which band?

Answer: Nirvana

Question: What is the #1 streamed song on Spotify?

Answer: “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Question: What year was Britney Spears’ album Oops!… I Did It Again released?

Answer: 2000

Question: What is Paul McCartney’s middle name?

Answer: Paul—his real name is James Paul McCartney

Question: Which duo won the first Grammy for Best Rap Performance?

Answer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Question: What do fans of Lady Gaga affectionately call themselves?

Answer: “Little Monsters”

Question: Whitney Houston famously covered “I Will Always Love You”—who sang the original?

Answer: Dolly Parton

Question: Who replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen?

Answer: Sammy Hagar

Question: Don McLean famously sings about “the day the music died” in his song American Pie. It’s in reference to the day three musicians died in a plane crash. Who were those musicians?

Answer: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (a.k.a. “the Big Bopper”)

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Book pop culture trivia

Question: What is the name of the first Harry Potter book?

AnswerHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The first of seven Harry Potter books was first published in 1997. The next year, it was published in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Question: What year was Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird published?

Answer: 1960

Question: What word is missing from this quote from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights? “Whatever our ___ are made of, his and mine are the same.”

Answer: Souls

Question: Who is the main character in the Lord of the Rings books?

Answer: Frodo Baggins

Question: What was Stephen King’s first published novel?

Answer: Carrie 

Question: How old was S. E. Hinton when The Outsiders was published?

Answer: 18

Question: Who’s the protagonist in Lord of the Flies?

Answer: Ralph

Question: Who is Pip’s benefactor in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations?

Answer: Magwitch

Question: Who wrote The Bluest Eye?

Answer: Toni Morrison

Question: What’s the name of the nation where The Hunger Games takes place?

Answer: Panem

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Celebrity pop culture trivia

Question: Which rapper is Beyoncé married to?

Answer: Jay-Z

Question: Before she married Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was on a TV show that ran from 2011 to 2019. What’s the name of that TV show?

Answer: Suits

Question: What singing competition does Carson Daly host?

Answer: The Voice

Question: Two pairs of actors on The Office went to high school together. Who were those actors?

Answer: John Krasinski and B.J. Novak; Ed Helms and Brian Baumgartner

Question: Which actress is the daughter of Melanie Griffith?

Answer: Dakota Johnson

Question: Mark Wahlberg’s brother was a founding member of New Kids on the Block. What’s his name?

Answer: Donnie Wahlberg

Question: Ryan Reynolds was at one point engaged to which Canadian musician?

Answer: Alanis Morissette

Question: What is Miley Cyrus’ real name?

Answer: Destiny Hope Cyrus

Question: Which rapper plays detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit?

Answer: Ice-T

Question: What job did Ken Jeong have before he became an actor and comedian?

Answer: A physician

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Superhero pop culture trivia

Question: What is Batman’s real name?

Answer: Bruce Wayne

Question: Who is the Scarlet Witch’s brother?

Answer: Quicksilver

Question: Who is Spider-Man’s main love interest?

Answer: Mary Jane Watson

Question: What nation does Black Panther take place in?

Answer: Wakanda

Question: What is Superman’s main weakness?

Answer: Kryptonite

Question: Who plays Dr. Strange in the Marvel universe?

Answer: Benedict Cumberbatch

Question: What are the names of Tony Stark’s parents?

Answer: Howard and Maria Stark

Question: What is Magneto’s real name?

Answer: Erik Magnus Lehnsherr

Question: Who was the first female member of the Justice Society, which eventually became the Justice League?

Answer: Wonder Woman

Question: What caused the Joker to transform into the iconic villain he is today?

Answer: He fell into a vat of chemicals