There is nothing better than some pop culture trivia questions to liven up a party. We’ve compiled some fun questions to quiz your friends. Or go over them by yourself to see how up-to-date you are on music, movies, and other fun facts.
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Pop culture trivia games are fun for everyone. They are the perfect way to get everyone involved. These pop culture questions range from Black history to some of your favorite Christmas movies. Check out the questions and answers below. Some of them may even surprise you!
Pop Culture Music Trivia
Pop culture music trivia is a common category where many can excel. There is so much fantastic music to listen to, and artists to be interested in. This trivia covers questions throughout the best music decades. Hopefully, these questions will give you a little bit of a challenge as we go down the list.
- What was the first music video played on MTV?
- Who was the drummer for The Beatles?
- Which musician sings “Ice Ice Baby?”
- Which rapper performs on Usher’s “Yeah?”
- What famous band is originally from Sweden?
- Who wrote the song “Don’t Stop Believin'”?
- What band was Beyonce originally a part of?
- Who is Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together” rumored to be about?
- Who sings the hit song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun?”
- What song put Tina Turner into the spotlight?
- Where is the band the Jackson Five from?
- Who is Snoop Dogg’s best celebrity friend?
- What artist sang the words “…is it me you’re looking for?”
- What year was the album Queen II released?
- How many members are there in the Spice Girls?
- What was Freddie Mercury’s real name?
- What was Christina Aguilera’s #1 hit in 1999?
- Who has the hit singles “Perfect” and “Shape of You?”
- Where was Daddy Yankee’s music video for “Gasolina” filmed?
- Where did the singer Britney Spears get her start?
- What year was the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by the band Nirvana released?
- When was Madonna’s debut album released?
- What song sparked the “Mannequin Challenge” that was popular in 2016?
- What K-Pop band performed with American singer Halsey?
- Will.i.am is a member of what band?
Pop Culture TV and Movies Trivia
A pop culture quiz is a fun way to test yourself or your friends. These questions are a great way to start a movie night. They will cover some of the most famous TV shows and movies of the past decades through today. You may even find something new to watch.
- Who played Sabrina on the TV show Bewitched?
- What actor plays the lead on The Mentalist?
- What is the name of the boat in Jaws?
- Which superhero is referenced in every episode of Seinfeld?
- What year was the sound of a toilet flushing first aired on TV?
- How long did it take to get Jim Carrey into makeup for How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
- How many movies are there in the film series The Godfather?
- Who was the first assistant in the TV show Monk?
- What is Jack Nicholson’s famous line from The Shining?
- What is the highest-grossing film to date?
- What two actors played FBI agents in the movie White Chicks?
- Where is Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory from?
- What are the names of the parents in The Simpsons?
- What year did The Amazing Race first air?
- Who were the lead actors in the movie Twilight?
- What fictional town does Spongebob Squarepants live in?
- How many movies has Tom Hanks been in?
- In what city does the TV show Mad Men take place?
- What 2018 Netflix show was adapted from a book in the same name?
- Which actress played the love interest in the movie Carol?
- How many Batman movies are there in total?
- What is Quentin Tarantino’s most popular film?
- What is one of the most iconic line from Forrest Gump?
- Who is the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story?
- What is the highest-grossing Harry Potter film?
Pop Culture Christmas Trivia
As the weather gets colder, it’s time to break out the pop culture Christmas trivia. These are fun questions about some of the best Christmas movies and songs. Pour a cup of hot chocolate and see how many questions your friends and family can get right.
- What is Elvis’ popular Christmas song?
- Where does the movie Home Alone Two take place?
- How many roles did Tom Hanks play in the movie The Polar Express?
- What does Ralphie want in A Christmas Story?
- What piece of clothing brought Frosty the Snowman to life?
- How many ghosts are there in A Christmas Carol?
- TNT runs what movie for 48 hours during Christmas?
- Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen star in what Christmas movie?
- What famous Christmas song is Mariah Carey known for?
- Where does Buddy’s human father work in the movie Elf?
- When did the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon movie come out?
- What year was Judy Garland’s song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” released?
- James Stewart plays the lead in which famous Christmas movie?
- What month was the movie Miracle on 34th Street released?
- How old was Brenda Lee when she recorded “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree?”
- What is Tim Burton’s 1993 famous Christmas movie?
- What is the name of the dog in How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
- What fictional town does the movie It’s a Wonderful Life take place in?
- What does Billy call the Mogwai he was given in Gremlins?
- Who covered (and made famous) the song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus?”
- What year did the movie Bad Santa come out?
- What is Bing Crosby’s best selling Christmas song?
- Macy’s is the department store in what famous Christmas movie?
- What company has used Santa Claus in its advertisements every year since 1931?
- Who sang the original Santa Baby?
Black Pop Culture Trivia
Black pop culture trivia is a great way to see how much you know about some of the most influential media of all time. Here are some questions that go over famous Black musicians and movies throughout the decades.
- Which of Jay-Z’s albums was to the National Recording Registry?
- Which city is known as the birthplace of hip hop?
- Elvis Presley took the song “Hound Dog” from what Black singer?
- What female rapper has six certified-platinum albums?
- Tupac Shakur went to what school?
- Hidden Figures is about three Black women at what American program?
- Moonlight stars what famous actor?
- What band sings the hits “No Scrubs” and “Waterfalls?”
- Dr. Shirley Jackson received a degree in what from MIT?
- Nayvadius Wilburn is the real name of which famous rapper?
- Who was the first Black person to win an Academy Award?
- How many movies has Angela Bassett been in?
- Who invented the water gun?
- Who plays Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder?
- Which famous Black singer was in Austin Powers in Goldmember?
- Black Panther starred which famous actor?
- What 1989 movie is Spike Lee famous for?
- What movie is the quote “make the money, don’t let it make you” from?
- Get Out, and Us were created by what director?
- Harper and Robyn are the famous couple in what movie?
- What film is about Lucky and Justice’s road trip to Oakland, CA?
- The movie Friday is known for making what phrase popular?
- Who starred in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?
- N.W.A formed in what year?
- Marie Van Brittan Brown invented what technology?
There are so many aspects of pop culture that someone may be a whiz in one category, but not in another. It’s fun to quiz your friends and learn about the news that dominates our social media and entertainment feeds.
Susan majored in English with a double minor in Humanities and Business at Arizona State University and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Liberty University. She taught grades four through twelve in both public and private schools. Subjects included English, U.S. and world history and geography, math, earth and physical science, Bible, information technologies, and creative writing.
Susan has been freelance writing for over ten years, during which time she has written and edited books, newspaper articles, biographies, book reviews, guidelines, neighborhood descriptions for realtors, Power Point presentations, resumes, and numerous other projects.