120 Fascinating Pop Culture Trivia for Kids & Adults

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pop culture trivia

Can you recall the last time you talk to your friend about pop culture? We’ll bet it’s just recently. All of us have been and continue to be impacted by pop culture. Even though we might not give it much thought, it surrounds us constantly. Pop culture is enjoyable, intriguing, and at the core of our existence. It influences everything from how we dress to the tools and technology we use daily to the books, movies, and music we consume.

So, below are 150 pop culture trivia questions and answers with fun facts. Test your knowledge by answering trivia questions from the most famous pop culture sub-genres, including music, movies, series, TV shows, celebrities, books, etc.

Easy Pop Culture Trivia Questions

What is Justin Bieber’s debut single?

Answer: One Time.

One Time was Justin Bieber’s debut single that became No.17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

What movie is based on a historical shipwreck in 1912?

Answer: Titanic.

Based on RMS Titanic’s sinking in 1912, James Cameron created the epic love story movie with the same name, Titanic.

Squidward is what kind of animal?

Answer: Octopus.

SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator didn’t want to torment the animation team, so they created Squidward as an octopus with six tentacles instead of the expected eight.

Who is the actor that voiced Darth Vader and The Lion King’s Mufasa?

Answer: James Earl Jones.

Despite childhood stutter, James Earl Jones became the iconic voice of Star Wars Darth Vader and Lion King’s Mufasa.

What are the smallest mobs in Minecraft called?

Answer: Endermites.

The tiniest mobs in Minecraft, Endermites, often appear when Endermen teleport and are located in the End biome.

What is the most-watched YouTube video?

Answer: Baby Shark .

Baby Shark has reached over 11 billion YouTube views as of December 2022.

Who was the youngest self-made billionaire in 2019?

Answer: Kylie Jenner.

At 21 years old, Kylie Jenner’s estimated fortune was $1 billion, making her the youngest to reach ten-figure wealth.

In the film Frozen, what is the kingdom’s name?

Answer: Arendelle.

Arendelle is the central location of Frozen, inspired by Norway and other Scandinavian nations.

Who holds the record for the most American Music Awards?

Answer: Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift won a total of 34 American Music Awards.

What is America’s longest-running animated show?

Answer: The Simpsons.

The Simpsons’ debut episode was published on December 17, 1989, and there have been around 32 seasons and 688 episodes.

When is Star Wars Day?

Answer: May 4.

The inspiration for choosing May 4 as Star Wars Day was the series’ famous line, “May the force be with you.”

What is the country in the movie Black Panther called?

Answer: Wakanda.

Wakanda is a technologically advanced country in the Marvel Universe and the home of Black Panther.

What is the original title of the first Harry Potter book?

Answer: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is J.K. Rowling’s debut novel, published on June 26, 1997.

What type of fish is Nemo in Finding Nemo?

Answer: Clownfish.

Marlin and Nemo are a type of orange clownfish that live in sea anemones.

What are the names of George Clooney’s twins?

Answer: Ella and Alexander Clooney.

George Clooney and Amal’s twins, Ella and Alexander, were born three years after marriage.

Who are the two sisters in the movie Frozen?

Answer: Elsa and Anna.

Ana was 18, and Elsa was 21 during the events of Frozen.

What is the biggest hit song of Britney Spears?

Answer: Baby One More Time.

Baby One More Time is Britney’s debut single that secured her stardom.

What is the inspiration behind Spiderman?

Answer: A fly climbing up a wall.

Stan Lee got the idea of Spiderman when he saw a fly climbing up a wall and initially thought of naming it “Fly-Man” or “Insect-Man.”

Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles came from what popular cartoon series?

Answer: The Powerpuff Girls.

The Powerpuff Girls are inspired by Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty.

In The Little Mermaid, who is Flounder?

Answer: Ariel’s little fish friend.

Flounder is the only character in The Little Mermaid who unconditionally supports Ariel’s fascination with human things.

Movies Trivia Questions

Who is the first Disney princess ever?

Answer: Persephone.

Persephone was the first Disney princess that paved the way for Disney to polish their signature princess animation style.

Which movie is the highest-grossing of all time?

Answer: Avatar.

Avatar is the highest-grossing film of all time, with a box office gross of $2.802 billion.

Which film won the first Best Picture in the Academy Award?

Answer: Wings.

Wings was the first silent movie to receive the Academy Award for Best Picture.

What is Rihanna’s real name?

Answer: Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

Rihanna’s close friends and family call her Robyn.

Who are Tony Stark’s parents?

Answer: Howard and Maria Stark.

Tony Stark’s parents, Howard and Maria Stark were killed by the Winter Soldier.

When is “Mean Girls Day”?

Answer: October 3.

October 3, as “Mean Girls Day,” came from the scene wherein Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was, and she responded that it was October 3.

What made Joker the iconic villain he is today?

Answer: He fell into a vat of chemicals..

Ace Chemicals is the chemical facility that caused the birth of Joker.

What is the first non-English film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

Answer: Parasite.

When Bong Joon-ho first came up with Parasite in 2013, it was initially intended as a play.

Who actually drew Rose’s sketch in Titanic?

Answer: James Cameron.

James Cameron sketched Rose in Titanic, and Kate Winslet wore a bathing suit while Cameron sketched her.

Which movie won Oscar’s first-ever Best Animated Film award?

Answer: Shrek .

Shrek was also the first animated film to receive a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars.

Who is the first black person to win an Oscar?

Answer: Hattie McDaniel.

Hattie McDaniel won Oscar’s Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind.

What is the score of Elle Woods on her LSAT in Legally Blonde?

Answer: 179.

Elle scored 179 on her LSAT, one point away from the perfect score of 180.

Woody from Toy Story was initially what object?

Answer: A ventriloquist dummy.

Woody was supposed to be a ventriloquist dummy. However, Woody is turned into a cowboy through Lucky’s (the animator) suggestion.

In Indiana Jones, which Star Wars characters appeared?

Answer: R2- D2 and C-3PO.

In two sequences from Raiders of the Lost Ark, you’ll see hieroglyphics that resemble the robots.

What movie was the first to show a toilet flushing?

Answer: Psycho.

The Motion Picture Production Code at the time forbade flushing toilets since it was regarded as dirty, and Psycho had a crucial role in ending the censorship code.

Where did Aladdin and Jasmine first meet in Aladdin?

Answer: At the marketplace.

Princess Jasmine accidentally met Aladdin at the marketplace when the princess sneaked out of the palace to explore the city.

Who is the voice actor of the notable character Shrek?

Answer: Mike Myers.

In the film’s final scene, where Shrek confesses to Fiona that he loves her, Mike Myers recorded the lines in front of her wife to make it sound romantic.

What film has the best-selling soundtrack of all time?

Answer: The Bodyguard.

The Bodyguard remains the best-selling soundtrack album, with over 17 million copies sold worldwide.

How many Harry Potter movies are there?

Answer: Eight.

The eighth movie of the Harry Potter series is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

Who is the wealthiest superhero of all time?

Answer: Aquaman.

Aquaman is the richest superhero in the DC Universe because of his kingdom.

Series/TV Shows Trivia Questions

On Friends, how many times did Ross Geller divorce?

Answer: Three times .

Ross Geller divorced three times in the show. His ex-wives are Carol, Emily, and Rachel.

What is the alternate dimension in Stranger Things called?

Answer: The Upside Down.

The first known human contact with Upside Down was in 1979 during Eleven’s fight with Vecna.

Who was the first Bachelorette?

Answer: Trista Sutter .

The first season of The Bachelorette that aired in 2003 featured Trista Rehn, a physical therapist who married the first Bachelorette winner, Ryan Sutter.

In the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, who was the famous celebrity that plays a taxi driver?

Answer: Quincy Jones.

Quincy Jones appeared as a cab driver in the show’s opening episode because he was one of its producers.

Who was the winner of Big Brother Season 24?

Answer: Taylor Hale.

Taylor Hale, a former beauty queen, made history as the first Black woman to win a non-celebrity season of Big Brother U.S. Season 24.

Which two leading ladies from The Bachelorette won in consecutive seasons of Dancing with the Stars?

Answer: Hannah Brown and Kaitlyn Bristowe.

Hannah Brown competed and won on DWTS season 28 with her partner Alan Bersten. A season later, fellow Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe won the show with her partner, Artem Chigvintsev.

What is the longest-running game show on television?

Answer: The Price is Right.

The Price is Right is the longest-running game show in the United States, having aired over 9,000 episodes since its inception.

Who is the actor that refused NBC’s $110 million offer for the tenth season of his famous sitcom?

Answer: Jerry Seinfeld.

In 1998, NBC offered Jerry Seinfeld a whopping $110 million to do his sitcom’s tenth and final season. Seinfeld turned down the offer because he was ready to have a family.

Where did the title of Grey’s Anatomy come from?

Answer: A medical book.

The title of Grey’s Anatomy came from an actual medical textbook titled “Gray’s Anatomy” by Henry Gray, which is still in print today.

In the reality series Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and MasterChef US, who is the vulgar, multi-Michelin starred chef?

Answer: Gordon Ramsay.

Gordon Ramsay is an internationally renowned British chef who became famous in reality cooking series and has been awarded 17 Michelin stars.

What is the Netflix reality show that requires its participants to celibate?

Answer: Too Hot To Handle.

Too Hot To Handle was inspired by an episode in “Seinfeld” wherein the characters make a bet on how long they can withstand not having self-pleasure.

What is the fictional town in Stranger Things called?

Answer: Hawkins.

Hawkins, Stranger Things’ primary setting, was a small town in Indiana, USA.

What modern item appeared in the Game of Thrones season finale?

Answer: A Starbucks cup..

Game of Thrones executive producer Bernie Caulfield admitted that the Starbucks cup in the scene was a production mistake.

Who won the first season of The Masked Singer?

Answer: T-Pain.

T-Pain defeated Gladys Knight and Donny Osmond in the first season of The Masked Singer and became the winner.

Who is the longest-running member of Saturday Night Live who was also a former Nickelodeon star?

Answer: Kenan Thompson.

Kenan Thompson, a former Nickelodeon star, revealed that before being chosen for Saturday Night Live in 2003, his audition tapes got rejected numerous times.

In which state did Family Guy take place?

Answer: Rhode Island.

Family Guy’s primary location is a fictional city in the US state of Rhode Island called “Quahog.”

What was the first television drama in American history?

Answer: The Queen’s Messenger.

The Queen’s Messenger was a radio drama adapted for television to test the broadcast and successfully aired as the first TV drama by a Schenectady, New York station on September 11,1928.

Which season of Breaking Bad featured the iconic pizza toss by Walter?

Answer: Season 3.

In an interview, Bryan Cranston stated that filming the pizza toss scene only took him one take.

What popular character lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Answer: SpongeBob SquarePants.

Stephen Hillenburg, SpongeBob’s creator, shared that he studied Marine Science before creating SpongeBob SquarePants.

Who are the creators of the animated sitcom Rick and Morty?

Answer: Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.

Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland created Rick and Morty’s pilot episode in just six hours.

Celebrities Trivia Questions

How many children do Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have?

Answer: Four.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has four children named North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.

According to Forbes, who was the highest-paid actor in 2022?

Answer: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Based on Forbes, Dwayne Johnson made $270 million in 2022, primarily due to his forthcoming films, “Black Adam” and “Red Notice.”

How many kids does Angelina Jolie have?

Answer: Six .

Angelina Jolie has three adopted children (Maddox, Pax, and Zahara) and three biological kids (Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne).

Which pop star accidentally burnt down her home gym with candles?

Answer: Britney Spears.

In 2020, Britney Spears announced that her home gym was burned down when she left two lit candles.

How many times did Jennifer Lopez get engaged?

Answer: Six times.

Jennifer Lopez got engaged to five men, namely Ojani Noa, Chris Judd, Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony, and Alex Rodriguez. She was engaged two times to Ben Affleck.

Which pop star has the real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?

Answer: Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Still, she used the stage name “Lady Gaga” because she profoundly identifies as a “Gaga.”

Who was the first male to appear solo on the cover of Vogue magazine?

Answer: Harry Styles.

Harry Styles, the former One Direction band member, made history when he wore a ball gown as the first solo man to appear on the cover of American Vogue.

Which famous actress is the daughter of Melanie Griffith?

Answer: Dakota Johnson.

Dakota Johnson is Melanie Griffith’s daughter, who was sent to rehab as a teenager because of booze and drug problems.

What movie was the acting debut of Taylor Swift?

Answer: Valentine’s Day.

Taylor Swift’s first acting stint was in the film Valentine’s Day, wherein she played the character of Felicia Miller.

Which celebrity socialite never repeats a dress?

Answer: Paris Hilton.

Paris Hilton revealed that she gives her clothes to charity or friends as she does not like wearing the same dress twice.

Who is the tech entrepreneur with a son named X Æ A-12?

Answer: Elon Musk.

Elon Musk and his girlfriend Grimes confirmed in 2020 that they named their first child “X Æ A-12,” which Grimes revealed the meaning of on Twitter.

Who is the celebrity that was caught shoplifting at Saks?

Answer: Winona Ryder.

In 2001, Winona Ryder was found guilty of theft after shoplifting merchandise worth $5,560 at the Saks Fifth Avenue store on Wilshire Boulevard.

Who is the music artist that got banned in Norway?

Answer: Snoop Dogg.

According to BBC, Snoop Dogg got banned in Norway in 2012 because authorities found several grams of marijuana during his trip to Norway for a music festival.

Which body part of Julia Roberts is rumored to be insured for $30 million?

Answer: Her smile.

Julia Roberts’ pearly white teeth are rumored to be protected by a $30 million policy. However, the actress denied the rumor in The New York Times.

Who is the artist that insured her legs for $1 million?

Answer: Rihanna.

Rihanna became the second to be awarded as Celebrity Legs of a Goddess award in 2007. To protect her assets, her legs were insured for $1 million.

When did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get divorced?

Answer: September 2016.

Angelina Jolie ended her 12-year relationship and two years of marriage by filing for divorce from Brad Pitt in September 2016 due to “irreconcilable differences.”

How many grandchildren does Kris Jenner have?

Answer: 11.

Kris Jenner is a grandmother to her 11 grandkids, namely Mason Disick, Penelope Disick, Reign Disick, North West, Saint West, Chicago West, Psalm West, True Thompson, Dream Kardashian, Stormi Webster, and Wolf Webster.

In the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, who is the famous star with a wardrobe malfunction?

Answer: Janet Jackson.

During Janet Jackson’s performance with Justin Timberlake, Timberlake accidentally removed the right breast part of Jackson’s costume in the 2004 Super Bowl.

Who is the socialite Kim Kardashian worked as an assistant?

Answer: Paris Hilton.

In 2006, Kim Kardashian worked for Paris Hilton as her stylist.

Who is the actress who didn’t tell her actual age to audition for That 70’s Show?

Answer: Mila Kunis.

Mila Kunis revealed to Vanity Fair that to audition on That 70’s Show, she lied, claiming she was 18 instead of 14.

Books Trivia Questions

What is the first English novel?

Answer: Don Quixote.

Miguel Cervantes wrote the first English novel, Don Quixote, while in jail.

Who is the author of Les Miserables?

Answer: Victor Hugo.

Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables, a French historical novel published in 1862 and is considered the most remarkable novel of the 19th century.

What is the first children’s fantasy book?

Answer: James and the Giant Peach.

The first children’s fantasy book, James and the Giant Peach, was written by British author Roald Dahl in 1961.

What popular sexually explicit book is turned into a movie?

Answer: Fifty Shades of Grey.

In 2015, the first installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey film series premiered at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.

What was Stephen King’s first published novel?

Answer: Carrie.

Carrie was the debut novel of Stephen King that was published on April 5, 1974, and helped him achieve mainstream success as an author.

Who is the author of To Kill a Mockingbird?

Answer: Harper Lee.

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by American author Harper Lee that became a classic of modern literature after winning the Pulitzer Prize.

Who is the first author to submit a typewritten novel?

Answer: Mark Twain.

Mark Twain was the first author to send his novel, “Life On The Mississippi,” to a publisher in typed form. He paid professional typists to transcribe his manuscripts.

In The Hobbit, what creature is Smaug?

Answer: Dragon.

Smaug is a dragon whose only purpose in The Hobbit is to guard the treasure he stole from the dwarves.

Who is the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

Answer: Mark Twain.

Mark Twain created The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

What is the first title of Pride and Prejudice?

Answer: First Impressions.

First Impressions is the early version of Jane Austen’s famous novel Pride and Prejudice, completed in 1797.

How many Twilight books are there?

Answer: Four books.

Stephanie Meyer wrote the vampire-themed novel Twilight Saga, which includes four books: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

Which country banned Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?

Answer: China.

China banned Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland because it features talking animals.

What is Jane Austen’s last finished novel?

Answer: Persuasion.

Persuasion is the last novel by Jane Austen, published six months after her death in 1817.

What is the best-selling Harry Potter book?

Answer: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone.

“Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone” has 120 million copies sold worldwide, making it the most famous and best-selling Harry Potter book.

Who is the author of The Da Vinci Code?

Answer: Dan Brown.

The Da Vinci Code is a mystery thriller by Dan Brown that was his second novel next to Angels & Demons.

Who is the father of English novels?

Answer: Henry Fielding.

Henry Fielding is considered the father of English novels because he formulated the theory of novel writing.

Who is the author of The Alchemist?

Answer: Paulo Coelho.

Paulo Coelho’s 1988 novel The Alchemist was written in just a few weeks.

What is the name of Michelle Obama’s 2018 memoir?

Answer: Becoming.

Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming” was the highest-selling book in the United States in 2018.

Katniss Everdeen is a character in what trilogy?

Answer: The Hunger Games.

Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy, which was written by Suzanne Collins.

What century was Little Women published in?

Answer: Nineteenth-century.

“Little Women” is a coming-of-age novel created by Louisa May Alcott and is considered a 19th-century masterpiece.

Music Trivia Questions

Who is the Canadian astronaut who filmed the first music video in space?

Answer: Chris Hadfield.

Chris Hadfield filmed his rendition of David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity” while floating in space.

What band was Beyonce once a part of?

Answer: Destiny’s Child.

Beyonce was part of the original lineup of Destiny’s Child, along with members Roberson, Rowland, Tamar Davis, Nikki, and Nina Taylor.

Mariah Carey is known for what famous Christmas song?

Answer: All I Want for Christmas Is You.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is an iconic holiday classic after consistently dominating holiday music charts and the zeitgeist.

Who is the youngest artist to win the Grammy’s four main categories in 2020?

Answer: Billie Eilish.

Billie Eilish made history at the 2020 Grammy Awards as the youngest and the first person to win four Grammy awards, namely, Record of Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.

Who is the king of rock and roll?

Answer: Elvis Presley.

Elvis Presley was dubbed “the King of Rock and Roll” after his 149 songs appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100 pop chart, and 18 songs became number one.

What is the most streamed song on Spotify?

Answer: Shape of You .

Shape of You by Ed Sheeran is still the number one streamed song on Spotify with 3.32 billion streams.

Who is the singer who has the most Grammy nominations?

Answer: Beyonce.

Beyonce had 88 Grammy nominations, including the nine she got as a member of Destiny’s Child.

At what age did Lady Gaga release her debut single, Just Dance?

Answer: 22 years old.

Lady Gaga was 22 years old when her debut single, “Just Dance,” was released in 2008 under Akon’s record label.

Who is the singer who was first offered to record Miley Cyrus hit song Wrecking Ball?

Answer: Beyonce.

Wrecking Ball songwriter’s representative told Radar that the tune and the song were initially intended for Beyonce.

Who is the most famous deaf classical composer?

Answer: Ludwig van Beethoven.

Ludwig van Beethoven is the most notable classical composer who suffered from deafness. Still, despite his condition, Beethoven continued writing music using brilliant tricks and technologies.

Who is the performer who was upstaged by a dancing shark in a Super Bowl halftime show?

Answer: Katy Perry.

In the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, Katy Perry performed with two backup dancers wearing shark costumes. One of the dancing sharks became viral and notable because he wasn’t in sync and dancing freestyle.

What was the first music video shown on MTV?

Answer: Video Killed the Radio Star.

The first music video shown on MTV in the US was Video Killed the Radio Star by Buggles. It was aired at 12:01am on August 1, 1981.

Who is the highest-paid woman in music?

Answer: Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift was the only woman in the top 10 highest-paid musicians in 2021, with estimated earnings of $80 million.

What band is the best-selling artist worldwide?

Answer: The Beatles.

British rock band, The Beatles is the best-selling artist of all time with 183 million units in sales.

Who is the K-pop group with the most-viewed YouTube video in 24 hours?

Answer: BTS.

In 2020, K-pop superstars BTS achieved the most-viewed music video in the first 24 hours of release with “Dynamite,” which received 101.1 million views.

Who is the lead vocalist of Nirvana?

Answer: Kurt Cobain.

Kurt Cobain was Nirvana’s lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter. According to his wife, Cobain left 109 unreleased, unrecorded songs for Nirvana when he died.

The rock band Rush originated from what country?

Answer: Canada.

Rush was a Canadian rock band formed in 1968 in Toronto. The band comprised Alex Lifeson, drummer John Rutsey, and bass guitarist/vocalist Jeff Jones, later replaced by Geddy Lee.

Who is the Spice Girls member who suddenly left the group in 1998?

Answer: Geri Halliwell.

In May 1998, Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls because of exhaustion and creative differences.

What is Taylor Swift’s first hit single?

Answer: Tim Mcgraw.

Taylor Swift wrote her debut song Tim Mcgraw based on her relationship with her senior in high school.

What is Cardi B’s first studio album?

Answer: Invasion of Privacy.

Invasion of Privacy is the debut album of rapper Cardi B, released on April 6, 2018, under Atlantic Records.

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