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Family Quiz: 50 pop culture questions guaranteed to get the grey matter working


by Megan Burns
31st Dec 2020
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Here are 50 pop culture quiz questions to keep the whole family entertained, whether you’re quizzing together or virtually


As we’re all in self-isolation, a family quiz has been a great way to spend an evening with your loved ones, whether you’re all in the same room or not. Here’s a set of questions to keep everyone entertained, and we’ve kept the answers separate so you can choose to take part yourself, or play the role of quizmaster.

Get your thinking caps on!

Family Quiz questions:

  1. What was the first animated Disney feature film that was not based on an existing story?
  2. Who played the role of Jean Valjean in the 2012 film adaption of Les Miserables?
  3. What year was the final episode of Friends aired?
  4. Which Spice Girl made a surprise appearance on Sex and the City?
  5. How much was Kelsey Grammer paid per episode of Frasier by the end of the show’s run?
  6. In what year did Fair City first air on RTÉ?
  7. Snoop Dogg holds the record for the most times an artist has been nominated for a Grammy without ever winning one, but how many times has he been nominated?
  8. What is the title of Taylor Swift’s first album?
  9. Brandon Flowers is the lead singer for which group?
  10. Who was the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2019?
  11. Who designed the Union Jack vest worn by Stormzy on his Glastonbury headline performance?
  12. Gisaengchung is the original title of this South Korean film which collected four Oscars in 2020. What is the English title?
  13. What 1986 film is the quote “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” from?
  14. Name the band that had these members: Gerry Cott, Simon Crowe, Johnny Fingers, Bob Geldof.
  15. True or false: in The Simpsons, Homer is named after the creator Matt Groening’s father.
  16. Which TV comedy series follows the lives of employees at the fictional Sacred Heart teaching hospital?
  17. Which film series had a fourth movie called Ghost Protocol?
  18. What breed of dog is the cartoon character Scooby-Doo?
  19. Who plays Edina in Absolutely Fabulous?
  20. Name all four of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s children.
  21. Who won the 2016 Best Actor Oscar?
  22. What was the original name of Destiny’s Child?
  23. What is the name of the first Harry Potter book?
  24. What Irish actress won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1989?
  25. For what film did Gwyneth Paltrow make her now infamous Oscar acceptance speech?
  26. In which fictional country is Black Panther set?
  27. What is the name of Bryan Cranston’s character in the series Breaking Bad?
  28. Which artist recorded the theme song for the 2020 Bond film, No Time to Die?
  29. Which colour pill does Neo swallow in The Matrix?
  30. The Republic of Gilead is a totalitarian state in which Margaret Atwood novel?
  31. Which Oasis member is older: Noel or Liam Gallagher?
  32. Everything’s Alright is a song in which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?
  33. What was the name of Marian Keyes’ first novel?
  34. The play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was penned by which American playwright?
  35. What is the name of the character played by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman?
  36. Fenty is the surname of which mononymous singer?
  37. Rapper Drake rose to fame as an actor on which TV show?
  38. What is the name of “the mother” on How I Met Your Mother?
  39. Which celebrity couple recently named their daughter Raddix?
  40. What Disney Channel show starred Hilary Duff and her character’s inner cartoon?
  41. Which Marvel superhero was the first to make it to the big screen?
  42. Which actor won an Oscar for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody?
  43. Who is Sarah Michelle Gellar married to?
  44. Who plays the role of Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones?
  45. In 2019, which random food beat Kylie Jenner for the most-liked photo on Instagram?
  46. Lady Gaga won an Oscar for writing which song from her movie with Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born?
  47. Who was the first member of One Direction to leave in 2015?
  48. The creators of South Park made their Broadway debut with what musical?
  49. Which actor has appeared in the most Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?
  50. At the end of the James Bond film Skyfall, who replaced Judi Dench as the new “M”?

Answers: 

  1. The Lion King
  2. Hugh Jackman
  3. 2004 
  4. Geri Halliwell, she played a patron who went to an exclusive swimming pool that Samantha wanted to get into.
  5. NBC paid the actor more than $3 million per episode for the 2002 and 2003 seasons
  6. 1989 
  7. He has been nominated 17 times 
  8. Her first album was self-titled, Taylor Swift 
  9. The Killers 
  10. Post Malone 
  11. Banksy 
  12. Parasite 
  13. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  14. Boomtown Rats 
  15. True 
  16. Scrubs 
  17. Mission Impossible 
  18. Great Dane 
  19. Jennifer Saunders 
  20. North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm  
  21. Leonardo di Caprio for his role in The Revenant
  22. Girl’s Tyme
  23. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 
  24. Brenda Fricker
  25. Shakespeare in Love
  26. Wakanda 
  27. Walter White
  28. Billie Eilish 
  29. Red
  30. The Handmaid’s Tale 
  31. Noel 
  32. Jesus Christ Superstar 
  33. Watermelon 
  34. Edward Albee
  35. Vivian Ward 
  36. Rihanna 
  37. Degrassi: The Next Generation
  38. Tracy
  39. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
  40. Lizzie McGuire 
  41. Iron Man
  42. Rami Malek
  43. Freddie Prinze Jr.
  44. Sophie Turner 
  45. An egg
  46. Shallow
  47. Zayn Malik
  48. The Book of Mormon
  49. Chris Evans
  50. Ralph Fiennes

And remember, the key to a family quiz, or any family activity really, is that you are all still friends afterwards!


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