Few have escaped the allure of Pop culture trivia – the mirror of our collective interests, spanning movies, TV, fashion, and sports. From trending luxury car NFTs to Tik Tok’s famous Dalgon coffee to the gender-neutrality fashion wear of today, it’s the perfect choice for team building. This interactive and engaging platform not only tests our knowledge but also sparks conversations, laughter, and a sense of togetherness.
Whether you’re a seasoned pop culture enthusiast or just looking to have some fun, you’ll find all the quirky Qs you need, to mastermind the ultimate pop culture quiz for an epic team building session.
So in the words of the Black Eyed Peas, let’s get it started!
Dive into a world of trivia excitement! We have multiple categories to help you find one to suit your taste. Experience the thrill of Movies, Sports, Music, and a hilarious stash of Funny Trivia Questions.
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1. Why is Pop Culture Trivia a Good Choice for Team Building?
Pop culture is an awesome equalizer and immensely popular because it taps into shared interests and nostalgia, creating a relaxed and relatable way for people to connect and test their knowledge on entertainment, trends, and icons that have shaped their lives.
It’s a fun and inclusive activity that transcends age and background, making it a fantastic choice for team-building events.
2. Top Pop Culture Trivia Topics To Explore
Putting the popular in pop culture trivia, movies are the quintessential everyman entertainment. These questions will test your team’s knowledge of some of the most beloved cinema events ever to grace the silver screen.
Q: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” is an iconic quote from which 1975 movie?
Q: Name the movie from its tagline: “The longer you wait the harder it gets.”
A: The 40 Year Old Virgin.
Q: Which Coen Brothers film features a character whose name is simply The Dude?
A: The Big Lebowski.
Q: The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and The Godfather were all helmed by which director?
A: Francis Ford Coppola.
Q: How many Batman movies did Tim Burton direct?
Once known as the boob tube, television has transcended its reputation as art for idiots by proving that culture-defining moments can happen on the small screen. Here are just a few memorable pieces of TV trivia.
Q: In the original Star Trek series, what was the name of the captain of the Enterprise?
A: James Tiberius Kirk.
Q: Name the TV show from its theme song’s opening lyrics: “When you came in the air went out, and all those shadows there filled up with doubt.”
A: True Blood.
Q: What TV family is composed of Mike, Carol, Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby, and Cindy?
A: The Brady Bunch.
Q: Which TV show ends by suddenly cutting to black?
A: The Sopranos.
Q: Name the iconic TV comedienne who is known for skits involving a chocolate conveyor belt and stomping grapes?
A: Lucille Ball.
Are your colleagues attuned to mainstream music? These pop quiz questions hit the high notes of ballads, anthems, and other earworms that have burrowed their way deep into the popular psyche.
Q: Name the song from its lyrics: “Sick and tired of hearing all these people talk about what’s the deal with this pop life and when is it gonna fade out?”
A: “Pop” by NSYNC.
Q: What song has spent the most weeks atop the Billboard 100?
A: “Old Town Road.”
Q: Which band’s album cover features a baby floating in a swimming pool?
Q: Many of Taylor Swift’s songs are rumored to be about famous ex-boyfriends, but which man is “Back to December” a tribute to?
A: Taylor Lautner.
Q: Courtney Cox’s big break didn’t come in a movie or a TV show, but in a music video for which musician?
A: Bruce Springsteen.
Nothing screams pop culture trivia like, well, screaming fans. This category is all about the guilty pleasure of digging into the public and private personas of some of the most famous faces on the planet.
Q: In Keeping Up with the Kardashians, who are the five sisters that form the center of the show?
A: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie.
Q: Bennifer is the media nickname given to the relationship between which two celebs?
A: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.
Q: Dwayne Johnson, Cristiano Ronaldo and Selena Gomez all have millions of followers on Instagram, but which one has the most?
A: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Q: What unfortunate actress has a habit of falling over at big occasions, most famously on her way to collect her first Oscar?
A: Jennifer Lawrence.
Q: Which two American Idol judges had such a toxic relationship that one allegedly threatened to shoot the other?
A: Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
2.5. Fashion & Trends
Dissecting what’s in vogue has been a favorite pastime of humanity since the dawn of the loincloth (probably), but are your workmates more high street or haute couture when it comes to their fashion knowledge?
Q: Who walked the Academy Awards red carpet in a swan dress, stopping at one point to lay an egg?
Q: Which fashion designer was responsible for the New Look that rocked the post-war 1940s?
A: Christian Dior.
Q: If you saw the acronym LBD in a fashion magazine, what would it most likely refer to?
A: Little black dress.
Q: What animal appears on both the Porsche and Ferrari logo?
A: A horse.
Q: What annual fashion extravaganza has seen Katy Perry arrive in a Moschino chandelier, Rihanna turn up in a pancake-like gown by Guo Pei, and Jared Leto dressed as a big furry cat?
A: The Met Gala.
2.6. Sports & Athletes
Considering many lists of the most-watched television broadcasts are filled with sporting events, it’s fair to say that athletic endeavors are one of the popular pieces of culture around. See if your team can score a slam dunk with these questions.
Q: Which sports star is arguably more famous for shouting “you cannot be serious!” at referees than for his tennis achievements?
A: John McEnroe.
Q: Which of these countries does not have an animal as its national rugby logo South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand?
A: New Zealand
Q: Every year the Superbowl features a halftime show by a legendary act, but 2023’s show attracted more than 120 million viewers, setting a new record. Who headlined?
Q: What was the name of the gold-medal-winning Olympian who retired from professional swimming to take up acting, starring in the 1932 version of Tarzan?
A: Johnny Weissmuller.
Q: Several sports legends appeared in the Amy Schumer-starring movie Trainwreck. Which of these was not among them: Michael Jordan, LeBron James, or John Cena?
A: Michael Jordan.
2.7. Video Games
No 21st century pop culture quiz would be complete without at least some trivia that relates to gamer life. Get stuck into the world of FPSs, MMORPGs, and MOBAs with these playful Q&As.
Q: Which company manufactured the Game Boy?
Q: Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and Twilight Princess are all entries in which game series?
A: The Legend of Zelda.
Q: What is an MMORPG?
A: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
Q: Name the hero of the iconic Mass Effect games who fights the Reapers to prevent the extinction of all organic life in the galaxy?
A: Commander Shepard.
Q: Gamers8: The Land of Heroes is the world’s largest esports festival, boasting a prize pool of $45 million in 2023, but in which country is it held?
A: Saudi Arabia.
2.8. Literature & Books
From Harry Potter to Holden Caulfield, all sorts of literary creations have become pop culture phenomena. This topic is all about the bestsellers that have helped (for better or worse) to define their eras.
Q: What is the pen name of Erika Mitchell, the author of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey?
A: E. L. James.
Q: What was the title of the “so bad it’s good” 1966 bestseller by Jacqueline Susann about three young women attempting to become entertainment stars?
A: Valley of the Dolls.
Q: At the very beginning of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, where is Jacques Sauniere murdered?
A: The Louvre.
Q: Death in the Clouds, Five Little Pigs, and Death Comes at the End are three of the lesser-known works by which Queen of Crime?
A: Agatha Christie.
Q: Which pediatrician and author, who shares a surname with a Star Trek character, wrote a bestselling child-rearing work entitled The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care?
A: Benjamin Spock.
2.9. Comics & Superheroes
Superheroes have always been big business, but never have they been more mainstream than today, when characters from once-obscure comics headline box-office blockbusters. Can your staff Hulk smash their way through these questions?
Q: What planet did Superman originally hail from?
Q: What was Wonder Woman’s alter ego?
A: Diana Prince.
Q: Name the cherished comic book creator who co-created characters such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Thor, and appeared in every single Marvel movie up until his death?
A: Stan Lee.
Q: JLA/Avengers is a comic book limited series that saw characters from which two major comic publishers cross over, fulfilling every comic fan’s biggest fantasy?
A: DC and Marvel.
Q: What is the Japanese equivalent of comics called?
2.10. Food & Cooking Shows
The last course on our pop culture quiz menu – the dessert, if you will – is five pieces of tasty trivia that will leave your team with a sweet finish.
Q: Which Kitchen Nightmares celebrity chef is also one of the judges on MasterChef?
A: Gordon Ramsay.
Q: What candy brand encourages people to “taste the rainbow?”
Q: Which celebrity chef is known for his spiked, bleach-blond hair and flame-covered shirt?
A: Guy Fieri.
Q: What documentary series on Netflix interviews a different trailblazing chef each episode? Its subjects have included Massimo Bottura, Dominique Crenn, and Virgilio Martinez.
A: Chef’s Table.
Q: Restaurants serving up bibimbap, tteokbokki, and japchae have spread all over the world, but where do these dishes originate?
3.1. Why is pop culture called pop?
The “pop” in “pop culture” is an abbreviation of the word “popular.” It refers to the fact that pop culture predominantly deals with things that are widely enjoyed, rather than more niche entertainments like opera or poetry.
3.2. What is the basic knowledge of pop culture?
Pop culture primarily encompasses mass-consumed products, such as movies, television shows, and fashion. These can then create waves that launch new trends and social behaviors, such as how the Rachel bob became a haircut craze thanks to the TV show Friends.
3.3. Who coined pop culture?
While the original use of the phrase “popular culture” has been dated back to the mid-1800s, it was popularized in the 1970s by Ray Browne, who founded a department of popular culture at Bowling Green State University.