Teen Pop Culture Quiz April 2012

Update #36

Erin Helmrich


1. Michigan highschool student, Katy Butler, is trying to get the rating for the movie, Bully, changed to PG-13 from an R. She’s got a petition on change.org and has the support of several celebrities. Which celeb hasn’t signed on to her cause?

a. Justin Bieber     b. Johnny Depp     c. Meryl Streep     d. Ellen Degeneres     d. Madonna     e. Jason Segal

2. GQ recently crowned their “30 Under 30: The Most Stylish Young Men in Hollywood” list. Who wasn’t in the top five?

a. Darren Criss     b. Joe Jonas     c. Taylor Lautner     d. Daniel Radcliff     e. Armie Hammer

3. Teen girls have recently started posting videos in an alarming new trend where they ask strangers for the answer to what question?

a. Do you want to be my friend?      b. Am I ugly?      c. Do you like me?

4. Millenials are definitely more socially concious and were instrumental in getting the word out about the controversial Kony 2012 effort to stop a war criminal from what region?

a. Australia     b. Africa      c. South America     d. Latin America

5. A recent study of Millennial language patterns and slang by MTV revealed some new words and phrases that have penetrated the mainstream. Match the definition with the saying.

1. fml                         a. Quirky & Disconnected

2. Really?                 b. F*# My Life or let me tell you how much drama I have in my life
3. Just Sayin’           c. Subtle way to demonstrate smarts
4. Random               d. A humorous way to show you disapprove or disagree

6. The recent Jeremy Lin-Sanity also extends to endorsement deals. Which shoe company nabbed Lin first?

a. Adidas     b. Puma      c. Nike     d. Skechers


7. Match the artist on the left with their hit single on the right:

1. Kelly Clarkson     a. Ours
2. The Wanted         b. Set Fire to the Rain
3. Nicki Minaj           c. Stronger
4. Taylor Swift         d. Glad You Came
5.  fun.                      e. Starships
6. Adele                    f. We Are Young

8. Thanks to her performance during halftime of the Super Bowl, Madonna is popular again with young people. She was smart enough to know that performing with current, young acts would be a good boost. Who didn’t appear with her during her performance?

a. LMFAO      b. Nicki Minaj      c. MIA       d. Katy Perry       e. Cee Lo


9. Much like a Facebook status, the Hollywood couple’s relationship can change moment to moment – match the couple on the left with their current status on the right.

1. Kristen Cavallari & Jay Cutler        a. Dating
2. Russell Brand & Katy Perry           b. Engaged
3. Rihanna & Chris Brown                   c. Pregnant
4. Jennie Garth & Peter Facinelli       d. Dating?!
5. Heidi Klum & Seal                            e. Divorcing
6. Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman
7. Nick Lachey & Vanessa Manillo
8. Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel


10. Kristen Stewart’s next movie channels the Millenials continued interest in all things 60s. Which 60s’ counter culture era book is finally being made into a movie? (FILL IN):


11. The awesome trend of mining great teen literature for the movies and TV continues! Which of these books hasn’t been optioned recently?

a. A Fault In Our Stars by John Green      b. Blood Red Road by Moira        c. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia        d. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake


Give yourself five points for each correct answer. Each component of a multiple choice counts as one point. A perfect score is 58.

48-58   You’re were first in line for the midnight showing of The Hunger Games!
38-47   You loved it *almost* as much as the book.
28-37   Some teens tossed popcorn on you and talked all the way through the movie!
0-27     You haven’t seen it yet?!

Answer Key

1e; 2c; 3b; 4b; 5: 1b, 2c, 3d, 4a; 6c; 7: 1c, 2d, 3e, 4a, 5f, 6b; 8d; 9: 1c, 2e, 3d, 4e, 5e, 6b, 7c, 8b; 10: On The Road; 11d

Erin Helmrich is a teen and IT/production librarian at the Ann Arbor District Library in Michigan. She’s the chair of the YALSA 2012 Printz Committee and her first book Create, Relate, and Pop @ the Library Services and Programs for Teens & Tweens was published in 2011. Now that she has her life back, she’s been crocheting, making jewelry, and perfecting the Chi in her apartment with Feng Shui. Contact Erin at erinhelmrich@gmail.com.



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