Teen Pop Culture Quiz Update #47


1. Match the singer on the left with their current hit single on the right:

a. Adele   1. “Ex’s and Oh’s”
b. Drake  2. “Sorry”
c. Justin Bieber   3. “Hello”
d. Thomas Rhett   4. “Hotline Bling”
e. Elle King 5.  “What Do You Mean”
6. “Die a Happy Man”

2. When the single dropped in the summer the song was a moderate success, but once the video was released and quickly became THE thing to parody — due to the “Dad like” dance moves of the performer – it quickly moved up the charts. The hype reached its zenith after it was mocked during the controversial Saturday Night Live episode hosted by Donald Trump. Who was the butt of his dancing joke?

 a. Justin Bieber   b. Drake    c. Blake Shelton   d. Weeknd  e. Fetty Wap


3. One and all, young and old are eagerly awaiting (or apathetically avoiding)  the mounting mania surrounding the release of seventh installment of the Star Wars universe: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. This time JJ Abrams is at the helm as writer and director. Featuring a cast of characters past and present who isn’t in this next installment?

a. Adam Driver   b. Harrison Ford   c. Lupita Nyong’o   d. Carrie Fisher  e. Jake Lloyd  f. Andy Serkis


4. Time magazine releases an annual list of “Influential Teens.” Taking the TV/movie stars, models, and children of famous people off the list match the influential teen on the left with the achievement that put them on the list on the right (or underneath if the formatting doesn’t work):

a. Ashima Shiraishi,  14     1. Brought a homemade clock to school, was arrested and ultimately kicked off a national debate over racial profiling.
b. Ahmed Mohamed, 14 2.Connecticut high school student invented a new way to test for the Ebola virus that doesn’t require refrigeration or electricity—The a huge boon for the rural areas that have been most affected by the epidemic.
c. Jazz Jennings, 15 3. This New York teen completed Spain’s notoriously difficult “Open Your Mind Direct” rock-climbing route and simultaneously became the youngest person and the first woman ever to do so.
d. Silentó, 17 4. Born male, she has lived as a girl since age 5, educating the likes of Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey about the transgender experience when she was still in middle school. This year she invited cameras to film her life for the TLC docu-series I Am Jazz, whose premiere lured more than 1.3 million viewers.
e. Olivia Hallisey, 17                                                        5. This aspiring rapper high school senior from Georgia dropped the video for his first single, Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae), online and went from obscurity to reaching Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.


5. Oh how quickly things have changed since summer! One of the players from the last quiz has moved on with another recently detached celeb. Match the couple on the left with their status on the right:

a. Gigi Hadid/Zayn Malik 1. Dating!   
b. Bella Hadid/Weeknd  2. Married!
c. Kylie Jenner/Tyga  3. Pregnant!
d. Gwen Stefani/Blake Shelton 4. Engaged!
e. Khloe Kardashian/James Harden
f. Khloe Kardashian/Lamar Odom
g. Chrissy Teigen/John Legend
h. Mary-Kate Olsen/Olivier Sarkozy
i. Jordan Peele/Chelsea Peretti

6. Since the use of emojis, emoticons, and stickers (According to Swyft Media, 41.5 billion messages and 6 billion emoticons or stickers are sent around the world every day on mobile messaging apps) has exploded in recent years, brands are clamoring for ways to become part of this new native digital language. Hoping to follow in the successful footsteps of Taco Bell in getting a taco emoji created, which company is on a crusade to have one created to build awareness of World Aids Day? The brand’s research found that 80 percent of 18-25-year-olds find it easier to express themselves using emojis, and more than 50 percent regularly use emojis when sexting.

a.Durex   b. Trojan   c. Smitten Kitten  d. Lifestyles  e. K-Y

7. Now that American Apparel has toppled from its sexed-up top spot in the hearts of young people, a move towards covering up, athletic wear, and more bohemian styles have been great for some rising brands.  Which of the brands below isn’t a newer brand rising in the fashion ranks?

a. Brandy Melville  b. Topshop  c. Max Studio     d. Nasty Gal     e. Free People

8. Going a little off the lingual rails, or perhaps trying to be on the bleeding edge of language fluidity, the Oxford English Dictionary chose an emoji for its annual Word of the Year for 2015.  The emoji is “Face with Tears of Joy”  11-16-15-emoji (http://www.newsweek.com/oxford-dictionaries-word-year-not-word-395015).  Even though they lost out, which of the words below weren’t on the short list of words in the running for 2015:

a. ad blocker   b. lumbersexual   c. Dark Web  e. FlixIt  f. on fleek   g. they

9. Many were delighted (about time!) to see the adorable boy featured in the “fierce” new Barbie doll commercial. Let’s see if the brand it advertised penetrated the hype surrounding the ad. Which designer version of Barbie was this an ad for?

a. Marc Jacobs  b. Liberty  c. Moschino  d. Isaac Mizrahi e. Missoni

10. Name that baby! Are traditional baby names the new normal in Hollywood? Never! Match the proud parent(s) on the left with the new baby on the right:

a. Sandra Bullock    1. Josey Willis
b. Mark Zuckerberg/Priscilla Chan   2. Jagger Snow
c. Kristin Cavallari/Jay Cutler  3.  Laila (technically not a baby but still a happy surprise!)
d. Naya Rivera/Ryan Dorsey  4. Chanel Nicole
e. Ashlee Simpson/Evan Ross  5.  Maxima Chen
f. Coco Austin/Ice T   6. Saylor James


Give yourself five points for each correct answer. Each component of a multiple choice question counts as one point. A perfect score is 50.

40-50 The Force has awakened in you and you will have the best seat in the house on December 18!

30 – 39 You got into the midnight showing – light saber in hand!

20 – 29 Star Wars isn’t really your thing, but you’ll go later in the month to stay in the loop.

0 – 19 You never saw the first 6 and you have no intention of starting now!


1:a3, b4, c2 and c5, d6, e1, 5a / 2:b / 3:e / 4: a3, b1, c4, d5, e2 / 5: a1,b1,c1,d1,e1,f2,g3,h2,i4 / 6:a / 7:c / 8:e / 9:c/10: a3, b5, c6, d1, e2, f4

Helmrich headshot, used with permissionErin Helmrich is a teen and production librarian at the Ann Arbor District Library in Michigan. She’s fortunate to get to use her love of pop-culture via programs, large-scale events, contests, social media, digital publishing, developing collections and gaming. Her book, Create, Relate and Pop @ the Library: Services and Programs for Teens and Tweens, was published in 2011. She is currently obsessed with Neko Atsume/Collecting Cats, the hope of a mild winter and plans to hygge it up in the darker days either way! Contact her at erinhelmrich@gmail.com.


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