Can You Ace This Quiz On Youth Culture?


By: Heather Cahill

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The young generations of today have a lifestyle like no other generation before them. With the rise of technology came more ways to share, connect and learn. There are plenty of new words, jokes and pop culture that most generations before Millennials won't understand. Get ready to find out if you're an honorary Millennial!

Do you know the casts of some of the most popular television shows at the moment? Can you name every celebrity in Ellen DeGeneres' famous Oscar Selfie? Do you know what you would be streaming if you used Spotify? How about which genre of video game is one of the most popular in the world? Many industries have thrived and created worldwide phenomenon. Make sure you know what they are!

Do you know which popular app allowed you to record six-second comedy videos? Do you know the meaning of the term "ghosting?" Do you know which celebrity became a judge on "The X Factor" in 2012? Can you name some of the internet challenges that took over the world? You'll even be tested on memes, lingo and more on this quiz!

If you've kept up with times, this will be a piece of cake for you. Make sure you brush up on the most popular and important areas of pop culture and more. Take the quiz to see what you can score!

Which actor won his first Oscar in 2016?

Although he was nominated many times, Leonardo Di Caprio did not win an Oscar until 2016 for Best Actor in "The Revenant." It became a meme that Leo was robbed of his Oscar.


Which of the following stars became a judge on "The X Factor" in 2012?

Britney Spears became a judge on "The X Factor" in 2012. She only stayed on the show for one season and sat on the panel with fellow pop star Demi Lovato.


Which celebrity owns the beauty brand KKW?

Kim Kardashian West owns the beauty brand "KKW," which are also her initials. She's not the only person in her family to own a beauty brand. Her sister, Kylie Jenner, also owns her own brand called "Kylie Cosmetics."


Which artist secretly ran an Instagram page about onion rings?

Lorde ran an Instagram page dedicated to rating onion rings, admitting it on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." The Instagram account was named "@onionringsworldwide."


Which franchise saw a huge boost in popularity with the release of an app in 2016?

Pokemon released the mobile app called "Pokemon Go" in 2016 which rapidly rose in popularity. The 20-year-old franchise pulled old fans and new fans alike into the game in the real world.


Which band announced its hiatus in 2016?

One Direction announced its hiatus in 2016. Liam, Louis, Niall and Harry parted ways and worked on their own solo careers. Zayn had already left the band in 2015.


Which gaming company was criticized for its use of microtransactions?

EA has been criticized for its use of microtransactions. This was because of the way the loot boxes in the game, "Star Wars Battlefront II," were sold.


Which artist unexpectedly released her album titled "Lemonade" in 2016?

Beyonce released her album "Lemonade" unexpectedly in 2016. It was a visual album praised for its artistry and impact on the world, receiving many awards.


Which video game won "Game of the Year" at the Game Awards?

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" was the winner of the 2017 Game of the Year Award. The game is one of the most highly rated games of all time.


Which MTV television show made a comeback in 2017?

"TRL," which stands for "Total Request Live," made a comeback on MTV. The show ended in 2008, and was revived twice before the official return in 2017.


Which artist arrived at the Grammys in an egg?

Lady Gaga arrived at the 2011 Grammys in an egg, where she said she stayed for three days. She hatched from the egg as part of her performance at the Grammys.


Which television host ended her daytime television show in 2011?

Oprah ended her iconic daytime talk show called "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2011. The show was highly praised and had incredible ratings during its run.


Which of the following movies stars Jennifer Lawrence?

"The Hunger Games" stars Jennifer Lawrence and she plays the role of Katniss Everdeen. She has also been in movies such as "Mother!" and "Serena."


From which movie is the quote, "You can't sit with us"?

This quote is from the movie "Mean Girls." This movie is a classic in the eyes of millennials who grew up with it and often might drop a quote or two!


Which of the following is a form of humor on the internet?

Memes are a very popular form of internet humor. When a meme goes viral, it can be spread to the masses instantly, and there are often countless variations of the same meme.


Which rap group helped to popularize the dance move, the "dab"?

Migos was one of the rap groups who helped to popularize this dance move. The group had a hit song called "Look at my Dab" which was released in 2015.


Which television channel had commercials of the stars of its shows recreating the logo with a wand?

Disney had these commercials at a time. The commercials became more popular after behind-the-scenes footage was released that showed their filming.


Which of the following was not in Ellen's famous Oscar selfie?

Melissa McCarthy was not in Ellen's famous Oscar selfie that she took to try to break the record for the most retweeted selfie of all time. She did it with the help of many fellow actors and actresses.


Which celebrity hid her pregnancy from the world, revealing it through a YouTube video?

Kylie Jenner hid her pregnancy and revealed it on her own terms after the birth of her daughter, Stormi, with Travis Scott. The video showed Kylie's journey through pregnancy over 11 minutes.


Which toy became popular within the last few years?

Fidget spinners have heavily increased in popularity, especially to help people who suffer from anxiety or ADHD. The toys can be found almost anywhere due to their popularity.


Which producer is known for shouting his name at the beginning of songs?

DJ Khaled is known for starting off songs he produces by shouting his name. The legendary producer will often appear in official music videos as well.


What does the word "shook" mean?

The word "shook" means shocked or surprised. The word can be used in a few different ways, but you'll most commonly see it being used in the sentence, "I'm shook."


What does it mean if you "ghost" someone?

If you "ghost" someone, it means that you didn't respond to them, which can apply to texting or messaging of any kind. It is often used by someone who wants to end a relationship.


What was the name of the app that allowed you to record six-second videos?

Vine was an extremely popular app from which many influencers made their living. The app produced countless viral comedy videos that are still very popular today.


Which character is the star of a meme that is meant to mock what another person has said?

The star of this meme was SpongeBob Squarepants. The meme features SpongeBob with his hands on his sides while making a face, which was used to typically repeat and mock someone at the end of a joke.


How did Beyonce reveal she was pregnant with twins?

Beyonce revealed her second pregnancy through an Instagram post stating that she and Jay-Z were expecting twins. The family grew to five after the birth of Sir and Rumi.


What does Spotify stream?

Spotify is a music streaming service that is free to use. The app is popular because of its social network aspect and ability to create and share playlists.


The Mannequin Challenge used a song by which group?

The Mannequin Challenge was an internet challenge where people froze while the song "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd played. The challenge was so popular that even celebrities like Paul McCartney and Alicia Keys made their own videos.


Which type of video game became popular starting in 2017?

Battle-Royale games have become extremely popular with the release of games such as Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. These games are all about survival, dropping you into a map of 100 people until there is one person left standing.


"Riverdale" stars which former Disney star?

Cole Sprouse stars in "Riverdale," a show on Netflix based on the Archie comics series. He plays the role of Jughead Jones, and on the Disney Channel, he played the role of Cody Martin.


The soon to be Her Royal Highness, Meghan Markle was once on which television show?

Meghan Markle was an actress on the television show, "Suits," where she played the role of Rachel. Since her engagement to Prince Harry, she has been attending to her royal duties.


In which movie did a member of One Direction appear?

Harry Styles from One Direction was in the movie, "Dunkirk." He played the role of Alex. This was his first role in a major Hollywood movie.


Which television show has a character named Eleven in it?

The character Eleven is from the television show, "Stranger Things." Eleven is played by Millie Bobby Brown and the show is available on Netflix.


Which app allows you to view another users "Story"?

Snapchat allows your friends to see see your "story." A story is something that a user can post to to show all of their friends what they are doing, rather than individually sending it to each person.


Which athlete's daughter made headlines when she joined an interview with him?

Stephen Curry's daughter, Riley, joined him in a press conference in 2015. She sang a snippet of the song, "Blessed," by Big Sean and Drake, taking the spotlight!


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