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2008 Year End Pop CUlture and News Quiz

2008 Year End Pop CUlture and News Quiz

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This 25-question quiz is designed to test knowledge and memory of events and pop culture in 2008. Covers everything from sports to celebrities to television to politics to movies to trivia. This quiz is perfect for New Year's Eve parties!
This 25-question quiz is designed to test knowledge and memory of events and pop culture in 2008. Covers everything from sports to celebrities to television to politics to movies to trivia. This quiz is perfect for New Year's Eve parties!

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2008 Year-End News & Pop Culture Quiz
1.
 
According to Nielsen, which broadcast TV program had the greatest number of product placementsin the past year? (2 points)a.
 
Extreme Makeover Home Edition ABCb.
 
Biggest Loser NBCc.
 
American Idol FOXd.
 
Deal Or No Deal NBCe.
 
One Tree Hill CWBonus Question: Within 500, how many product placement occurrences were featured on that topshow throughout the past season? (2 points) _____________________________________________________________________________2.
 
According to Nielsen, which TV program was not among the top 10 rated shows (Household Ratings)in the past year? (2 points)a.
 
The Mentalistb.
 
CSIc.
 
Survivor: Gabond.
 
Loste.
 
Sunday Night FootballBonus Question: Which of the Big 4 televisions networks had the least number of shows among thetop 10 rated programs? (1 point) _____________________________________________________________________________3.
 
According to Nielsen, which Web site was not among the top 10 sites based on Monthly UniqueAudience totals? (2 points)a.
 
Googleb.
 
Microsoftc.
 
AOL Media Networkd.
 
Facebooke.
 
AppleBonus Question: Which of these sites had the greatest traffic, and within 10 million, how manyunique visitors visited the site each month (on average)? (3 points for both correct answers) _____________________________________________________________________________
 
4.
 
According to TheSmokingGun.com, the following four shots were all among the 2008 mug shots of the year. Match the photo with the crime to which they were charged. (1 point for each match)a.
 
Drug Possession and Sexual Batteryb.
 
Drunk driving, reckless endangerment, and child abusec.
 
Domestic assaultd.
 
Suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugsBonus Question: Two of the mug shots are of celebrities. Which two and who are the famedperps? (2 points for both correct answers) _____________________________________________________________________________
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5.
 
According to Nielsen, which was the most digitally downloaded song of the year (sales data fromNov. 12, 2007 through November 16, 2008)? (2 points)a.
 
Low - Flo Rida Featuring T-Painb.
 
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewisc.
 
I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perryd.
 
Viva La Vida - Coldplaye.
 
Love Song - Sara BareillesBonus Question: Coldplay has been accused of plagiarizing Viva La Vida. Who is suing Coldplay andwhat is the name of the song they are accused of copying? (2 points for both correct answers) _____________________________________________________________________________6.
 
Each of the following were embarrassing things uttered into open microphones accidentally in thepast year. Match the statement with the person who said it. (1 point for each match)a.
 
Said about Sarah Palin: “The most qualified? No. I think they went for this — excuse me —political bullsh*t.”b.
 
Said about Barack Obama: “I want to cut his nuts off."c.
 
Said about Barack Obama: “Watch, we're going to have an international crisis, a generatedcrisis, to test the mettle of this guy."d.
 
“Giuliani's dead. I mean, you know what I mean... Oh sh*t, oh sh*t, oh sh*t... (Cindy McCain)looks like a husky.”i.
 
Rev. Jesse Jacksonii.
 
Katie Couriciii.
 
Joe Bideniv.
 
Peggy NoonanBonus Question: Former President Clinton was criticized for comparing Obama’s primary victory in astate to Jesse Jackson’s primary wins in the same state during the 1984 and 1988 elections. Whatwas this state? (2 points) _____________________________________________________________________________7.
 
According to MarketWatch.com, which was the worst-performing S&P 500 stock of the year(through mid-December)? (1 point)a.
 
Liz Claiborneb.
 
Wachoviac.
 
American International Groupd.
 
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.Bonus Question: Within two percentage points, how much value did the worst-performing stocklose? (2 points) _____________________________________________________________________________

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