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How Well Do You Know: 2011: The Year in Pop Culture, Part I
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This little guy provided one of the most memorable moments of the Super Bowl when he appeared in a commercial during the game. What was the commercial for?
2. Kings of Leon spent a good chunk of 2011 fighting bad press. One instance involved lead singer Caleb walking out on a concert in Dallas. The other was the band's very public stance about not letting what show use their music?
American Idol
The Voice
America's Got Talent
3. Leading up to and as part of the video for Last Friday Night, Katy Perry introduced us to her alter ego. What was the character's name?
Kitty Currie
Kathy Beth Terry
Kiki Kathryn Cookie
In a highly unoriginal move, the name was Katy Perry.
4. When Amy Winehouse died this year, she joined a long list of singers who passed away at the same age, including Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. How old was she?
5. The cast of Jackass mourned the loss of one of their own. Which one died in a drunk driving accident in 2011?
Bam Margera
Ryan Dunn
Johnny Knoxville
6. Scandal? Scandal! Scannnnndaaaalllll!! (or not?) This pair of actresses were subjected to unwelcome (?) public exposure when nude pictures pilfered from their cell phones were posted online:
Olivia Wilde and Courteney Cox
Halle Berry and Kristen Stewart
Blake Lively and Scarlett Johansson
Rachel Bilson and Kristin Bell
7. With no legislation in place to stop them, celebrities will continue to bestow silly, silly names upon their children. So meet Blu Bear, the son born to:
Alicia Silverstone
Natalie Portman
Victoria Beckham
Jessica Alba
By way of explanation.....
For the record, Portman's son was named Aleph; Harper Seven was born to Posh and Haven is Jessica Alba's baby girl
8. That the Royal Wedding of Catherine Middleton to Prince William Henry William (?) would be a huge international event was assumed. What was rather unexpected was the skyrocketing to fame of Kate's younger sister. Seen here:

what is the name of the sibling whose radiant appearance made her an instant celebrity
9. In the fallout of the 2009 death of Michael Jackson, Conrad Murray was eventually found guilty of this crime:
Criminal negligence
Second degree murder
First degree murder
Involuntary manslaughter
10. A biography of this luminary who died during 2011 was Amazon's top-selling book of the year:
Elizabeth Taylor
Steve Jobs
Andy Rooney
Peter Falk
11. Country music reigned at this year's American Idol finale. Who was the winner in May 2011?
Lauren Alaina
Casey Abrams
Scotty McCreery
Lee Dewhatshisname
12. It's not every year when a faux-children's books makes a big splash in pop culture. Go the F*** to Sleep did just that, though, especially with its reading by which famous film star:
Clint Eastwood
Samuel L. Jackson
Quentin Tarantino
Martin Scorsese
13. MTV got in on the redo/reboot/reimagining trend this week with the premiere of a new series based on which 80s film?

14. Which late-night host is trying to shape the political landscape by legally forming a Super PAC that can raise and spend funds however he wants?
Jon Stewart
Jimmy Fallon
Conan O'Brien
Stephen Colbert
15. For a few frightening moments in March, a death hoax broadcast the demise of this martial arts star. Whose status was fortunately upgraded to Alive shortly thereafter?
Jackie Chan
Jet Li
Chuck Norris
Jeff Speakman, The Perfect Weapon
16. Nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy provided an unusually entertaining moment during the 2011 Emmys. Which winner of the category was crowned in an onstage mock-pageant?
Melissa McCarthy
Amy Poehler
Tina Fey
Martha Plimpton
17. Trey Stone and Matt Parker took time off from their South Park duties to write a critically and popularly well received Broadway play. Which religion was the basis for the laugh-fest?
18. White House partycrasher Michaele Salahi shoehorned her way back into the headlines when the still-married pop culture pariah went and ran off with the guitar player from which band?

19. The world rediscovered the pop culture treasure that is The Muppets with the release of their 2011 film. An extremely clever trailer for the November film mimicked ads for which other holiday release?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
By way of explanation.....
The Pig With The Froggy Tattoo Teaser Trailer:
20. People have always become obsessed with things found in pockets. This year was no exception, as millions of iPad/iPhone users fell in love with Pocket:
21. Saturday Night Live's The Lonely Island put an indelible stamp on 2011 with their Captain Jack Sparrow sketch, which featured which one-time pop music standout?
Neil Diamond
Rick Astley
Michael Bolton
Richard Marx
22. Armed forces members Sgt. Scott Moore and Cpl. Kalsey De Santis had a 2011 to remember. Answering appeals made in online videos, which pair of celebs accompanied the two to military balls?
Ashley Greene and Topher Grace
Jessica Biel and Jeremy Renner
Sofia Vergara and Ryan Reynolds
Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake
23. April 21, 2011 marked the actual "date" that which futuristic movie event "happened"?
The TV show The Running Man (from the film The Running Man) debuts
Marty McFly arrives in the future from 1984 (Back to the Future II)
Morpheus severs Neo from the Matrix (The Matrix films)
Judgment Day (The Terminator films)
24. So much for being on the winning team....Given everything that transpired soon after, it was a bad week in April for this comic book hero to renounce his/her US citizenship:
Wonder Woman
In an upset, Captain America
25. Viewers of this spring's installment of The Apprentice were treated to a volcano of furiousness in a heated confrontation between which two contestants?
Mark McGrath and Star Jones
David Cassidy and Dionne Warwick
Gary Busey and Meat Loaf
Jose Canseco and LaToya Jackson

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