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1. High on the list of infinitely annoying people unleashed on the collective conscious in 2007 was Chris Crocker, who made tearful appeals on behalf of what celebrity?
Christina Aguilera
Angelina Jolie
Nicole Richie
Britney Spears
2. One of the major pop culture news stories of 2007 was the huge success of High School Musical 2. Which was true of Disney's megahit?
Just before its release, nude pictures of one of its female stars circulated on the internet
It grossed more than $75 million during its successful theatrical release
At the time of its release, it was the highest rated basic cable broadcast in US history
None of the cast members from the original High School Musical returned for the sequel
3. The Elvis Presley classic Viva Las Vegas was bastardized to sell which product in a television ad?
Las Vegas tourism
4. Which of the following 2007 Rolling Stone covers hit newsstands earliest?
5. An athlete named Hope Solo made news over the summer, although not the kind she was anticipating. In which sport does she compete?
6. This summer, Entertainment Weekly quoted a celeb saying: "My body is far from a wonderland. My body is more like a pawnshop." Whose words referred to a song for which she was the inspiration, and proved a portent of a tempest she'd find herself in later in the year?
Jessica Simpson
Scarlett Johansson
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Megan Fox
7. Who was pictured on the cover of Us Weekly with the headline "Revenge Plastic Surgery?"
Ashlee Simpson
Heidi Montag
Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Judd
8. Which of the following acts did not cancel major parts of their scheduled 2007 tour?
Amy Winehouse
White Stripes
Kelly Clarkson
Van Halen
9. The subject of the Plain White T's #1 hit "Hey There, Delilah" is an Olympic hopeful in which sport?
Track & Field
10. Tay Zonday created an internet sensation when he sang about what type of rain?
11. Bluegrass-country singer Alison Kraus had a hit album in her collaboration with the lead singer for this classic rock group:
The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
Pink Floyd
12. Which artist's album was the top seller in 2007 according to Billboard magazine?
Miley Cyrus
13. Evan Rachel Wood starred in Julie Taymor's weird musical Across the Universe. Oh, and speaking of weird and musical, who did the actress begin dating this year?
Alice Cooper
Jared Leto
Trent Reznor
Marilyn Manson
14. The Brazilian band Cansei de Ser Sexy came into pop culture relevance when their song was used in an iPod Touch television commercial. The first line heard in the ad is "Music is my boyfriend," but the actual name of the song is "Music Is My:"
Hot Hot Sex
15. Ray Liotta, Vivica A. Fox, Ty Pennington, Gary Collins, Rebecca DeMornay, Mickey Rourke..... This laundry list of minor celebs all had what in common during 2007?
They all died
They were all arrested for DUI
They were all arrested for protesting on behalf of the Darfur crisis
Their MySpace pages were all hacked
16. It wasn't just the Year of the Threequel at the movies, you know. Which of these video game franchises did not see its third volume released in 2007?
Guitar Hero
Call of Duty
Metroid Prime
17. Family members with the last name of Donato gained infamy as part of the cast of what reality show?
Big Brother
Kid Nation
Pirate Master
The Power of 10
18. The video seen in this screenshot:

is from a song whose title consists of:
US State names
19. During a staged tirade on The Showbiz Show with David Spade, which Grey's Anatomy actress ripped open her blouse?
Ellen Pompeo
Sandra Oh
Katharine Heigl
Kate Walsh
20. In 2007 we said goodbye to a number of entertainment giants. Which of the following was not a star who left us last year?
Marcel Marceau
Kurt Vonnegut
Placido Domingo
Art Buchwald
21. The pilot of what new fall TV show concerned the murder of someone named Chuck?
Dirty Sexy Money
Pushing Daisies
22. Which of the following did not appear as a guest judge on the Fox summer series On the Lot?
Wes Craven
Kevin Smith
Brett Ratner
Antoine Fuqua
23. It would not have been a year in pop culture without some truly bizarre celebrity baby names. Thanks to, we know that three of the below were actual names famous people bestowed on their offspring. Which one are we making up?
Heaven Rain
Alabama Gypsy Rose
Elijah Columbine
Jagger Song
24. If there were one compelling argument against the existence of the otherwise fine nation of Canada, it would be, of course, Nickelback. Which of the following did not make an appearance in the horrid video for Rockstar?
Ice Cube
Kid Rock
Gene Simmons
Victoria Beckham
25. Comic book artists Jim Lee, Phil Jimenez, Michael Turner and Tim Sale each contributed one of a series of covers for TV Guide for what show?
Grey's Anatomy
26. We learned by watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians that this Olympian is the "dad" of the family:
Mark Spitz
Bruce Jenner
Rulon Gardner
Shaun White
27. Which of the following was not named a selection for Oprah's Book Club in 2007?
The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, by Sidney Poitier
The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
28. Comic book writers seem to love killing off characters, only to bring them back in nebulous fashion sometime later. Which of the following characters did not pass on to the great beyond in 2007?
Black Adam
Captain America
Elongated Man
29. The word "kindle" took on new pop-culture meaning in 2007. It refers to:
The code-word for a super-secret plan on the part of entertainment producers to break the writers'
A device from for reading electronic versions of books
The working title of the film Cloverfield
The title of the season finale episode of Lost
30. What show contained the following exchange:
"Lower bunk's mine"
"Bitch, don't even. I ripped off a bodega and a convenience store before they busted my ass."
"Well, I killed my fiance."
Saving Grace
Pirate Master
America's Got Talent

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