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How Well Do You Know: 2012: The Year in Pop Culture, Part 2
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1. While published in 2011, a book with this color in its title sets tongue a-waggin' in 2012, and proved to be a box of pop culture fireworks, especially among the ladies:
2. The McKayla-Maroney-Is-Not-Impressed fever made it all the way to the White House:

Maroney made it big after her competition in the Olympics in this event:
3. While, as we reviewed in our first YiPC quiz, Big Bird was unexpectedly embroiled in turmoil during the 2012 US Presidential Race, this other Muppet met controversy as its puppeteer resigned in disgrace:
Oscar the Grouch
Cookie Monster
The Count
4. This big-time celeb apologized for the video shown at his wedding that featured homeless and incoherent people offering their congratulations to the bride and groom:
Justin Timberlake
Will Ferrell
Mark Zuckerberg
The masters of subtlety at Esquire magazine decided to accent the cover of their Sex issue with this bombshell:
Sofia Vergara
Scarlett Johansson
Kim Kardashian
Christina Hendricks
6. 2012 brought us something called Liberty Ross. What/who is this and why did we care about it/them in 2012?
It's the name of the wife of director Rupert Sanders, who Kristen Stewart had an affair with
It's the subtitle of 50 Shades of Gray parody featuring the characters from Friends
It's the name of Jessica Simpson's first baby.
Resulting from a new corporate sponsorship with the discount store, it's now the official name of the Statue of Liberty
7. The world of comic book romances got WAAAYYYY more complicated this year when _____ dumped long-time girlfriend______ for fellow superhero ______.
Superman / Lois Lane / Wonder Woman
Iron Man / Pepper Potts / Black Widow
Spider-Man / Mary Jane Watson / Black Cat
Batman / Vicki Vale / Supergirl
8. This iconic foodstuff was unexpectedly embroiled in controversy this year after its makers made a Facebook posting supporting gay marriage:
Sun Chips
9. Meanwhile, there was great wailing and gnashing of teeth as the makers of this cornerstone of American civilization declared bankruptcy:

10. Long sputtering around in the pop culture cellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt once again vaulted to the entertainment forefront as she starred in a series about:
An elementary school
A brothel
A strip club
A football team
11. Larry Hagman stayed with us long enough to join in the revival of Dallas, which aired on this cable network:
12. A mid-summer ABC telecast treated viewers to the attempt of daredevil Nick Wallenda to cross ________ on a tightrope:
Times Square
Niagra Falls
The Grand Canyon
The Mississippi River
13. The show most decidedly did not go on when this comic was put into a medically-induced coma following a heart attack right before he was supposed to perform in March:
Louis CK
Carrot Top
Lewis Black
14. Taking the "half your age plus seven" rule a little far, this 86 year-old actor married his 40 year-old makeup artist:
Mickey Rooney
Christopher Plummer
Dick van Dyke
Nick Nolte
15. A director born with the name Larry has been undergoing the transgender process for years and publicly debuted this year as Lana. Lana is famously part of the now inaccurately named directing team of The _______ Brothers.
16. This late night host took an opportunity on his Sunday night post-Oscars telecast to pitch Oprah an idea for his own show on the OWN network:
Craig Ferguson
Jimmy Kimmel
Carson Daly
David Letterman
By way of explanation.....
We believe that Jimmy is still waiting by the phone:
17. Now in its roughly 25th season, America's Got Talent welcomed to its cast this new judge, who you may have heard of before:
Simon Cowell
Howard Stern
Chris Rock
Alec Baldwin
18. In one of those stories you just can't make up, R. Kelly cited this romantic movie in his motivations for getting a divorce, realizing his own relationship fell far short of that portrayed in the film:
The Notebook
Pretty Woman
When Harry Met Sally
19. This Year in Celebrity Divorces finds three of the following having cruised through Downtown Splitsville this year. Which is the only couple still together as of mid-December?
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
David Arquette and Courteney Cox
20. The time honored Thanksgiving tradition of seeing your ex brawling with your current boyfriend played out for which Oscar winning actress?
Reese Witherspoon
Halle Berry
Hilary Swank
Charlize Theron

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