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Only A Pop Culture Nerd Can Score 8/8 On This Quiz About 2008

The year of Apple Bottom jeans and boots with the fur.

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  1. Which film released in 2008 won Best Picture at the 81st Academy Awards?
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    <i>Slumdog Millionaire</i>
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    Slumdog Millionaire
    Via Fox Searchlight
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Reader</i>
    Via TWC
    The Reader
    Via TWC
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Milk</i>
    Via Focus Features
    Milk
    Via Focus Features
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Curious Case of Benjamin Button</i>
    Via Paramount Pictures
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Via Paramount Pictures
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Slumdog Millionaire

    Slumdog Millionaire won eight Academy Awards, the most for any film released that year.

  2. Which album did Brintey Spears release in 2008?
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    Incorrect
    <i>Blackout</i>
    Blackout
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Femme Fatale</i>
    Femme Fatale
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Circus</i>
    Circus
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Britney didn't release an album in 2008!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Circus

    Circus debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, her fifth album to do so at that time.

  3. Who performed at the 2008 Superbowl Halftime Show?
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    Incorrect
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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    Incorrect
    Prince
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Paul McCartney
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The Rolling Stones
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    The 2008 Halftime show earned a nomination for an Emmy Award.

  4. Which celebrity couple tied the knot in 2008?
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    Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
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    Incorrect
    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married on August 16th, 2008.

  5. Which television show made it's debut in 2008?
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    <i>30 Rock</i>
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    30 Rock
    Via NBC
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    Incorrect
    <i>Mad Men</i>
    Via AMC
    Mad Men
    Via AMC
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Breaking Bad</i>
    Via AMC
    Breaking Bad
    Via AMC
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Modern Family</i>
    Via ABC
    Modern Family
    Via ABC
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Breaking Bad

    Breaking Bad went on for five seasons and won 16 Primetime Emmy Awards.

  6. Which popular fiction book was released in 2008?
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    Incorrect
    "Twilight"
    "Twilight"
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    Incorrect
    "The Fault in Our Stars"
    "The Fault in Our Stars"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "The Hunger Games"
    "The Hunger Games"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "The Hunger Games"

    The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins was turned into a popular film franchise which earned nearly $3 billion.

  7. Which film took the top spot for the 2008 year-end box office?
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    Incorrect
    <i>Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull</i>
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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Via Paramount Pictures
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Iron Man</i>
    Via Paramount Pictures
    Iron Man
    Via Paramount Pictures
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Dark Knight</i>
    Via Warner Bros.
    The Dark Knight
    Via Warner Bros.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Wall-E</i>
    Via Disney
    Wall-E
    Via Disney
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight grossed five-hundred-thirty-three million dollars at the U.S. box office, and just over a billion worldwide in the year 2008.

  8. Who was the most Googled person of 2008?
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    Incorrect
    The Jonas Brothers
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    Incorrect
    Sarah Palin
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    Incorrect
    Heath Ledger
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    Incorrect
    Barack Obama
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin was the most Google searched person of 2008, Heath Ledger was the fifth, Barack Obama was the sixth, and The Jonas Brothers were the tenth.

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