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30+ Pop Culture Trivia Questions for the Office

Show your team your pop culture knowledge, from sports to movies and more!

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Ready to infuse some fun into your workplace? Pop culture trivia questions can be a fantastic way to break the ice, spark conversations, and engage your team.

Whether you're kicking off a company email, planning a casual lunchtime activity, or a full-fledged trivia night, these questions written by the Confetti Games Team are sure to engage and entertain your colleagues.

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How do you use trivia to boost engagement?

Trivia is an entertaining and versatile tool that can be peppered into:

  1. Team Meetings: Start or end your regular team meetings with a short trivia session. It's a great way to warm up the group, lighten the mood, and foster a company culture of togetherness.
  2. Lunch Breaks: Organize a fun round during lunch breaks to unwind and connect with colleagues in a relaxed setting.
  3. Onboarding New Employees: Use trivia to introduce new hires to the team. This can help break the ice and make new employees feel more welcome and integrated into the company culture.
  4. Company Events: Use trivia in larger company celebrations, like annual parties or team building offsites to add an element of friendly competition to the event.
  5. Internal communication: Throw a fun trivia question in your team's favorite water cooler channel or even at the beginning of an email. Hide the answer within the email, or at the end to keep everyone's attention. 😉

Now, let's get to the good part, shall we? 

Try these pop culture trivia questions with your team:

Movies and Television 📺

1. What is the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing $2.9 billion at the global box office?

A. Titanic

B. Avatar

C. Avengers: Endgame

Answer: B

2. The 2023 Documentary 'The Other Fellow' explores the day-to-day lives of men around the world with what name?

A. John Doe

B. James Bond

C. Mickey Mouse

Answer: B

3. In 1940, Hattie McDaniel was the first Black woman to win an Oscar for best supporting actress in Gone With the Wind. Who, in 2002, was the first Black woman to an Academy Award for Best Actress?

A. Whoopi Goldberg

B. Gabourey Sidibe

C. Halle Berry

Answer: C

4. How many claps appear in the TV show Friends theme song? 

A. 3

B. 4

C. 5

Answer: B

5. Which of the following movie quotes is correct? 

A. "Luke, I am your father."

B. "If you build it, they will come."

C. "'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

Answer: C

6. D'oh! The J in Homer J. Simpson stands for this.

A. Jay

B. John

C. Jomer

Answer: A

7. Which one of these movie monsters is from Earth?


B. The Blob

C. Gremlins

Answer: C

8. This sitcom focusing on the Cleaver family made headlines in 1957 when it became the first television program where a toilet was shown on screen.

A. Dennis the Menace

B. Leave it to Beaver

C. The Andy Griffith Show

Answer: B

9. What real-life on-again off-again Hollywood power couple starred in the film adaptation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A. Joan Collins and Warren Beatty

B. Barbara Streisand and Elliot Gould

C. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Answer: C

10. Which of the following appeared in more Marvel movies than the rest? 

A. Robert Downey Jr.

B. Don Cheadle

C. Tom Hiddleston 

Answer: A

11. The answer to the question posed in the title of WHAT Academy award-winning film is: Judge Doom?

A. What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

B. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

C. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Answer: B

12. Who are the two American Idol judges with the longest tenure? 

A. Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson

B. Randy Jackson and Lionel Ritchie

C. Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest

Answer: A

13. In 2017 Quinten Tarantino wrote and pitched an R-rated script for a movie based on which franchise?

A. Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

B. Star Trek

C. Star Wars

Answer: B

14. Which of these Spinoff TV series did NOT run for longer than the original series? 

A. The Legend of Korra

B. Better Call Saul 

C. Xena: Warrior Princess

Answer: C


15. THIS Triple Crown racetrack that opened in 1875 was named for its landowners, not for a future British prime minister.

A. Churchill Downs

B. Royal Windsor Racecourse

C. Lingfield Park

Answer: A

16. Every hockey fan knows that there are THIS many Stanley Cup trophies.

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

Answer: C

17. A grand champion is called a “yokozuna” in THIS sport that originated in Asia.

A. Badminton

B. Sumo

C. Jianzi

Answer: B

18. In feet, how long is the lane in a regulation game of bowling?

A. 24

B. 30

C. 60

Answer: C

19. In 2018, SHE became the first American woman to win a medal in every single event at the World Gymnastics Championship

A. Riley McCusker

B. Simone Biles

C. Morgan Hurd

Answer: B

20. What's the most dramatic sport? It might be basketball, where faking or exaggerating contact to draw a foul is called THIS!

A. Flipping 

B. Flopping 

C. LeBron-ing

Answer: B

21. Known as the “piste” a strip that is 1.5 to 2 meters wide and 14 meters long is part of the playing area for THIS sport.

A. Cricket

B. Pickleball

C. Fencing

Answer: C

22. THIS is the name of the ice sport played by two teams wearing ice skates on a large, football pitch-sized ice surface while using sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal!

A. Bandy

B. Hockey

C. Flonkerton

Answer: A

23. Sports Math With Shaquille O’Neal’s Retired Jersey Numbers: Orlando Magic + Los Angeles Lakers x Miami Heat!

A. 2,112

B. 1,120

C. 1,058

Answer: B (32 + 34 x 32 = 1,120)

24. The legendary, 6'10" baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson was nicknamed the "Big" THIS!

A. Fella

B. Unit

C. Problem

Answer: B

25. With 17 goals scored over 20 years of appearances in the FIFA Women's World Cup, the all-time scoring champion represents THIS country.

A. Germany


C. Brazil

Answer: C

26. In 2018, SHE became the first American woman to win a medal in every single event at the World Gymnastics Championship

A. Riley McCusker

B. Simone Biles

C. Morgan Hurd

Answer: B

Trends and Headlines

27. Taking the voyage at age 90, who became the oldest person to go to space? 

A. Betty White

B. William Shatner 

C. Willie Nelson

Answer: B

28. In which year did Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards get famously interrupted by Kanye West, sparking widespread controversy?

A. 2007

B. 2009

C. 2011

Answer: B

29. A member of which 90s boy band created the NYC food truck-style Hot Dog restaurant "Fat One's"?


B. Backstreet Boys

C. New Kids on the Block

Answer: A

30. Taylor Swift has won the most Album of the Year Grammy awards, with 3 other artists tied for second (winning 3 each). Which of the following is NOT tied for second?

A. Frank Sinatra

B. Adele

C. Stevie Wonder

Answer: B

31. Which of these was reported most frequently throughout the 1980's:

A. Shark attacks worldwide

B. People biting other people in NYC

C. Stingray Stings in the US

Answer: B

32. A standard English edition of Scrabble contains 100 letters. How many letters only appear once out of 100?

A. 2

B. 5

C. 3

Answer: B (K, J, X, Q, Z)

33. Oscar Meyer rejected Go-Packs, Walk Meals, and Crackerwiches as names for what grab-and-go kid snack brand?

A. Lunchables

B. Snack Pack

C. Go-Gurt

Answer: A

34. Snapping selfies in kitchens you can’t afford and taking “a meatball break” are two things every first-time visitor should do on their first trip where? 

A. Paris

B. Rome 

C. Ikea

Answer: C


35. This artist, featured on Lil Nas X's hit song "Industry Baby," didn't peak in high school, he's still out here gettin' cuter.

A. Jack Harlow

B. Blackbear

C. Post Malone

Answer: A

37. Boy Band LFO likes it when the girls stop by for the summer, but what does “LFO” stand for? 

A. Last Flight Out 

B. Large Friendly Objects 

C. Lyte Funky Ones

Answer: C

38. It's the first musical instrument heard on "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes. 

A. Drums 

B. Guitar 

C. Voice

Answer: A

39. Finish the lyric to Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic”: “It’s 10,000 spoons when all you need is a WHAT?

A. Fork 

B. Knife 

C. Spatula

Answer: A

Literature and Fictional Characters

40. Rosalind, from this comedy, has the most lines of any of Shakespeare's women.

A. Much Ado About Nothing

B, A Midsummer Night's Dream

C. As You Like It

Answer: C

41. Before there was Beezus, before there was Ramona, there was a job as a librarian for THIS iconic novelist.

A. Beverly Cleary

B. Madeleine L'Engle

C. Lois Lowry

Answer: A

42. Which fictional character lives at 221B Baker Street?

A. Hercule Poirot

B. Sherlock Holmes

C. Miss Marple

Answer: B

43. As part of the poem "Sacred Emily," “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” is a famous line written by what poet? 

A. Emily Dickinson 

B. Sylvia Plath 

C. Gertrude Stein

Answer: C

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Trivia is more than just a team building game; it's a way to bring your team together, spark laughter, and create memorable moments in the office. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a movie maven, or a social media savant, these trivia questions are sure to engage everyone and boost team morale. 

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