Sunday, April 14, 2024

Fire Up the Zoom! Capsule’s Ultimate Pop Culture Home Pub Quiz

The 90s, TV and Movies, Kiwiana, Potluck… What more do you want in a quiz? Here’s seven rounds of pure pop culture goodness – grab your girls (virtually, of course), cue up a Zoom and enjoy! (Answers below!)


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  1. What group sang the Macarena?
  2. What was the make and colour of the car OJ Simpson drove during his infamous police chase?
  3. Whitney Houston had a massive hit in 1992 with I Will Always Love You. Who was the original performer of the song?
  4. Macaulay Culkin was the first child star to be paid $1m for a film role – for what film?
  5. What was the bestselling rock album of the 1990s?
  6. What wildly popular 90s toy was feared to be a tool for foreign spies?
  7. What year was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone released?
  8. What girl band, created via a reality show, first formed in 1999?
  9. What hit song was unwittingly written about deodorant?
  10. What was the name of the default game loaded into every Nokia phone?


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  1. What is the name of the motel the Rose family stay in in the final season of Schitt’s Creek?
  2. What are the names of all four Charmed Ones?
  3. What was the name of the High School in 10 Things I Hate About You?
  4. In the 1994 movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, whose funeral does the group attend?
  5. In Practical Magic, what is Sally’s dream man’s favourite shape?
  6. What is Jake’s last name in Brooklyn Nine Nine?
  7. Rege Jean Page plays the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton – what is his character’s first name ?
  8. What is the spell in Harry Potter that makes things levitate?
  9. BD Wong voices Captain Li Shang in the animated musical Mulan, but which 70’s teen heartthrob provided the character’s singing voice?
  10. Emma Thompson thought her husband had bought her a necklace in Love Actually, but instead she received an album by which artist?


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  1. What Black Cap bowler’s best stats were famously 9/52?
  2. Who is the most capped Silver Fern?
  3. In what year did we win the Rugby World Cup with the score 8/7? (Bonus point for who it was against)
  4. What All Black got in trouble for a handbag incident in 2006?
  5. Which New Zealand cricketer was married to a former Miss Universe?
  6. In which sport did Yvette Williams represent New Zealand?
  7. What was the name of the boat that won the America’s Cup in 1995?
  8. Which sport has the position of chasers, beaters and keepers?
  9. Who is the most successful Olympian?
  10. Which former All Black founded orange juice company Charlies?


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  1. What MP told the nation to ‘spread their legs’ during a Covid-19 press conference?
  2. Name the two women who have fronted the Better Living ads
  3. The infamous Chloe was from what small town in New Zealand?
  4. This chocolate bar was voted NZ’s best in August?
  5. Jacinda Ardern’s first job was working in a …?
  6. What was New Zealand’s first capital?
  7. How many articles make up the Treaty of Waitangi?
  8. What is the slogan of Edmonds?
  9. Who is the comedian who found fame felting during 2020’s level four lockdown?
  10. According to a 2017 statistic, what is New Zealand’s favourite dress up costume?


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  1. The Babysitter’s Club books are by which author?
  2. Name the two warring families in Romeo and Juliet?
  3. The Hogwarts motto reads in English as ‘Never Tickle a Sleeping ______?’
  4. In ‘Gone Girl’ what is the name of the town and state Nick and Amy move to?
  5. ‘Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same’ is a quote from what classic?
  6. ‘Doublespeak’ is a term used in what novel?
  7. What is the name of Nancy Drew’s boyfriend?
  8. Pip is the main character in which Charles Dicken’s novel?
  9. In what century was William Shakespeare born?
  10. Tracey Beaker is a character created by which author?


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  1. What was Freddie Mercury’s real name?
  2. Who was the first ever American Idol winner?
  3. Ryan Gosling was once the legal dependent of which superstar singer’s mum?
  4. Whose Superbowl halftime show featured a dancing shark?
  5. What is the nickname of Lady Gaga’s fans?
  6. What was the name of the Kiwi music store that shut its doors in 2009?
  7. Complete the next line: ‘Jackie came, she went away…’
  8. The song ‘Proud Mary’ was first recorded by which band?
  9. Who described her breasts as ‘small and humble’ and unable to be confused with mountains?
  10. Lizzo plays what instrument?


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  1. Which South American country has won the most Miss Universe titles?
  2. The dog Mutley was a character on what 60s cartoon series?
  3. Skoda are a car brand from which country?
  4. What is the lightest of all elements?
  5. In which country did coffee originate?
  6. What two words are combined to create Spam?
  7. What common symbol’s technical name is an octothorpe?
  8. The traditional 100 folds in a chef’s hat represent what?
  9. What’s the national animal of Scotland?
  10. Who hosts The Chase?

Answers below:

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THE 90s

  1. What group sang the Macarena? Los Del Rio
  2. White Bronco
  3. Dolly Parton
  4. My Girl
  5. Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill
  6. Furby
  7. 1997
  8. True Bliss
  9. Smells like Teen Spirit
  10. Snake


  1. Rosebud
  2. Prue, Piper, Phoebe, Paige
  3. Padua
  4. Gareth
  5. Star
  6. Peralta
  7. Simon
  8. Wingardium Leviosa
  9. Donny Osmond
  10. Joni Mitchell


  1. Sir Richard Hadlee (Paddles)
  2. Laura Langman
  3. 2011 (France)
  4. Tana Umanga
  5. Martin Crowe
  6. Long Jump
  7. Black Magic
  8. Quidditch
  9. Michael Phelps
  10. Mark Ellis


  1. Chris Hipkins
  2. Wendy Meyer and Leah Panapa
  3. Wainuiomata
  4. Kit Kat Chunky
  5. Fish and Chip shop
  6. Okiato (Russell/Kororareka)
  7. Three
  8. Sure to rise
  9. Chris Parker
  10. David Bain sweater


  1. Ann M Martin
  2. Montague and Capulet
  3. Dragon
  4. North Carthage
  5. Wuthering Heights
  6. 1984
  7. Ned Nickerson
  8. Great Expectations
  9. 16th
  10. Jacqueline Wilson


  1. Farrokh Bulsara
  2. Kelly Clarkson
  3. Justin Timberlake
  4. Katy Perry
  5. Little Monsters
  6. Sounds
  7. ‘Deep in the valley I kissed her that day but’
  8. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  9. Shakira
  10. The Flute


  1. Venezuela
  2. Wacky Races
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Hydrogen
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Spiced ham
  7. Hashtag
  8. The 100 ways to cook eggs
  9. Unicorn
  10. Bradley Walsh

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