From Bridesmaids to Beiber: Are you a 2011 pop culture whiz?
by Staff
Believe it or not, more things happened in 2011 pop culture beyond a royal wedding, a reality wedding and the YouTube song "Friday." Test your knowledge of the notable pops in 2011 culture with this quiz.

True or false: The British government footed the bill for Prince William and Catherine Middleton's royal wedding?

  • true
  • false

What 2011 film became the top-grossing female-centric comedy of all time?

  • Bridesmaids
  • Bad Teacher
  • What's Your Number?

Who won the 2011 "Album of the Year" Grammy Award?

  • Lady Gaga
  • Arcade Fire
  • Lady Antebellum

Who took home a surprise "Best Lead Actress in a Comedy" Emmy Award in 2011?

  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Amy Poehler
  • Edie Falco

What famous figure sent out his first tweet in June 2011?

  • President Barack Obama
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Pope Benedict XVI

In January 2011, people were shocked to learn about what change to the zodiac calendar?

  • the removal of the sign Capricorn
  • the addition of a 13th sign, Ophiuchus
  • Astronomers disproved astrology.

What reality star became a published author in 2011?

  • Bethenny Frankel
  • Heidi Montag
  • Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

The food pyramid was replaced by what nutritional guideline graphic in 2011?

  • My Plate
  • Food Sphere
  • Nutri-Guide

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas confessed to being what in an essay for The New York Times Magazine?

  • a transgendered male
  • a heroin addict
  • an undocumented immigrant

What landmark decision went into effect in the U.S. military in September 2011?

  • repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
  • closing of Guantanamo Bay detention camp
  • final troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

What bank capitulated to customer demands in 2011 to drop plans for a $5 debit card fee?

  • Wells Fargo
  • Bank of America
  • Citibank

Fans of what pop star were enraged that the Grammy's awarded "Best New Artist" to Esperanza Spalding?

  • Lady Gaga
  • Katy Perry
  • Justin Bieber

People waited for hours outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see an exhibit of what fashion designer's work?

  • Coco Chanel
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Marc Jacobs

Who got a pie thrown in his face during a Parliamentary hearing regarding News of the World phone hacking?

  • Rebekah Brooks
  • James Murdoch
  • Rupert Murdoch

Who conducted Gabrielle Giffords' first post-recovery interview?

  • Diane Sawyer
  • Barbara Walters
  • Anderson Cooper

The Arab Spring democratic movement began in what country?

  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia

Occupy Wall Street was inspired by protests in what country?

  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Tunisia

Which rock 'n' roll band announced its breakup in 2011?

  • REM
  • Spoon
  • Pavement

What was the unlikely runaway hit of Broadway in 2011?

  • "The Producers"
  • "Book of Mormon"
  • "Once"

What was supposed to happen on May 21, 2011?

  • Carmaggedon in Los Angeles
  • the launch of Google+
  • the Biblical apocalypse