Quiz: 2010 Pop Culture News
Spain beat Netherlands 1-0 in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The crowd cheered and blew a loud, monotone plastic horn to show their support. What is the name of this traditional—and much derided—instrument?
Which eccentric singer shocked audiences when she appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards wearing a dress made entirely out of raw meat?
This cable news host and political commentator was suspended in November of 2010 for donating money to three Democratic congressional candidates, defying a network policy requiring employees to gain the permission of the news network before making political contributions. After thousands of viewers signed a petition requesting he be reinstated, he returned to the air less than a week later.
This actor and star of classic films such as Some Like it Hot and Sparticus died of heart failure at the age of 85 in September 2010:
Prince William proposed to his long-time girlfriend while the couple was traveling in Kenya in the fall of 2010. What is the name of the British beauty and future princess?
Which politian's daughter and dancing novice made headlines by reaching the finale of Dancing With The Stars, allegedly with the support of the Tea Party?
What hip-hop musician and native Haitian announced he would be running for presidency in his home country, only to be disqualified by election officials in Haiti, due to residency requirements?
What Academy-Award winning actor and movie producer announced in 2010 that he has throat cancer?
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith's 10-year-old daughter Willow Smith topped the charts in 2010 with her single, "Whip My Hair." What late-night talk show host, posing as Neil Diamond and harmonizing with Bruce Springsteen, spoofed the song by singing a slow ballad version of the tune?
Which famed Hollywood publicist was brutally murdered while driving home from a movie premier in Beverly Hills?
What 88-year-old actress, who until recently was best known for her role in the classic sitcom The Golden Girls, became the oldest person ever to host Saturday Night Live?
This director of K-19: The Widowmaker and Point Break became the first female winner of the Best Director Academy Award in 2010, for her critically acclaimed film The Hurt Locker: