Welcome to the quiz that’s guaranteed to tickle your ‘time’ bones! We’ve journeyed through the 2010s and gathered questions that are bound to make you say, “Oh snap(chat)!” and “That’s some deep (water horizon) stuff!” Ready to Netflix and quiz? Let’s dive into a decade of delightful dilemmas!
1. Which company first reached a market capitalization of $1 trillion in 2018?
2. In 2016, which country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum known as “Brexit”?
3. Which film became the highest-grossing movie of all time (unadjusted for inflation) in 2019?
4. In 2012, which singer became the first to achieve one billion views on YouTube for their song “Gangnam Style”?
5. What astronomical event, which last occurred in 1918, spanned across the entire contiguous United States in 2017?
6. Which company bought WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014?
7. Which spacecraft performed the first successful landing on a comet in 2014?
8. Which artist released the surprise album “Lemonade” in 2016?
9. In 2010, which country hosted the first-ever FIFA World Cup on the African continent?
10. Which device, introduced by Amazon in 2014, aimed to revolutionize shopping but was discontinued in 2015 due to poor sales?
11. Which massive online game, launched in 2017, popularized the “Battle Royale” genre?
12. Which 2012 event resulted in the internet’s largest ever protest against SOPA and PIPA bills?
13. What car model, announced in 2016 by Tesla, received over 325,000 reservations within a week of its unveiling?
14. Which famous artist painted “Salvator Mundi,” which became the most expensive painting ever sold at auction in 2017?
15. Which viral challenge in 2014 raised awareness and funds for ALS research by having participants dump ice water on themselves?
16. Which cryptocurrency reached its all-time high (as of 2021) in December 2017?
17. In 2018, which country became the second in the world to legalize recreational marijuana at the national level?
18. What name was given to the event in which numerous celebrities had their personal photos leaked online in 2014?
19. Which streaming service was launched in 2015 and has since become one of the most prominent platforms for musicians?
20. Which car company admitted in 2015 to cheating on emissions tests using software, leading to a massive scandal?
21. In 2010, which volcano erupted in Iceland, causing significant disruption to air travel across Europe?
22. Which augmented reality mobile game, released in 2016, had players exploring the real world to capture virtual creatures?
23. Which revolutionary spaceflight mission, completed in 2016, landed its Falcon 9 rocket vertically after delivering its payload to orbit?
24. In 2018, who became the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress?
25. In which year during the 2010s did the US and Cuba restore diplomatic relations after a 54-year break?
26. What unique type of food establishment, which is entirely automated, was introduced in 2018 in San Francisco by Creator?
27. Which musician won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016?
28. Which technology, considered a major advancement in biomedicine, allows for the precise editing of genes within organisms? It gained popularity during the 2010s.
29. What international event, taking place in Brazil in 2016, gathered athletes from all over the world?
30. Which app, launched in 2011, introduced the concept of sending photos and messages that disappear after being viewed?
31. Which event in 2013, disclosed by Edward Snowden, revealed mass surveillance programs by US intelligence agencies?
32. In 2010, which company launched the first-ever tablet that became a massive hit and shaped the future of mobile computing?
33. Which animated film of 2013, produced by Disney, became one of the highest-grossing films and featured the song “Let It Go”?
34. Which country, in 2019, became the first Asian nation to land a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon?
35. In 2015, the discovery of which hominin species in South Africa provided new insights into human evolution?
36. Which app, introduced in 2016, revolutionized short-form video content but was eventually banned in several countries?
37. Which viral challenge of 2018 involved participants jumping out of moving cars to dance?
38. What significant event in the automotive industry took place in September 2019, marking the end of an era?
39. Which British physicist and cosmologist, author of “A Brief History of Time,” passed away in 2018?
40. In 2017, what astronomical discovery was made by researchers, indicating the existence of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star?
209. What notable spin-off series of “Breaking Bad” premiered in 2015, focusing on a criminal lawyer?
41. Which major tech company acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in 2016?
41. Which 2015 movement, originating in the U.S., sought to address systemic racism and police violence?
42. What word, gaining popularity in the 2010s, refers to an image or piece of media that spreads virally?
43. In 2018, which country hosted the Winter Olympic Games?
44. What 2014 event, dubbed “the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history,” resulted in a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?
45. Which mobile payment service, introduced by Apple in 2014, allowed users to pay using their iPhones?
46. Which environmental agreement, signed in 2015, aims to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change?
47. Who was named the “Person of the Decade” by Time Magazine for the 2010s?
48. In the 2010s, which car manufacturer championed the mass market adoption of electric vehicles with its Model S, Model X, and Model 3?
49. Which music streaming service, launched in 2006, expanded globally in the 2010s, becoming the largest of its kind?
50. Which infamous cyber-attack in 2014 targeted a major film studio, allegedly due to a satirical movie about North Korea?
51. In 2017, which powerful hurricane severely affected Texas, especially the city of Houston?
52. Which social media platform, launched in 2010, is primarily focused on photo-sharing and later added features like Stories and Reels?
53. In 2016, which album by Adele became the best-selling album, with hits like “Hello”?
54. What long-anticipated sequel to a 1999 science fiction film was announced in 2019 for a release in the 2020s?
55. Which app, launched in 2011, became a popular platform for sharing short disappearing photos and videos, especially among younger users?
56. Which global health crisis, originating in West Africa around 2014, became a major international concern?
57. Which new architectural wonder, dubbed “The Vessel,” opened in New York City in 2019?
58. Who won the men’s singles title at the Wimbledon Championships in 2019?
59. In 2010, which European country experienced a major financial crisis, resulting in an international bailout?
60. Which popular television show, based on a series of fantasy novels, concluded in 2019 after eight seasons?
61. Which payment system, introduced in 2015, lets users make payments using contactless technology on their phones and watches?
62. Which 2019 movie became the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing ‘Avatar’?
63. In 2013, Microsoft launched which new version of its flagship operating system?
64. Which British prince married Meghan Markle in 2018?
65. What massive online retailer acquired Whole Foods in 2017?
66. Which digital currency, introduced in 2009, gained significant popularity and value during the 2010s?
67. Which country voted to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum, a decision commonly referred to as what?
68. Which long-running animated series celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019?
69. Which 2010 environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is considered one of the largest marine oil spills in history?
70. In the 2010s, which tech giant was involved in a controversy over user data privacy, particularly in connection with Cambridge Analytica?
71. What popular toy, invented earlier but gaining massive popularity in the 2010s, involves spinning a device between one’s fingers?
72. Who became the first solo female rap artist to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album in 2019?
73. In 2019, a fire severely damaged which iconic Gothic cathedral located in Paris?
74. What object, first photographed in 2019, is located in the M87 galaxy and was a groundbreaking achievement for astrophysics?
75. Launched in 2015, what is the name of NASA’s mission to Pluto?
76. What dance, originating from the 2010s, involves rapid movement of the arms in a straight line with palms facing forward?
77. Which film, released in 2018, was celebrated for its predominantly Black cast and its portrayal of African culture?
78. Who was named as the successor to Steve Jobs in 2011 as the CEO of Apple?
79. In the 2010s, what became the most liked picture on Instagram, surpassing celebrities and setting a new record?
80. In which year did the Mars Rover ‘Curiosity’ successfully land on Mars?
81. Which 2010s movement, popularized on social media, sought to raise awareness about women’s experiences with sexual harassment and assault?
82. Which popular TV series, based on a book series by George R. R. Martin, aired its final season in 2019?
83. In 2019, which U.S. state passed the Human Life Protection Act, one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country?
84. What photo-sharing platform, popular with teenagers and known for its disappearing content, was launched in 2011?
85. Which country won the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia?
86. In 2013, which American intelligence contractor leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) to the press?
87. What music genre, originating from South Korea, saw a massive rise in international popularity in the 2010s, with bands like BTS leading the charge?
88. Which popular children’s movie released in 2013 featured the song “Let It Go”?
89. What massive online multiplayer game, launched in 2017, popularized the “battle royale” format and included a dance called “flossing”?
90. In 2014, which tech giant acquired the virtual reality company Oculus Rift?
91. Which British city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics?
92. What company, founded in 2008, revolutionized transportation with its rideshare platform in the 2010s?
93. Which 2016 mobile game, developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, became an instant global phenomenon?
94. Which music artist released the critically acclaimed album “Lemonade” in 2016?
95. In the 2010s, which company faced criticism and U.S. Senate hearings due to its role in disseminating fake news and its impact on political elections?
96. In 2010, which South American country became the first on the continent to legalize same-sex marriage?
97. Which internet challenge went viral in 2014 and involved dumping a bucket of iced water over one’s head to promote awareness of the disease ALS?
98. What name is given to the astronomical event in 2017, the first of its kind since 1918, where a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States?
99. Which streaming service, launched in 2007, shifted from its initial business model of DVD-by-mail to become a dominant force in original online programming in the 2010s?
100. What social media platform, known for its 140 (and later 280) character limit, played a significant role in global communication, politics, and activism throughout the 2010s?
101. Which American rapper released his critically acclaimed album “To Pimp a Butterfly” in 2015?
102. What film, directed by Guillermo del Toro and released in 2017, won the Oscar for Best Picture?
103. What technology, becoming commercially available in the 2010s, uses special headsets to place users in a simulated 3D environment?
104. What 2010s fashion trend involved wearing leggings with designs resembling galaxies, animals, and various other patterns?
105. Which e-commerce company, founded in China, held the largest initial public offering (IPO) in history in 2014?
106. Which animated film, released in 2016, tells the story of a Polynesian girl named Moana?
107. What social media platform, launched in 2016, is video-focused and allows users to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy, and talent videos of 3 to 15 seconds?
108. In 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft performed a flyby of which dwarf planet, providing the first close-up images of its surface?
109. Which singer, known for hits like “Shape of You” and “Thinking Out Loud”, was one of the best-selling music artists of the 2010s?
110. In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, making way for which Pope to succeed him?
111. What fitness trend, a high-intensity workout regimen, saw a significant rise in popularity during the 2010s?
112. What 2010s device popularized “smart assistants” and was introduced by Amazon, allowing voice commands to play music, provide information, and more?
113. Which country was rocked by a major earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011, leading to a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant?
114. Which company launched the Apple Watch in 2015?
115. What global movement, initiated by a young Swedish activist, sought to address government inaction on climate change?
116. What 2010s fashion trend, especially popular among teenagers, involved brightly colored rubber bands and allowed users to create bracelets and other items?
117. Which Marvel superhero, the king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, was introduced in a 2018 film?
118. Who was the U.S. President inaugurated in January 2017?
119. What is the name of the mission in which SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster into space in 2018?
120. What app, introduced by Niantic in 2016, became a global phenomenon by merging the virtual world with the real world, allowing users to catch creatures in various locations?
121. What digital currency, created in 2009, gained immense popularity and value in the 2010s?
122. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education?
123. What album, released by Adele in 2015, features the hit single “Hello”?
124. Which massive online community, launched in 2005, describes itself as “the front page of the internet”?
125. In 2018, which U.S. state experienced its deadliest and most destructive wildfire known as the “Camp Fire”?
126. What film, released in 2019 and directed by Todd Phillips, focused on the origin story of a famous DC Comics villain?
127. In which year during the 2010s did Prince William and Kate Middleton get married?
128. Which platform, launched in 2005, revolutionized video sharing and was later acquired by Google for US$1.65 billion in stock?
129. Who became the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre in 2015?
130. What social media platform, popular for image-sharing and photo editing with filters, was launched in 2010?
131. What name is given to the scientific endeavor to picture a black hole for the first time, which was achieved in 2019?
132. Which 2010s dance fad involved stiffly leaning back and forth with a straightened arm, often while dressed as a character from an Australian children’s show?
133. Which U.S. Presidential campaign slogan became prominent in the 2016 election?
134. Which company faced a major controversy in 2015-2016 when it was discovered they had been cheating on emissions tests for their diesel engines?
135. Which American athlete won a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam singles title in the Open Era in 2017?
136. What 2010s trend involves making videos where people whisper, make soft noises, and perform quiet tasks to help viewers relax?
137. Which film, released in 2018, was based on a Marvel comic character and set in the African nation of Wakanda?
138. In 2017, what movement began in the entertainment industry that addressed sexual harassment, assault, and inequality in the workplace?
139. Which car manufacturer released the electric Model 3 sedan in 2017?
140. In the 2010s, a popular social media challenge involved participants trying to consume a spoonful of what powdery substance without drinking any fluids?
141. Which streaming service, founded in 1997, transitioned from a DVD-by-mail service to an online streaming giant in the 2010s?
142. What challenge went viral in 2014 to promote awareness of the disease ALS, involving participants dumping a bucket of ice-cold water over themselves?
143. In which year during the 2010s did Britain vote to leave the European Union in a referendum commonly known as Brexit?
144. Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2016 for his role in “The Revenant” after multiple nominations throughout his career?
145. What social media platform, launched in 2013, is known for its disappearing messages and stories format?
146. Which major music artist released the album “Lemonade” in 2016 with a surprise visual accompaniment?
147. The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics saw which Jamaican sprinter win three gold medals, making him a nine-time Olympic gold medalist?
148. What app-driven service, launched in 2009, revolutionized the taxi and ride-sharing industry, prompting global discussions about its business model?
149. Which Disney movie, released in 2013, features the song “Let It Go”?
150. What online multiplayer game, launched in 2017, popularized the battle royale genre and included dances like “Floss” and “Orange Justice”?
151. Which country hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics?
152. What is the name of Elon Musk’s company that focuses on tunnel construction and infrastructure?
153. What TV series, based on a series of fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, concluded in 2019 after eight seasons?
154. Which major social media platform faced scrutiny in the 2010s for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
155. What music festival, intended as a luxurious experience on a secluded island, turned disastrous in 2017, leading to multiple lawsuits?
156. What worldwide movement started in 2006 but gained significant momentum in 2017, addressing sexual harassment and assault?
157. Which infectious disease caused a major epidemic in West Africa between 2014 and 2016?
158. What term is used to describe a situation where public opinions and beliefs are shaped by fake news or false information spread via traditional news or social media?
159. In 2019, a photo of what specific food item became the most liked photo on Instagram, surpassing Kylie Jenner’s birth announcement?
160. Which company, specializing in electric vehicles, was founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning and later became associated with Elon Musk?
161. Which animated film, released in 2010, introduced us to characters like Gru and the Minions?
162. In 2012, Felix Baumgartner made a freefall jump from the edge of space, breaking the sound barrier. Which energy drink sponsored this event?
163. Which social networking service, launched in 2010, focuses exclusively on short, looping video clips?
164. The Curiosity rover successfully landed on which planet in 2012?
165. Which app, launched in 2010, lets users capture and share photos with various artistic filters and later introduced video sharing?
166. Who was re-elected as the President of the United States in 2012?
167. What film, released in 2012 and based on a novel by Suzanne Collins, features a dystopian society where children participate in televised death matches?
168. Which company, founded in 2010, allows individuals to rent out their properties or spare rooms to guests, thereby revolutionizing the lodging industry?
169. What dance and song, by South Korean musician Psy, went viral in 2012 and became the most-viewed video on YouTube at the time?
170. In 2011, which Middle Eastern country experienced a civil war that led to a significant refugee crisis and international intervention?
171. Which messaging app, launched in 2011, became immensely popular for its end-to-end encryption feature?
172. The 2013 Boston Marathon was marred by what tragic event?
173. What 2014 film, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and features a diverse team that includes a talking raccoon and tree?
174. Which major tech company acquired WhatsApp in 2014 for approximately $19 billion?
175. In 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral to raise awareness and funds for which disease?
176. The 2014 FIFA World Cup was held in which country?
177. Which 2013 animated film features a song titled “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”?
178. Edward Snowden, in 2013, leaked classified information from which US agency?
179. Which platform, launched in 2007, rose to prominence in the early 2010s and is known for its 140-character messages?
180. Which American TV show, airing its first episode in 2010, follows the lives of walkers and survivors in a post-apocalyptic world?
181. What mobile game, launched in 2016, became a global phenomenon by allowing players to catch virtual creatures in real-world locations?
182. Which rapper released the critically acclaimed album “To Pimp a Butterfly” in 2015?
183. In 2017, women in which conservative Middle Eastern country were granted the right to drive?
184. Which country hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
185. What is the name of the movement started in 2018 by high school students advocating for stricter gun control laws in the US following a tragic shooting in their school?
186. In 2016, which artist won the Nobel Prize in Literature for creating “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”?
187. What blockbuster Marvel movie released in 2018 is centered around the fictional African nation of Wakanda?
188. In 2019, the Notre-Dame cathedral suffered a major fire. In which city is this cathedral located?
189. Which female artist headlined the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, jumping off the stadium roof in her performance?
190. In 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, highlighting the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment. Who originally started this movement back in 2006?
191. Which company became the first US company to hit a $1 trillion market cap in 2018?
192. In 2017, what hurricane hit Puerto Rico, becoming one of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record?
193. Which movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2017, but was mistakenly announced as “La La Land” initially?
194. In 2019, a climate activist from Sweden delivered a powerful speech at the UN Climate Action Summit, calling out world leaders. What’s her name?
195. What is the name of the British royal baby born in 2013, the first child of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge?
196. Which 2019 movie, directed by Bong Joon-ho, became the first non-English language film to win the Best Picture Oscar?
197. In 2015, the United Nations introduced a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. What are these goals called?
198. In 2016, which British Prime Minister announced his resignation following the results of the Brexit referendum?
199. Which 2016 mobile game popularized the concept of augmented reality gaming by superimposing virtual creatures onto the physical world using a smartphone’s camera?
200. In 2018, who became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music with his album “DAMN.”?
201. Which spacecraft, launched in 2011 by NASA, was sent to study the largest planet in our solar system?
202. In 2016, who became the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the atomic bombings of World War II?
203. What is the name of the 2010 environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which is considered the largest marine oil spill in history?
204. In 2013, which former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor leaked classified information to journalists?
205. Which music streaming service, founded in Sweden, was launched in the U.S. in 2011 and has since become one of the world’s largest music streaming platforms?
206. Which country hosted the Winter Olympics in 2018?
207. What catastrophic event struck the Philippines in 2013, becoming one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded?
208. Released in 2015, which science fiction movie is the seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series?
209. In 2011, what movement started in New York City’s Zuccotti Park to protest against income inequality and corporate influence in politics?
210. In 2019, which country’s cathedral, a historic symbol of Christianity with an iconic spire, was severely damaged by fire?
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