Welcome to the “I Want My Trivia TV!” quiz! It’s time to channel your inner VJ, so don’t change that dial. You’ve got to be sharp as a needle on a record player to spin this quiz right. It’s a Total Request for your knowledge. Be ready to rock and roll! Let’s see if you can MTV (Master This Victory)! So come on down to our Unplugged challenge and let’s see if you’re ready to be the King (or Queen) of Pop-Culture!
1. What year was MTV first launched?
2. What was the first music video played on MTV?
3. Which show, launched in 1992, is considered MTV’s first reality TV show?
4. What is the name of the astronaut statuette given out at the MTV Video Music Awards?
5. Who was the first woman to win the MTV Video Vanguard Award?
6. What popular animated series premiered on MTV in 1993?
7. Which reality show, featuring affluent teenagers, did MTV debut in 2004?
8. What was the name of the MTV news segment that gave 10-second news updates?
9. Which singer holds the record for the most MTV VMAs won in a single year?
10. What was the name of MTV’s daily pop-up video countdown show?
11. Which MTV show popularized the phrase “Yeah, buddy!”?
12. What famous personality was the first to host an episode of MTV’s Cribs?
13. Which animated MTV series featured a law firm specializing in cases involving superheroes?
14. What was the name of the artist who painted the original MTV logo?
15. What was the name of the music trivia game show that aired on MTV in the 1990s?
16. Which band holds the record for the most moonman trophies won in the history of MTV VMAs?
17. What year did MTV Unplugged, a show featuring musicians performing acoustic versions of their songs, first air?
18. Who was the first video jockey (VJ) on MTV?
19. What was the first non-music video show on MTV?
20. What was the name of the host of MTV’s Headbangers Ball?
21. Which controversial MTV show was initially cancelled after just one season due to protests?
22. What MTV show, hosted by Nev Schulman, helps people who have been in online relationships meet in real life?
23. Which celebrity had their wedding broadcasted on MTV?
24. Who won the first-ever MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year?
25. What was the first animated series to air on MTV?
26. Which famous artist’s music video was banned by MTV for being too explicit in 1990?
27. What is the longest running live series on MTV, which first premiered in 1986?
28. What was the title of the documentary series that featured celebrities showing off their homes?
29. Which popular game show hosted by Ken Ober aired on MTV from 1987 to 1990?
30. Which band’s music video was the first to be aired on MTV?
31. Which MTV reality show created a spin-off series titled ‘Snooki & JWoww’?
32. Who is the current president of MTV as of 2023?
33. What was the name of the MTV awards show that honored the best in movie performances?
34. What show on MTV was known for its claymation-style celebrity death matches?
35. Which MTV program showcased hip-hop and R&B music videos?
36. Who was the first female artist to win the MTV Video Vanguard Award?
37. In what year did MTV launch its high definition simulcast network, MTV HD?
38. What is the name of the prank show on MTV hosted by Ashton Kutcher?
39. What music video holds the record for the most VMA nominations in a single year?
40. Which reality show on MTV featured a group of women competing for the love of Bret Michaels, the lead singer of Poison?
41. What was the first non-music program aired on MTV?
42. Who was the host of the MTV show ‘Total Request Live’ for most of its run?
43. Which rapper starred in the MTV reality show ‘Rob & Big’?
44. What year did MTV start its ‘Rock the Vote’ campaign?
45. What is the longest-running live series on MTV, featuring performances by popular musicians in an unplugged format?
That’s a wrap! Whether you’re Headbangers Balling or feeling a little Punk’d, we hope you enjoyed this crazy ride down MTV memory lane! Don’t hit the remote just yet – there’s plenty more where that came from. Jump into Trivia Bliss’s other quizzes and keep the knowledge party going. Remember, in the words of the Buggles, “Trivia killed the radio star!” (Well, not really, but it’s a lot of fun!). Stay tuned!