Are You A Meme Lord?

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Introduction

Internet memes have become a staple of our online world, flooding our newsfeeds with hilarious captioned images. Internet memes first emerged in the 1990s and have exponentially grown in popularity since. They are a fun way to engage with others and have a good, quick laugh. Classics like the Hamster Dance, all-time favorites like Grumpy Cat, and newcomers like Kylo Ren's pants are all viral memes that have helped make this phenomenon a fun part of Internet culture. Businesses have even hopped on board the meme-train in their efforts to reach younger consumers; companies ranging from Nickelodeon to even Gucci have all dropped some fire (really good) memes in their marketing campaigns.

2016 was a particularly fruitful year for memes, with a nationwide spike in their usage. Many were reaction memes, or responses to events. Leonardo DiCaprio winning his first Academy Award, for example, resulted in a flood of memes on the subject. Others don't originate from any particular event. SpongeBob SquarePants, for instance, has become a popular source for new memes in the past few years, giving us some hilarious ones like Blurred Mr. Krabs, SpongeGar, and Surprised Patrick. Some memes even poke fun at historical events or political figures, with those like the Founding Fathers becoming subjects of many memes.

Can you tell apart Nyan Cat from Grumpy Cat? Have you consistently followed SpongeBob memes the past few years? Do you even quiz, bro? This quiz contains 35 questions. Some will test knowledge of basic meme terms, while others will see if you know specifics about popular memes. Click "Let's Play!" to find out if you are a real Meme Lord!

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Description

Internet memes have become a staple of our online world, flooding our newsfeeds with hilarious captioned images. Internet memes first emerged in the 1990s and have exponentially grown in popularity since. They are a fun way to engage with others and have a good, quick laugh. Classics like the Hamster Dance, all-time favorites like Grumpy Cat, and newcomers like Kylo Ren's pants are all viral memes that have helped make this phenomenon a fun part of Internet culture. Businesses have even hopped on board the meme-train in their efforts to reach younger consumers; companies ranging from Nickelodeon to even Gucci have all dropped some fire (really good) memes in their marketing campaigns.

2016 was a particularly fruitful year for memes, with a nationwide spike in their usage. Many were reaction memes, or responses to events. Leonardo DiCaprio winning his first Academy Award, for example, resulted in a flood of memes on the subject. Others don't originate from any particular event. SpongeBob SquarePants, for instance, has become a popular source for new memes in the past few years, giving us some hilarious ones like Blurred Mr. Krabs, SpongeGar, and Surprised Patrick. Some memes even poke fun at historical events or political figures, with those like the Founding Fathers becoming subjects of many memes.

Can you tell apart Nyan Cat from Grumpy Cat? Have you consistently followed SpongeBob memes the past few years? Do you even quiz, bro? This quiz contains 35 questions. Some will test knowledge of basic meme terms, while others will see if you know specifics about popular memes. Click "Let's Play!" to find out if you are a real Meme Lord!

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Can you answer correctly all of these meme-related questions?


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Let's Play!

1. Which beloved green Muppet is the subject of this meme?


1. Which beloved green Muppet is the subject of this meme?

1. Miss Piggy

2. Kermit the Frog

3. Fozzie Bear

4. Gonzo

The correct answer is Kermit the Frog. Evil Kermit became a popular quiz that features two Kermits facing each other. The "evil" Kermit usually provides bad advice to the other Kermit.



2. Fill in the blank: What is this dog saying?


2. Fill in the blank: What is this dog saying?

1. "Is this a pigeon?"

2. "It's over, Anakin. I have the high ground."

3. "YEET!"

4. "This is fine."

The correct answer is, "This is fine." The whole comic, "On Fire," was posted in 2013. It became popular in mainstream social media after the 2016 election. (Image: KC Green)



3. This meme is a screenshot from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Which actor does it show?


3. This meme is a screenshot from <em>Bill and Ted. Which actor does it show?' src='https://res.cloudinary.com/nd2agroup/image/upload/c_scale,h_415,q_60/v1527264009/Meme/aff_gwvkub.jpg'>

1. Keanue Reeves

2. Johnny Depp

3. Ian McShane

4. John Wick

The correct answer is Keanue Reeves. This 1989 film helped popularize Reeves as an actor. Now, it has immortalized him as an Internet sensation.



4. This meme shows the clenched hand of which character?


4. This meme shows the clenched hand of which character?

1. Kylo Ren

2. Arthur Read

3. Patrick Star

4. SpongeBob SquarePants

The correct answer is Arthur Read, the titular character of the animated series Arthur and now the meme Arthur's Fist.



5. Which former U.S. Vice President became a popular meme after Donald Trump's election?


5. Which former U.S. Vice President became a popular meme after Donald Trump

1. Mike Pence

2. Joe Biden

3. Dick Cheney

4. Al Gore

The correct answer is Joe Biden. Biden is aware of these memes and even has favorites!



6. Who became the subject of many memes after he won an Oscar for Best Actor at the 2016 Academy Awards?


6. Who became the subject of many memes after he won an Oscar for Best Actor at the 2016 Academy Awards?

1. Matt Damon

2. Leonardo DiCaprio

3. Mark Rylance

4. Bryan Cranston

The correct answer is Leonardo DiCaprio. The Internet felt that DiCaprio was unfairly denied an Oscar for many years, prompting many memes on the subject.



7. Who is the owner of the Krusty Krab (from the show SpongeBob SquarePants)?


7. Who is the owner of the Krusty Krab (from the show <em>SpongeBob SquarePants</em>)?

1. Mr. Krabs

2. SpongeBob SquarePants

3. Larry the Lobster

4. Patrick Star

The correct answer is Mr. Krabs, the crustaceous cheapskate who became the subject of many, many memes.



8. The Internet exploded in 2015 when people couldn't figure out which colors this dress was. Time to settle this once and for all: What color is #thedress in real-life?


8. The Internet exploded in 2015 when people couldn

1. #blackandblue

2. #goldandwhite

It's. . . black and blue. Sorry, but the official retailer, Roman Originals, confirmed this.



9. What is the actual name of the cat featured in Grumpy Cat memes?


9. What is the actual name of the cat featured in Grumpy Cat memes?

1. Peaches

2. Lily

3. Delilah

4. Tardar Sauce

The correct answer is Tardar Sauce. She is an American cat born in 2012.



10. Fill in the blank: What does this meme usually say?


10. Fill in the blank: What does this meme usually say?

1. "YEET!"

2. "It's free real estate."

3. "This is fine."

4. "Is this a pigeon?"

The correct answer is, "It's free real estate." It's a clip from the sketch comedy Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. (Image: Tim&Eric)



11. Which Christmas game has become a popular Internet meme?


11. Which Christmas game has become a popular Internet meme?

1. Pass the Trash

2. Secret Santa

3. Charades

4. Elf on the Shelf

The correct answer is Elf on the Shelf, which often uses the format "You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for (blank) on the (blank)," with the new additions rhyming.



12. Which British master chef has become a meme for his fiery temper?


12. Which British master chef has become a meme for his fiery temper?

1. Bobby Flay

2. Gordon Ramsay

3. Rachael Ray

4. Anthony Bourdain

The correct answer is Gordon Ramsay. Gordon Ramsay memes often feature selected shots from various shows, such as Hell's Kitchen, in which Ramsay appears to be yelling at other cooks.



13. I Have the High Ground is a meme based on the climactic scene of which Star Wars film?


13. I Have the High Ground is a meme based on the climactic scene of which Star Wars film?

1. Revenge of the Sith

2. Attack of the Clones

3. The Force Awakens

4. A New Hope

The correct answer is Revenge of the Sith. In this scene, Obi-Wan Kenobi tells his former apprentice, "It's over Anakin. I have the high ground!"



14. Surprised Patrick features a character from which of the following series?


14. Surprised Patrick features a character from which of the following series?

1. SpongeBob SquarePants

2. Futurama

3. Arthur

4. The Simpsons

The correct answer is SpongeBob SquarePants. The popular image of Patrick is actually from the first SpongeBob SquarePants movie, not the television show.



15. Which show is the popular "Is this a pigeon?" meme from?


15. Which show is the popular "Is this a pigeon?" meme from?

1. Speed Racer

2. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

3. The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird

4. Fist of the North Star

The correct answer is The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird. It is a Japanese anime from 1991.



16. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a manga and anime series that has become popularized in memes for which of the following reasons?


16. JoJo

1. Flying

2. Running

3. Posing

4. Swimming

JoJo characters are known for posing in ridiculous manners. The manga was first released in 1987.



17. To Be Continued vines and memes are a series of cliffhangers cut short by an arrow bearing the phrase "To Be Continued." The arrow comes from which show?


17. To Be Continued vines and memes are a series of cliffhangers cut short by an arrow bearing the phrase "To Be Continued." The arrow comes from which show?

1. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

2. SpongeBob SquarePants

3. Hell's Kitchen

4. The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird

The correct answer is JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, a show that is the subject of many, many Internet memes. The first two seasons of the show feature the "To Be Continued" tagline, accompanied by the beginning of "Roundabout" by Yes.



18. Which Founding Father became a meme called The Adventures of (his name)?


18. Which Founding Father became a meme called The Adventures of (his name)?

1. Alexander Hamilton

2. George Washington

3. Thomas Jefferson

4. Benjamin Franklin

The correct answer is George Washington. The meme takes classical paintings of the president and adds text that creates hilarious scenerios for this Founding Father.



19. Which character from the new Star Wars trilogy became a meme for tri-blade lightsaber (which the Internet has hilariously morphed into other objects)?


19. Which character from the new Star Wars trilogy became a meme for tri-blade lightsaber (which the Internet has hilariously morphed into other objects)?

1. Rey

2. Poe Dameron

3. Finn

4. Kylo Ren/Ben Solo

The correct answer is Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, who first showed his unique lightsaber in a trailer for The Force Awakens. The Internet loves Kylo Ren, featuring him in memes that also poke fun at his angsty behavior and high-waisted pants.



20. Which gorilla became a meme after his death in 2016?


20. Which gorilla became a meme after his death in 2016?

1. King Kong

2. Harambe

3. Donkey Kong

4. Koko

The correct answer is Harmambe. He was a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla who lived at the Cincinnati Zoo.



21. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were often featured in a meme known as Bernie or Hillary?, also called what?


21. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were often featured in a meme known as Bernie or Hillary?, also called what?

1. Who to Vote For

2. Know Your Candidate

3. Democrat vs Democrat

4. Voting Central

Know Your Candidate is the correct answer. It jokingly compares the candidates' opposing stances on fake issues like movies.



22. This man is known for his conspiracy theories on what?


22. This man is known for his conspiracy theories on what?

1. Chemtrails

2. Late night WalMart shifts

3. Aliens

4. Dinosaurs

The correct answer is aliens. The Ancient Aliens guy, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, is totally cool with being a meme. He also revealed on Reddit that his hair is definitely styled. (Image: History.com)



23. Which meme typically features a confused-looking Shibu Inu with broken words and phrases in Comic Sans font?


23. Which meme typically features a confused-looking Shibu Inu with broken words and phrases in Comic Sans font?

1. Doge

2. Pupper

3. Doggo

4. Dang Heckin' Dog

Doge. Very correct answer. Much quiz. Wow.



24. Which Stephen King classic became a viral meme in 2017?


24. Which Stephen King classic became a viral meme in 2017?

1. Cujo

2. Carrie

3. Pet Sematary

4. IT

The correct answer is IT. The original miniseries was released in 1990, based on King's 1986 novel of the same name. A remake was released in 2017, making it the subject of many memes.



25. Which fictional character, from a horror movie of the same name, became a meme and LGBT+ icon?


25. Which fictional character, from a horror movie of the same name, became a meme and LGBT+ icon?

1. Babadook

2. Jaws

3. Cujo

4. Frankenstein

The Babadook is the correct answer. Originally the monster from the 2014 film of the same name, it later became known to meme-lovers as an LGBT+ icon.



26. Which Academy Award-winning actress has become a meme for yelling during the Oscars?


26. Which Academy Award-winning actress has become a meme for yelling during the Oscars?

1. Meryl Streep

2. Anne Hathaway

3. Jodie Foster

4. Jennifer Lawrence

The correct answer is Meryl Streep. Streep has won a total of 3 Academy Awards out of a record 21 nominations.



27. Who became the subject of many memes for interrupting Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards?


27. Who became the subject of many memes for interrupting Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards?

1. Ne-Yo

2. Jay-Z

3. Kanye West

4. Eminem

The correct answer is Kanye West. This action is the inspiration for the "I'mma let you finish" meme.



28. "Yanny vs Laurel" is a short audio clip that has left listeners divided over whether the voice in it says "Yanny" or "Laurel." Which does the voice actually say?


28. "Yanny vs Laurel" is a short audio clip that has left listeners divided over whether the voice in it says "Yanny" or "Laurel." Which does the voice actually say?

1. Yanny

2. Laurel

3. Both

4. Neither

It technically says both. Yanny is in a higher pitch and Laurel a lower one.



29. Minions quickly became a meme after the release of Despicable Me. Recently, their boss has become a meme, too. What is his name?


29. Minions quickly became a meme after the release of Despicable Me. Recently, their boss has become a meme, too. What is his name?

1. Lou

2. Stu

3. Groot

4. Gru

The correct answer is Gru, popularized in Gru's Plan memes, which mock poor planning or ideas.



30. "Here's Johnny!" has been parodied and referenced in pop culture for decades, most recently in Internet memes. What movie is this scene from?


30. "Here

1. The Shining

2. John Wick

3. Cujo

4. IT

The Shining is the correct answer, released in 1962 and based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.



31. In 2007, a viral video showed a prairie dog giving the camera a dramatic look. What is the name of this 5-second clip/meme?


31. In 2007, a viral video showed a prairie dog giving the camera a dramatic look. What is the name of this 5-second clip/meme?

1. Overly Sensitive Squirrel

2. Dramatic Chipmunk

3. Feelings Ferret

4. Hamster Dance

Sometimes known as Dramatic Prairie Dog, the correct answer is Dramatic Chipmunk (because the Internet is concerned with other things besides correctly classifying mechanical animals in viral videos).



32. Of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" fame, who has become an Internet meme for his love of food?


32. Of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" fame, who has become an Internet meme for his love of food?

1. Anthony Bourdain

2. Guy Fieri

3. Gordon Ramsay

4. Bobby Flay

The correct answer is Guy Fieri, who has taken us not only to Flavortown, but also to Meme Central.



33. Roll Safe is a meme that's based on a screenshot from the series Hood Documentary. What is the name of the actor shown in this iconic shot?


33. Roll Safe is a meme that

1. Ryan Calais Cameron

2. Stephen Evans

3. Kayode Ewumi

4. Kiell Smith-Bynoe

The correct answer is Kayode Ewumi. This meme often gives hilariously bad advice.



34. In SpongeBob SquarePants, the Krusty Krab has a longtime restaurant rival. What is the name of this restaurant?


34. In <em>SpongeBob SquarePants</em>, the Krusty Krab has a longtime restaurant rival. What is the name of this restaurant?

1. Chum Bucket

2. Kick the Bucket

3. Plankton's Palace

4. Just a Bucket

The correct answer is Chum Bucket. The KrustyKrab v Chum Bucket meme is just one of the many, many memes to come out of this show. Bikini Bottom is filled with meme lords, apparently.



35. Who coined the word "meme"?


35. Who coined the word "meme"?

1. Mike Godwin

2. George Carlin

3. Stephen Colbert

4. Richard Dawkins

Believe it or not, Richard Dawkins is credited with coining the term! The word has since evolved from its original meaning of an "idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture" that evolves through random change.




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