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You think you got the 2012 MTV Video Music Award nominees for this year’s Best Video With A Message on lockdown? Aight, let’s test that pro-social swag — take our quiz on the category that cares!
It’s a badass bunch of worthy contenders – Rise Against (back for round 2!), Kelly Clarkson, Gym Class Heroes featuring Ryan Tedder, K’NAAN featuring Nelly Furtado, Demi Lovato and Lil Wayne – and each of their videos is packed with meaning and social commentary. These artists really want y’all to pay attention to their musical and visual call to arms. Watch closely, get inspired to take action, and then check yo’ knowledge below!
1. What’s inside the glass box that breaks?
A. Red heart
B. Blue heart
C. Black heart
2. Where is Olympic gymnast John Orozco, the star of this video, from?
C. Staten Island
3. What does the first street sign in Kelly’s video say?
A. Rough Road Ahead
C. Bumps in Road
4. What does Mary write on the restaurant window?
5. What is the name of the strip club where the daughter works in her “first” life?
A. Crazy Horse
B. Fun House
C. Jet Strip
How many Americans live in poverty?
A. 36 million
B. 46 million
C. 56 million
Answers: 1. A 2. B 3. A 4. B 5. C 6. B
How’d you do? Good? Good. Make sure you vote for your fave — voting for the VMAs ends Friday at 6 pm ET! Tune in to the big show on Thursday, September 6 at 8/7c LIVE on MTV!