General Events Test For Students!

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Are you looking for a way to get your memory juices flowing before you start your long day? Take this 'General Events Test For Students'. It is essential to know all the things that happen around us so that we don’t get caught with surprise changes. Just how informed are you when it comes to current events in countries around the world? Why don’t you take this quiz and have some fun while you get informed? All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1. What country began experiencing a significant volcanic eruption in 2010?

    • A.

      Greenland

    • B.

      Poland

    • C.

      Iceland

    • D.

      Hawaii

    Correct Answer
    C. Iceland
    Explanation
    In 2010, Iceland began experiencing a significant volcanic eruption. This eruption, known as the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, started on March 20th and lasted for several months. It resulted in the closure of airspace over Europe due to the large amount of volcanic ash that was released into the atmosphere. The eruption had significant impacts on air travel, causing widespread disruption and cancellations of flights. Therefore, Iceland is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 2. 

    What international industry started feeling a major financial and logistical impact as a result of the volcano?

    • A.

      Hotels

    • B.

      Airlines

    • C.

      NATO

    • D.

      Fast food

    Correct Answer
    B. Airlines
    Explanation
    The correct answer is airlines. This is because the volcano caused a major disruption in air travel due to the ash cloud it produced. The ash cloud posed a significant risk to aircraft engines, leading to the cancellation and delay of numerous flights. As a result, airlines faced financial losses and logistical challenges in managing their operations.

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  • 3. 

    Two professional sports are now into their end-of-the-season playoffs. Name one of them.

    • A.

      Basketball

    • B.

      Football

    • C.

      Swimming

    • D.

      Track

    Correct Answer
    A. Basketball
    Explanation
    Basketball is one of the professional sports that has end-of-the-season playoffs.

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  • 4. 

    Which is the other

    • A.

      Bowling

    • B.

      Ice hockey

    • C.

      Golf

    • D.

      Baseball

    Correct Answer
    B. Ice hockey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ice hockey because it is the only option that is a sport played on ice. Bowling, golf, and baseball are all played on different surfaces (a bowling alley, a golf course, and a baseball field, respectively), while ice hockey is specifically played on ice.

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  • 5. 

    What kind of videos are no longer illegal to sell after the Supreme Court struck down a lower court’s ban on them?

    • A.

      Bootleg videos

    • B.

      Police evidence

    • C.

      Dogfight/acts of animal cruelty

    • D.

      Copys of copyrighted work

    Correct Answer
    C. Dogfight/acts of animal cruelty
    Explanation
    After the Supreme Court struck down a lower court's ban on them, dogfight/acts of animal cruelty videos are no longer illegal to sell. This means that individuals can now legally sell videos depicting dogfighting or acts of animal cruelty, which were previously prohibited.

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  • 6. 

    What was investment banking firm in the news, both because of its lawsuit with the Securities and Exchange Commission and with the announcement of its profits?

    • A.

      JP Morgan Chase

    • B.

      Washington Mutual

    • C.

      Benny Madoff

    • D.

      Goldman Sachs

    Correct Answer
    D. Goldman Sachs
    Explanation
    Goldman Sachs was in the news due to its lawsuit with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the announcement of its profits. This suggests that the investment banking firm faced legal issues and also achieved significant financial success during that period.

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  • 7. 

    What baseball team has been in the news because its president was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      Colorado Rockies

    • C.

      Baltimore Orioles

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    B. Colorado Rockies
    Explanation
    The Colorado Rockies have been in the news because their president was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room.

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  • 8. 

    What does one in three teens do at least 100 times a day, according to a new study?

    • A.

      Sends text messages

    • B.

      Says "whatever"

    • C.

      Says "LOL"

    • D.

      Plays a game

    Correct Answer
    A. Sends text messages
    Explanation
    According to a new study, one in three teens send text messages at least 100 times a day.

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  • 9. 

    What ingredient does the FDA now say must be decreased in food and beverages?

    • A.

      Salt

    • B.

      Sugar

    • C.

      Phosphoric acid

    • D.

      Caffeine

    Correct Answer
    A. Salt
    Explanation
    The FDA now says that salt must be decreased in food and beverages. This is because excessive salt consumption has been linked to various health issues, such as high blood pressure and heart disease. By reducing salt intake, individuals can lower their risk of developing these conditions. Therefore, the FDA advises food and beverage manufacturers to decrease the amount of salt in their products to promote healthier eating habits and improve public health.

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  • 10. 

    What word form did the Associated Press Stylebook change that caused a lot of comment from journalists?

    • A.

      The web site became website.

    • B.

      The website became Web site.

    • C.

      A lot became alot

    • D.

      Alot became A lot

    Correct Answer
    A. The web site became website.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The web site became website." The Associated Press Stylebook changed the word form from "web site" to "website." This change caused a lot of comment from journalists because it reflects the evolving usage and acceptance of the term "website" as a single word, rather than two separate words. The change aligns with the trend of language simplification and the preference for shorter, more concise language in digital communication.

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