Test Your Global Awareness: World News 2017 Quiz

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Do you remember what all happened in the world during the year 2017? To test your memory, you can take this world news 2017 quiz. Many significant events and incidents occurred during the year 2017. If you keep yourself updated with all kinds of news and information about the world, you can test your memory here. In this quiz, you will find questions about the news of the world. With all the correct answers, you can get a perfect score. Also, share the quiz with other friends interested in testing their memory and knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Walt Disney Company ended its ban on what press organization at its press screenings?

    • A.

      The Blade

    • B.

      The New York Times

    • C.

      The Los Angeles Times

    • D.

      The Southerner

    Correct Answer
    C. The Los Angeles Times
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Los Angeles Times. The Walt Disney Company had previously banned The Los Angeles Times from attending its press screenings due to a negative article they published. However, they later lifted the ban after receiving backlash from other press organizations and critics who accused Disney of suppressing freedom of the press.

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  • 2. 

    What branch of the United States Armed Forces failed to relay key information about the Texas church shooting gunman to his court-martial?

    • A.

      The Air Force

    • B.

      The Marines

    • C.

      The Army

    • D.

      The Navy

    Correct Answer
    A. The Air Force
    Explanation
    The Air Force failed to relay key information about the Texas church shooting gunman to his court-martial.

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  • 3. 

    Forty-eight individuals were arrested as part of what is being labeled a power grab by

    • A.

      King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, King of Thailand

    • B.

      Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

    • C.

      Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai

    • D.

      Premier Li Keqiang of the People’s Republic of China

    Correct Answer
    B. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. The question states that forty-eight individuals were arrested as part of a power grab. Among the given options, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is known for his controversial actions, including the arrest of several prominent individuals in Saudi Arabia in 2017 as part of an anti-corruption campaign, which was seen by some as a power consolidation move. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that he is the individual being referred to in the question.

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  • 4. 

    The Special Counsel Bob Mueller announced an indictment against Paul Manafort for

    • A.

      Tax evasion

    • B.

      Perjury

    • C.

      Treason

    • D.

      Money laundering

    Correct Answer
    D. Money laundering
    Explanation
    The correct answer is money laundering. This is the act of disguising the origins of illegally obtained money by passing it through a complex sequence of banking transfers or commercial transactions. In the context of the given question, Paul Manafort was indicted by the Special Counsel Bob Mueller specifically for money laundering, which suggests that he was involved in illegal financial activities and attempted to hide the source of his funds.

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  • 5. 

    Which pop star’s lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to a blogger who had written about white supremacists in her fanbase?

    • A.

      Selena Gomez

    • B.

      Rihanna

    • C.

      Taylor Swift

    • D.

      Meghan Trainor

    Correct Answer
    C. Taylor Swift
    Explanation
    Taylor Swift's lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to a blogger who had written about white supremacists in her fanbase. This suggests that Taylor Swift took action to address the issue and distance herself from any association with white supremacists.

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  • 6. 

    Which former head of the Democratic National Committee made allegations about the Clinton campaign’s unethical behavior in their new book?

    • A.

      Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    • B.

      Tom Perez

    • C.

      Donna Brazile

    • D.

      Tim Kaine

    Correct Answer
    C. Donna Brazile
    Explanation
    Donna Brazile, the former head of the Democratic National Committee, made allegations about the Clinton campaign's unethical behavior in her new book.

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  • 7. 

    Donald Trump was elected as ______ President of the United States.

    • A.

      42nd

    • B.

      43rd

    • C.

      45th

    • D.

      46th

    Correct Answer
    C. 45th
    Explanation
    Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States. This is because he won the presidential election in 2016 and was inaugurated as the 45th President on January 20, 2017.

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  • 8. 

    In which month did President Trump declare the opioid pandemic as a national emergency?

    • A.

      July

    • B.

      August

    • C.

      September

    • D.

      October

    Correct Answer
    B. August
    Explanation
    President Trump declared the opioid pandemic as a national emergency in August.

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  • 9. 

    What was the name of the devastating hurricanes?

    • A.

      Harvey

    • B.

      Irma

    • C.

      Maria

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because the question is asking for the name of the devastating hurricanes, and all three options (Harvey, Irma, and Maria) are indeed names of devastating hurricanes that occurred in recent years.

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  • 10. 

    At least 80 people died when a fire tore through a 24-story apartment building called Grenfell Tower on June 14. In which city did this accident take place?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Paris

    • C.

      London

    • D.

      North Carolina

    Correct Answer
    C. London
    Explanation
    The Grenfell Tower fire, which resulted in the death of at least 80 people, occurred in London.

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