Current Event And News Media Quiz

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Current Event And News Media Quiz

Information is everything, and lack of it will lead someone astray and leads to wrong decisions. Are you up to date with the current happenings that can be shown in the news media? Take up quiz below and see if you are up to date with the current events around the world. All the best, and be sure to check the headlines today.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the current speaker of the House of Representatives? (USA)
    • A. 

      A) John Boehner

    • B. 

      B) Hilary Clinton

    • C. 

      C) Barbra Boxer

    • D. 

      D) Bill Nelson

  • 2. 
    As of January 2015 what is the American national unemployment rate?
    • A. 

      3%

    • B. 

      6%

    • C. 

      9%

    • D. 

      12%

  • 3. 
    What is the name of Kanye West’s and Kim Kardashian’s one-year-old child?
    • A. 

      A) Blue Ivy

    • B. 

      B) Kanye West Jr.

    • C. 

      C) North West

    • D. 

      D) Khloe Kardashian

  • 4. 
    Which country won the Fifa world cup in 2014 hosted by Brazil?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Argentina

    • D. 

      Colombia

  • 5. 
    What does the term "Common Core" refer to?
    • A. 

      The military's code of conduct

    • B. 

      Abdominal exercises

    • C. 

      A newly developed microprocessor

    • D. 

      School curriculum for language arts and math

  • 6. 
    Which one of these African countries has recently experienced a major outbreak of the Ebola virus?
    • A. 

      Liberia

    • B. 

      Kenya

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      Mali

  • 7. 
    What is the starting price for the much anticipated gold Apple Watch Edition? 
    • A. 

      $500

    • B. 

      $1000

    • C. 

      10,000

    • D. 

      5,000

  • 8. 
    How many states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      7

  • 9. 
    The official autopsy of Michael Brown revealed the teenager had his hands up when he was shot by Officer Darren Wilson.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Islamic militant group known as ISIS currently controls territory in which of these countries?
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Iraq

    • C. 

      Syria

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 11. 
    Which team won the 2015 Superbowl?
    • A. 

      Seattle Seahawks

    • B. 

      Indianapolis Colts

    • C. 

      Denver Broncos

    • D. 

      New England Partiots

  • 12. 
    Please identify your sex.
    • A. 

      Male

    • B. 

      Female

    • C. 

      Other

  • 13. 
    What is your age?
    • A. 

      Under 18

    • B. 

      18-24

    • C. 

      25-34

    • D. 

      35-44

    • E. 

      45-54

    • F. 

      55-64

    • G. 

      Age 65 or older

  • 14. 
    What is your level of education?
    • A. 

      Some high school

    • B. 

      Graduated high school

    • C. 

      Completed some college

    • D. 

      Associate degree

    • E. 

      Bachelor's degree

    • F. 

      Completed some postgraduate

    • G. 

      Master's degree

    • H. 

      Ph.D., law or medical degree

    • I. 

      Other advanced degree beyond a Master's degree

  • 15. 
    What Is Your Ethnicity?
    • A. 

      African American

    • B. 

      Asian

    • C. 

      Hispanic

    • D. 

      Pacific Islander

    • E. 

      White

  • 16. 
    Please tell me if you used each device or technology to get news in the last week
    • A. 

      Television

    • B. 

      Laptop or Computer

    • C. 

      Radio

    • D. 

      Paper Newspapers or Magazines

    • E. 

      Cellphone

    • F. 

      Tablet

  • 17. 
     Did you find news in any of the following ways in the last week?
    • A. 

      Directly from news organizations

    • B. 

      Word of mouth

    • C. 

      Search engines

    • D. 

      Sharing news with friends

    • E. 

      Social media

    • F. 

      Electronic news alerts

  • 18. 
    Do you enjoy watching the news?
    • A. 

      Alot

    • B. 

      Some

    • C. 

      Not much

    • D. 

      Not at all

  • 19. 
    Please tell me whether you, personally, try to keep up with news about each topic
    • A. 

      Traffic and Weather

    • B. 

      Environment and Natural Disasters

    • C. 

      Local town or City

    • D. 

      National Government and Politics

    • E. 

      Business and the Economy

    • F. 

      Crime and Public Saftey

    • G. 

      Foreign or International Issues

    • H. 

      Health and Medicine

    • I. 

      Schools and Education

    • J. 

      Science and Technology

    • K. 

      Social issues

    • L. 

      Sports

    • M. 

      Lifestyle topics

    • N. 

      Entertainment and Celebrities

    • O. 

      Art and Culture

  • 20. 
    Compared to 5 years ago, is it easier or harder to keep up with the news, or is there no real difference?
    • A. 

      Much easier or somewhat easier

    • B. 

      About the same

    • C. 

      Much harder or somewhat harder

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