Current Affairs Trivia Questions Quiz! Test Your Knowledge

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Current Affairs Trivia Questions Quiz! Test Your Knowledge

Below is a current affairs trivia questions quiz! There is a lot that is happening in the world around us, and there are different ways that you can keep in touch with the happenings, and this can be through watching the news, reading newspapers, or just attending social meetings. The quiz will help you be updated on some of the changes. Do give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Typhoon _____________ in October was the most powerful in history.
    • A. 

      Cobra

    • B. 

      Haiyan

    • C. 

      Rosing

    • D. 

      Uring

  • 2. 
    Thousands died in this eastern Philippine city when a typhoon slammed into it in October 2013.
    • A. 

      Tacloban

    • B. 

      Manila

    • C. 

      Cebu

    • D. 

      Bacolod

  • 3. 
    This Republican senator conducted a 21 hour filibuster in September against Obamacare.
    • A. 

      John Cornyn

    • B. 

      Christ Christie

    • C. 

      Ted Cruz

    • D. 

      Jim DeMint

  • 4. 
    _______________ was a Boston gangster found guilty of racketeering, extortion, conspiracy, and murder in August 2013.
    • A. 

      James (Whitey) Bulger

    • B. 

      James (Jimmy C) Coonan

    • C. 

      Demetrius Flenory

    • D. 

      Vito Genovese

  • 5. 
    ________________ was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leading over 700,000 U.S. government files to WikiLeaks in 2013.
    • A. 

      Julian Assange

    • B. 

      Edward Snowden

    • C. 

      Bradly Manning

    • D. 

      Adi Robertson

  • 6. 
    ___________________ from "Breaking Bad" ended his run with the TV show.
    • A. 

      Bryan Cranston

    • B. 

      Ted Levine

    • C. 

      Malcolm MacDowell

    • D. 

      Alan Rickman

  • 7. 
    This is an alias used by the principal villain in the TV show "Breaking Bad."
    • A. 

      Hannibal

    • B. 

      Dr. Manhattan

    • C. 

      Rorschach

    • D. 

      Heisenberg

  • 8. 
    The Affordable Care Act officially launched on which date?
    • A. 

      Aug. 1, 2013

    • B. 

      Sept. 1, 2013

    • C. 

      Oct. 1, 2013

    • D. 

      Nov. 1, 2013

  • 9. 
    At the end of the first month of enrollment, the Affordable Care Act had enrolled ________ for coverage from the 36 states that had federally designed insurance markets.
    • A. 

      5,000

    • B. 

      50,000

    • C. 

      500,000

    • D. 

      1.5 million

  • 10. 
    During the first month, the ACA was slowed because ___________
    • A. 

      Shortage of staff.

    • B. 

      Incorrect rates.

    • C. 

      Web page crashed.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    The 14 state exchanges for health care met ____% of their first month goal.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      13

  • 12. 
    The largest numbers of individuals signing up for insurance in the first month of the Affordable Care Act were Medicaid recipients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Oil prices rose significantly in October 2013.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The trial of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi began during ________________
    • A. 

      August 2013

    • B. 

      September 2013

    • C. 

      October 2013

    • D. 

      November 2013

  • 15. 
    Former Egyptian President Morsi is associated with which political organization?
    • A. 

      Al Ansar

    • B. 

      Egyptian Reform

    • C. 

      Islamic

    • D. 

      Muslim Brotherhood

  • 16. 
    The general responsible for toppling Egyptian President Morsi is ______________
    • A. 

      Fathi Awadallah

    • B. 

      Fattah al-Sisi

    • C. 

      Abdel Nasser

    • D. 

      Abdullah Mustafa

  • 17. 
    The U.S. was accused of listening in on this German official's cell phone in October 2013.
    • A. 

      Merkel

    • B. 

      Brandt

    • C. 

      Scheel

    • D. 

      Schmidt

  • 18. 
    Philippine President _____________ has blamed the slow response of relief efforts to a collapse of local government in the face of the storms.
    • A. 

      Ferdinand Marcos

    • B. 

      Gloria Arroyo

    • C. 

      Benigno Aquino

    • D. 

      Fidel Ramos

  • 19. 
    Syrian President ____________ has refused to step down during the course of the civil war.
    • A. 

      Bashar al-Assad

    • B. 

      Abdul Khaddam

    • C. 

      Hafez al-Assad

    • D. 

      Ahmad al-Khatib

  • 20. 
    The new Iranian president _____________ is considered a moderate.
    • A. 

      Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    • B. 

      Hassan Rouhani

    • C. 

      Mohammad Zarif

    • D. 

      Ali Khamenei

  • 21. 
    The Israeli Prime Minister ___________ continues to allow settlements to be constructed on what many consider occupied Palestinian land.
    • A. 

      Ehud Olmet

    • B. 

      Ariel Sharon

    • C. 

      Benjamin Netanyahu

    • D. 

      Ehud Barak

  • 22. 
    The current Israeli prime minister feels sanctions against Iran should be lifted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Former IRS official ______________ has been accused of giving out confidential information about conservative organizations.
    • A. 

      Kathleen Sebelius

    • B. 

      Ezra Klein

    • C. 

      Lois Lerner

    • D. 

      Evan Soltas

  • 24. 
    Lois Lerner has been accused of providing confidential IRS information to the ____________
    • A. 

      Federal Election Commission

    • B. 

      Democratic National Committee

    • C. 

      Federal Trade Commission

    • D. 

      Federal Education Commission

  • 25. 
    _______________ is running for Texas governor after conducting a filibuster in the Texas Legislature.
    • A. 

      John Cornyn

    • B. 

      Judish Zaffirini

    • C. 

      Wendy Davis

    • D. 

      Jerry Russell

  • 26. 
    The recent filibuster in the Texas Legislature was against new _____________ laws.
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Abortion

    • C. 

      Redistricting

    • D. 

      Taxes

  • 27. 
    Recently, Toronto Mayor ____________ was stripped of his powers.
    • A. 

      Rob Ford

    • B. 

      David Johnston

    • C. 

      Gerry Ritz

    • D. 

      Dennis Lebel

  • 28. 
    The Toronto mayor has been accused of ____________
    • A. 

      Having an affair.

    • B. 

      Assaulting his wife.

    • C. 

      Using illegal drugs.

    • D. 

      Stealing government funds.

  • 29. 
    U.S. Secretary of State ____________ has negotiated a deal with Iran over nuclear Weapons.
    • A. 

      Hillary Clinton

    • B. 

      John Kerry

    • C. 

      Robert Bolton

    • D. 

      John McCain

  • 30. 
    The Israeli prime minister is critical of the agreement with Iran over nuclear weapons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    The protests going on in question #30 resulted because the people from that region wanted closer ties with Russia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    In November, a group of islands came under dispute between which two countries. What were the two countties?
    • A. 

      Korea & Japan

    • B. 

      Japan & Russia

    • C. 

      China & Russia

    • D. 

      Japan & China

  • 33. 
    The groups of islands being disputed in question #32 have two names. What are they?
    • A. 

      Taiwan & Singapore

    • B. 

      Senkaku & Diaoyn

    • C. 

      Micronesia & Polynesia

    • D. 

      Black Islands & Malenesia

  • 34. 
    In December, actor ___________ was killed in a car crash.
    • A. 

      Cory Monteith

    • B. 

      Paul Walker

    • C. 

      Jerry Orbach

    • D. 

      Nancy Marchand

  • 35. 
    In early December, four people will killed and 63 were injured in the derailment of a __________ train.
    • A. 

      Los Angeles

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Miami

    • D. 

      Bronx

  • 36. 
    The recent dispute over the islands resulted from a dispute over ownership of the islands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    The conflict over the group of Pacific islands worsened when one country attacked the other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Who is the current Catholic pope?
    • A. 

      John Paul

    • B. 

      Francis

    • C. 

      Benedict

    • D. 

      John

  • 39. 
    The new Catholic pope says Catholics need to get tougher on restrictions on gay marriage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The new Catholic pope is from which country?
    • A. 

      Argentina

    • B. 

      Peru

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 41. 
    Individuals not signing up for the Affordable Care Act may be fined.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance companies may not ask applicants questions about tobacco use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    MSNBC host _______________ resigned in early December for making lewd comments on television.
    • A. 

      Martin Bashir

    • B. 

      Phil Griffin

    • C. 

      Rachel Maddow

    • D. 

      Phil Donajue

  • 44. 
    _____________________________ was the person that MSNBC insulted in the previous question.
    • A. 

      Ted Cruz

    • B. 

      Barbara Boxer

    • C. 

      Rachel Maddow

    • D. 

      Sarah Palin

  • 45. 
    _______________________ an African leader who brought down discrimination in an African country, died in December.
    • A. 

      Desmond Tutu

    • B. 

      Nelson Mandella

    • C. 

      Oswa Conglego

    • D. 

      Eben Etsebeth

  • 46. 
    The civil rights leader from the previous question was from which country?
    • A. 

      Congo

    • B. 

      Uganda

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      Nigeria

  • 47. 
    46.  The use of _______________________ gas in Syria brought a threat of intervention from President Obama.
    • A. 

      Nitrus

    • B. 

      Sarin

    • C. 

      Oxyn

    • D. 

      Savin

  • 48. 
    _______________________________ was a celebrity chef, dropped from a food network. She settled a lawsuit related to racial discrimination and sexual harassment in August.
    • A. 

      Paula White

    • B. 

      Ann Myers

    • C. 

      Martha Stewart

    • D. 

      Paula Deen

  • 49. 
    North Korean leader _________________________ continues to make nuclear threats.
    • A. 

      Kim Jong Il

    • B. 

      Kim Jong Un

    • C. 

      Kim Il

    • D. 

      Kim Lon Wong

  • 50. 
    The 2014 Winter Olympics were held at _______________?
    • A. 

      Munich, Germany

    • B. 

      Sochi, Russia

    • C. 

      Ukraine, Russia

    • D. 

      Sarajebo, Ugoslavia

  • 51. 
    The _________________ fighter plane is very sophisticated, but has developed problems and is over budget.
    • A. 

      F-35

    • B. 

      F-15

    • C. 

      F-19

    • D. 

      F-9

  • 52. 
    The United States swept this 2014 Winter Olympic event and brought back all medals.
    • A. 

      Spine Skiing

    • B. 

      Freestyle Skiing

    • C. 

      Slopestyle Snowboarding

    • D. 

      Slopestyle Skiing

  • 53. 
    The major advantage of the new fighter under development for the United States is ________
    • A. 

      Computer weaponry that can target a dime (coin) on the ground.

    • B. 

      Sophisticated radio communications.

    • C. 

      Computers that run the plane.

    • D. 

      A helmet that allows pilots to see 360 degrees.

  • 54. 
    In February, a jury was deadlocked on charge one and had verdicts on the other four charges against ______________ over the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis in November 2012 for playing loud music. 
    • A. 

      Michael Dunn

    • B. 

      Floyd Coleman

    • C. 

      Buford Maxim

    • D. 

      Michael Jones

  • 55. 
    Sunni militants Claim to have taken _____________, and parts of Ramadi. These were major battlegrounds during the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
    • A. 

      Kabul

    • B. 

      Islamabad

    • C. 

      Falluja

    • D. 

      Nedir

  • 56. 
    Israel's former Prime Minister ___________died in January. He had been in a coma since suffering a stroke on January 4, 2006.
    • A. 

      Shimon Perez

    • B. 

      David Bengurion

    • C. 

      Ariel Sheron

    • D. 

      Yitzhak Rabin

  • 57. 
    ____________ won the Australian Open (Jan. 25–26).   This Australian Open has been memorable for its severe temperatures and several upsets.
    • A. 

      Dominika Cubulkova

    • B. 

      Li Wawrinka

    • C. 

      Stanislas Wawrinka

    • D. 

      Rafael Nadal

  • 58. 
    Which of these is a major cause of the unrest in the Ukraine?
    • A. 

      People from the Ukraine want closer ties to Russia.

    • B. 

      People from the Ukraine want closer ties to Western Europe.

    • C. 

      People from the Ukraine want to become a religious country.

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 59. 
    This football player (who played his college ball at Missouri) announced in February that he was gay.
    • A. 

      Michael Sam

    • B. 

      Michael Vick

    • C. 

      Mark James

    • D. 

      Sammual Jackson

  • 60. 
    In December ____________sends troops to the Central African Republic on a UN-backed peace-keeping mission.
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      U.S.

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 61. 
    In December 2013 a gunman opens fire at ____________________________ killing a US Transportation Security Administration employee, and wounding several other people. It prompts a terminal evacuation.
    • A. 

      Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta

    • B. 

      Chicago Ohaire Airport

    • C. 

      Boston Logan Airport

    • D. 

      Los Angeles International Airport