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

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