Weekly News Quiz June 1-6

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 31

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you remember what happened in the news last week? Take our quiz and test your knowledge of what's been going on in the world - and right here in Williams County!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Susan Boyle, the frumpy spinster who became an Internet sensation after a stunning debut on the “Britain’s Got Talent” TV show, ended up in a facility suffering from “exhaustion” after coming in second in the final of the program. Who defeated her for the crown?
    • A. 

      A ventriloquist

    • B. 

      A dance troupe

    • C. 

      A dancing dog

    • D. 

      An 8-year-old girl singer

  • 2. 
    The entertainment world mourned the passing of “Kill Bill” and “Kung Fu” actor David Carradine, who was found hanging in the closet of a hotel room. In which Asian country was Carradine, 72, making a movie at the time of his death?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Taiwan

    • C. 

      Vietnam

    • D. 

      Thailand

  • 3. 
    A crime with a happier ending happened in New York, where a convenience store owner, having disarmed a would-be robber, gave him $40 after the thief said that he was out of work and trying to feed his family. The owner also gave the man another item; what was it?
    • A. 

      A lottery ticket

    • B. 

      A loaf of bread

    • C. 

      A can of soda

    • D. 

      A gallon of milk

  • 4. 
    What historic event occurred on June 6, 1944?
    • A. 

      The U.S. dropped the bomb on Hiroshima

    • B. 

      Adolf Hitler's death

    • C. 

      Jackie Robinson's first MLB game

    • D. 

      The D-Day invasion

  • 5. 
    A plane from which airline mysteriously disappeared into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean while carrying 228 people?
    • A. 

      Corsair French Airlines

    • B. 

      Air France

    • C. 

      Azul Brazilian Air

    • D. 

      Varig Brazilian Airlines

  • 6. 
    What automobile brand did General Motors Corp. strike a tentative deal on June 2 to sell to a Chinese manufacturer?
    • A. 

      Hummer

    • B. 

      Saab

    • C. 

      Saturn

    • D. 

      Daewoo

  • 7. 
    Bratty newlyweds Heidi and Spencer Pratt bailed on NBC's competition series "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" Tuesday - only its second night. Which semi-famous person is not a contestant on the show?
    • A. 

      Janice Dickinson

    • B. 

      Stephen Baldwin

    • C. 

      Danny Bonaducci

    • D. 

      Lou Diamond Phillips

  • 8. 
    LeBron James will pay for snubbing the Magic and the media. How much has commissioner David Stern decided to fine James for skipping the postgame news conference?
    • A. 

      $5,000

    • B. 

      $15,000

    • C. 

      $25,000

    • D. 

      $50,000

  • 9. 
    According to Heloise, which common household item can help clean up your aluminum pans?
    • A. 

      Vinegar

    • B. 

      Ketchup

    • C. 

      Cinnamon

    • D. 

      Cream of Tartar

  • 10. 
    Some visitors say the train was going too fast. Which zoo's miniature train derailed, injuring 22 people Monday.
    • A. 

      Louisville Zoo

    • B. 

      Toledo Zoo

    • C. 

      St. Louis Zoo

    • D. 

      San Antonio Zoo

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