Weekly Quiz: Black History Made, TV Farewells, US Open

Sep 11 2020 weekend

Weekly Quiz: TV renewals, US Open and Democracy Fights

Weekly News Quiz: 15 Changing questions (which means each time you take the quiz, you get different questions!), No time-limit. News update after each question. So, how smart are you this week?


1 / 15

Can you recall what happens to our perception of saltiness and sweetness at high altitudes?

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2 / 15

What is the average lifespan of hippos?

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3 / 15

When was the first-ever female to head a major department in the United States police appointed?

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4 / 15

How many times did current American President, Donald Trump, avoid the draft during the Vietnam war?

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5 / 15

What is the main religion in the country of Sudan?

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6 / 15

Where can you find Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny these days?

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7 / 15

What is Paris Hiltons’ job?

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8 / 15

Where does the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony traditionally take place?

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9 / 15

What was tennis star Ash Barty’s former professional sports?

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10 / 15

What is the name of this Chinese leader?

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11 / 15

Which company produces this console?

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12 / 15

Remember that old sitcom Ellen DeGeneres used to have, Ellen? When was that?

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13 / 15

The new Dune trailer is out! Can you recall who directed the 1984 film version of the book?

14 / 15

Before she became a star on Dawson’s Creek, Katie Holmes starred in an Ang Lee film. Can you tell which?

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15 / 15

Which of these is NOT a beach in Rio de Janeiro?



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