Weekly News Quiz: Borat, John Oliver, Adele

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Weekly News Quiz: 12 questions, No time-limit. A news update follows each entry. Retake quiz for new topics! How smart are you today?


1 / 12

What’s the name of Bruce Willis’s character in the Die Hard movie?

Screenshot: DieHard commercial

2 / 12

What was Jeff Bridges’s only Oscar-winning role so far?

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3 / 12

Who was Sacha Baron Cohen dressed as when he crashed a Mike Pence rally?

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4 / 12

According to US government officials, who sent threatening emails to Democratic voters across the country?

5 / 12

In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, promoting Borat 2, Sacha Baron Cohen appeared as Borat, claiming the Wuhan region is where?

6 / 12

Who is Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya?

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7 / 12

On the third and final 2020 Presidential debate, how did President Trump refer to his hometown of New York City?

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8 / 12

How old was singer Adele when she published her debut album?

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9 / 12

Promoting the Borat sequel, Kim Kardashian received a video birthday greeting from Borat on Twitter. What did he call her in that clip?

10 / 12

US President Donald Trump called the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, a “disaster.” Why, in his words, didn’t he fire him?

Photo: The White House, Washington, DC / Public domain

11 / 12

Jacinda Ardern won her second term as New Zealand’s Prime Minister. Wait, how old is she?

Photo: New Zealand Government, Office of the Governor-General, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

12 / 12

What was the first major acting job for American actress and singer, Zendaya?

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