August 13 Weekly News Quiz: Massive Heat, Eats, and Hits

Get ready for our August 13 weekly quiz. Where was the highest temperature recorded in Europe? What does the western false asphodel eat? And who made “Respect” a hit? 14 Multiple choice questions with answers and extra facts from the passing news week when you hit Start Quiz.

Weekend News Quiz for Friday August 13, 2021

Weekly Quiz: 14 General knowledge questions from the past week. No time-limit. How smart are you this weekend?

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Crete is Greece’s largest island. Which is the second largest?


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What is the current official highest temperature record in Europe?

Image: Robert A. Rohde / Berkeley Earth, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Which country won the most Olympic medals in the Tokyo 2020 Games?

Screenshot: Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony / Eurosport

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What’s the meaning of Arigato in Japanese?

Screenshot: Tokyo 2020 on Eurosport.

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What type of disease is multiple sclerosis?

Screenshot: Dead to Me / Netflix

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What’s true about the western false asphodel?

Photo: marlin harms, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Who is this powerful woman?

Screenshot: CBC News on Youtube

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Who is this authoritative lady?

Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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How old is Lionel Messi in 2021?

Screenshot: PSG -Paris Saint-Germain on YouTube

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How old is Barack Obama?

Screenshot: Good Morning America / ABC

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Which soul-queen is responsible for the classic hit “Respect”?

Photo: Atlantic Records, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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Which of these reality shows did Jeopardy! Ex-Executive producer Mike Richards host?

Screenshot: Jeopardy! On YouTube.

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What’s the name of Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s NBC gameshow?

Screenshot: NBC

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On which social platform can one tap the “I Prayed” button?

Photo: © Scotch Mist, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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