Friday, Oct. 29 Weekly Quiz: Hollywood Nightmare, Ex-Royals

Weekly News Quiz: In our Friday, Oct. 29 weekly trivia challenge, you’ll find new questions like, What’s Halyna’s Law? Which country abolished its monarchy? And who’s the world’s only gay current professional footballer?  15 Multiple choice general-knowledge-worthy questions with answers and extra facts from the passing news week when you hit Start Quiz.

Weekend News Quiz for Friday, October 29, 2021

Weekly Quiz: 15 General knowledge questions from the past week. No time-limit. How smart are you this weekend?

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1. In Hollywood, what’s referred to as Halyna’s Law?

Photo: Halyna Hutchins

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2. Who is Frances Haugen?

Photo: Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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3. Which country abolished its monarchy to become a republic in 2021?

Photo: PMO Barbados, PDM-owner, via Wikimedia Commons

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4. Princess Mako is a royal of which country?

Screenshot: CBS News

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5. Who is Dario Antonio Úsuga, known as Otoniel?

Screenshot: BBC News

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6. Who was Andrei Sakharov?

Photo: Re2000, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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7. Painter Edvard Munch was of which nationality?

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8. Painter Arshile Gorky had a seminal influence on which art movement?

The Arshile Gorky Foundation, via Hauser & Wirth; Photo: Jon Etter

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9. China Telecom serves more than 335 million subscribers worldwide. How many are in the US?

Photo: Liuxingy, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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10. Who is the only known current male top-flight professional footballer in the world to be out as gay?

Photo: Dailyausfootball, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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11. Actor Alan Cumming has a new memoir out in 2021, Baggage. What was his 2014 best seller’s title?

Screenshot: CBS Mornings.

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12. Questlove is a founding member of which band?

Screenshot: PBS NewsHour

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13. Who was the youngest recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role?

Screenshot: Academy Awards 2003

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14. Which director gave Brendan Fraser prominent parts in films in 2021?

Screenshot: Doom Patrol / DC / HBO Max

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15. In Friends, who was Gunther?

Screenshot: Friends / Warner Bros.

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