Friday, Nov. 12 Weekly Quiz: Big Bird, ABBA, Bitcoin

Weekly News Quiz: Welcome to your Friday, Nov. 12 weekly trivia challenge! What’s Ted Cruz’s beef with Big Bird? What happened at the Astroworld Festival? Is ABBA reuniting? And Who was the first female character on television with superpowers? 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, November 12, 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. According to Texas senator Ted Cruz, what did Sesame Street’s Big Bird do that qualifies as “government propaganda”?

Photo: U.S. Department of State, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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2. General Electric is splitting into three companies. In which fields?

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3. Who founded the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas?

Screenshot: Travis Scott on YouTube

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4. Mikheil Saakashvili led the Rose Revolution in 2003 in which country?

Photo: European People's Party, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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5. Iraqi Prime Minister escaped an assassination attempt in 2021. Which method did the failing assassins use?

Photo: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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6. Which California law did Kanye West’s Yeezy Apparel break that cost it $950,000 to settle?

Image: Yeezy Supply
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7. Bitcoin is the biggest cryptocurrency by market value. What is the second?

Photo: CryptoWallet.com Images, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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8. In which series did Dean Stockwell NOT appear alongside Scott Bakula?

Screenshot: Quantum Leap / NBCUniversal Television

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9. Who was the oldest performer to play the ‘legends’ slot at the Glastonbury festival?

Photo: flickr.com/photos/dvsross/, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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10. Who was the first female character on television with superpowers?

Screenshot: CBS / NBCUniversal Syndication Studios

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11. How many years after ABBA’s 1981 album "The Visitors" was their album "Voyage" recorded?

Screenshot: ABBA on YouTube

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12. Showtime’s 2021 Dexter sequel miniseries is titled what?

Screenshot: Showtime

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13. What is Twitter Blue?

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14. What’s the title of Will Smith’s 2021 memoir?

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15. Annie Leibovitz’s new book “Wonderland” is an anthology of images shot mainly for which magazine?

Image: Annie Leibovitz / Wonderland / Phaidon

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