Welcome to our weekly current events trivia challenge, The Apr. 29 News Quiz of the Week: Test your knowledge of 2022 current events trivia and the week’s headlines. On the Russia-Ukraine front: Where’s the Trans-Dniester region? In Business: How much is Elon Musk paying to buy Twitter? And in Animals: What were the Ichthyosaurs? Make sure you know what happened this week. Our weekly news trivia game begins when you hit “Start Quiz” with the week’s best trivia questions and answers.
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We Stand with Ukraine
It seems everybody these days has to publically declare their position on the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine. We stand with Ukraine and its people, fighting against military force attacking civilians, and salute their heroic battle for democracy. We stand with every nation fighting against tyranny and for human rights. Our empathy goes to the Russian people, Belarussians, and all who suffer under oppressing governments, including soldiers forced to die in the name of their leaders. We also side with the truth, so here’s a quick list of reliable sources on the conflict.
- Breaking News & Live Updates on Russia-Ukraine from AP News.
- Live Updates and Video Coverage of the Russia-Ukraine War on The New York Times.
- Coverage of the Russia-Ukraine crisis by The Guardian.
The Apr. 29 News Quiz Questions List
Before Emmanuel Macron, who was the last French president to win a second term in office?
Elon Musk is buying Twitter. For how much?
Screenshot: TED on YouTube
Trans-Dniester is a separatist province of which country?
As of Apr. 2022, how many Americans have had COVID infections?
Photo: Nadav Alsheich, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
Why would "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" be banned in Saudi Arabia?
Screenshot: "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" / Marvel Studios
Who portrays the first Latinx superhero to lead a live-action Marvel film?
Screenshot: Daddy Yankee on YouTube
How old is the oldest verified living person?
Screenshot: Guinness World Records on YouTube
What were the Ichthyosaurs?
Scientifically incorrect (but still impressive) image: Heinrich Harder (1858–1935), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Which American late-night TV show spawned Apple TV’s Carpool Karaoke?
Screenshot: The Late Late Show With James Corden / CBS
Sources for the Apr. 29 News Quiz of the Week
Here’s a list for further readings on the week’s most significant current events.
- Reelection bolsters France’s Macron as a powerful player in the EU (AP News)
- Elon Musk and Twitter Reach Deal for Sale (nytimes.com)
- Myanmar’s Suu Kyi handed 5-year jail term for corruption (Reuters)
- EXPLAINER: How is Trans-Dniester related to the war in Ukraine? (AP News)
- The B-52s to launch a US farewell tour this summer (AP News)
- More than half of Americans have had COVID infections, U.S. study shows (Reuters)
- Benedict Cumberbatch returns for ‘riot’ in multiverse ‘Dr. Strange’ (Reuters)
- Bad Bunny fans are confused by his historic Marvel casting (latimes.com)
- Kane Tanaka, World’s Oldest Person, Dies at 119 in Japan (nytimes.com)
- Giant tooth of ancient marine reptile discovered in the Alps (france24.com)
- James Corden on Decision to Leave ‘The Late Late Show’ (The Hollywood Reporter)
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