Friday, Apr. 29 News Quiz of the Week: Musk, Ichthyosaurs

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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News Quiz of the Week (Current Events Trivia) for Friday, April 29, 2022

News Quiz of the Week: 11 General knowledge questions from the past week. No time-limit. How smart are you this weekend?

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1. Elon Musk bought Twitter. For how much?

Screenshot: TED on YouTube

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2. Before Emmanuel Macron, who was the last French president to win a second term in office?

Screenshot: France24

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3. As of Apr. 2022, how many Americans have had COVID infections?

Photo: Nadav Alsheich, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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4. Trans-Dniester is a separatist province of which country?

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5. How long was Myanmar a democracy?

Photo: Claude TRUONG-NGOC, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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6. How old is the oldest verified living person?

Screenshot: Guinness World Records on YouTube

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7. What were the Ichthyosaurs?

Scientifically incorrect (but still impressive) image: Heinrich Harder (1858–1935), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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8. Which US city spawned The B-52s and R.E.M.?

Photo: Raph_PH, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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9. Which American late-night TV show spawned Apple TV’s Carpool Karaoke?

Screenshot: The Late Late Show With James Corden / CBS

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10. Who portrays the first Latinx superhero to lead a live-action Marvel film?

Screenshot: Daddy Yankee on YouTube

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11. Why would “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” be banned in Saudi Arabia?

Screenshot: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” / Marvel Studios

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The Apr. 29 News Quiz Questions List

Apr. 29 News Quiz of the Week - Current Events Quiz
  • Before Emmanuel Macron, who was the last French president to win a second term in office?

    Screenshot: France24
    Jacques Chirac.
    François Mitterrand.
    Charles de Gaulle.
    Nicolas Sarkozy.

    Elon Musk bought Twitter. For how much?

    Screenshot: TED on YouTube
    $440 billion.
    $44 billion.
    $4 billion.
    $440 million.

    How long was Myanmar a democracy?

    Photo: Claude TRUONG-NGOC, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    15 years.
    10 years.
    5 years.
    It was never a democracy.

    Trans-Dniester is a separatist province of which country?

    China.
    Russia.
    Ukraine.
    Moldova.

    Which US city spawned The B-52s and R.E.M.?

    Photo: Raph_PH, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Athens, Georgia.
    Rome, Georgia.
    Athens, Ohio.
    Paris, Texas.

    As of Apr. 2022, how many Americans have had COVID infections?

    Photo: Nadav Alsheich, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
    More than 75%.
    Some 58%.
    About 22%.
    Less than 6%.

    Why would "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" be banned in Saudi Arabia?

    Screenshot: "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" / Marvel Studios
    "Inaccurate historical depiction."
    "Depiction of prophets."
    "LGBTQ references."
    "Occultism and satanism propaganda."

    Who portrays the first Latinx superhero to lead a live-action Marvel film?

    Screenshot: Daddy Yankee on YouTube
    Benicio del Toro.
    Xochitl Gomez.
    Daddy Yankee.
    Bad Bunny.

    How old is the oldest verified living person?

    Screenshot: Guinness World Records on YouTube
    118.
    116.
    114.
    112.

    What were the Ichthyosaurs?

    Scientifically incorrect (but still impressive) image: Heinrich Harder (1858–1935), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Extinct flying reptiles.
    Large extinct marine reptiles.
    Extinct marine mollusk animals.
    Four-legged, armored dinosaurs.

    Which American late-night TV show spawned Apple TV’s Carpool Karaoke?

    Screenshot: The Late Late Show With James Corden / CBS
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
    Jimmy Kimmel Live!
    The Late Late Show With James Corden.
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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