Welcome to our weekly current events trivia challenge, the May 27 News Quiz of the Week: Test your knowledge of 2022 current events trivia and the week’s headlines. In world politics: What’s the 4-nation Quad? In Television: Who’s been on Saturday Night Live longer? And in Health: In comparison to smallpox, Western African monkeypox is what? Make sure you know what happened this week. Our weekly news trivia game with the week’s best trivia questions and answers begins when you hit “Start Quiz.”
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Sources for the May 27 News Quiz of the Week
We sourced the questions and answers in this week’s current events trivia quiz from these reliable news outlets. Consider it our recommended reading list for the weekend.
- 19 Children and 2 Adults Killed in Massacre at Texas Elementary School (nytimes.com)
- EXPLAINER: What’s the 4-nation Quad? Where did it come from? (AP News)
- Albanese was sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of the Tokyo summit (AP News)
- Henry Kissinger: Ukraine must give Russia territory (telegraph.co.uk)
- UN denounces ‘homophobic and racist’ reporting on monkeypox spread (The Guardian)
- Male Afghan TV presenters mask up to support female colleagues after the Taliban decree (The Guardian)
- Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind review – Ethan Coen’s fantastic tribute to the Killer (The Guardian)
- Vangelis, Composer Best Known for ‘Chariots of Fire,’ Dies at 79 (nytimes.com)
- Burn-proof edition of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ up for auction (AP News)
- Obi-Wan hides the Force in new ‘Star Wars TV series, says Ewan McGregor (Reuters)
- Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney bid farewell to ‘SNL’ (NPR)
- ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Trailer Reveals Gorr the God Butcher (Variety)
We Stand with Ukraine
It seems everybody these days has publicly declared their position on the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine. We stand with Ukraine and its people, fighting against military forces attacking civilians. We salute Ukraine’s heroic battle for democracy as we stand with every nation fighting against tyranny and for human rights. Our empathy extends to the Russian people, Belarusians, and all who suffer under oppressive 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 May 27 News Quiz of the Week Quiz Questions
Here’s the complete list of the May 27 news quiz questions.
In comparison to smallpox, Western African monkeypox is what?
Photo: Joekyabby1, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsUsually milder.Usually harsher.Usually fatal.Monkeypox was discovered earlier.
How many years have passed between Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen's roles in "Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith" and their return in "Obi-Wan Kenobi"?
Screenshot: "Obi-Wan Kenobi," Disney+126.96.36.199.
Who’s been on Saturday Night Live longer?
Screenshots: Saturday Night Live / NBCMichael Che.Pete Davidson.Kate McKinnon.Kyle Mooney.
Who composed Chariots of Fire (Race to the End)?
Photo: Markdawson, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsRichard Clayderman.Jean-Michel Jarre.Liberace.Vangelis.
Anthony Albanese is Australia's first Prime minister with what?
Screenshot: ABC News (Australia)A non-Anglo surname.Eyeglasses.A New Zealand-born grandfather.A career as a child actor.
Which music legend was nicknamed The Killer?
Photo: Maurice Seymour., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorizedLittle Richard.Jerry Lee Lewis.Chuck Berry.Roy Orbison.The four most developed nations forum.The four most populous nations forum.The US, Japan, Australia, and India’s Quadrilateral Environmental Dialogue.The US, Japan, Australia, and India’s Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.
Who authored The Handmaid's Tale?
Image: The Handmaid’s Tale book coverVirginia Woolf.Margaret Atwood.George Orwell.George Eliot.
Screenshot: Marvel Studios' Thor: Love and Thunder / Marvel EntertainmentRobert Pattinson.Michael Keaton.Christian Bale.Jared Leto.
What's "status quo ante"?
Photo: U.S. Department of State, Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsThe desired state of affairs.The new state of affairs.The existing state of affairs.The previous state of affairs.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban ordered that all women on news channels must do what?
Screenshot: TOLOnews on YouTubeCover their nose and mouth.Cover their eyes.Cover their hands.Remain silent.
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