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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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News Quiz of the Week (Current Events Trivia) for Friday, May 27, 2022

News Quiz of the Week: 12 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions from the past news week. No time-limit. How smart are you this weekend?

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1. How many firearms are there per 100 people in the US?

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2. What’s the 4-nation Quad?

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3. Anthony Albanese is Australia’s first Prime minister with what?

Screenshot: ABC News (Australia)

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4. What’s “status quo ante”?

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5. In comparison to smallpox, Western African monkeypox is what?

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6. In Afghanistan, the Taliban ordered that all women on news channels must do what?

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7. Who authored The Handmaid’s Tale?

Image: The Handmaid’s Tale book cover

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8. Which music legend was nicknamed The Killer?

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9. Who composed Chariots of Fire (Race to the End)?

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10. 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+

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11. Who’s been on Saturday Night Live longer?

Screenshots: Saturday Night Live / NBC
Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson

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12. Who’s this?

Screenshot: Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder / Marvel Entertainment

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The May 27 News Quiz of the Week Quiz Questions

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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 Commons
    Usually 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+
    7.
    17.
    27.
    37.

    Who’s been on Saturday Night Live longer?

    Screenshots: Saturday Night Live / NBC
    Michael 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 Commons
    Richard 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, colorized
    Little Richard.
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
    Chuck Berry.
    Roy Orbison.

    What's the 4-nation Quad?

    Photo: 首相官邸, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    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 cover
    Virginia Woolf.
    Margaret Atwood.
    George Orwell.
    George Eliot.

    Who's this?

    Screenshot: Marvel Studios' Thor: Love and Thunder / Marvel Entertainment
    Robert Pattinson.
    Michael Keaton.
    Christian Bale.
    Jared Leto.

    What's "status quo ante"?

    Photo: U.S. Department of State, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    The 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 YouTube
    Cover their nose and mouth.
    Cover their eyes.
    Cover their hands.
    Remain silent.

    How many firearms are there per 100 people in the US?

    Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/glasgows/, CC BY 2.0
    39.1
    52.8
    62.1
    120.5

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