July 15 News Quiz of the Week: Kill Switch

July 15, 2022.

Welcome to our weekly current events trivia challenge, the July 15 News Quiz of the Week: Test your knowledge of 2022 current events trivia and the last seven days’ headlines. In business news: What’s Uber’s “Kill Switch”? In TV news: Which TV show earned the most nominations for 2022’s Emmys? And in space: What’s Stephan’s Quintet? 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, July 15, 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. Which countries had their debt defaulted (failed to pay their foreign bondholders) in 2022?

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2. What’s Uber’s “Kill Switch”?

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3. What’s in the picture?

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4. What’s the world’s largest toymaker?

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5. Who originally authored The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

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6. Which TV show earned the most nominations for 2022’s 74th Emmy awards?

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7. What’s the focus of Disney+’s docu-series “BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star”?

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8. Who was the first Black host of a US network television game show?

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9. In Netflix’s “Day Shift,” Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg are what?

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10. Who are Matt and Ross Duffer?

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11. What was Paulie’s last name on The Sopranos?

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12. What’s another name for Wasabi?

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The July 15 News Quiz of the Week Questions

Here’s a complete list of this weekend’s current events quiz questions.

July 15 News Quiz of the Week - Current Events Trivia
  • What was Paulie's last name on The Sopranos?

    Screenshot: The Sopranos / HBO
    Gualtieri.
    Walnuts.
    Moltisanti.
    Baccalieri.

    Who are Matt and Ross Duffer?

    Screenshot: Netflix
    The brothers who created “Fargo.”
    The twins who created "Stranger Things."
    The transgender sisters who created “The Matrix.”
    The brothers who created “Scary Movie.”

    Which countries had their debt defaulted (failed to pay their foreign bondholders) in 2022?

    Photo: AntanO, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Russia and El Salvador.
    Sri Lanka and Ghana.
    Sri Lanka and Russia.
    El Salvador and Ghana.

    What's Uber's "Kill Switch"?

    Photo: Dllu, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    A nickname for the app’s Cancel Ride button.
    A nickname for the app’s Delete All Data button.
    A strategy to exit "problematic" markets.
    A way to hide Uber's sensitive data from authorities during raids.

    What's another name for Wasabi?

    Photo: publicdomainq.net, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Japanese horseradish.
    Japanese radish.
    Japanese ginger.
    Okutama artichoke.

    What's the focus of Disney+'s docu-series "BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star"?

    Screenshot: Disney x HYBE Initial Announcement / Disney+
    The first live post-pandemic BTS show.
    The daily lives and thoughts of BTS.
    The lives of BTS members before joining the band.
    The BTS ARMY of fans.

    In Netflix's "Day Shift," Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg are what?

    Screenshot: Day Shift / Netflix
    Traveling salesmen.
    Headhunters.
    Bounty hunters.
    Vampire hunters.

    Who was the first Black host of a US network television game show?

    Screenshot: CBS
    Nick Cannon.
    Nipsey Russell.
    Steve Harvey.
    Adam Wade.

    Who originally authored The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

    Image: Aimé de Lemud, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Victor Hugo.
    Jules Verne.
    Leo Tolstoy.
    Charles Dickens.

    What's the world's largest toymaker?

    Photo: Ralf Roletschek, GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons
    Mattel.
    Lego.
    Bandai Namco.
    Hasbro.

    Which TV show earned the most nominations for 2022's 74th Emmy awards?

    Screenshot: HBO
    Ted Lasso.
    The White Lotus.
    Succession.
    Squid Game.

    What's in the picture?

    Image: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI
    The Leo Triplet.
    Stephan’s Quintet.
    Seyfert's Sextet.
    Copeland Septet.

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