August 2022 News Quiz of the Week (?): Hot Summer Trivia

Aug. 22, 2022.

Our weekly current events trivia challenge is off for the summer, but the news is not. Here is our News Quiz of the Week Month: Test your knowledge of August 2022 news and current events trivia and the last 30 days’ headlines. In political news: Where was Ivana Trump buried? In Tennis: Why is Serena Williams stepping away from tennis? And in health: What’s spastic diplegia? Make sure you know what happened this week and this month. Our weekly news trivia game with the week’s best trivia questions and answers returns in September.

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News Quiz of the Week (Current Events Trivia) for August 2022

News Quiz of the Week: 13 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions from August 2022. No time-limit. How smart are you this month?

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2. Where was Ivana Trump buried?

Photo: Christopher Peterson at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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3. What is the largest religious minority in Iran?

Image: Emblems of Belief – National Cemetery Administration (va.gov), Public domain

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4. Why is Serena Williams stepping away from tennis after the US Open?

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5. Who was the NBA’s first Black coach?

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6. Why did Japan launch a nationwide campaign to boost (!) alcohol consumption?

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7. As of 2022, which is the only company that offers a driverless taxi service?

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8. Which two 90s movies feature Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn?

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9. Who’s the director behind Netflix’s new Addams Family series, “Wednesday”?

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11. Which TV show featured the first kiss between a white man and a Black woman to be broadcast in a US series?

Screenshot: Paramount Pictures.
Plato's Stepchildren kiss

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12. What’s spastic diplegia?

Screenshot: Beyoncé on YouTube

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13. What’s the thinnest skyscraper in the world?

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Our current-events trivia facts are cross-checked with the world’s top news outlets, research centers, and NGOs. The following articles inspired this week’s month’s news quiz. Here are our summer reading recommendations.

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The August 2022 News Quiz Questions

Here’s a complete list of our August 2022 news and current events quiz questions.

August 2022 News Quiz - August Current Events Trivia
  • Who was the NBA's first Black coach?

    Photo: Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized
    Bill Russell.
    Wilt Chamberlain.
    Julius Erving (Dr. J)
    Red Auerbach.

    Which TV show featured the first kiss between a white man and a Black woman to be broadcast in a US series?

    Screenshot: Paramount Pictures.
    Batman.
    Star Trek.
    Mission: Impossible.
    I Love Lucy.

    What's spastic diplegia?

    Screenshot: Beyoncé on YouTube
    A chronic metabolic condition.
    A chronic mental condition.
    A dance move.
    A chronic neuromuscular condition.

    What is the largest religious minority in Iran?

    Image: Emblems of Belief - National Cemetery Administration (va.gov), Public domain
    The Baháʼí community.
    The Jewish community.
    Christians.
    Zoroastrians.

    Where was Ivana Trump buried?

    Photo: Christopher Peterson at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Mar-a-Lago.
    The Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.
    Trump Tower.
    Trump International Hotel Las Vegas.

    Who plays Batman in the upcoming 2023 DC Universe films?

    Photo: Jason Momoa on Instagram
    Just Ben Affleck.
    Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson.
    Michael Keaton and Robert Pattinson.
    Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton.

    Why is Serena Williams stepping away from tennis after the US Open?

    Screenshot: WTA on YouTube
    To start a new medical career.
    To focus on her wellness.
    To run for a political office.
    To focus on having a second child.

    Which two 90s movies feature Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn?

    Screenshot: Universal Pictures
    The Green Mile and To Die For.
    Dead Man Walking and Cape Fear.
    Return to Paradise and Psycho.
    Just Cause and I Know What You Did Last Summer.

    How many US states share the Colorado River water?

    Photo: SpaceEconomist192, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    1.
    2.
    7.
    15.

    As of 2022, which is the only company that offers a driverless taxi service?

    Photo: zombieite, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Lyft.
    Waymo (owned by Alphabet).
    Uber.
    Intel.

    Who's the director behind Netflix's new Addams Family series, "Wednesday"?

    Screenshot: Wednesday / Netflix
    The Addams Family live-action film director.
    The Addams Family animated film director.
    The Beetlejuice director.
    The original Addams Family TV series director.

    Why did Japan launch a nationwide campaign to boost (!) alcohol consumption?

    Screenshot: sakebiba.jp
    Because of its social contribution.
    Because of its health benefits.
    To increase births.
    To increase tax revenues.

    What's the thinnest skyscraper in the world?

    Photo: Kidfly182, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Steinway Tower.
    Central Park Tower.
    Flatiron Building.
    Bank of America Tower.

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