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?

Screenshot: WTA on YouTube

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

Photo: Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized

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

Screenshot: sakebiba.jp

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

Photo: zombieite, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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

Screenshot: Universal Pictures

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

Screenshot: Wednesday / Netflix

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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?

Photo: Kidfly182, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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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.

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

    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.

    What's spastic diplegia?

    Screenshot: Beyoncé on YouTube

    What is the largest religious minority in Iran?

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

    Where was Ivana Trump buried?

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

    Who plays Batman in the upcoming 2023 DC Universe films?

    Photo: Jason Momoa on Instagram

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

    Screenshot: WTA on YouTube

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

    Screenshot: Universal Pictures

    How many US states share the Colorado River water?

    Photo: SpaceEconomist192, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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

    Photo: zombieite, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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

    Screenshot: Wednesday / Netflix

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

    Screenshot: sakebiba.jp

    What's the thinnest skyscraper in the world?

    Photo: Kidfly182, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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