Sept. 9 News Quiz of the Week: The Unstoppable Queen is Gone

Sept. 9, 2022.

Test your knowledge of what’s happening worldwide and the week’s headlines with the Sept. 9 News Quiz of the Week. The Friday Weekly News Quiz has multiple-choice questions about current events. Make sure you know what happened this week with the best trivia questions and answers. In British Royals: In her final days, where did Queen Elizabeth II appoint Liz Truss as Prime Minister? In History: Who was Cincinnatus? And in Apple News: Which Apple iPhone models have an always-on display?

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News Quiz of the Week (Current Events Trivia) for Sept. 9, 2022

News Quiz of the Week: 14 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions for the week ending Sept. 9, 2022. No time-limit. How smart are you this week?

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1. Where did Queen Elizabeth II appoint Liz Truss as Prime Minister in her final days?

Photo: @RoyalFamily on Twitter

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2. Which leader had the shortest tenure of any British prime minister?

Photo: Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street, OGL 3, via Wikimedia Commons

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3. Who was Cincinnatus?

Image: Juan Antonio de Ribera, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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4. Historically, what was the euro’s lowest rate against the dollar?

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5. When did Brazil declare its independence from Portugal?

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6. What’s the most-watched tennis match in ESPN history?

Screenshot: US Open Tennis Championships on YouTube

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7. Who took Andy Warhol’s last portrait?

Photo: Andy Warhol: Last Sitting (Artsy)

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8. What are LEO satellites?

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9. Which Apple iPhone models have an always-on display?

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10. Which country is home to Assassin’s Creed maker Ubisoft?

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11. What’s the Disney Dreamlight Valley?

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12. Who’s the movie star in this picture?

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13. What was George Clooney’s and Julia Roberts’s first movie together?

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14. In Netflix’s Luckiest Girl Alive, what’s Mila Kunis’s dream job?

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The Weekly Sept. 9 News Quiz Questions

Here’s a complete list of the Sept. 9 News Quiz of the Week current events trivia questions.

The Sept. 9 News Quiz of the Week - Current Events Trivia
  • Historically, what was the euro's lowest rate against the dollar?

    82 cents in 2000.
    98 cents in 2022.
    99 cents in 2002.
    $1.18 in 1999.

    Who was Cincinnatus?

    Image: Juan Antonio de Ribera, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    The first Roman leader to seize power through force.
    A Roman leader who resigned to his farm to live in peace.
    The legendary first king of Rome.
    A Roman leader who gave his horse a Senate seat.

    Where did Queen Elizabeth II appoint Liz Truss as Prime Minister in her final days?

    Photo: @RoyalFamily on Twitter
    London’s Buckingham Palace.
    The Houses of Parliament in London.
    Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
    10 Downing Street, London.

    What was George Clooney's and Julia Roberts's first movie together?

    Screenshot: Ticket to Paradise / Universal Pictures
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
    Money Monster.
    Ticket to Paradise.
    Ocean's Eleven.

    Who's the movie star in this picture?

    Image: The Whale / A24
    Brendan Fraser.
    Gerard Butler.
    Val Kilmer.
    Channing Tatum.

    Who took Andy Warhol's last portrait?

    Photo: Andy Warhol: Last Sitting (Artsy)
    Annie Leibovitz.
    David LaChapelle.
    Herbert Ritts Jr.
    Steve McCurry.

    When did Brazil declare its independence from Portugal?

    1922.
    1872.
    1822.
    1772.

    Which country is home to Assassin's Creed maker Ubisoft?

    Screenshot: Assassin's Creed 15th Anniversary: Leap into History
    China.
    The US.
    Japan.
    France.

    What's the most-watched tennis match in ESPN history?

    Screenshot: US Open Tennis Championships on YouTube
    Serena Williams's defeat at the 2022 US Open.
    Roger Federer’s win at the 2012 Wimbledon finals.
    Roger Federer's win at the 2007 Wimbledon finals.
    Serena Williams’s defeat to Venus Williams at the 2001 US Open finals.

    Which leader had the shortest tenure of any British prime minister?

    Photo: Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street, OGL 3, via Wikimedia Commons
    George Canning.
    Liz Truss.
    Boris Johnson.
    Gordon Brown.

    In Netflix's Luckiest Girl Alive, what's Mila Kunis's dream job?

    Screenshot: Luckiest Girl Alive / Netflix
    A super-model.
    A movie-star.
    A New York Times writer.
    A princess.

    What's the Disney Dreamlight Valley?

    Screenshot: Disney Dreamlight Valley Announcement Trailer
    A Disney on Ice show.
    A Disneyland attraction.
    A Disney Jr. series.
    A video game.

    What are LEO satellites?

    Image: Apple
    Low-earth orbit satellites.
    Long-earth orbit satellites.
    Lunar emission oval satellites.
    Low-energy operational satellites.

    Which Apple iPhone models have an always-on display?

    Image: Apple
    All iPhones operating with iOS 16 and up.
    iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
    All iPhone 14 models.
    iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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