Big News Quiz of 2022: 22 Essential GK Questions

Celebrate the end of 2022 with a Year-End Trivia Game. The 2022 Big News Quiz is an interactive quiz designed to test your general knowledge of major current events of the passing year. Who was the first British monarch to have their funeral televised? What was the Russian cruiser Moskva? What is Roe v. Wade? And Who’s Twitter’s largest shareholder? Take the Big News Quiz of 2022!

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Big News Quiz of 2022

2022 Round-Up: 22 General Knowledge Questions and Answers from 2022, No time limit. A fun fact follows each entry. How smart were you in 2022?

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1. Who was the first British monarch to have his funeral televised?

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2. What was the Russian cruiser Moskva?

Image: Boris Groh, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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3. The monkeypox outbreaks in Europe and North America are concentrated among who?

Image: Monkeypox virus, PDB-101.rcsb.org, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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4. Boris Johnson quoted which famous ’90s movie series at the end of his final “Prime Minister’s Questions” in the British parliament?

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

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6. In the US, what is the landmark Roe v. Wade decision?

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7. Why was WNBA player Brittney Griner arrested and detained in Russia?

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

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9. Who holds the record for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings?

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10. Where was Salman Rushdie born?

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11. The US is the largest NATO member in population. Which country is the second-largest?

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13. Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, where the ex-president kept top-secret US intelligence documents, is only approachable to who?

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14. What’s in the picture?

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15. How old is Tom Cruise?

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16. Which government is estimated to own more than half of the world’s surveillance cameras?

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17. Google is the most popular domain in the world. What’s the second most popular domain?

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18. News articles about which subject generated the most social media interactions in the US in April and May 2022?

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19. Who’s Twitter’s largest shareholder?

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22. Which movie features the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”?

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The Big News Quiz of 2022 Trivia Questions

Celebrating the year-end with a trivia party? Need a neat list of questions? We collected the essential general knowledge questions from this quiz for your trivia night.

Big News Quiz of 2022 - The Ultimate 2022 General Knowledge Quiz
  • Which movie features the song "We Don't Talk About Bruno"?

    Screenshot: Disney
    In the Heights.
    Soul.
    Luka.
    Encanto.

    Which artists removed their discography from Spotify in 2022?

    Eric Clapton and Carole King.
    Neil Diamond and Bette Midler.
    Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
    Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.

    Why was WNBA player Brittney Griner arrested and detained in Russia?

    Photo: Lorie Shaull, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Customs Service found hashish oil in her luggage.
    She posted anti-war slogans on Twitter.
    She is suspected of working for the CIA.
    She tested positive for illegal substances while competing.

    Who's Twitter's largest shareholder?

    Screenshot: The Babylon Bee on YouTube
    Jack Dorsey.
    Elon Musk.
    Mutual-fund company Vanguard.
    Mark Zuckerberg.

    What was the Russian cruiser Moskva?

    Image: Boris Groh, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    A six-passenger monoplane.
    A type of tank.
    A long-distance sailing yacht.
    A guided-missile cruiser.

    In the US, what is the landmark Roe v. Wade decision?

    Photo: Jarek Tuszyński / CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GDFL, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    A Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
    A Supreme Court case that legalized gun sales nationwide.
    A California Supreme Court case that legalized cannabis sales statewide.
    A California Supreme Court case that legalized homosexuality statewide.

    How old is the dress Kim Kardashian wore to the 2022 Met Gala?

    Screenshot: Entertainment Tonight on YouTube
    40.
    60.
    80.
    100.

    The US is the largest NATO member in population. Which country is the second-largest?

    Image: JayCoop (derivative), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Germany.
    The UK.
    Turkey.
    Russia.

    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

    News articles about which subject generated the most social media interactions in the US in April and May 2022?

    Screenshot: CBS News
    The leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion.
    The Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial.
    The Russian invasion of Ukraine.
    Elon Musk.

    Which government is estimated to own more than half of the world's surveillance cameras?

    Photo: Lunghaiu Wandloa 12, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    The United Kingdom.
    North Korea.
    Russia.
    China.

    How old is Tom Cruise?

    Photo: U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Keenan Daniels, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    50.
    55.
    60.
    65.

    What's in the picture?

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

    Boris Johnson quoted which famous '90s movie series at the end of his final "Prime Minister's Questions" in the British parliament?

    Screenshot: Reuters
    Die Hard.
    Terminator.
    Mission: Impossible.
    Rambo.

    The monkeypox outbreaks in Europe and North America are concentrated among who?

    Image: Monkeypox virus, PDB-101.rcsb.org, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Men who have sex with men.
    People who visited Africa.
    Women with long COVID.
    People who work with animals.

    How many US states share the Colorado River water?

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

    Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, where the ex-president kept top-secret US intelligence documents, is only approachable to who?

    Photo: Shealah Craighead, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Only people authorized by the Secret Service.
    Trump, his staff, and his family.
    Trump, his staff, family, paying members, and their guests.
    Trump, his staff, family, paying members, their guests, and attendees at functions, weddings, fundraisers, and charity galas.

    Where was Salman Rushdie born?

    Photo: ActuaLitté, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Pakistan.
    India.
    Iran.
    The UK.

    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.

    Google is the most popular domain in the world. What's the second most popular domain?

    Photo: Solen Feyissa via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
    Facebook.
    TikTok.
    Microsoft.
    Apple.

    Who was the first British monarch to have his funeral televised?

    Screenshot: Sky News via YouTube
    Queen Elizabeth II.
    Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
    King George VI.
    King George V.

    Who holds the record for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings?

    Screenshot: Laver Cup 2022 - YouTube
    Novak Djokovic.
    Pete Sampras.
    Roger Federer.
    Jimmy Connors.

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