Oct. 14 News Quiz of the Week: Liar, Fire

Oct. 14, 2022.

Make sure you know what happened this week with the best trivia questions and answers. Test your knowledge of what’s happening worldwide and the week’s headlines with the Oct. 14 News Quiz of the Week. The Friday Weekly News Quiz has multiple-choice questions about current events. In Ukraine: Who supplied Russia with kamikaze drones? In the US: How much does Alex Jones have to pay for his lies? And in Kanye West’s world: Who are the “real” Jews?

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News Quiz of the Week (Current Events Trivia Game) for Oct. 14, 2022

News Quiz of the Week: 11 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions for the week ending Oct. 14, 2022. No time-limit. How smart are you this week?

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1. How much will Infowars’ Alex Jones have to pay for repeatedly lying about the Sandy Hook shooting?

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2. Who was Mahsa Amini?

Image: Reuters on YouTube

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3. Which country equipped Russia with kamikaze drones to attack Ukraine in October 2022?

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4. According to Kanye West’s Oct. 2022 Instagram post, who is “controlled by shadowy, powerful Jewish people”?

Screenshot: Kanye West at Tucker Carlson / FOX News – YouTube

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5. Ex-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke and two other US economists were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2022 for their research on what?

Screenshot: Reuters on YouTube

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6. Why did Damien Hirst burn artworks collectively worth almost £10 million?

Screenshot: Sky News – YouTube

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7. How much does a Meta Quest Pro headset cost?

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8. She’s the actress who starred in TV’s “Murder, She Wrote” between 1984 and 1996.

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9. Which group recorded 1999’s Enema of the State?

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10. What are the ingredients of the “modern” spritz?

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11. In Oct. 2022, Madonna kind of announced she was “gay.” How?

Screenshot: madonna (@madonna) on TikTok

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The Oct. 14 News Quiz of the Week Questions

Here’s a complete list of current events trivia questions from the Oct. 14 News Quiz of the Week.

Oct. 14 News Quiz of the Week - Current Events Trivia Game
  • According to Kanye West's Oct. 2022 Instagram post, who is "controlled by shadowy, powerful Jewish people"?

    Screenshot: Kanye West at Tucker Carlson / FOX News - YouTube
    Sean "Diddy" Combs.
    Joe Biden.
    Tucker Carlson.
    Kim Kardashian.

    Ex-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke and two other US economists were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2022 for their research on what?

    Screenshot: Reuters on YouTube
    Regulating financial markets.
    Bank failures.
    Mortgage investments.
    Cryptocurrency.

    What are the ingredients of the "modern" spritz?

    Photo: Genera123, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Champagne, Vermouth (a fortified wine), and hard seltzer.
    Limoncello (lemon liquor), Gin, and Tonic water.
    Prosecco (a white wine), digestive bitters, and soda water.
    Prosciutto, Martiny, and water.

    In Oct. 2022, Madonna kind of announced she was "gay." How?

    Screenshot: madonna (@madonna) on TikTok
    On Oprah.
    In a song.
    On Twitter.
    On TikTok.

    Who was Mahsa Amini?

    Image: Reuters on YouTube
    The 22-year-old killed by Iran’s morality police.
    The 17-year-old shot by Afghanistan’s Taliban.
    The 17-year-old Palestinian arrested by the IDF.
    The 16-year-old killed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

    She's the actress who starred in TV's "Murder, She Wrote" between 1984 and 1996.

    Screenshot: Murder, She Wrote / NBCUniversal
    Bea Arthur.
    Angela Lansbury,
    Anjelica Huston.
    Jessica Fletcher.

    Why did Damien Hirst burn artworks collectively worth almost £10 million?

    Screenshot: Sky News - YouTube
    To protest against the war in Ukraine.
    To warn against climate change.
    To preserve the value of the artworks’ NFTs.
    To make room for new artwork.

    Which group recorded 1999's Enema of the State?

    Screenshot: ******** - YouTube
    Linkin Park.
    Sum 41.
    Green Day.
    Blink-182.

    Which country equipped Russia with kamikaze drones to attack Ukraine in October 2022?

    Screenshot: IMA Media - YouTube
    Iran.
    North Korea.
    China.
    Japan.

    How much will Infowars' Alex Jones have to pay for repeatedly lying about the Sandy Hook shooting?

    Screenshot: Infowars
    Nothing.
    Nearly $1 billion,
    About $100 million.
    Less than $1 million.

    How much does a Meta Quest Pro headset cost?

    Screenshot: Meta Quest Pro - YouTube
    $300.
    $700.
    $1,500.
    $3,900.

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