Oct. 21 News Quiz of the Week: New Chancellor, Chance

Oct. 21, 2022.

Weekly News Quiz: 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. 21 News Quiz of the Week. The Friday Weekly News Quiz has multiple-choice questions about current events. In the UK: What’s a Chancellor of the Exchequer? In Kanye West’s world: Did he apologize? And in space: What are the “Pillars of Creation”?

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News Quiz of the Week (Current Events Trivia Game) for Oct. 21, 2022

News Quiz of the Week: 12 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions for the week ending Oct. 21, 2022. No time-limit. How smart are you this week?

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

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2. In the UK, what’s a Chancellor of the Exchequer?

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3. What’s gender-confirming (or gender-affirming) care?

Image: Jernej Furman at Flickr, CC BY 2.0

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4. As of Oct. 2022, what’s the size of the Antarctic ozone hole?

Image: NASA Ozone Watch

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6. Who was Anna May Wong?

Image: Anna May Wong Quarter (usmint.gov)

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7. When was the BBC founded?

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8. A little over a week after Twitter and Instagram restricted Ye’s accounts in response to antisemitic remarks in Oct. 2022, he did what?

Screenshot: Piers Morgan Uncensored – YouTube

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9. Why did actress Selma Blair leave 2022’s “Dancing with the Stars”?

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10. After what does BTS plan to come back together as a group “around 2025”?

Screenshot: Run BTS! – YouTube

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11. Who is this enchanting lady?

Screenshot: The School for Good and Evil / Netflix

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12. The Han Solo in the picture is made of what?

Photo: One House Bakery Facebook

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The Oct. 21 News Quiz of the Week Questions

Here’s a complete list of current events trivia questions from the Oct. 21 News Quiz of the Week.

Oct. 21 News Quiz of the Week - Current Events Trivia Game
  • 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.

    Why did actress Selma Blair leave 2022's "Dancing with the Stars"?

    Screenshot: Dancing With The Stars / Disney+ on YouTube
    Health concerns related to MS.
    Harassment allegations.
    Failing to do the cha-cha-cha.
    Scheduling conflicts.

    After what does BTS plan to come back together as a group "around 2025"?

    Screenshot: Run BTS! - YouTube
    After all seven members launch their solo careers.
    After all seven members complete their military service.
    After all seven members start a family.
    After all seven members finish school.

    As of Oct. 2022, what's the size of the Antarctic ozone hole?

    Image: NASA Ozone Watch
    About the size of Greenland.
    Smaller the size of Manhattan.
    Bigger than the size of North America.
    It's long gone.

    What's gender-confirming (or gender-affirming) care?

    Image: Jernej Furman at Flickr, CC BY 2.0
    Conversion “therapy.”
    Men’s health care.
    Women’s health care.
    Transgender health care.

    The Han Solo in the picture is made of what?

    Photo: One House Bakery Facebook
    Bread.
    Sand.
    Clay.
    Carbonite.

    In the UK, what's a Chancellor of the Exchequer?

    Screenshot: Sky News - YouTube
    A minister without a portfolio.
    The Treasury chief.
    A High Court justice.
    The senior lady in the Royal Household.

    When was the BBC founded?

    1822.
    1872.
    1922.
    1972.

    Who was Anna May Wong?

    Image: Anna May Wong Quarter (usmint.gov)
    The first Chinese American CEO.
    The first Chinese American spy.
    The first Chinese American Olympic champion.
    The first Chinese American movie star.

    A little over a week after Twitter and Instagram restricted Ye's accounts in response to antisemitic remarks in Oct. 2022, he did what?

    Screenshot: Piers Morgan Uncensored - YouTube
    Bought his own social platform and apologized.
    Bought his own social platform.
    Apologized.
    Converted to Judaism.
    Andromeda galaxy.
    The “Pillars of Creation.”
    The Ursa Major (greater bear) constellation.
    Arctic clouds.

    Who is this enchanting lady?

    Screenshot: The School for Good and Evil / Netflix
    Scarlett Johansson.
    Sharon Stone.
    Charlize Theron.
    Jessica Chastain.

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