Jan. 6 News Quiz of the Week: Happy 2023!

Jan. 6, 2023.

Make sure you didn’t miss anything important that happened this week with the best trivia questions and answers on current worldwide events. Test your knowledge of the headlines of the first week of 2023 with the Jan. 6 News Quiz of the Week. The Friday Weekly News Quiz has multiple-choice questions and answers about the week’s events. Take it online, play the video quiz, or print it out for your weekly trivia party. In Black history: Who is the first Black politician to lead either party in the US Congress? In celebrity deaths: What did Barbara Walters ask President Jimmy Carter? And in TV news: What’s unusual about Netflix’s Kaleidoscope?

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News Quiz of the Week (Current Events Trivia Game) for Jan. 6, 2023

News Quiz of the Week: 11 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions for the week ending on Jan. 6, 2023. No time-limit. How smart are you this week?

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1. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was the first pope in 600 years to do what?

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2. Who was known in Brazil as “O Rei” or “The King”?

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3. What was one of the most famous questions that Barbara Walters asked President Jimmy Carter during her interview?

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4. According to his tax returns, how many foreign countries did Ex-US President Trump have accounts in until 2018?

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5. What was one of the companies Trump reported owning in 2020 called?

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6. Who is the first Black politician to lead either party in the US Congress?

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7. Before adopting the euro on Jan. 1, 2023, what was Croatia’s currency?

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8. What’s the title of Prince Harry’s 2023 memoir?

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9. Which 1970s group sang “I’m So Excited”?

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10. Which of these singers was NOT in Rolling Stone’s 2023 200 Greatest Singers of All Time list?

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11. What’s unusual about Netflix’s Kaleidoscope?

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The Jan. 6 News Quiz Questions (Printable)

Here’s the complete list of current events trivia questions and multiple-choice answers from the Jan. 6 News Quiz of the Week. Feel free to copy the list for your weekly trivia gathering. Download the FREE PDF (all questions on one page, with separate pages for answers and links to sources)!

Jan. 6 News Quiz of the Week - 2023 Current Events Trivia Game

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was the first pope in 600 years to do what?

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To resign.
To live outside the papal apartments.
To be from the Americas.
To be from outside Europe.

Who was known in Brazil as "O Rei" or "The King"?

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Pelé.
Paulo Coelho.
Neymar.
Lula da Silva.

What was one of the most famous questions that Barbara Walters asked President Jimmy Carter during her interview?

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"What is your favorite color?"
"If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be?"
"Do you and your wife sleep separately?"
"What is your biggest fear?"

According to his tax returns, how many foreign countries did Ex-US President Trump have accounts in until 2018?

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None.
7.
5.
3.

What was one of the companies Trump reported owning in 2020 called?

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The Boring Company.
Smart investments.
Unreimbursed expenses.
Golf All Day LLC.

Who is the first Black politician to lead either party in the US Congress?

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Kevin McCarthy.
Hakeem Jeffries.
James Enos Clyburn.
Pete Aguilar.

Before adopting the euro on Jan. 1, 2023, what was Croatia’s currency?

Dinar.
Forint.
Koruna.
Kuna.

What’s the title of Prince Harry’s 2023 memoir?

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Spare.
Reserve.
Fallback.
Inessential.

Which 1970s group sang “I’m So Excited”?

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Sister Sledge.
The Pointer Sisters.
Chic.
The Weather Girls.

Which of these singers was NOT in Rolling Stone’s 2023 200 Greatest Singers of All Time list?

Lana Del Rey.
Mariah Carey.
Whitney Houston.
Celine Dion.

What’s unusual about Netflix’s Kaleidoscope?

Screenshot: Kaleidoscope / Netflix
Each character speaks a different language.
It’s interactive.
Its episodes are randomized.
An AI conceived it.

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