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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This Week in the News
The facts on the Jan. 6 News Quiz of the Week are crosschecked with the world’s finest news outlets, research centers, and NGOs. The following articles inspired this week’s news quiz. Consider it as our weekend reading recommendations.
- Lord, I love you: Aide recounts Benedict’s last words (AP News)
- The ‘King’ and the Queen: Bewitched by Pele, Elizabeth II made him a Knight (Reuters)
- Who Is Hakeem Jeffries? The Democratic Nominee for House Speaker (nytimes.com)
- Trump tax returns: key takeaways from the records’ release (The Guardian)
- EU member Croatia joins the eurozone (DW)
- Anita Pointer, a founder of the Pointer Sisters, dead at age 74 (The Washington Post)
- Barbara Walters, a First Among TV Newswomen, Is Dead at 93 (nytimes.com)
- 200 Best Singers of All Time (Rolling Stone)
- Prince Harry: ‘I want my father and brother back’ (BBC News)
- ‘Kaleidoscope’ review: Giancarlo Esposito stars in a bland heist story with a you-pick-the-order gimmick (CNN)
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)!
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was the first pope in 600 years to do what?
Who was known in Brazil as "O Rei" or "The King"?
Photo: Fotopersbureau De Boer, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized
What was one of the most famous questions that Barbara Walters asked President Jimmy Carter during her interview?
Photo: White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
According to his tax returns, how many foreign countries did Ex-US President Trump have accounts in until 2018?
Photo: The White House / Public domain
What was one of the companies Trump reported owning in 2020 called?
Screenshot: ABC News - YouTube
Who is the first Black politician to lead either party in the US Congress?
Photo: Office of Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Before adopting the euro on Jan. 1, 2023, what was Croatia’s currency?
What’s the title of Prince Harry’s 2023 memoir?
Which 1970s group sang “I’m So Excited”?
Photo: Rob Mieremet / Anefo, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized
Which of these singers was NOT in Rolling Stone’s 2023 200 Greatest Singers of All Time list?
What’s unusual about Netflix’s Kaleidoscope?
Screenshot: Kaleidoscope / Netflix
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