How long was Italy’s mafia boss on the run? And How is My First Barbie different from the traditional Barbie? (14 questions)

Jan. 20, 2023.

Get ready to put your current events skills to the test! Test your knowledge of the week’s top news stories with our Jan. 20 News Quiz! This quiz covers 14 questions and answers, from Italy’s mafia boss’s arrest to Avatar’s new box office records and the new Barbie doll.

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Make sure you know everything noteworthy that happened this week with the best trivia questions and answers on current worldwide events. The Friday Weekly News Quiz has multiple-choice questions and answers about the last seven days’ events. Test your knowledge of the week’s headlines with the Jan. 20 News Quiz of the Week. Take it online, play the video quiz, or print it out for your weekly trivia party. 

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News Quiz of the Week (Current Events Trivia Game) for Jan. 20, 2023

News Quiz of the Week: 14 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions for the week ending on Jan. 20, 2023. No time-limit. How smart are you this week?

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1. Before 2022, when was the last time China recorded a population decline?

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2. How old was Jacinda Ardern when she became New Zealand’s Prime Minister?

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3. How long had Matteo Messina Denaro, the notorious Mafia boss, been on the run before his arrest in Sicily?

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4. What charges was Maria Ressa, the founder of Rappler, acquitted of in the Philippines?

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5. In Jan. 2023, LeBron James became the second player in NBA history to score 38,000 career points, but who was the first?

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6. How is My First Barbie different from the traditional Barbie?

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7. How old was Lisa Marie Presley when her father, Elvis, died?

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8. What was Gina Lollobrigida’s first English-language movie?

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9. How many films have reached $2 billion in box office history?

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10. Who is planned to be the narrator of “Avatar 3”?

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11. In HBO’s adaptation of the video game “The Last of Us,” what’s causing humans to behave zombie-like?

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12. Who will executive produce the TV series adaptation of “The Chronicles of Amber”?

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13. What is the name of Madonna’s 2023 world tour?

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14. Who plays the villainous Moff Gideon in “The Mandalorian”?

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The facts on the Jan. 20 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.

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The Jan. 20 News Quiz Questions (Printable)

Here’s the complete list of current events trivia questions and multiple-choice answers from the Jan. 20 News Quiz of the Week. Feel free to copy the list for your weekly trivia gathering. Download this week’s FREE PDF (all questions on one page, with separate pages for answers and links to sources)!

Jan. 20 News Quiz of the Week - 2023 Current Events Trivia Game

1.     Before 2022, when was the last time China recorded a population decline?

  • During the Great Leap Forward.
  • During the first COVID-19 outbreak.
  • During the one-child policy.
  • Never before.

2.     How old was Jacinda Ardern when she became New Zealand’s Prime Minister?

  • 27 Years-old.
  • 37 Years-old.
  • 47 Years-old.
  • 57 Years-old.

3.     How long had Matteo Messina Denaro, the notorious Mafia boss, been on the run before his arrest in Sicily?

  • 13 years.
  • 30 years.
  • 47 years.
  • 60 years.

4.     What charges was Maria Ressa, the founder of Rappler, acquitted of in the Philippines?

  • Libel.
  • Terrorism.
  • Tax evasion.
  • Assault.

5.     In Jan. 2023, LeBron James became the second player in NBA history to score 38,000 career points, but who was the first?

  • Wilt Chamberlain.
  • Magic Johnson.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  • Shaquille O’Neal.

6.     How is My First Barbie different from the traditional Barbie?

  • She’s smaller.
  • She’s taller.
  • She has a smaller waist.
  • Her limbs are movable.

7.     How old was Lisa Marie Presley when her father, Elvis, died?

  • 9 Years-old.
  • 11 Years-old.
  • 25 Years-old.
  • 37 Years-old.

8.     What was Gina Lollobrigida’s first English-language movie?

  • Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell.
  • Trapeze.
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Beat the Devil.

9.     How many films have reached $2 billion in box office history?

  • 3 films.
  • 4 films.
  • 5 films.
  • 6 films.

10. Who is planned to be the narrator of “Avatar 3”?

  • Lo’ak.
  • Jake Sully.
  • Neytiri.
  • Neteyam.

11. In HBO’s adaptation of the video game “The Last of Us,” what’s causing humans to behave zombie-like?

  • A global pandemic.
  • Alien body snatchers.
  • Dehydration.
  • A mind-controlling fungus.

12. Who will executive produce the TV series adaptation of “The Chronicles of Amber”?

  • George R.R. Martin.
  • Stephen Colbert.
  • Conan O’Brien.
  • David Benioff.

13. What is the name of Madonna’s 2023 world tour?

  • The Madonna Experience.
  • The Queen’s Retirement.
  • Madonna’s Truth and Dare.
  • The Celebration Tour.

14. Who plays the villainous Moff Gideon in “The Mandalorian”?

  • Battlestar Galactica’s Lieutenant “Starbuck.”
  • Game of Thrones’ Oberyn Martell.
  • Breaking Bad’s Gus Fring.
  • Rocky’s Apollo Creed.

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