Feb. 24, 2023.
Test your knowledge of current events with our Feb. 24 News Quiz. This quiz covers 11 questions and answers about the week’s top news stories. From Putin’s announcement to the BAFTAs and beyond, find out how well you know the news.
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We cross-checked the facts on the Feb. 24 News Quiz of the Week with the world’s finest news outlets, research centers, and NGOs. These articles inspired this week’s news quiz, and we recommend them for weekend reading.
- New START Ends: Putin says Russia will halt participation in the New Start nuclear arms treaty (The Guardian)
- Came in Peace: Biden Visits Kyiv, Ukraine’s Embattled Capital, as Air-Raid Siren Sounds (nytimes.com)
- Meta Blue: Facebook Parent Plans to Sell ‘Meta Verified’ Accounts (nytimes.com)
- Baftas 2023: All Quiet on the Western Front dominates ceremony (BBC News)
- Roald Dahl rewrites: Edited language in books criticized as ‘absurd censorship’ (The Guardian)
- 13 to 16: Japan poised to raise the age of consent from 13 in an overhaul of sexual offense laws (The Guardian)
- Equal Caste: Seattle becomes first US city to ban caste discrimination (AP News)
- ‘Party Down’ Is Back: Did You RSVP? (nytimes.com)
- RIP Richard Belzer: Detective Munch on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Dies at 78 (nytimes.com)
The Feb. 24 News Quiz Questions and Answers (Printable)
Here are the 11 questions and answers for the Feb. 24 News Quiz. Feel free to use this list for your weekly trivia game. You can now download this week’s FREE PDF with all the questions on one page and separate pages for answers and links. Happy quizzing!
1. What is the New START Treaty?
- A treaty that regulates the use of drones for military purposes.
- A treaty that limits the number of nuclear warheads that the US and Russia can deploy.
- A treaty that allows Russia to test its nuclear weapons in any country it desires.
- A treaty that requires the United States to share its McDonald’s franchises with Russia.
2. According to his 2023 State-of-the-Nation speech, how does Vladimir Putin plan to fight Western sanctions in the future?
- Change Russia’s economic system and immigration policy.
- Change Russia’s education system and science and technology policy.
- Nuke the West.
- Withdraw from Ukraine.
3. According to Putin’s Feb. 2023 State of the Nation speech, Ukraine is under the occupation of who?
- The Nazi regime and its globalist overlords.
- The Kyiv regime and its Western overlords.
4. How much additional military aid did President Biden promise during his visit to Kyiv in February 2023?
- $500 million.
- $1 billion.
- $2 billion.
- $4 billion
5. In which book is Augustus Gloop, the gluttonous antagonist, described as “enormously fat”?
- James and the Giant Peach.
- The Witches.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
6. What movie won the most awards at the 2023 BAFTAs?
- Everything, Everywhere All at Once.
- All Quiet on the Western Front.
- The Banshees of Inisherin.
7. What is Meta Verified?
- A social media platform for verified users.
- A paid service that offers blue check marks to users.
- A feature that allows users to share verified content with others.
- A type of cryptocurrency for verified users.
8. The age of consent is 14 in Germany and China. What’s Japan’s age of consent?
- 13 Years-old.
- 16 Years-old.
- 17 Years-old.
- 21 Years-old.
9. What is the caste system?
- A group of people who are skilled at the art of casting spells.
- A popular reality TV show in India.
- A system of social hierarchy based on one’s occupation and birth.
- A diet plan that categorizes food based on its nutritional value (“caste.”)
10. What were the ratings for STARZ’s Party Down’s 2010 finale among 18- to 49-year-olds?
11. What TV show originated Detective John Munch’s character?
- Homicide: Life on the Street.
- Law & Order.
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
- Law & Order: Trial by Jury.
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