The May 12 News Quiz: Who won Trump’s assault trial?

May 12, 2023.

Our weekly news quiz tests your knowledge of the latest news stories every Friday. From King Charles’s Coronation and Trump’s assault and defamation trial to Tucker Carlson’s Twitter comeback and the Lord of the Rings butterfly, see how well you know what happened this week with the May 12 News Quiz.

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  • The quiz has 12 multiple-choice questions and answers about the biggest headlines of the last seven days. You can take the quiz 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 May. 12, 2023

News Quiz of the Week: 12 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions for the week ending on May 5, 2023. No time-limit. How smart are you this week?

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1. What else did King Charles III swear to do besides being a “faithful Protestant” during his coronation?

Screenshot: BBC

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2. Writer E. Jean Carroll alleged in her 2019 memoir that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in 1996. Trump responded by calling her a ‘nut job.’ What did the jury rule?

Screenshot: ABC News – YouTube

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3. Which of these is actually true about US Rep. George Santos?

Screenshot: AP News – YouTube

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4. Piers Morgan was the editor of which famous British newspaper?

Screenshot: BBC News

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5. Where is Tucker Carlson planning his next show?

Screenshot: Tucker Carlson on Twitter

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6. Who was J. Robert Oppenheimer?

Screenshot: Oppenheimer / Universal Pictures

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7. What is Egypt’s beef with Netflix’s 2023 Cleopatra?

Screenshot: African Queens: Queen Cleopatra / Netflix

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8. Which evil overlord inspired this genus of butterflies with fiery eyes on their wings?

Image: Systematic Entomology – Wiley Online Library

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9. Who is the author of the novel “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece”?

Screenshot: CBS Mornings – YouTube

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10. Which Liverpool band made a brief comeback at the Eurovision opening concert in 2023, 36 years after their last gig?

Screenshot: Eurovision 2023 / BBC

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11. Who was the star of the original 1988 ghost comedy Beetlejuice, which gets a sequel in 2024 after 36 years?

Screenshot: Beetlejuice / Warner Bros. Entertainment

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12. How many children does Robert De Niro have as of May 2023?

Screenshot: ET Canada – YouTube

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This Week’s Questions (printable)

Here are some of the May 12 news quiz questions:

May 12 News Quiz - Current Events Weekly Trivia
  • Who did King Charles III swear to serve?
  • Who won Trump’s assault trial?
  • Where’s Tucker Carlson planning a comeback?
  • Which newspaper was Pierce Morgan the editor of?
  • How many kids does Robert De Niro have?

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We cross-checked our facts with reputable news outlets, research centers, and NGOs. These articles inspired the May 12 news quiz. We recommend them for weekend reading.

King Charles III's coronation
King Charles III’s coronation. Screenshot: BBC
Tucker Carlson announcing his Twitter comeback
Announcing his comeback. Screenshot: Tucker Carlson on Twitter
African Queens: Queen Cleopatra
Screenshot: African Queens: Queen Cleopatra / Netflix

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