December 2023 News Quiz: Who’s Time’s Person of the Year?

Dec. 15, 2023.

Our news quiz will test your knowledge of the latest current events stories every Friday. From the Time’s Person of the Year and the Ivy League conundrum to Google’s Gemini and the Golden Globe nominations, see how well you know what happened this month with the December 2023 News Quiz.

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  • The quiz has 18 multiple-choice questions and answers about the biggest current events headlines of the last week. You can take the quiz online, play the video quiz, or print it out for your weekly trivia party.  
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  • If you prefer to play the video quiz, scroll down. You will have 30 seconds to answer each question. How many questions can you answer in 6 minutes? 
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December 2023, News Quiz (Current Events Trivia Game)

News Quiz: 18 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions to summarize December 2023. No time-limit. How smart are you this month?

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1. Who was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2023?

Photograph: Inez and Vinoodh for TIME

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2. What’s the highest-grossing tour in history?

Screenshot: TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR – YouTube

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3. Who is the highest-paid athlete in 2023?

Screenshot: LIV Golf – YouTube

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4. What’s “Rizz”?

Screenshot: BuzzFeed Celeb – YouTube

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5. Which country claimed the dubious honor of becoming the world’s top opium producer in 2023, surpassing Afghanistan?

Screenshot: FRANCE 24 English – YouTube

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6. According to the testimony of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, and MIT Presidents, does calling for Jewish genocide violate their schools’ codes of conduct?

Screenshot: C-Span

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7. What is the EU’s AI Act all about?

AI Illustration: and MidJourny

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8. What’s in the picture?

Screenshot: Tesla – YouTube

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9. What is Google’s Gemini?

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10. In her own words, why did Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo close her Twitter/X account?

Photo: Palácio do Planalto, Brasil, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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11. At what age did influential and controversial diplomat Henry Kissinger die?

Photo: The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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12. What connects TV’s “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” with the cult classic “The Princess Bride”?

Screenshot: All in the Family – YouTube

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13. What was Billie Eilish’s gripe with Variety magazine in December 2023?

Screenshot: Variety – YouTube

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14. What’s Tom Hanks’s “Moonwalkers”?

Screenshot: Lightroom – YouTube

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15. Which movie won the most nominations at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards?

Illustration: and DALL-E

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16. Which TV series broke records with the most nominations at the 2024 Golden Globes?

Screenshot: Max

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17. If you’re eager to witness a legendary soccer showdown between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, which teams should you watch clash?

Screenshot: UEFA (

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18. What’s in the picture?

Screenshot: LEGO Fortnite – YouTube

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The December 2023 News Quiz (VIDEO)

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This Week’s Questions (printable)

Here are some of the December 2023 news quiz current-events questions:

December 2023 News Quiz - Current Events Trivia
  • Who’s Time’s Person of the Year 2023?
  • According to Ivy League chiefs, is calling for genocide permitted?
  • What’s Google’s Gemini?
  • Who’s winning the Golden Globes nomination race?
  • Who’s the world’s highest-paid athlete?
  • What’s Rizz?

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Sources and Extra Trivia Facts

We cross-checked our facts with reputable news outlets, research centers, and NGOs. These current events articles inspired the December 2023 news quiz. We recommend them for weekend reading.

Taylor Swift Time Person of the Year 2023 Covers
Taylor Swift Time Person of the Year 2023 Covers. Photograph: Inez and Vinoodh for TIME
Tom Holland Rizz
Screenshot: BuzzFeed Celeb – YouTube
Opium poppies
Screenshot: France 24 English – YouTube
Tesla Cybertruck
Screenshot: Tesla
Billie Eilish
Screenshot: Variety – YouTube

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