Jan. 12 Weekly News Quiz: Which Plane Blew Open Midair?

Jan. 12, 2024.

News Quiz: Test your knowledge of the latest current events stories every Friday with the weekly news quiz. From the airplane that thankfully didn’t crash and the moon lander that didn’t land to the Golden Globes and Kim Jun Un’s big birthday, see how well you know what happened this week with the Jan. 12 News Quiz.

How to Play

  • This current events quiz has 12 multiple-choice current trivia questions and answers about the biggest headlines of the last week. You can take the quiz online, play the video quiz, or print it out for your weekly trivia party.  
  • Click the below button to start the quiz. You will see each question with four possible answers. Choose the best answer to see if you’re correct, read the explanation or skip it, and move on to the next question. At the end of the quiz, you will see your score and how it compares with that of other users. 
  • 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? 
  • If you want to print out the quiz, scroll down to find our PDF link. You can download the Jan. 12 News Quiz’s FREE PDF with all the questions on one page and separate pages for answers and links.

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Jan. 12 Weekly News Quiz (Current Events Trivia Game)

News Quiz: 12 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions to summarize the week’s headlines ending on Jan. 12, 2024. No time-limit. How smart are you this week?

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1. Which passenger aircraft was grounded twice by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), first in 2020 and again in 2024?

Screenshot: MSNBC (youtube.com)

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2. What unusual link connects Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, and Michael Jackson?

AI Illustration: HowSmart.net

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3. In January 2024, McDonald’s Malaysia took legal action against the Anti-Israeli Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. But why?

Screenshot: McDonald’s (youtube.com)

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4. Which nation has recently sued Israel at the International Court of Justice, accusing it of genocide?

Screenshot: SABC – YouTube

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5. What did attendees at the 2024 Golden Globes wear to show support for hostages held by Hamas?

Screenshot: FOX 11 Los Angeles (youtube.com)

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6. What is Astrobotic Technology known for?

Screenshot: Astrobotics – YouTube

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7. How old is North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jung Un?

Screenshot: Tribun Jateng (youtube.com)

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8. According to traditional South Korean belief, what was once considered a method to boost stamina during humid summers?

Screenshot: BBC News (youtube.com)

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9. The “Barbie” movie received an Oscar nomination for its adapted screenplay. But what was the script adapted from?

Screenshot: Barbie | Max (youtube.com)

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10. After releasing her album “Glory” in 2016, when is Britney Spears planning to drop her next chart-topping album?

Screenshot: Britney Spears – Slumber Party (youtube.com)

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11. What is the focus of Idris Elba’s “Knives Down” music video?

Screenshot: Sky News – YouTube

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12. If you stroll down David Bowie Street, which city’s sights are you enjoying?

Screenshot: FRANCE 24 English (youtube.com)

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The Jan. 12 News Quiz (VIDEO)

12 current-events questions and fun facts based on the Jan. 12 news headlines in 6 minutes. Test yourself: How many can you ace?

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This Week’s Questions (printable)

Here are some of the Jan. 12 news quiz current-events questions:

Jan. 12 News Quiz - A Weekly Current Events Trivia Game
  • Which passenger aircraft was grounded twice by the FAA?
  • Which nation has recently sued Israel at the International Court of Justice?
  • What is Astrobotic Technology known for?
  • How old is North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jung Un?
  • When is Britney Spears planning to release new music?
  • Where’s the street named after David Bowie?

The PDF includes all general trivia questions and answers from this week in separate pages for the contestants and the quiz MC. Perfect for your next pub quiz or trivia night.

The Jan. 12 News Quiz PDF is coming soon. Download our previous FREE Weekly PDF here.

Sources and Extra Trivia Facts

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

Boeing 737
Screenshot: MSNBC – YouTube
ICJ. Screenshot: SABC
Kim Jung Un
Screenshot: Tribun Jateng – YouTube

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