Jan. 19 Weekly News Quiz: What’s Blue Monday?

Jan. 19, 2024.

News Quiz: Test your knowledge of the latest current events stories every Friday with the weekly news quiz. From Blue Monday and the troubles at the Red Sea to the Emmy Awards and Mean Girls, see how well you know what happened this week with the Jan. 19 News Quiz.

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  • This weekly current events quiz has 11 multiple-choice current trivia 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.  
  • 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. 
  • 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. 19 News Quiz’s FREE PDF with all the questions on one page and separate pages for answers and links.

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Jan. 19 Weekly News Quiz (Current Events Trivia Game)

News Quiz: 11 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions to summarize the week’s headlines ending on Jan. 19, 2024. No time-limit. How smart are you this week?

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1. What is Blue Monday known for?

Illustration: HowSmart.net and DALL-E

2 / 11

2. Where was the new Danish Queen born?

Screenshot: 9 News Australia (youtube.com)

3 / 11

3. In January 2024, what prompted Tesla to put the brakes on production at its German plant?

Screenshot: Tesla (youtube.com)

4 / 11

4. Why was David Teeger, a South African cricketer, removed from his captaincy role days before the Under-19 World Cup?

Screenshot: The SA Jewish Report (youtube.com)

5 / 11

5. What action by Israeli soccer player Sagiv Jehezkel led to his arrest in Turkey for “actions against Turkey’s values?”

Screenshot: CNN TURK (youtube.com)

6 / 11

6. Which show won the most awards for a comedy series in its FIRST year?

Screenshot: Television Academy – YouTube

7 / 11

7. What is the significance of Elton John’s win at the 2023 Emmys?

Screenshot: Farewell Dodger Stadium

8 / 11

8. What historic achievement was unlocked at the 2023 Emmys?

Screenshot: Television Academy – YouTube

9 / 11

9. In the Heritage Auctions sale of HBO’s “Succession” memorabilia, which item fetched the highest price?

Screenshot: Succession / HBO

10 / 11

10. Who penned the screenplays for the original and musical remake of “Mean Girls”?

Mean Girls / Paramount Pictures (youtube.com)

11 / 11

11. Who’s in the picture?

Screenshot: Back To Black / CANALSTUDIOS International

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The Jan. 19 News Quiz (VIDEO)

11 current-events questions and fun facts based on the Jan. 19 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. 19 news quiz current-events questions:

Jan. 19 News Quiz - Weekly Current Events Trivia Game
  • What’s Blue Monday?
  • Why did Tesla halt its battery production in Germany?
  • Where was Denmark’s new queen born?
  • What’s Succession’s most expensive prop?
  • Who wrote Mean Girls?

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.

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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 Jan. 19 news quiz. We recommend them for weekend reading.

Blue Monday
Illustration: HowSMart.net & DALL-E
Queen Mary of Denmark
Screenshot: 9 News Australia
Mean Girls
Screenshot: Mean Girls / Paramount Pictures

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