May 17 Weekly News Quiz: Who is Michael Cohen Testifying Against?

May. 17, 2024.

News Quiz: Every Friday, the weekly news quiz tests your knowledge of the latest current events stories. From the Trump trial in New York and the royal visit to Nigeria to Jerry Seinfeld’s speech and the Eurovision Song Contest, see how well you know what happened these past 7 days with the May 17 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 button below to start the quiz. Each question has 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 May 17 News Quiz’s FREE PDF with all the questions on one page and separate pages for answers and links.

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May 17, 2024, News Quiz (Current Events Trivia Game)

News Quiz: This quiz consists of 11 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions summarizing the week ending May 17 news headlines. There is no time limit. How smart are you this week?

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1. Michael Cohen, a former personal attorney, testified against his ex-employer in New York in May 2024. Who was this ex-employer?

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2. How did Donald Trump describe the fictional Hannibal Lecter at a May 2024 election rally?

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3. What happened after dozens of students left Jerry Seinfeld’s 2024 Duke commencement speech in protest?

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4. Under Georgia’s 2024 law, which organizations must register as “agents of foreign influence”?

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5. What event does this portrait of King Charles III, unveiled in May 2024, commemorate?

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6. What Nigerian name was given to Meghan Markle during her Nigeria visit?

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7. In May 2024, OpenAI introduced an improved model that enhances user interactions through voice, text, and video. What is the name of this groundbreaking AI model?

AI Illustration: Fotor

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8. Who was the legendary filmmaker known for launching the careers of Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, and Peter Fonda?

Photo: Marianna Diamos, Los Angeles Times, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, AI-enhanced

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9. Why is Fiona Harvey, the real-life inspiration behind ‘Baby Reindeer’s’ Martha, threatening to sue Netflix?

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10. What is the name of the Hollywood star who records music as Childish Gambino?

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11. What notable milestone did Switzerland’s Nemo achieve at the Eurovision Song Contest?

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The May 17 News Quiz (VIDEO)

11 current-events questions and fun facts based on the May 17 news headlines in 9 minutes. Test yourself: How many can you answer?

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This Week’s Questions (printable)

Here are some of the May 17 news quiz current-events questions:

May 17 News Quiz - Current Events Trivia Game
  • Who did Michael Cohen testify against in New York?
  • Did Jerry Seinfeld get to finish his Duke speech?
  • What Nigerian name was given to Meghan Markle?
  • Why is Fiona Harvey upset with Netflix?
  • What record did Nemo break in the Eurovision?

The PDF includes all general trivia questions and answers from this week on separate pages for the contestants and the quiz MC. It’s 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 May 17 news quiz, and we recommend them for weekend reading.

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