• Gracie Davis ‘19

Test your News Knowledge

Are you up to date on current events? Try your knowledge below.

  1. Which airplane model is under fire for recent crashes?

  2. Airbus A-350

  3. Boeing 737 Max

  4. Airbus A-220

  5. Boeing 747

  6. What is the name of the extreme weather event afflicting Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi?

  7. Cyclone Idai

  8. Typhoon Haiyan

  9. Hurricane Ophelia

  10. Tohoku Earthquake

  11. An outbreak of what disease has occurred in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in New York City?

  12. Polio

  13. Influenza

  14. Measles

  15. Whooping Cough

  16. Charges were dropped for a supposed faked homophobic/racist attack on which actor?

  17. Johnny Depp

  18. Jussie Smollett

  19. Morgan Freeman

  20. Harrison Ford

  21. When will a redacted version of the Mueller Report be released to the public?

  22. January 2020

  23. November 2019

  24. July 2019

  25. April 2019

  26. How many times has Theresa May’s Brexit plan been rejected by Parliament?

  27. Three

  28. One

  29. Four

  30. Two

  31. Which pharmaceutical company is under fire for financial and legal issues with their drug OxyContin?

  32. Bayer Schering Pharma AG

  33. Purdue Pharma

  34. Pharma Medica

  35. Procter and Gamble

  36. What did the Trump administration ban as of Tuesday, March 26?

  37. Assault weapons

  38. Plastic utensils

  39. Plastic bags

  40. Bump stocks

  41. Antarctica will soon part with an iceberg twice the size of what US state?

  42. Alaska

  43. Rhode Island

  44. New York City

  45. Ohio

  1. What is the name of the Israeli prime minister who will run for another term on April 9, the Israeli election day?

  2. Ehud Barak

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu

  4. Ariel Sharon

  5. Ehud Olmert

Correct Answers:

  1. b, Boeing 737 Max

  2. a, Cyclone Idai

  3. c, Measles

  4. b, Jussie Smollett

  5. d, April 2019

  6. a, Three

  7. b, Purdue Pharma

  8. d, Bump stocks

  9. c, New York City

  10. b, Benjamin Netanyahu


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