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What politician stated, "Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine" in November of 2013?
a. Mike Duffy
b. Rob Ford
c. David Miller
d. Stephen Harper
Rob Ford - The Toronto mayor has refused to resign from his position despite the fact that he has been stripped of many of his powers.
Name the NSA whistleblower who released a cache of documents that shed light on the extent of U.S. espionage operations around the world.
a. Julian Assange
b. Vladimir Putin
c. Edward Snowden
d. Glenn Greenwald
Edward Snowden - Currently, America's best-known fugitive has asylum in Russia.
What digital currency made headlines throughout 2013?
Bitcoin - Bitcoin was originally introduced in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Who won the 109th edition of the World Series in 2013?
a. Boston Red Sox
b. New York Mets
c. New York Yankees
d. St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Red Sox - Boston won the series in six games.
Used ten times more than Amazon Instant Video and Hulu combined, what video streaming service was the second best-performing company of 2013?
Netflix - Currently headquartered in Los Gatos, California, Netflix was established in 1997.
Released on September 16 2013, who had their first number-one hit single in the United States with the song "Wrecking Ball"?
a. Demi Lovato
b. Britney Spears
c. Lady Gaga
d. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus - The video released for Wrecking Ball was one of the most viewed videos of 2013.
On November 8th, approximately 6,000 people were killed by Typhoon Haiyan. Where did this tragedy occur?
Philippines - Nearly 2 million people lost their homes.
Commander Chris Hadfield performed his rendition of what David Bowie song from the International Space Station in May of 2013?
a. Ziggy Stardust
c. Space Oddity
d. Station to Station
Space Oddity - It was the first music video ever filmed in space.
Which pope announced his resignation in February of 2013?
a. Pope Francis
b. Pope Paul VI
c. Pope Benedict XVI
d. Pope John Paul II
Pope Benedict XVI - He is the first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415.
Who won the NHL Stanley Cup in 2013?
a. Los Angeles Kings
b. Pittsburgh Penguins
c. Chicago Blackhawks
d. Boston Bruins
Chicago Blackhawks - Chicago beat the Boston Bruins in six games.
Currently, the largest city to become insolvent in U.S. history, what city filed for bankruptcy on July 18?
a. Los Angeles
Detroit - At the time, Detroit was $18 billion in the hole.
What was the top selling DVD video in 2013?
a. Wreck-It Ralph
c. The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn Part 2
d. The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn Part 2 - Over 5,938,000 copies of Breaking Dawn were sold during 2013.
What US city was in horror when two pressure cookers exploded near the finish line of a running marathon on April 15?
b. New York
Boston - Three people were killed and an estimated 264 were injured in the bombing.
In February of 2013, what movie won the Academy Award for best film?
b. Silver Linings Playbook
c. Life of Pi
Argo - Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor and Jennifer Lawrence won best actress.
Starting in the month of June, huge protests calling for the resignation of President Mohamed Morsi took place in which country?
Egypt - President Mohamed Morsi was deposed of in a military coup on July 3rd.
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