2017 Trivia Quiz2017 Trivia Questions
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Making its debut in September of 2017, "Young Sheldon" is a spin-off prequel to what popular TV sitcom?
a. Two and a Half Men
b. Modern Family
c. The Big Bang Theory
d. The Middle
The Big Bang Theory - The show follows the character Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9.
Galen Rupp was the winner of which US marathon in October of 2017?
b. New York
Chicago - The Chicago Marathon is the fourth-largest race by number of finishers in the world.
Which of the following songs was not a 2017 Billboard hit for Taylor Swift?
b. ...Ready For It?
c. Every Little Thing
d. Look What You Made Me Do
Every Little Thing - Every Little Thing was a 2017 hit for Carly Pearce.
Who won the Men's Golf Masters Tournament in April of 2017?
a. Sergio Garcia
b. Justin Thomas
c. Brooks Koepka
d. Jordan Spieth
Sergio Garcia - As of 2017, García has won 31 international tournaments as a professional.
Hall, Rosbah and Young shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in which field?
Medicine - The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Held in April of 2017, what TV game show won the Emmy for "Outstanding Game Show" at the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards?
b. Family Feud
c. Celebrity Name Game
d. The Price Is Right
Jeopardy! - Outstanding Game Show Host went to Steve Harvey.
King Salman removed a ban on women driving automobiles in which nation in 2017?
d. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - Salman is the King of Saudi Arabia.
What co-founding member of the band AC/DC died in November of 2017?
a. Bon Scott
b. Malcolm Young
c. Stevie Young
d. Angus Young
Malcolm Young - The band's album 'Back in Black' has sold an estimated 50 million units worldwide.
English reality television judge "Simon Cowell" celebrated what birthday in October of 2017?
58 - In 2001, Cowell had his first role as judge on Pop Idol.
The pneumonic plague broke out where in October of 2017?
Madagascar - The pneumonic plague is spread through sneezing, coughing or spitting, and it can kill within 24 hours.
Who announced their plan to withdraw from UNESCO over "anti-Israel bias" in 2017?
c. United States
United States - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave notice that Israel is also planning to withdraw.
What former Oasis front man released his debut solo album "As You Were" in 2017?
a. Noel Gallagher
b. Paul Arthurs
c. Tony McCarroll
d. Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher - As You Were debuted at number one in the UK.
Which of the following British airlines went out of business in the UK in October of 2017?
a. Thomas Cook Airlines
c. Monarch Airlines
d. Titan Airways
Monarch Airlines - The airline's headquarters were at Luton.
American singer-songwriter "Tom Petty" died in October of 2017 at what age?
66 - Tom was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
What National Hockey League (NHL) team was the Presidents' Trophy winner for the 2016/2017 season?
a. Ottawa Senators
b. Washington Capitals
c. Pittsburgh Penguins
d. Tampa Bay Lightning
Washington Capitals - The Pittsburgh Penguins won the 2017 Stanley Cup.
Her tenth studio album, who released "Be Myself" in April of 2017?
a. Melissa Etheridge
b. Stevie Nicks
c. Sheryl Crow
d. Sarah McLachlan
Sheryl Crow - The album's lead single is 'Halfway There'.
What Internet search engine company was hit with $2.7 billion fine for engaging in antitrust behavior?
Google - The European Union claimed that Google was giving its own comparison shopping service an advantage.
A collection of poetry about survival, who wrote the 2017 number-one New York Times bestseller "Milk and Honey"?
a. Lang Leav
b. Nikita Gill
c. Warsan Shire
d. Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur - Kaur's second book 'The Sun and Her Flowers' was released in October of 2017.
Who won the "Artist of the Year Award" at the 2017 American Music Awards?
a. Pharrell Williams
b. Mark Ronson
c. Bruno Mars
d. Ed Sheeran
Bruno Mars - Diana Ross received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremonies.
Caesar, Rocket, Red and the Colonel are all characters in which 2017 film that was directed by Matt Reeves?
a. Darkest Hour
b. Blade Runner 2049
d. War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes - Woody Harrelson plays the role of the Colonel in the film.
Held in February 2017, who won Best Rock Album with "Tell Me I'm Pretty" at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards?
b. The Black Keys
c. Cage the Elephant
d. Foo Fighters
Cage the Elephant - Sturgill Simpson won Best Country Album with A Sailor's Guide to Earth.
What MLB baseball team won the 2017 World Series defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers four games to three?
a. Houston Astros
b. Chicago Cubs
c. Los Angeles Angels
d. New York Yankees
Houston Astros - It was the Astros first World Series win in franchise history.
Which of the following TV shows did not make its debut in 2017?
a. The Handmaid's Tale
b. Stranger Things
c. The Orville
Stranger Things - A Netflix exclusive, Stranger Things made its debut on July 15, 2016.
George Saunders was awarded the 2017 Booker Prize for which novel?
a. History of Wolves
b. Exit West
c. 4 3 2 1
d. Lincoln in the Bardo
Lincoln in the Bardo - Saunders received $65,000.
What TV show won "Outstanding Drama Series" at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards?
a. The Handmaid's Tale
b. House of Cards
d. The Crown
The Handmaid's Tale - The Handmaid's Tale is based on a novel by Margaret Atwood.
In April of 2017, the U.S. dropped the world's largest non-nuclear weapon (GBU-43/B MOAB), at an ISIL base in what country?
Afghanistan - The bomb was developed for the US military by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr.
Causing catastrophic damage to Houston, what hurricane struck the U.S. in August of 2017?
a. Hurricane Andrew
b. Hurricane Leighton
c. Hurricane Harvey
d. Hurricane Shelia
Hurricane Harvey - Harvey is the costliest natural disaster in United States history.
The spacecraft Cassini–Huygens ended its 19-year mission by plunging into what planet on September 15, 2017?
Saturn - Cassini–Huygens was launched on October 15, 1997.
A new species of what animal was discovered in Indonesia in November of 2017?
Orangutan - It is the third species of orangutan.
Fifty-nine people were killed and hundreds injured when who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st, 2017?
a. Stephen Paddock
b. Leighton Maddock
c. Paul Vaddock
d. Peter Taddock
Stephen Paddock - It was the deadliest mass shooting perpetrated by a lone gunman in U.S. history.
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