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August 2015 Current Events Quiz

Current Event Trivia Questions For August 2015


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22 - With the purpose of accommodating rising traffic, the new 45-mile long bypass channel parallels the current canal.How long, in miles, is the new bypass over the Suez Canal opened in August 2015?

a. 66
b. 88
c. 22
d. 44


The Daily Show - Airing on Comedy Central, Jon was the host of The Daily Show from 1999 to 2015.Jon Stewart hosted which show for the final time in August 2015?

a. The Tonight Show
b. The Daily Show
c. Late Show
d. The Nightly Show


Australia - Tony Abbott has declared Ms Bishop's political career all but over.The Choppergate Scandal broke out in which nation in August of 2015?

a. Russia
b. France
c. Israel
d. Australia


Carter - Carter served as US president from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981.Which former US President announced he was suffering with cancer in August 2015?

a. Regan
b. Clinton
c. Ford
d. Carter


Egypt - Temperatures went up as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit in southern parts of the country.Close to one hundred people were killed in a heat wave in which nation in August of 2015?

a. China
b. Russia
c. Japan
d. Egypt


NFL - Frank was a play-by-play announcer for 27 years on ABC's Monday Night Football.Frank Gifford died on August 9th of 2015. He was notable for his commentary on which sport?

a. NASCAR
b. NFL
c. NHL
d. NBA


Turkey - Operation Marty Yalcin is named after a Turkish soldier who was killed in the initial attacks.Operation Marty Yalcin has been taking place in which country during August of 2015?

a. Spain
b. Turkey
c. France
d. Italy


Myanmar - The state of emergency was declared due to severe flooding across the country.President Thien Sein declared a state of emergency in which nation in August of 2015?

a. Myanmar
b. Israel
c. Jordan
d. Dubai


Istanbul - A Marxist group claimed responsibility for the US consulate attack.The US consulate in which city was attacked in August 2015 by two women with machine guns?

a. Tokyo
b. Istanbul
c. Chicago
d. Paris


China - Typhoon Soudelor also hit Japan and Taiwan.Typhoon Soudelor hit which country in August 2015?

a. Canada
b. Israel
c. England
d. China


Beijing - It will be the third consecutive Olympic Games held in Asia, after Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020.Which city was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics?

a. Istanbul
b. Moscow
c. Beijing
d. Tokyo


Man from U.N.C.L.E - The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is based on the American TV series that broadcast from September 22, 1964 to January 15, 1968.Which movie was released in cinemas in August of 2015?

a. Man from A.U.N.T
b. Man from U.N.C.L.E
c. Man from K.G.B
d. Man from C.I.A


Night Parrot - The parrot was thought to have been extinct.Which of these parrots was caught for the first time in over 100 years in Australia in August of 2015?

a. Night Parrot
b. Evening Parrot
c. Freckled Parrot
d. Day Parrot


Donald Trump - There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.Which US presidential candidate said they would rescind Obama's executive orders on immigration and deport all undocumented immigrants if elected?

a. Hillary Clinton
b. Bernie Sanders
c. Donald Trump
d. Jeb Bush


164 - One hundred and sixty-four skilled divers dove at speeds of up to 175 mph to set the new world record.How many skydivers set a record for a tandem skydive in August 2015?

a. 164
b. 64
c. 364
d. 264


Alibaba - Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a very successful Chinese e-commerce company.Michael Evans was appointed president of which online company in August 2015?

a. Google
b. EBay
c. Alibaba
d. Netflix


Canada - Harper is the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada.Stephen Harper announced his intention to stand for a 4th term as Prime Minister of which country in 2015?

a. Canada
b. France
c. Australia
d. USA


Tbilisi - The UEFA Super Cup is an annual football match.The 2015 UEFA Super Cup took place in which city?

a. Madrid
b. Tbilisi
c. Prague
d. Milan


Google - Alphabet Inc. is a holding company.Who created a new company called Alphabet Inc. in August of 2015?

a. Google
b. Netflix
c. Face book
d. Yahoo


NASCAR - Baker was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1995.Buddy Baker, who died in August of 2015, was a major name in which sport?

a. NASCAR
b. American Football
c. Baseball
d. Basketball




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