January 2016 Current Events QuizJanuary 2016 Trivia Questions
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The year 2016 marks which anniversary of the Great Fire of London?
350 - The Great Fire of London took place on September 4th, 1666.
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit which country on January 4th, 2016?
India - The epicenter of the quake was18 miles west of the city of Imphal.
January 3rd marked the festival of what activity worldwide?
Sleep - You can celebrate the Festival of Sleep Day by sleeping in or, if you have the time, by just staying in bed the whole day long!
Lemmy, who passed away just before January of 2016, was a member of which band?
c. Motley Crue
Motorhead - Lemmy founded Motorhead in 1975.
Netflix launched for the first time in which country in January of 2016?
c. North Korea
Russia - Russia reportedly has more than 80 million Internet users.
What is the title of the 2016 movie reuniting Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence?
Joy - The movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire.
Which nation did Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with in January 2015?
Iran - Both countries have expelled each other's diplomats from their countries.
What birthday will Queen Elizabeth II celebrate in 2016?
90th - Queen Elizabeth II has reigned as Queen since 1952.
Which country claimed to have tested an H Bomb in January of 2016?
a. North Korea
b. South Korea
North Korea - The name Korea is derived from the Kingdom of Goguryeo.
What Cyclone hit Fiji in January 2016?
Ula - Cyclone Ula was a long-lasting and powerful tropical cyclone which lasted from late December 2015 to mid-January 2016.
The tallest statue of Jesus in Africa was unveiled in January 2016. In which nation does it stand?
b. South Africa
d. South Sudan
Nigeria - Carved from white marble, the statue is 28 feet tall and weighs in at 40 tons.
Released in January 2016, Creed is the latest instalment in which film series?
a. Harry Potter
c. Hunger Games
d. Star Wars
Rocky - As with the previous installments, Sylvester Stallone plays the role of Rocky Balboa.
John Key began 2016 as the Prime Minister of which nation?
d. New Zealand
New Zealand - In office since 2008, John is the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Iran banned imports of goods from which country in January of 2016?
a. Saudi Arabia
d. North Korea
Saudi Arabia - Iran also banned Iranians from joining pilgrimages to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
Thirty earthquakes shook which US State in January 2016?
a. South Dakota
d. New York
Oklahoma - According to most seismologists, the earthquakes are man-made due to the injecting of high volumes of wastewater underground.
David Bowie passed away in January 2016 at what age?
69 - After a two year long battle, David died of cancer on the 8th of January.
Which film won "Best Picture - Musical or Comedy" at the 2016 Golden Globes?
a. The Hateful Eight
b. The Revenant
d. The Martian
The Martian - The Revenant won Best Motion Picture - Drama.
How many new elements were added to the periodic table in 2016?
4 - The four new elements complete the table's seventh row.
The PKK rebellion in which country claimed another 32 victims in January 2016?
d. North Korea
Turkey - The PKK rebellion is a conflict between the Kurdish armed militant group Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Turkish government.
Which country ceased trading for several days in January 2016 over plummeting share prices?
China - On January 7th, China's stock market ceased trading after only a few minutes when the market lost 5 percent in value.
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