July 2015 Current Events Quiz IIJuly 2015 Trivia Questions
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Released in July of 2015, the novel "Go Set a Watchman" was written by which famous author?
a. Harper Lee
b. Joseph Heller
c. PD James
d. JD Salinger
Harper Lee - Author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper is 89 years old and currently living in a nursing home.
Announced in July 2015, the A8 Galaxy is the latest handset from which phone manufacturer?
Samsung - Running the Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), A8 Galaxy has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Egyptian actor, Omar Sheriff, died in July 2015 at what age?
83 - Omar's films include Lawrence of Arabia, Funny Girl and Doctor Zhivago.
Which controversial drug was reinstated for US lethal injections in July of 2015?
Midazolam - The drug is used by doctors in small doses for the treatment of acute seizures and for people suffering from moderate to severe insomnia.
During the 2015 negotiations with Greece, who was the head of the European Central Bank?
a. Mario Draghi
b. Labio Baghi
c. Henry Trabi
d. Fabio Saghi
Mario Draghi - Mario has been the President of the European Central Bank since 2011.
A groundbreaking nuclear arms agreement was finalized with what nation in July of 2015?
c. North Korea
Iran - Under the agreement, Iran must curb its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.
It was revealed in a 2015 survey that the average household in the US throws away how much food per year?
$1,500 - U.S. family's throw away as much as 30 percent of the food that they purchase each year.
Princess Charlotte of England was christened on July 5th, 2015 with what two middle names?
a. Diana Francis
b. Diana Stephanie
c. Elizabeth Diana
d. Julie Edwina
Elizabeth Diana - Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born on May 2nd, 2015.
The longest ever waterslide in the world was assembled in the US in July of 2015. How long?
a. 1,575 ft
b. 575 ft
c. 1,975 ft
d. 1,075 ft
1,975 ft - The slide has not yet been approved by the state Department of Community Affairs and therefore not open to the public.
What was the name of the new substance uncovered by the Large Hadron Collider in July 2015?
Pentaquark - The Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
What is the nickname of the Mexican crime lord who escaped from prison in July of2015?
a. El Frapo
b. El Mapo
c. El Chapo
d. El Dapo
El Chapo - El Chapo is a Mexican drug lord who heads the Sinaloa Cartel.
Which notorious hacking forum was closed down after an investigation carried out by authorities in 20 countries in July 2015?
Darkode - Twenty-eight people were arrested in the takedown.
What was the name of the rapper murdered in Chicago in July 2015?
a. Jelly Roll
b. Wiz Khalifa
c. Slim Shady
Capo - Capo was killed in what's believed to have been a drive-by shooting in Chicago's South Shore.
What anniversary of the Battle of Britain was celebrated in July of 2015?
75th - The Battle of Britain was a World War II air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom in 1940.
Patrick Liu was being probed regarding illegal activity in July 2015. He is a key figure for which online company?
Alibab - The probe is over allegations of corruption during his employment with Tencent.
What was the name of the NASA vessel that approached Pluto in July 2015?
a. New Horizons
b. New Destiny
c. New Space Age
d. New Frontiers
New Horizons - New Horizons has found evidence of ice flowing across Pluto’s surface.
Which of these nations was NOT involved in the 2015 Vienna negotiations over Iranian arms?
Canada - Israel is not happy with the negotiations.
Who proposed that a wall should be erected along the U.S. Mexican border in July of 2015?
a. Chris Christie
b. Hilary Clinton
c. Bernie Sanders
d. Donald Trump
Donald Trump - Donald is currently running for the office of President of the United States.
What was the name of the new Apple payment service launched in July 2015?
a. Apple Cash
b. Apple Pay
c. Apple Money
d. Apple Card
Apple Pay - Apple Pay lets users make payments using their iPhone.
Which rap star declared himself bankrupt in July 2015?
a. Kanye West
c. 50 Cent
d. Jay Z
50 Cent - 50 Cent has been ordered to pay $2 million to a woman featured in a sex tape that he posted online.
In July 2015, Gennady Padalka set a record for time spent in space. How many days did he reach?
878 - Padalka is a Russian Air Force officer and a cosmonaut.
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