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May 2013 Current Events Quiz

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California - Firefighters had been building containment lines around the blaze, which was raging through the Coastal Mountains.A firefighter was injured in the Newbury Park battling a wild fire. In which state was this fire?

a. California
b. Colorado
c. Alaska
d. New Hampshire


Ariel Castro - Castro has pleaded not guilty to the charges.What was the name of the man arrested on the 6th of May for charges of holding three women captive for almost a decade?

a. Fidel Mastro
b. Ariel Campbell
c. Andy Clark
d. Ariel Castro


2 - Both Matt Garretson and J'Leon Love tested positive after fights at the MGM Grand Garden. How many boxers tested positive for diuretics after their fights on the 4th of May in Las Vegas, Nevada?

a. 3
b. 1
c. 2
d. 4


Whiskey Beach - 'Moon' and 'The Hit' were also novels on the Bestsellers list.Which of these novels by Nora Roberts was on the Bestsellers list the first week of May 2013?

a. Whiskey Beach
b. High Noon
c. Montana Sky
d. Blue Smoke


Vancouver - Vancouver lost in four games.Which NHL team lost to the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the 2013 playoffs?

a. Washington
b. Colorado
c. Phoenix
d. Vancouver


Puffins - The Fame Islands are a summer breeding ground for these birds.During the first week of May 2013, National Trust Rangers were conducting a census about what kind of bird on the Fame Islands?

a. Canada Geese
b. Penguins
c. Cormorants
d. Puffins


Anish Kapoor - Anish Kapoor's works will be on display from the 18th of May to the 24th of November 2013.What famous artist is opened an exhibit in Berlin on the 17th of May 2013?

a. Yoko Ono
b. Anish Kapoor
c. Anne Siems
d. Dan Christensen


Manila - It is thought that the blaze started in the basement of the mall.In May of 2013, the Divisoria Mall caught fire. Where is this huge mall located?

a. Japan
b. Cuba
c. Manila
d. Brazil


Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the Prime Minister of Turkey.On the 16th of May 2013, President Barack Obama and which other world leader held a joint news conference?

a. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
b. Li Keqiang
c. Raul Castro
d. Stephan Harper


A giant rubber duck - This giant duck was over 16.5 meters.What strange thing floating in the Honk Kong harbor caught the attention of onlookers?

a. A giant rubber duck
b. A pirate ship
c. A giant squid
d. A sperm whale


The Cannes Film Festival - This festival opened on the 15 of May and will close on the 26th.Which famous festival opened on the 15th of May 2013?

a. Carnival of Venice
b. The Cannes Film Festival
c. Sundance Film Festival
d. Mardi Gras


Orb - The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby occurred on the 4th of May 2013.Who won the Kentucky Derby in 2013?

a. Golden Soul
b. Orb
c. Oxbow
d. Revolutionary


An Earthquake - The Sichuan Earthquake disaster killed 8,600 people.On May 12 2013, a memorial service was held in Beichaun to mark the fifth anniversary of which disaster?

a. Hurricane Sandy
b. A Tsunami
c. The Jingo Eruption
d. An Earthquake


The Philippines - The election was to decide 12 of the 24 seats in the Senate.Which nation held Senate elections on the 13th of May 2013?

a. Columbia
b. Ireland
c. The Philippines
d. Mexico


Bob Saget - Bob was the star of the hit show Full house.Which of these celebrities celebrated a birthday on the 17th of May?

a. Ellen Pompeo
b. Elijah Wood
c. William Shatner
d. Bob Saget


Toronto - The video is owned by a drug dealer, who is asking $200 000 for the tape.The Mayor of which Canadian city is facing a video scandal involving illegal drugs?

a. Toronto
b. Vancouver
c. Ottawa
d. Calgary




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