May 2013 Current Events QuizFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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A firefighter was injured in the Newbury Park battling a wild
fire. In which state was this fire?
d. New Hampshire
California - Firefighters had been building containment lines around the blaze, which was raging through
the Coastal Mountains.
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
Ariel Castro - Castro has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
How many boxers tested positive for diuretics after their
fights on the 4th of May in Las Vegas, Nevada?
2 - Both Matt Garretson and J'Leon Love tested positive after fights at the MGM Grand Garden.
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
Whiskey Beach - 'Moon' and 'The Hit' were also novels on the Bestsellers list.
Which NHL team lost to the San Jose Sharks in the first round
of the 2013 playoffs?
Vancouver - Vancouver lost in four games.
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
Puffins - The Fame Islands are a summer breeding ground for these birds.
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
Anish Kapoor - Anish Kapoor's works will be on display from the 18th of May to the 24th of November
In May of 2013, the Divisoria Mall caught fire. Where is this
huge mall located?
Manila - It is thought that the blaze started in the basement of the mall.
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
Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the Prime Minister of Turkey.
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
A giant rubber duck - This giant duck was over 16.5 meters.
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
The Cannes Film Festival - This festival opened on the 15 of May and will close on the 26th.
Who won the Kentucky Derby in 2013?
a. Golden Soul
Orb - The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby occurred on the 4th of May 2013.
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
An Earthquake - The Sichuan Earthquake disaster killed 8,600 people.
Which nation held Senate elections on the 13th of May 2013?
c. The Philippines
The Philippines - The election was to decide 12 of the 24 seats in the Senate.
Which of these celebrities celebrated a birthday on the 17th of
a. Ellen Pompeo
b. Elijah Wood
c. William Shatner
d. Bob Saget
Bob Saget - Bob was the star of the hit show Full house.
The Mayor of which Canadian city is facing a video scandal
involving illegal drugs?
Toronto - The video is owned by a drug dealer, who is asking $200 000 for the tape.
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