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May 2015 Current Events Quiz II

May 2015 Current Events Trivia Questions

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Ireland - About 62 percent of the voters stated that they were in favor of gay marriages.The world's first national vote on the issue of same-sex marriages occurred on May 23rd, 2015. In which country?

a. Wales
b. Scotland
c. Ireland
d. England

116 - Jeralean attributes her long life to healthy food and clean living.Jeralean Talley, the world's oldest living person, turned what age on May 23rd, 2015?

a. 110
b. 116
c. 107
d. 113

Greece - Greece claims that it simply does not have the funds.Which country has warned its eurozone creditors that it might default on debt repayment loans due next month?

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

B.B. King - B.B. King died in his sleep from a series of strokes that were caused by his type 2 diabetes.What American Hall of Fame blues singer, songwriter and guitarist died on May 14, 2015 at the age of 89?

a. Chuck Berry
b. Albert King
c. Buddy Guy
d. B.B. King

Sweden - It was Sweden's sixth Eurovision victory.Which country beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest held on May 23rd, 2015?

a. Sweden
b. France
c. Australia
d. Italy

Canada - Hosted by the Czech Republic, 16 teams competed in the tournament that saw Canada win the championship when they defeated Russia in the final game.Held from May 1st to the 17th, who won the men's 2015 World Ice Hockey Championship?

a. Canada
b. Finland
c. Russia
d. USA

75th - A total of 338,226 soldiers were evacuated over eight days by a rapidly assembled fleet of approximately 800 boats. May 2015 marked what anniversary since the World War II allied evacuation of Dunkirk?

a. 60th
b. 70th
c. 65th
d. 75th

Egypt - Mohammed served as the fifth President of Egypt from June 2012 to July 2013.Mohammed Morsi, former President, was sentenced to death in which country in May 2015?

a. Russia
b. USA
c. France
d. Egypt

David Letterman - David hosted 4,263 episodes of the 'Late Show with David Letterman'.Which American late night television host stepped down from their long running TV talk show in May of 2015?

a. David Letterman
b. Jay Leno
c. Oprah Winfrey
d. Ellen De Generes

Lowry - L.S. Lowry was an English artist.To be released sometime later this year, what figure has been announced as the most likely to grace the next UK £20 note?

a. Lowry
b. Vaughn Williams
c. Elgar
d. Turner

Nauru - The Nauru government said that restricting websites was necessary to crack down on pornography, but gave no reason for the Facebook ban specifically.Which nation officially banned Facebook in May of 2015?

a. France
b. Nauru
c. Switzerland
d. Austria

Mad Max - Originally acted by Mel Gibson in the first three movies, Tom Hardy plays the role of 'Mad' Max Rockatansky.Released in the United States on May 15th 2015, Tom Hardy stars in the fourth installment of which popular film series?

a. Die Hard
b. Robocop
c. Lethal Weapon
d. Mad Max

Palestine - The Vatican's deputy foreign minister said that he hoped the agreement would indirectly help the Palestinian State in its relations with Israel.The Vatican officially recognised what state in a new treaty in May of 2015?

a. Jordan
b. Palestine
c. Syria
d. Israel

Chile - Michelle Bachelet has been the President of Chile since March 11th, 2014.Michelle Bachelet appointed a new cabinet in May 2015. She is President of which nation?

a. Jamaica
b. Russia
c. France
d. Chile

The Simpsons - Shearer provided the voices for Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders and many others.Harry Shearer announced he was leaving what long running TV show in May of 2015?

a. The Walking Dead
b. The Big Bang Theory
c. Family Guy
d. The Simpsons

Mark Twain - Written when he was a young newsman in San Francisco.One hundred lost newspaper letters by which historic writer were discovered in May of 2015?

a. Charles Dickens
b. Mark Twain
c. Williams Shakespeare
d. Jane Austen

Geena Davis - The festival is dedicated to championing women and diversity in film. Which Academy Award winning actress launched the Bentonville Film Festival in May of 2015?

a. Keera Knightly
b. Geena Davis
c. Julianne Moore
d. Nicola Kidman

USA - The men have been instructed to return their medals.Which nation was stripped of its 4x100 men's relay 2012 Olympic Silver Medals in May of 2015?

a. USA
b. Jamaica
c. France
d. GB

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