May 2015 Current Events Quiz IIMay 2015 Current Events Trivia Questions
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The world's first national vote on the issue of same-sex marriages occurred on May 23rd, 2015. In which country?
Ireland - About 62 percent of the voters stated that they were in favor of gay marriages.
Jeralean Talley, the world's oldest living person, turned what age on May 23rd, 2015?
116 - Jeralean attributes her long life to healthy food and clean living.
Which country has warned its eurozone creditors that it might default on debt repayment loans due next month?
Greece - Greece claims that it simply does not have the funds.
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
B.B. King - B.B. King died in his sleep from a series of strokes that were caused by his type 2 diabetes.
Which country beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest held on May 23rd, 2015?
Sweden - It was Sweden's sixth Eurovision victory.
Held from May 1st to the 17th, who won the men's 2015 World Ice Hockey Championship?
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.
May 2015 marked what anniversary since the World War II allied evacuation of Dunkirk?
75th - A total of 338,226 soldiers were evacuated over eight days by a rapidly assembled fleet of approximately 800 boats.
Mohammed Morsi, former President, was sentenced to death in which country in May 2015?
Egypt - Mohammed served as the fifth President of Egypt from June 2012 to July 2013.
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
David Letterman - David hosted 4,263 episodes of the 'Late Show with David Letterman'.
To be released sometime later this year, what figure has been announced as the most likely to grace the next UK £20 note?
b. Vaughn Williams
Lowry - L.S. Lowry was an English artist.
Which nation officially banned Facebook in May of 2015?
Nauru - The Nauru government said that restricting websites was necessary to crack down on pornography, but gave no reason for the Facebook ban specifically.
Released in the United States on May 15th 2015, Tom Hardy stars in the fourth installment of which popular film series?
a. Die Hard
c. Lethal Weapon
d. Mad Max
Mad Max - Originally acted by Mel Gibson in the first three movies, Tom Hardy plays the role of 'Mad' Max Rockatansky.
The Vatican officially recognised what state in a new treaty in May of 2015?
Palestine - The Vatican's deputy foreign minister said that he hoped the agreement would indirectly help the Palestinian State in its relations with Israel.
Michelle Bachelet appointed a new cabinet in May 2015. She is President of which nation?
Chile - Michelle Bachelet has been the President of Chile since March 11th, 2014.
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
The Simpsons - Shearer provided the voices for Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders and many others.
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
Mark Twain - Written when he was a young newsman in San Francisco.
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
Geena Davis - The festival is dedicated to championing women and diversity in film.
Which nation was stripped of its 4x100 men's relay 2012 Olympic Silver Medals in May of 2015?
USA - The men have been instructed to return their medals.
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