May 2015 Current Events QuizPrintable May 2015 Current Events Trivia Quiz
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Taking place on May 2, 2015, which horse won the 2015 Kentucky Derby?
a. American Knight
b. American Queen
c. American King
d. American Pharaoh
American Pharaoh - The Kentucky Derby is a race for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses.
As part of a settlement involving copyright infringement lawsuits, which streaming music service closed down in May 2015?
Grooveshark - Grooveshark was owned and operated by Escape Media Group.
Which party won the 2015 General Election in the UK on May 8th, 2015?
c. Liberal Democrats
Conservative - The Conservative Party has a majority in the new Parliament.
EGS-zs8-1 was discovered in May of 2015. What is it?
Galaxy - EGS-zs8-1 is the most distant and the earliest galaxy ever observed.
John Kerry became the first leading figure in US politics to visit which nation since 1993?
Somalia - Kerry held meetings with the country’s president and prime minister.
Lindsey Vonn announced her split from which major sports star in May of 2015?
a. Tiger Woods
b. Michael Jordan
c. Brett Favre
d. Usain Bolt
Tiger Woods - Winner of four World Cup championships, Lindsey is an American World Cup alpine ski racer.
May 2015 marked what anniversary since the sinking of the British ocean liner "RMS Lusitania"?
100 - A German u-boat sank the RMS Lusitania on May 7th, 2015.
South Korea signed a free trade agreement with which nation in May of 2015?
Vietnam - Vietnam became South Korea’s third-largest export market in the first quarter of 2015.
Stephen Curry was announced as the MVP in what sport for the 2014-2015 season?
NBA - Stephen Curry plays for the Golden State Warriors.
The last prescription pill bottle belonging to this celebrity before his death was auctioned for $10,000 in May of 2015.
a. Michael Jackson
c. George Harrison
d. John Lennon
Elvis - Elvis died on August 16, 1977, from a heart attack brought on by prescription drug abuse.
What was the first name given to the royal baby born in May of 2015?
Charlotte - Born to Kate Middleton, the baby's complete name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Which day in May is known as "Star Wars Day"?
a. May 11th
b. May 1st
c. May 7th
d. May 4th
May 4th - May the 4th be with you!
Which nation banned unmarried couples from riding bikes together in May of 2015?
b. North Korea
Indonesia - Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.
Irish singer-songwriter and U2 front man Bono celebrated what birthday on May 10th of 2015?
55 - Bono's birth name is Paul David Hewson.
A gun attack took place at an awards ceremony for cartoons of Mohammed in which US State in May of 2015?
a. New York
Texas - The two gunmen were brought down before any bystanders were hurt.
Alex Dowsett broke the one-hour record in which sport in 2015?
Cycling - Alex extended the previous top distance ridden in one hour by nearly 500 metres.
A UN world happiness study declared which nation was the "happiest" place to live?
Switzerland - The study has been released yearly since 2012.
The i20 car is the latest model from which car company?
Hyundai - The car is a small hatchback.
Who announced he is now officially a woman in 2015?
a. Bruce Jenner
b. Grayson Perry
c. Elton John
d. George Michael
Bruce Jenner - Bruce is a former American track and field athlete and current TV personality.
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