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A 6.3 earthquake hit which US state on May 1st, 2017?
Alaska - Aftershocks from the quake hit British Columbia.
Released in January of 2017, "That's What I Like" topped charts around the world in May 2017 for which artist?
a. Justin Timberlake
b. Bruno Mars
c. Mark Ronson
d. Ed Sheeran
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like is from Bruno's third studio album '24K Magic'.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, gave up public service in May 2017. How old was he at the time?
95 - Prince Philip is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
The original genie lamp from which show/film fetched almost $40,000 at auction in May 2017?
a. The Thief of Baghdad
b. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
c. I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie - Running for five seasons, I Dream of Jeannie aired from September 1965 to May 1970.
Coinciding with the 68th anniversary of its navy, which nation launched its first "domestically built" aircraft carrier?
China - It is China's second aircraft carrier.
Directed by Ridley Scott and released in May of 2017, what is the title of the latest film in the "Alien" franchise?
c. Sea of Sorrows
Covenant - Covenant is the sixth installment in the Alien film series.
In which country did the 2017 Eurovision song contest take place?
Ukraine - Portugal won the contest with the song 'Amar Pelos Dois'.
Who was fired from his position as the director of the FBI in May of 2017?
a. James Comey
b. John Podesta
c. Loretta Lynch
d. Trey Gowdy
James Comey - Comey was in office from September 4, 2013 to May 9, 2017.
Approximately 50,000 of the residents in which German city were evacuated in May 2017 over unexploded WW2 bombs?
Hanover - On October 9, 1943, over 260,000 bombs were dropped on Hanover and surrounding areas.
Donald Trump ordered a further 5000 troops to where in May 2017?
Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a landlocked country located within South and Central Asia.
Which TV host was investigated by the FCC over a sexually explicit joke he told about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin?
a. James Corden
b. Stephen Colbert
c. Trevor Noah
d. Jimmy Fallon
Stephen Colbert - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has aired on CBS since September 8, 2015.
Which nation ended its state of emergency over the Zika virus in May 2017?
Brazil - The virus is spread by mosquitoes.
Who was elected French President by a decisive margin on May 7th, 2017?
a. Francois Hollande
b. Emmanuel Macron
c. Francois Fillon
d. Marine Le Pen
Emmanuel Macron - Emmanuel Macron won by 66 percent of the vote against Marine Le Pen's 33 percent.
American musician Chris Cornell committed suicide by hanging himself on May 17th, 2017. Chris was best known as the lead vocalist of which band?
a. Sound Garden
b. Foo Fighters
c. Pearl Jam
d. Alice in Chains
Sound Garden - He was 52 years of age.
The grandson of which reggae legend signed a professional contract with the NFL’s Washington Redskins?
a. Bob Marley
b. Peter Tosh
c. Bunny Wailer
d. Beanie Man
Bob Marley - Bob Marley died of skin cancer at the age of 36 in 1981.
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