October 2013 Current Events QuizFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013?
a. Alice Munro
b. Philip Roth
c. Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
d. Haruki Murakami
Alice Munro - Munro was recognized as a 'master of the contemporary short story'.
On the shores of which island was a ship with over 300 refugees
from North Africa sunk?
Lampedusa - Lampedusa is a known stop for refugees fleeing to Europe.
What is the name of the cyclone that recently struck the shores
Phailin - It was one of the most dangerous of its kind.
A Navy SEAL team attempted to capture a dangerous terrorist
kingpin, Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir. Where did the unsuccessful mission take place?
Somalia - This mission signifies a different approach taken by Barack Obama.
What was recently deceased Scott Carpenter famous for?
a. He was a famous movie director.
b. Helped to invent the Internet.
c. He was one of the first astronauts.
d. He was a famous writer.
He was one of the first astronauts. - Carpenter was married 3 times and had 7 children.
A terrible gaffe happened as a part of the Olympic ceremony in
Russia. What exactly happened?
a. The Olympic circles were placed in an improper order.
b. President Putin was seen wearing different socks.
c. The Olympic fire fizzled out from the torch.
d. A streaker tried to stop the ceremony.
The Olympic fire fizzled out from the torch. - The torch went out more than four times.
The Republicans and Democrats cannot reach an agreement on the
new budget and health care reform. The bickering has led to the government "shutdown", meaning major offices
were shut down. How many times has this happened since 1981?
12 - There were 6 more funding gaps since 1976, but they did not result in closing public offices on
such a scale.
According to the United Nations, the days between 4-10 of
October are known as the international week of...?
d. AIDS Awareness
Space - The week of Space was instituted in honor of cosmos and astronauts.
Uhuru Kenyatta is to be tried at the International Criminal
Court. He is the president of an African state. Which one?
Kenya - Along with Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto is also charged with staging a massacre.
Which terrorist organization attacked the Westgate Mall in
b. Abu Sayyaf
d. Boko Haram
Al-Shabaab - Al-Shabaab literally means 'The Youngsters'.
British Finance minister George Osborne struck a deal with
China to build a new...
a. A new football stadium
b. A luxurious SPA complex
c. Nuclear power plant
d. Garbage sorting plant
Nuclear power plant - The governments were in talks for weeks.
What's the new motion picture directed by Alfonso Cuaron?
a. Captain Phillips
d. Runner Runner
Gravity - Yet another good film by the maker of Pan's Labyrinth and Children of Men.
A terrible explosion in Vietnam made the world news headlines.
What exploded, exactly?
a. Fireworks factory
b. Gas tank on a train
c. Gas station
Fireworks factory - There were 21 victims reported.
What is the new video game that broke several Guinness world
a. Battlefield 4
b. Grand Theft Auto V
c. Call of Duty - Ghosts
d. FIFA 14
Grand Theft Auto V - Among the records, one stands out in particular – Highest grossing entertainment
product in 24 hours.
What is the name of the new Android OS?
KitKat - The new system was announced on September 3.
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