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Current Affairs Quiz

As part of being an active citizen of the world, it’s crucial to know what important things are going on. Who’s in power, where are the big decisions being made, and what are the big events that are shaping the global conversations and fights today? Let’s see if you’ve got your finger on the pulse by taking our current affairs quiz!
 
 
 
How many states did President Trump win on his route to winning the US election?
30
22
31
29
Wikipedia
 
 
Since when has Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange been under house arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, England?
June 2000
June 2012
June 2016
June 2000
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Who did the New England Patriots defeat to win Super Bowl LI on February 5th 2017?
Atlanta Falcons
Caroline Panthers
Green Bay Packers
Denver Broncos
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Which European state currently occupies the Presidency of the Council of the European Union?
Malta
Luxemburg
Germany
Finland
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What is the capital city of Malta?
Valletta
Floriana
Ljubljana
Krakow
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In 2017, the British government formally triggered the Article 50 clause of the EU Treaty of Lisbon. Why?
To leave the EU (Brexit)
To declare war
To protest about fishing quotas
 
 
How many electoral college votes does a candidate need to become US President elect?
270
306
269
538
Wikipedia
 
 
What is name of the new French political party founded in 2016 by Presidential favorite Emmanuel Marcon?
En Marche!
Front National
France Arise
Cliché Politique
 
 
Responsible for the classic rock and roll hits ‘roll over Beethoven’ and ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’, which legendary musician died aged 90 in March 2016?
Chuck Berry
Buddy Holly
Halle Berry
Chuck Norris
Wikipedia
 
 
On March 10th Park Geun-hye was removed as President (impeached) by a Constitutional Court in which Asian country?
South Korea
Thailand
Malaysia
The Philippines
Wikipedia
 
 
What is the name of the Front National leader hopeful of being made France’s first female president in the 2017 elections?
Marine Le Pen
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen
Carla Bruni Sarkozy
Wikipedia
 
 
Who is the current president of Russia?
Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
Wikipedia
 
 
Which of the following countries do not share a border with rogue communist state North Korea?
South Korea
Russia
China
Japan
Wikipedia
 
 
Why did the US president authorize the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base on April 6th?
In response to a suspected chemical attack
To hurt ISIS
In order to weaken Russia
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