April 2016 Current Events QuizApril 2016 Trivia Questions
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On April 8th, what artist cancelled their scheduled concert in Greensboro, North Carolina, to protest the state's new controversial "bathroom bill"?
a. Neil Young
b. Paul McCartney
c. Bruce Springsteen
d. Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen - Bryan Adams later followed suit and also cancelled his upcoming concert.
The World Wildlife Fund reported that global populations of what endangered species are up about 20 percent over the past six years.
Tigers - Over the past 100 years, tigers have lost 93 percent of their historic rangelands.
Archaeologists claimed to have discovered a probable Viking settlement in what Canadian province on April 2nd, 2016?
a. Nova Scotia
d. Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland - Newfoundland's capital and largest city is St. John's.
What Spanish figure skater defended his world title, winning gold at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships?
a. Sergei Voronov
b. Javier Fernandez
c. Yuzuru Hanyu
d. Patrick Chan
Javier Fernandez - Javier is a six-time Spanish national champion.
Walt Disney Pictures released a live-action remake of what movie on April 15th, 2016?
a. Alice in Wonderland
c. The Jungle Book
d. Sleeping Beauty
The Jungle Book - The animal characters depicted in the film were created entirely with computer animation.
Which British politician's approval ratings plummeted after revelations of his past investments in offshore tax havens?
a. George Osborne
b. Boris Johnson
c. Tony Blair
d. David Cameron
David Cameron - Cameron is currently serving as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Featuring the singles "Thank God for Girls" and "Do You Wanna Get High," what American rock band released the "White Album" on April 1st, 2016?
b. Fall Out Boy
c. Green Day
Weezer - Weezer formed in Los Angeles in 1992.
What singing competition television series concluded after 15 seasons on April 7th, 2016?
a. American Idol
b. Star Academy?
c. Star Search
d. Are You the Next Big Star?
American Idol - Trent Harmon was the declared the season 15 winner.
What army recaptured the western town of Heet, in the Anbar Province, after driving out hundreds of ISIL militants on April 14th, 2016?
a. Russian Army
b. Syrian Army
c. Iraqi Army
d. Iranian Army
Iraqi Army - Heet lies northwest of Ramadi, the provincial capital of the Anbar Province in Iraq.
What banking firm agreed to pay $5.06 billion to settle allegations that it sold packages of shoddy mortgages prior to the global financial crisis?
a. Bank of America
b. Wells Fargo
c. Goldman Sachs
d. JP Morgan Chase
Goldman Sachs - The settlement includes a $2.385 billion civil penalty.
Who was the first American Secretary of State to visit Japan's Hiroshima Peace Memorial on April 11th, 2016?
a. Hillary Clinton
b. Ash Carter
c. Joe Biden
d. John Kerry
John Kerry - Nancy Pelosi was previously the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the memorial in 2008.
The Golden State Warriors team set a new NBA record for regular season wins with how many wins for the season?
73 - The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls previously held the record with 72 wins.
Now in season six, what HBO hit series premieres on April 24, 2016?
a. True Detective
b. Band of Brothers
c. Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones - Game of Thrones is based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire'.
In April of 2016, Rihanna (featuring Drake) was at number one on Billboard's Top 100 with what song?
c. Needed Me
d. Kiss It Better
Work - Work is from Rihanna's album 'Anti'.
The Parliament of what nation announced it would debate a motion to impeach its President Jacob Zuma on April 3rd, 2015?
a. South Africa
South Africa - Zuma violated the constitution by using state funds to renovate his mansion.
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