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October 2013 Current Events Quiz

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Alice Munro - Munro was recognized as a 'master of the contemporary short story'.Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013?

a. Alice Munro
b. Philip Roth
c. Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
d. Haruki Murakami


Lampedusa - Lampedusa is a known stop for refugees fleeing to Europe.On the shores of which island was a ship with over 300 refugees from North Africa sunk?

a. Lampedusa
b. Majorka
c. Sicily
d. Sardinia


Phailin - It was one of the most dangerous of its kind.What is the name of the cyclone that recently struck the shores of India?

a. Phenian
b. Philip
c. Phemun
d. Phailin


Somalia - This mission signifies a different approach taken by Barack Obama.A Navy SEAL team attempted to capture a dangerous terrorist kingpin, Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir. Where did the unsuccessful mission take place?

a. Chad
b. Indonesia
c. Somalia
d. Afghanistan


He was one of the first astronauts. - Carpenter was married 3 times and had 7 children.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.


The Olympic fire fizzled out from the torch. - The torch went out more than four times.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.


12 - There were 6 more funding gaps since 1976, but they did not result in closing public offices on such a scale.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?

a. 10
b. 12
c. 8
d. 0


Space - The week of Space was instituted in honor of cosmos and astronauts.According to the United Nations, the days between 4-10 of October are known as the international week of...?

a. Vegetarianism
b. Tolerance
c. Space
d. AIDS Awareness


Kenya - Along with Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto is also charged with staging a massacre.Uhuru Kenyatta is to be tried at the International Criminal Court. He is the president of an African state. Which one?

a. Rwanda
b. Uganda
c. Ethiopia
d. Kenya


Al-Shabaab - Al-Shabaab literally means 'The Youngsters'.Which terrorist organization attacked the Westgate Mall in Kenya?

a. Al-Shabaab
b. Abu Sayyaf
c. Ansaru
d. Boko Haram


Nuclear power plant - The governments were in talks for weeks.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


Gravity - Yet another good film by the maker of Pan's Labyrinth and Children of Men.What's the new motion picture directed by Alfonso Cuaron?

a. Captain Phillips
b. Gravity
c. Prisoners
d. Runner Runner


Fireworks factory - There were 21 victims reported.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
d. Bomb


Grand Theft Auto V - Among the records, one stands out in particular – Highest grossing entertainment product in 24 hours.What is the new video game that broke several Guinness world records?

a. Battlefield 4
b. Grand Theft Auto V
c. Call of Duty - Ghosts
d. FIFA 14


KitKat - The new system was announced on September 3.What is the name of the new Android OS?

a. KitKat
b. Kandy
c. Karmel
d. Kreamer




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