Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 2011 current events quiz

June 2011 current events quiz
June current events quiz, Natural disasters, from floods and fire to a tornado striking an unlikely target, the NBA Championship and al-Qaida's choice for a new leader all made June headlines. See how well you followed other stories in the news this month.

TV journalist Katie Couric has signed a multi-platform deal that includes her own talk show with which network


2012 presidential race
Which former senator officially threw his hat into the 2012 presidential race?

A. Bob Graham
B. Judd Gregg
C. Rick Santorum
D. John Edwards

Comedian sparks outrage
Which comedian has recently come under fire for delivering homophobic remarks in a comedy routine?

A. Dane Cook
B. Chris Rock
C. Lewis Black
D. Tracy Morgan

2011 Tony winners
Which Broadway smash hit won best musical at the Tony Awards?

A. "The Book of Mormon"
B. "Catch Me if You Can"
C. "Sister Act"
D. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"

Vancouver riots
What event triggered riots in Vancouver, B.C., on June 15?

A. The proposed changes to medical marijuana rules
B. The latest baby seal hunt
C. The Air Canada strike
D. The Canucks losing the Stanley Cup

Congressman resigns
Which U.S. congressman resigned his seat after admitting he had sent inappropriate photos and messages to women online?

A. Rep. Paul Ryan
B. Sen. Al Franken
C. Rep. Anthony Weiner
D. Sen. David Vitter

Mavericks victory parade
At the conclusion of a Dallas parade celebrating their NBA title win, Dirk Nowitzki led the Dallas Mavericks and fans in singing:

A. "We Are the Champions"
B. "It's a Long Way to the Top 
C. "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide"
D. "Ode to Joy"

Rock Hall of Fame 
Cleveland's shrine to rock legends recently unveiled which new addition to its collection?

A. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket
B. Lady Gaga's meat dress
C. A TV shot up by Elvis
D. Gene Simmons' tongue brush

Animal news
Of the animal kingdom headlines that grabbed our attention, which of the following did NOT happen?

A. Eagles attack post office
B. Crows dive-bomb cops
C. Dog steals car
D. Sharks dig AC/DC

Celebrity weddings
June may be one of the most popular months for weddings, but one star couple failed to tie the knot at the last minute. Was it:

A. Lily Allen & Sam Cooper
B. Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris
C. Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally
D. Kate Moss & Jamie Hince

Sarah Palin's emails
Emails released from former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's early tenure as governor of Alaska shed light on her opinions on what issue?

A. Abortion
B. Fast food
C. Large oil and gas companies
D. The 2012 presidential election

New sunscreen rules
The FDA released its new sunscreen rules this month, which are designed to clarify and standardize terms used in labeling sunscreen products. If a sunscreen labeled SPF 30 screens 97 percent of UVB rays, what percent is screened by one labeled SPF 15?

A. 25 percent
B. 48.5 percent
C. 93 percent
D. 75 percent

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