Question 1: Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, died at 96. When did she become queen?
Correct Answer: 1952
Question 2: Which country’s soccer team won the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
Correct Answer: Argentina
Question 3: Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested on fraud charges. Which cryptocurrency company did he found?
- Coinbase Global
Correct Answer: FTX
Question 4: What still usable relic from the 1880s California gold rush sold at auction for $76,000?
- Pair of Levi’s jeans
- Pack of dynamite
- Covered wagon
Correct Answer: Pair of Levi’s jeans
Question 5: Who did Will Smith slap onstage at the 2022 Oscars?
- Chris Rock
- Jimmy Kimmel
- Adam Sandler
Correct Answer: Chris Rock
Question 6: Brittney Griner was released from Russian custody earlier this month. Which pro sports league does she play in?
- LPGA (golf)
- NWSL (soccer)
- WNBA (basketball)
Correct Answer: WNBA (basketball)
Question 7: The National Park Service has asked the public to stop doing what to Sonoran Desert toads?
- Eating them
- Licking them
- Feeding them
Correct Answer: Licking them
Question 8: With bipartisan support, President Biden signed a bill into law enshrining federal protection for…
- Same-sex marriages
- Legalized marijuana
Correct Answer: Same-sex marriages
Question 9: Which famous scientist’s notebooks, thought stolen for more than 20 years, were returned anonymously?
- Jane Goodall
- Marie Curie
- Charles Darwin
Correct Answer: Charles Darwin
Question 10: What is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year in 2022?
Correct Answer: Gaslighting