News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Winners, Losers, and Qualitative Judgment

News overview:

  1. A bill to ban TikTok in the US passed the House of Representatives this week in a tight vote. 293-124. The Senate will now vote on the bill, which would ban TikTok on national security grounds unless its Beijing-based owner, ByteDance, sells the app to a non-Chinese company. 
  2. Rishi Sunak faced intense grilling following reports that the Conservative Party's biggest donor, Frank Hester, had made racist comments about suspended Labour MP Diane Abbott. Pressure continued to mount on the government to return Hester's £10 million political donation as the Tories hit their lowest polling score in 50 years. 
  3. The Pentagon authorized an emergency military aid package to Ukraine worth $300 million this week. The funding came from "unanticipated cost savings" in contracts to replace munitions sent to Ukraine. Additional funds for Kyiv remain blocked by Republican leaders in Congress. 

Celebrity changes:

  1. UK sales of vinyl have hit their highest level since 1990 as the revival of physical media accelerates. 
  2. Welsh rugby legend George North announced his plan to retire after his country's final Six Nations match against Italy. 
  3. Tasmania's Premier Jeremy Rockliff pledged to build the world's biggest highway if re-elected in the Australian state's upcoming election. 

Specialized knowledge:

  1. Which of the following items was added to the basket of goods used by the UK's Office for National Statistics to measure inflation? vinyl records 
  2. The prime minister of which country resigned as surging gang violence prevented their return from a trip abroad? Haiti 
  3. Which Welsh rugby legend announced his plan to retire after his country's final Six Nations match against Italy? George North 
  4. Tasmania's Premier Jeremy Rockliff pledged to build the world's biggest what if re-elected in the Australian state's upcoming election? highway 
  5. Scientists this week revealed the discovery of more than 100 new deep-sea species off the coast of which country? New Zealand 
  6. A bill that could lead to a ban on TikTok in the US passed by how much in a House of Representatives vote? 293-124 
  7. Which suspended Conservative Party MP defected to Reform UK? Lee Anderson 
  8. The Pentagon this week authorized an emergency military aid package to Ukraine worth how much?  $300 million 
  9. Boris Johnson secretly flew to which country last month for unofficial talks with the country's leader, according to new reports? Peru 
  10. Which Democratic congressperson called for new elections in Israel? Chuck Schumer 

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