Weekly News Quiz: January 14, 2022

By Joe Bagliere and Ivory Sherman

“We’ve got to vote like the future of our democracy depends on it.” Which influential figure made this plea in an open letter published in the New York Times?

Michelle Obama and her voting rights organization penned the letter, which was signed by 30 other civic engagement, voting rights and voter mobilization organizations.

Ousted civilian leader and Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to more time in prison in her home country, which has been scarred by violence following a military coup last year. What country is it?

Suu Kyi is standing trial in Myanmar, where she was ousted as the country’s de facto leader following a military coup in February of 2021.

This major awards show just took place, but you may not have known it since there was no televised ceremony, audience or red carpet due to Covid-19 concerns.

The presentation of the Golden Globes was held behind closed doors with results published online. In addition to Covid precautions, the event was also pared down because of diversity concerns within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Tennis champion Novak Djokovic has been the subject of an intense visa controversy in which country, where he is scheduled to play an upcoming tournament?

Djokovic was detained in Australia following a visa cancelation due to his Covid-19 vaccination status. A judge ordered him to be released, and he is scheduled to play in next week’s Australian Open. However, questions about his status and documentation remain.

Comedian and actor Bob Saget passed away at the age of 65. In which 1990s sitcom did he famously star?

Saget, who in his later years became a standup comedy fixture, was most widely known for playing Danny Tanner, the father figure in the beloved sitcom “Full House.”

Which tech CEO earned a whopping $98.7 million in 2021?

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, took home nearly $100 million last year. The sum included $82 million in stock awards, a $3 million base salary and $12 million in bonuses.

The Georgia Bulldogs won the 2022 National College Football Playoff Championship. Which team did they defeat to claim the title?

The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide marking the University of Georgia’s first football title since the 1980 season.

Which Black visionary is featured on a new US coin, the first in a series featuring prominent women in American history?

Select US quarters now feature Maya Angelou, all part of the American Women Quarters Program.

Which region of the world will likely see at least half of its population infected with the Omicron Covid-19 variant within the next two months, according to the WHO?

The World Health Organization predicts that Europe will likely see more than half its population infected in the next six to eight weeks.

Oreo is celebrating its 110th birthday on March 6. What brand new flavor will it release for the occasion?

Oreo is celebrating the occasion by releasing Chocolate Confetti Cake, an entirely new flavor that will run for a limited time starting January 31, according to the company.

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