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#7

September is infamously known as hurricane season. Just two weeks after the category 5 Hurricane Irma caused over 130 deaths and billions in damage, another hurricane devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. What is the name of this hurricane?

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  • Harvey

  • Kristina

  • Maria

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#8

The artist may be long gone, but his masterpieces keep appearing. In November, a da Vinci painting sold for a record $450 million. What is the name of this piece of art?

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  • “Il Christo”

  • “Salvator Mundi”

  • “Figlio del Dio”

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#9

Tensions between North Korea and the United States rose during August when the North Korean military announced plans to strike an Air Force base on which U.S. territory?

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  • Guam

  • American Samoa

  • Northern Mariana Islands

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#10

In May, Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France. The youngest French head of state since Napoleon, Macron was the nominee of which political party?

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  • En Marche!

  • Front National

  • Mouvement Démocrate

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#11

In one of his first moves as president, Donald Trump signed an executive order in January banning nationals from several Muslim-majority countries. Which country was NOT included on this immigration ban?

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  • Iraq

  • Libya

  • Sudan

  • Oman

  • Yemen

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#12

On October 27, one of Spain’s autonomous communities declared independence from the Iberian nation. However, neither Spain nor any other country recognizes this new nation’s sovereignty. What is the name of this self-declared state?

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  • Catalan Republic

  • Kingdom of Galicia

  • Republic of Basque and Occitania

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