My favourite news quiz question ever

In my first-year introduction to reporting and writing course, I set a weekly news quiz to encourage students to follow the news on a regular basis. Reading or watching the news every day is the best way to understand how a news cycle works and what is generally considered newsworthy.

Some weeks, it’s harder to come up with good questions than others, and by the end of the semester, I think we’re all a bit sick of the quizzes. But this week, I created what I think is my favourite news quiz question ever — or at least so far, given that I’m likely to be setting these quizzes until I’m old and gray (well, more gray).

My favourite quiz question