December 2023 News Quiz

What's Pantone's color of the year? Who's growing tomatoes in space? And what do these questions have to do with ending global poverty? Test your knowledge of current events with TechnoServe's December 2023 news quiz.

Four women in Guatemala stand together. Part of TechnoServe's December 2023 news quiz.

It’s finally December, the last month of 2023! As the year wraps up, what have you been paying attention to? Take our news quiz and find out how in-the-know you are on current events–all of which tie back to TechnoServe’s mission to end global poverty.

Test your Knowledge: December News Quiz

“Coffee Cherry” is Pantone’s color of the year for 2024. Pantone announced a rich shade of ripe coffee berry as its 2024 color of the year. The Chief Color Director of the Pantone Color Institute described the shade as both energizing and earthy. With years of working supporting smallholder coffee farmers around the world, TechnoServe welcomes this color choice!
Climate change helped put 200 more species on the Red List of Threatened Species. A global tracker of biodiversity maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) added 200 more species to its list of endangered species, pointing to the impacts of climate change on ecosystems. The announcement was made at the UN Climate Change conference.
Is it the “beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era? The global negotiations on climate change concluded in Dubai with what UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell called the “beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era. Nearly 200 nations agreed to transition away from fossil fuels–the biggest contributor to climate change–for the first time in the history of these global climate negotiations.
Barbie was sidelined for major awards. Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” was a global phenomenon this year but has been largely snubbed by critics. Barbie is conspicuously absent from nominations as film awards season begins.
Lost in space. It was an astronomical (pun intended) feat to grow a small crop of tomatoes on the International Space Station this year. Unfortunately, astronaut Frank Rubio lost his share of the precious fruit during the “off-Earth harvest” in March. Rumors that Rubio ate the tomato were laid to rest when it was found in early December, a little less fresh but all still there.

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