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Weekly News Quiz: September 10, 2021

By Joe Bagliere and Ivory Sherman

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As the rest of the country fell to Taliban rule, which of Afghanistan’s provinces was the last to be “conquered,” according to a Taliban spokesman?

Following nearly two weeks of fierce fighting between Taliban and resistance forces, the Taliban claimed victory in Afghanistan’s Panjshir province, the last remaining holdout of the country’s 34 provinces.

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What tournament-specific record did Chilean pro golfer Joaquin Niemann set at the Tour Championship in Atlanta?

Niemann, accompanied by his caddie and group of scorers, completed the fastest round of golf ever at a Tour Championship tournament by running the majority of the round, finishing in one hour, 53 minutes.

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Which country’s “living with Covid” model is being challenged as it endures a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus?

Despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, Singapore’s “living with Covid” strategy – attempting to control outbreaks with vaccines and monitoring hospitalizations rather than restricting citizens’ lives – is being challenged by a new outbreak of the Delta variant.

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Pretrial hearings resumed in the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Where did the hearings take place?

Mohammed, along with four other detainees – all of which are accused of plotting and executing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks – appeared during pretrial hearings at a US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Which school district became the first in the United States to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for students 12 and older?

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President Joe Biden approved a major disaster declaration with Sen. Chuck Schumer saying it was “the fastest (he’s) seen a major disaster area declared.” What were the disaster declarations in response to?

Biden approved the disaster declarations in response to vast damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, a storm that slammed states from Louisiana through the northeast of the United States.

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Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott officially signed Senate Bill 1 into law. What’s the focus of the bill?

Senate Bill 1, often referred to as the “election integrity bill,” was signed into law, restrictingaccess to voting by imposing new hurdles on mail-in ballots and even empowering partisan poll watchers.

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According to a newly published study, what type of animal mimicked humans with the phrase “you bloody fool”?

According to the study featured in The Royal Society Publishing, an Australian musk duck was recorded imitating the phrase during a courtship display, the first documented case of the species mimicking human speech.

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Which artist landed his 10th No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart, becoming the seventh person ever to do so?

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Based a news release from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, what was he “thrilled to welcome back in its full form?”

Mayor de Blasio was referring to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a cherished event that was restricted to a TV-only crowd in 2020 due to restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

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A desperate rescue continues. The Supreme Court term wraps up. An NFL team faces the music. What do you remember from the week that was?

July 3, 2021

By AJ Willingham and Sean O’Key

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A grand jury in Manhattan has leveled criminal charges against what entity or person close to former President Donald Trump?

Charges against the Trump Organization, and one of its top executives, are related to alleged tax crimes tied to an inquiry into employee perks such as rent-free homes, car leases and bonuses.

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Rescuers are still sifting through debris at the site of the Miami-area condo collapse. So far, at least 20 people have been confirmed dead and more than 100 are still unaccounted for. What is slowing down rescue efforts?

Rescuers are having to contend with oncoming extreme weather and worries about fires and structural instability as they work their way through the 16 feet of debris from the collapse

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Donald Rumsfeld died this week at the age of 88. What critical Cabinet position did he hold during George W. Bush’s presidency?

Rumsfeld was the Secretary of Defense under the Bush Administration from 2001 to 2006. He held the same position during Gerald Ford’s presidency from 1975 to 1977.

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Which NFL football team was fined $10 million after an investigation revealed what Commissioner Roger Goodell called a “highly unprofessional” environment?

The investigation into the Washington Football Team was launched after 15 former female employees and two journalists who covered the team accused team staffers of sexual harassment and verbal abuse

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China recently commemorated an important anniversary of what historic event?

Chinese President Xi Jinping was at the forefront of nationwide celebrations observing the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party.

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The Supreme Court handed down several key decisions this week before the end of its term. One decision has been lauded as a win for LGBTQ rights, because it reinforces the rights of transgender people to do what common thing?

The Supreme Court left in place a decision that allowed a transgender student in Virginia to use the bathroom that corresponded to his gender identity.

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Rapper Cardi B caused a wave of excitement during her performance at the BET Awards. What did she do?

Cardi B revealed her bejeweled baby bump, announcing she is pregnant with her second child.

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U.S. News & World Report has released updated rankings of the healthiest communities in the US. In what state is the number 1 healthiest community?

Los Alamos County, New Mexico, has been ranked the healthiest US community for the second year in a row.

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Myanmar’s military junta still holds widespread power over the country following a February coup. Now, a new report reveals they also have a commanding hold on this important national industry.

Myanmar produces about 70% of the world’s jade, worth billions of dollars, and the junta has such a strong hold that experts say it would be nearly impossible to buy the gem there without enriching the country’s generals and their allies.

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Some people are furious that American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has been disqualified from the Tokyo Olympics. Why was she disqualified?

Richardson tested positive for marijuana, leading to a one-month suspension that will kick her out of the Tokyo Olympic games. Critics of the decision brought up past conduct by US Olympians that received little punishment, and pointed out marijuana is a legal substance in many parts of the US.

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Weekly News Quiz: July 23, 2021

By Joe Bagliere and Ivory Sherman

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Exacerbated by the effects of climate change, the Bootleg Fire has ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres. In which US state is the fire mostly located?

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Three people were wounded in a shooting outside of a Major League Baseball game, causing chaos for fans inside the venue. At which stadium did this occur?

The shooting occurred outside of Nationals Park, the home of the Washington Nationals as they were taking on the San Diego Padres.

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“Space Jam: A New Legacy,” a sequel to the iconic “Space Jam” movie, is hitting theaters. Which basketball icon is the main character, surrounded by a classic lineup of cartoon friends?

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The Dow plunged nearly 725 points, the largest drop since late October. What was one of the main explanations for the drop?

Investors reacted to increases in Covid-19 cases and the potential ramifications of the more-transmissible Delta variant, all culminating in fears of a pandemic resurgence threatening economic recovery.

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The Biden administration has leveled blame against which country for some of the latest wide-scale cyber breaches, including a recent attack against Microsoft’s email system?

The US, along with some its closest foreign allies in Europe and Asia, released a coordinated statement condemning China and accusing its Ministry of State Security as being behind some of the latest cyberattacks.

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According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, drinking coffee doesn’t actually cause what worrying physical anomaly?

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New CDC research found that US life-expectancy decreased in 2020 from 78.8 years in 2019. What was the new 2020 average life expectancy?

The average life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years last year, going from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020 – all primarily due to an increase in death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A group of states’ attorneys general proposed a settlement of $26 billion that would resolve thousands of claims against pharmaceutical distributors for their role in what national crisis?

Known as the “big three,” distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health and Amerisource Bergen Drug are all implicated – along with manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. If approved by enough state and local governments, it would resolve claims of nearly 4,000 entities that have filed lawsuits against the four companies.

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With the Tokyo Olympic games now underway, what city was announced as the host of 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

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Which company sued Walmart and other entities over trademark infringement, claiming the companies are copying their iconic products?

Crocs is in the midst of four lawsuits against Walmart, Hobby Lobby and other companies, accusing them of violating its trademarks and other intellectual properties by copying its iconic clog.

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Weekly News Quiz: October 1, 2021

By Joe Bagliere and Ivory Sherman

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Which country voted to legalize same-sex marriage by a nearly two-thirds majority, becoming one of the last nations in Western Europe to do so?

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A port of entry in which Texas city has reopened after being forced to close due to a dramatic surge of immigrants encamped at the US-Mexico border?

The Del Rio port of entry in Texas has since reopened after thousands of mostly Haitian immigrants were removed from an encampment at the site, a situation that many have criticized as an unnecessary humanitarian crisis.

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The American team won the Ryder Cup this week. The Ryder Cup is a biennial competition between European and American players in what sport?

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R&B singer R. Kelly was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking by a federal jury in New York. Generally speaking, what kind of crimes does the term racketeering refer to?

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A new study found that the world’s first domesticated bird may have been this species, which is often called the world’s most dangerous bird.

The study found evidence that early hunter-gatherers on the island of New Guinea may have domesticated the southern cassowary – a large, flightless and hugely dangerous bird – as far back as 18,000 years ago.

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TikTok says it hit a new milestone. How many users does the video app now claim to have worldwide?

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John Hinckley Jr. will be granted “unconditional release” after completing decades of extensive mental health treatment following his failed assassination attempt of which former US president?

Hinckley attempted an assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity, spending nearly 30 years at a mental hospital and later moving in with his mother in 2016.

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Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, was suspended as conservator of her estate - a position he’s held for 13 years. What is the status of the conservatorship now?

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How many new species of birds, fish, mussels and other wildlife will soon be declared extinct by the US Fish and Wildlife service?

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Singer Shakira claimed on her Instagram Stories that, while on a walk in Spain with her son, something attacked them, snatched her purse and “destroyed everything” before running into the woods. What creatures allegedly committed the vicious act?

While attempting to get her son, Milan, to back her story up, Shakira claimed on Instagram that they were attacked and her purse stolen by two wild boars – a species that has reportedly caused similar incidents in the country over the years.

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Weekly News Quiz: August 13, 2021

By Joe Bagliere and Sean O’Key

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics may be over, but the 2022 Winter Games are now less than six months away. Where will they be held?

The 2022 Winter Games are scheduled to take place in Beijing, China from February 4 to 20. It will be the first city in history to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

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The Department of Justice is set to review previously withheld information about this major US event, with the intent of eventually releasing some of the information to the public. What event does the review cover?

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The Dixie Fire, which has currently scorched more than 500,000 acres of land, is chiefly located in which state?

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What iconic European site’s operations had to be temporarily halted this week due to a “technical failure?”

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The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a dire report on the state of global warming. What does the report cite as the driver of the climate crisis?

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The US Senate passed a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Shortly after, Senate Democrats approved a budget resolution solely along party lines. How much is the current price tag for the budget resolution?

The final budget resolution, a sweeping economic package that includes expanding the social safety net in the United States, totals$3.5 trillion.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his plans to resign amid fallout from a sexual harassment scandal and damning report from the state’s attorney general. Who will take over the governorship?

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The beloved game show “Jeopardy!” is coming back for a new season starting September 13. What will make this season unique?

The new season of “Jeopardy” will have not one, but two hosts. Executive producer Mike Richards was named the official new host, with actress Mayim Bialik hosting “primetime and spinoff series.”

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The long-awaited results of the 2020 Census have been released. Which of the below is not true in the US, based on this new data?

The 2020 Census concluded that the adult population grew since the last Census, with adults now making up 78% of the total population, up from 76%. The results also showed that the United States is more diverse than ever before.

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Following months of public pressure, this person says they will be stepping down as conservator of pop icon Britney Spears’ estate. Who is it?

Jamie Spears, Britney Spears’ father, has filed paperwork to step down as conservator of the singer’s estimated $60 million fortune.

Sours: https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2021/08/us/cnn-total-recall-news-quiz-august-13-trnd/
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Weekly News Quiz: September 24, 2021

By Joe Bagliere and Ivory Sherman

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Which major summit kicked off this week, bringing together more than 100 global leaders?

The UN General Assembly was held at the UN Headquarters in New York City. At the annual summit, leaders and diplomats discuss a wide variety of political, environmental and social issues facing the global community.

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Which show took home the award for outstanding drama series at this year’s Emmy Awards?

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Which company is releasing a limited edition beer with an alcohol content so high that it’s illegal in 15 US states?

Samuel Adams will release its limited-edition “Utopias” brand, a beer packing 28% alcohol by volume, more than five times the potency of the average US brew.

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Which Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer most recently reported that its vaccine saw a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11, based on data from trials?

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The potential twelve-figure default of Evergrande, of one of the world’s largest conglomerates, sent shockwaves through world markets this week. Where is the firm based?

Evergrande, based in Shenzhen, China, is one of the biggest developers in the country and largest business conglomerates in the world, currently facing default worth nearly $300 billion.

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The world’s tallest nation is getting a little shorter, scientists say. What, exactly, is the world’s tallest nation?

The Netherlands boasts the tallest people in the world, on average. But a recent study shows Dutch men and women born in 2001 were 1cm and 1.4cm shorter, respectively, than those born in 1980.

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According to a recent study in Sweden, more frequent consumption of what type of food appears to lower the risk of heart disease?

The Swedish study, corroborated with findings from 17 other international studies, found that people with a higher consumption of dairy fat have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those with lower intakes.

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Which country’s prime minister will retain their seat after a controversial snap election this week?

Canada will see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, head of the country’s Liberal Party, hang on to power following a race with the rival Conservative Party led by Erin O’Toole.

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US President Joe Biden spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron for the first time since the announcement of AUKUS – a strategic partnership between the US, UK and Australia. France has balked at the partnership, which includes what key provision?

Submarine sales are at the heart of the controversy. The US has agreed to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, which means France could lose nearly $65 billion in an existing deal to provide Australia with conventional, diesel-based submarines.

Sours: https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2021/09/us/cnn-total-recall-news-quiz-september-24-trnd/

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Weekly News Quiz: August 27, 2021

By AJ Willingham and Ivory Sherman

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The FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine this week. What is the new official brand name of the vaccine?

Some people were puzzled by the vaccine’s brand name, Comirnaty. The moniker is a mashup of “Covid immunity,” “mRNA” and “community.”

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A controversial audit of presidential election ballots in this state was delayed after members of the team hired by Republican state senators contracted Covid-19. What state is it? (Hint: It was won by Joe Biden in the 2020 election, hence the audit.)

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Thirteen US service members and at least 90 Afghans were killed in a bombing outside the Kabul airport this week, deepening the crisis sparked by the withdrawal of US troops from the country. An affiliate of which group has taken responsibility for the attack?

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The Paralympics are underway in Tokyo, featuring some of the world’s best athletes with disabilities. Two new sports are debuting in this year’s games, bringing the total number of Paralympic sports to 22. What two are they?

Badminton and taekwondo are making their debut in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Judo, rowing and table tennis are already established Paralympic sports.

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Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks, and pumpkin-spiced products are sure to be popping up everywhere as fall draws near. What spice is NOT typically part of a traditional “pumpkin spice” blend?

Pumpkin spice usually contains a blend of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, dry ginger and clove or allspice mixed together. Though, of course, recipes may vary.

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“Dancing with the Stars” announced it will feature a same-sex dancing pair for the first time. Which celebrity contestant will be part of the historic duo?

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The CDC has issued a warning over an increase in people ingesting ivermectin. The drug, which is not intended for human consumption, has been touted by right-wing influencers as a treatment for Covid-19. What is ivermectin’s intended use?

Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug used to treat livestock. The CDC says hospital visits and poison control center calls related to the drug have skyrocketed in recent weeks.

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Which sport was the center of a major legal decision this week, with the US Department of Justice awarding more than $200 million to the sports’ governing bodies after determining the sport had been overrun by decades of bribery schemes?

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Civil rights leaders and thousands of activists are expected to attend a march in Washington, DC this Saturday. What issue is focus of the event?

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A person who appeared on the cover of an iconic 90’s rock album is suing the band, saying it is “child sexual exploitation.” What band is it?

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