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December 4, 2015
A quick check of headlines brings you updates on events concerning a mass shooting in California, a major change in the U.S. military, and a significant vote by the UK Parliament. Then, it's time for part two of our series exploring the potential future of communication, and it seems that brain-to-brain communication is something that's on researchers' minds.
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1. In what nation are almost 150 world leaders attending an international conference on climate change?
2. A fighter jet from what country recently shot down a Russian warplane near the border of Turkey and Syria?
3. In the U.S., what is the nickname for the Monday after Thanksgiving, when retailers aim to increase their online sales?
4. A marathon rescue effort in 1987 famously saved the life of a baby girl in Midland, Texas. What is the girl's first name?
5. In what year, under President George H.W. Bush, did the Persian Gulf War take place?
6. In what year did President George W. Bush announce strikes in Afghanistan, following terrorist attacks on the U.S.?
7. Name the hurricane that came ashore on the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005, leveling parts of Waveland, Mississippi and causing levees to break in New Orleans, Louisiana.
8. This week, the U.S. announced that a new strike force would be deployed to what Middle Eastern country, further increasing the American military presence there?
9. What form of communication was developed in 1844 by Samuel Morse, inventor of the Morse Code?
10. What nation's Parliament voted this week to authorize airstrikes in Syria, in addition to the ones it has been conducting in Iraq?
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