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April 22, 2016
Is ISIS trying to gain a foothold in Libya? Why is that significant, and why might the North African country appeal to the terrorist group? That's what's first up today, followed by a report on the passing of an internationally famous musician. Afterward, we're checking in with six people who are taking part in a study of the potential psychological effects of deep-space travel.
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1. What two countries on opposite sides of the Ring of Fire were shaken by major earthquakes last weekend?
2. What was the Esmeralda, which scientists believe they located near Oman in 1998 and started excavating in 2013?
3. Name one of the former astronauts participating in NASA's "Twins Study," which is intended to help scientists better understand the impacts of long-term space travel.
4. How many justices who are currently serving on the U.S. Supreme Court were appointed by Republican presidents?
5. How many justices who are currently serving on the U.S. Supreme Court were appointed by Democratic presidents?
6. The U.S. military announced this week that it is sending an additional 217 troops to what Middle Eastern country, where more than 4,000 U.S. forces will be present?
7. What Middle Eastern country, a longtime ally of the U.S., is now ranked third in the world in terms of defense and security spending?
8. What date marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, though these storms can form at any time?
9. Whose image will replace that of former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the forthcoming U.S. $20 bill?
10. As reported in Friday's show, in what unstable North African country is the ISIS terrorist group trying to gain a foothold?
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