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The Weekly Newsquiz tests your knowledge of events in the news
September 28, 2018
Our first story today: a down-the-middle explanation of Thursday’s hearings on Capitol Hill. That’s followed by some geographical bridge trivia and a trip through a city that some call the “Venice of the East.” And what some kayakers recently caught on camera would probably go viral among seals and octopi as well.
1. What Special Administrative Region of China was recently linked to the mainland by high-speed rail, bringing both opportunity and controversy to the region?
2. What U.S. state recently passed a law that will ban dine-in restaurants for automatically handing out plastic straws?
3. What nation recently made history by landing two unmanned, exploration robots on an asteroid that’s more than 100 million miles away from Earth?
4. Name the two radio companies that announced a $3.5 billion merger that would create the biggest audio entertainment company in the world.
5. In what state would you find Georgetown County, which was bracing for flooding from Hurricane Florence almost two weeks after the storm made landfall in the U.S.?
6. What kind of mechanical device is Levi Hutchins credited with inventing, though the mass-produced variety wouldn’t come until decades later?
7. A recent U.S. State Department report found that “atrocities” were committed against the minority Rohingya Muslim population of what country?
8. What U.S. national park recently reopened more than 130 days after its Kilauea Volcano started erupting again, destroying hundreds of homes?
9. What is the name of the college professor who testified Thursday at a hearing concerning a U.S. Supreme Court nominee?
10. What is the name of the judge and U.S. Supreme Court nominee who testified at Thursday’s Capitol Hill hearing?
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