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The Weekly Newsquiz tests your knowledge of events in the news
January 25, 2019
The U.S. president’s annual State of the Union speech has been called off for now. Find out what led to its postponement – and what the Constitution has to say about the address. Today’s show also covers the world’s largest annual human migration. And we look at an attempt to reduce plastic waste by reviving a milkman delivery model.
1. What is the name of the U.S. federal holiday that was first observed in 1986 in honor of its namesake’s accomplishments in civil rights?
2. The “super blood wolf moon” that was observed earlier this week occurred as a result of what kind of total eclipse?
3. What kind of mollusks, which were once plentiful around New York City, are now being utilized to “shore up” parts of the city?
4. What Asian country, where the U.S. fought in a conflict decades ago, is reportedly the most likely location for a second summit between the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea?
5. What is the name of the American entertainment ceremony that was first held on May 16, 1929, meaning that this year’s event is the 91st in its history?
6. Ice recently coated parts of what famous natural landmark, which sits on the border between Ontario, Canada and New York state?
7. In what South American nation did a leader of the National Assembly declare himself president, following a disputed election?
8. Name the ancient king who reigned in the 14th Century and whose sarcophagus and artifacts will be prominently displayed in his nation’s Grand Museum.
9. Name the annual speech that also completes this phrase from the U.S. Constitution: “He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the…”
10. In what country, whose calendar is about to turn to the year 4717, does the “largest annual human migration” take place?
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