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The Weekly Newsquiz tests your knowledge of events in the news
March 29, 2019
The significance of Russian forces in Venezuela is our first topic this Friday. We’re also visiting Japan, as the nation prepares for a new era and a new emperor. And today’s Positive Athlete report explains how a Haitian student overcame child slavery to become a football star.
1. Name the former director of the FBI who recently concluded a special counsel investigation concerning U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia, and the 2016 presidential campaign.
2. Though international military officials still consider ISIS a threat, the terrorist group has lost its last major stronghold in what Middle Eastern nation?
3. On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to recognize a disputed, Middle Eastern territory as being a part of Israel. Name this territory.
4. Name the world’s largest producer of oil, a nation that still relies on other countries for a certain type of crude that can be refined into gasoline.
5. What naturally occurring phenomenon, which can be seen above Earth’s magnetic north pole, is caused by charged particles released from the sun?
6. This week, the Parliament of the United Kingdom took control of the Brexit process from the government of what prime minister?
7. Name the U.S. aerospace company that is working to restore confidence in its 737 MAX series aircraft following two catastrophic accidents within five months.
8. The European Union recently announced that, in the years ahead, it wants all new vehicles installed with equipment that prevents them from doing what?
9. India’s prime minister recently announced that his country had become a space superpower after a rocket it launched completed what task?
10. What is the only country on earth that still has a symbolic leader with the title of emperor, though he’s expected to abdicate his throne in about a month?
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