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The Weekly Newsquiz tests your knowledge of events in the news

October 29, 2021

In what might be a first for science, researchers say they may have discovered a new planet in a galaxy far, far away – but it could be decades before they know for sure. Back on Earth, a famous volcano keeps up its streak of 2021 eruptions. And a company hopes its products made with seaweed will help replace the use of plastic.

1. American officials believe a mysterious object that recently streaked across the Midwestern night sky was a failed satellite from what country?

2. What kind of mysterious creature, which biologists estimate weighed more than 4,000 pounds, was recently measured and freed near a Spanish territory that borders Morocco?

3. In what African nation did the military stage another apparent coup this week, promising elections would take place again in 2023?

4. Most of the world’s 4,000 varieties of potato come from what mountain range, where local growers work to preserve the diverse spuds?

5. What kind of crisis is directly hampering the efforts of Haitian hospitals, businesses and factories to stay open?

6. Wednesday’s show reported on efforts to efficiently map the ocean floor. What percentage of the ocean has not been explored?

7. What event is the Chinese capital preparing to host in fewer than 100 days, amid concerns about everything from Covid-19 to China’s human rights record?

8. What kind of seasonal storm struck the northeastern U.S. this week, bringing powerful, gusty winds, rain and flooding?

9. Researchers say they may have discovered a new planet in the distant Whirlpool Galaxy. What is the name of the space telescope they used to detect it?

10. What famous volcano erupted again on October 23, continuing its streak of more than 50 eruptions this year?

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