Weekly News Quiz: July 23, 2021

By Joe Bagliere and Ivory Sherman

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Exacerbated by the effects of climate change, the Bootleg Fire has ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres. In which US state is the fire mostly located?

The fire is located in southern Oregon and has burned nearly 400,000 acres, making it the third largest wildfire in the state’s history.

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Three people were wounded in a shooting outside of a Major League Baseball game, causing chaos for fans inside the venue. At which stadium did this occur?

The shooting occurred outside of Nationals Park, the home of the Washington Nationals as they were taking on the San Diego Padres.

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“Space Jam: A New Legacy,” a sequel to the iconic “Space Jam” movie, is hitting theaters. Which basketball icon is the main character, surrounded by a classic lineup of cartoon friends?

NBA star LeBron James stars as the main character this time around in “Space Jam: A New Legacy. Michael Jordan starred in the original 1996 film.

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The Dow plunged nearly 725 points, the largest drop since late October. What was one of the main explanations for the drop?

Investors reacted to increases in Covid-19 cases and the potential ramifications of the more-transmissible Delta variant, all culminating in fears of a pandemic resurgence threatening economic recovery.

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The Biden administration has leveled blame against which country for some of the latest wide-scale cyber breaches, including a recent attack against Microsoft’s email system?

The US, along with some its closest foreign allies in Europe and Asia, released a coordinated statement condemning China and accusing its Ministry of State Security as being behind some of the latest cyberattacks.

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According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, drinking coffee doesn’t actually cause what worrying physical anomaly?

Contrary to popular belief, the study found that drinking coffee doesn’t lead to heart palpitations, more technically referred to as cardiac arrhythmia.

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New CDC research found that US life-expectancy decreased in 2020 from 78.8 years in 2019. What was the new 2020 average life expectancy?

The average life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years last year, going from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020 – all primarily due to an increase in death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A group of states’ attorneys general proposed a settlement of $26 billion that would resolve thousands of claims against pharmaceutical distributors for their role in what national crisis?

Known as the “big three,” distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health and Amerisource Bergen Drug are all implicated – along with manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. If approved by enough state and local governments, it would resolve claims of nearly 4,000 entities that have filed lawsuits against the four companies.

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With the Tokyo Olympic games now underway, what city was announced as the host of 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

Brisbane, Australia is set to host of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a decision approved during an International Olympic Committee session in Tokyo.

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Which company sued Walmart and other entities over trademark infringement, claiming the companies are copying their iconic products?

Crocs is in the midst of four lawsuits against Walmart, Hobby Lobby and other companies, accusing them of violating its trademarks and other intellectual properties by copying its iconic clog.

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