Weekly News Quiz: August 13, 2021

By Joe Bagliere and Sean O’Key

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics may be over, but the 2022 Winter Games are now less than six months away. Where will they be held?

The 2022 Winter Games are scheduled to take place in Beijing, China from February 4 to 20. It will be the first city in history to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

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The Department of Justice is set to review previously withheld information about this major US event, with the intent of eventually releasing some of the information to the public. What event does the review cover?

The review is looking at previously withheld information on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and releasing it to the public.

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The Dixie Fire, which has currently scorched more than 500,000 acres of land, is chiefly located in which state?

The is concentrated in California, and is the second largest fire in the states history, according to CalFire.

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What iconic European site’s operations had to be temporarily halted this week due to a “technical failure?”

London’s Tower Bridge was temporarily stuck open due to a “technical failure,” blocking the crossing of traffic and pedestrians on the iconic landmark.

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The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a dire report on the state of global warming. What does the report cite as the driver of the climate crisis?

The IPCC report, written by over 200 scientists and covering around 3,500 pages, puts the blame squarely on human greenhouse gas emissions, dismissing the debate over whether the crisis is natural or man-made.

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The US Senate passed a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Shortly after, Senate Democrats approved a budget resolution solely along party lines. How much is the current price tag for the budget resolution?

The final budget resolution, a sweeping economic package that includes expanding the social safety net in the United States, totals $3.5 trillion.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his plans to resign amid fallout from a sexual harassment scandal and damning report from the state’s attorney general. Who will take over the governorship?

In accordance with the state’s line of succession, Kathy Hochul, New York’s Lieutenant Governor, will assume the position. She will be the first female ever to lead the state as governor.

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The beloved game show “Jeopardy!” is coming back for a new season starting September 13. What will make this season unique?

The new season of “Jeopardy” will have not one, but two hosts. Executive producer Mike Richards was named the official new host, with actress Mayim Bialik hosting “primetime and spinoff series.”

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The long-awaited results of the 2020 Census have been released. Which of the below is not true in the US, based on this new data?

The 2020 Census concluded that the adult population grew since the last Census, with adults now making up 78% of the total population, up from 76%. The results also showed that the United States is more diverse than ever before.

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Following months of public pressure, this person says they will be stepping down as conservator of pop icon Britney Spears’ estate. Who is it?

Jamie Spears, Britney Spears’ father, has filed paperwork to step down as conservator of the singer’s estimated $60 million fortune.

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