Weekly News Quiz: September 10, 2021

By Joe Bagliere and Ivory Sherman

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As the rest of the country fell to Taliban rule, which of Afghanistan’s provinces was the last to be “conquered,” according to a Taliban spokesman?

Following nearly two weeks of fierce fighting between Taliban and resistance forces, the Taliban claimed victory in Afghanistan’s Panjshir province, the last remaining holdout of the country’s 34 provinces.

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What tournament-specific record did Chilean pro golfer Joaquin Niemann set at the Tour Championship in Atlanta?

Niemann, accompanied by his caddie and group of scorers, completed the fastest round of golf ever at a Tour Championship tournament by running the majority of the round, finishing in one hour, 53 minutes.

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Which country’s “living with Covid” model is being challenged as it endures a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus?

Despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, Singapore’s “living with Covid” strategy – attempting to control outbreaks with vaccines and monitoring hospitalizations rather than restricting citizens’ lives – is being challenged by a new outbreak of the Delta variant.

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Pretrial hearings resumed in the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Where did the hearings take place?

Mohammed, along with four other detainees – all of which are accused of plotting and executing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks – appeared during pretrial hearings at a US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Which school district became the first in the United States to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for students 12 and older?

The Los Angeles Unified School Board unanimously voted to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for eligible students age 12 and older by the end of the year, the first such mandate for a school district in the country.

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President Joe Biden approved a major disaster declaration with Sen. Chuck Schumer saying it was “the fastest (he’s) seen a major disaster area declared.” What were the disaster declarations in response to?

Biden approved the disaster declarations in response to vast damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, a storm that slammed states from Louisiana through the northeast of the United States.

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Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott officially signed Senate Bill 1 into law. What’s the focus of the bill?

Senate Bill 1, often referred to as the “election integrity bill,” was signed into law, restricting access to voting by imposing new hurdles on mail-in ballots and even empowering partisan poll watchers.

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According to a newly published study, what type of animal mimicked humans with the phrase “you bloody fool”?

According to the study featured in The Royal Society Publishing, an Australian musk duck was recorded imitating the phrase during a courtship display, the first documented case of the species mimicking human speech.

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Which artist landed his 10th No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart, becoming the seventh person ever to do so?

Kanye West took the top spot for his latest album “Donda,” an album that has racked up more than 775 million global streams since its release on August 29.

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Based a news release from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, what was he “thrilled to welcome back in its full form?”

Mayor de Blasio was referring to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a cherished event that was restricted to a TV-only crowd in 2020 due to restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

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