Weekly News Quiz: September 15, 2022

By Alexandra Meeks and Ivory Sherman

King Charles III became Britain’s new monarch following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Who is next in the line of royal succession?

Prince William, who was named the Prince of Wales by his father, King Charles III, is first in line to the throne.

Which state has the most confirmed cases of monkeypox?

California has reported more than 4,300 monkeypox cases, the most out of any state. Earlier this week, the first US death due to monkeypox was also confirmed in Los Angeles County.

The 74th Emmy Awards were presented on Monday. Which show took home the award for outstanding drama series?

Succession“ won the Emmy for outstanding drama series — the final award of the night. The show’s creator, Jesse Armstrong, caused a bit of a stir by taking a dig at King Charles III during his acceptance speech.

President Joe Biden delivered a highly anticipated speech this week on a “moonshot” initiative. Which ambitious goal did he announce?

President Biden’s “moonshot” initiative aims to reduce cancer deaths in the US by at least 50% in the next 25 years. Biden – who lost his son to brain cancer – called the goal “completely doable” and said he would use his authority to increase funding for cancer research.

Rising inflation has driven food prices in the US far higher than they were a year ago. Which of the following grocery items has seen the biggest increase?

Egg prices have increased by nearly 40%, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, grocery prices have jumped 13.5% since this time last year.

Which superstar athlete recently teased a potential return to competitive sports?

A little more than two weeks after she was knocked out of the US Open – a moment many thought would be the last act of her tennis career – Serena Williams has teased her potential return to the sport.

Legendary film director Jean-Luc Godard died at age 91 this week. Where did he revolutionize cinema in the late 1950s and 60s?

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted a tribute to the director on Tuesday, writing that France has lost a “national treasure.”

Apple on Monday released its next-generation mobile software, iOS 16. Which highly anticipated feature did the company introduce to its iPhones?

Apple’s iOS 16 includes a new feature that allows users to edit and unsend recently sent iMessages. Users are also now able to personalize their iPhone lock screens.

Which Ivy League university recently acknowledged submitting inaccurate data for consideration in college rankings?

Columbia University said that it relied on “outdated and/or incorrect methodologies” in submitting data to U.S. News & World Report for consideration in the publication’s 2021 college rankings, according to a statement released by the university.

Which two countries are forging much closer economic ties since the war in Ukraine began?

Russia has been seeking to build closer ties with China after Europe and the United States responded to the invasion with waves of sanctions.

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