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Student News Quiz
Michael Gonchar and
The image above is related to one of the news stories we followed this past week. Do you know what it shows? You’ll find the answer at the bottom of this quiz.
Have you been paying attention to current events recently? See how many of these 10 questions you can answer correctly.
A terrorist attack on March 22 at a popular concert venue near a major European capital city killed at least 137 people. What capital was it?
Berlin
London
Moscow
Paris
On March 25, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution calling for what in the Israel-Hamas war?
An immediate cease-fire in Gaza
New elections in Israel
The creation of a Palestinian state
The withdrawal of all Israeli settlements in the West Bank
This week, the Justice Department joined 16 states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit against Apple. What did it accuse the company of?
Eliminating the headphone jack on all iPhones since 2016
Not providing enough storage on the lowest-priced iPhones
Violating antitrust laws with practices intended to keep customers reliant on their iPhones
A breakthrough in medicine this week might offer hope to hundreds of thousands of Americans whose kidneys have failed.
What is the breakthrough?
Engineers created a pocket-size, wearable artificial kidney that eliminates the need for dialysis.
Policymakers revised the guidelines for the National Kidney Registry, halving expected wait times for a kidney transplant.
Surgeons transplanted a kidney from a genetically engineered pig into an ailing patient.
The World Happiness Report was released this week. What TWO statements are true about what the report showed about the United States?
For the first time since the report was issued in 2012, the United States was not ranked among the world’s Top 20 happiest countries.
In the United States, people under 30 were happier than people 60 and older.
In the United States, people under 30 have become drastically less happy in recent years.
The United States topped the report, beating Finland for the first time.
DONE
What Chinese territory passed sweeping national security legislation on March 19, giving officials more power to curb dissent?
Borneo
Hong Kong
Singapore
Taiwan
Why was there a face-off in the courts between Texas and the federal government this week?
Texas wants Texas Independence Day, on March 2, to be a national holiday; the federal government opposes the initiative.
The federal government wants to remove all lead pipes from U.S. water systems; Texas has refused to pay its share of the cost.
The federal government wants to stop a Texas law that would allow the state to deport migrants from going into effect.
A century ago, on March 21, 1924, a dinner party in New York with intellectual and artistic luminaries such as Alain Locke, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jessie Fauset and James Weldon Johnson set in motion one of the most influential cultural movements of the 20th century.
What was that movement?
The Harlem Renaissance
The Lost Generation
The Roaring Twenties
On March 24, for the first time in over a decade, Paris revived a tradition: an annual race of cafe and restaurant waiters. Which of the following is NOT a rule for the race?
No running
Reach the finish line with a laden tray intact with a croissant, a glass of tap water and a small coffee cup
Wear a black ascot or cravat
The Blockbuster chain operated thousands of video rental stores worldwide at its peak in the early 2000s. Today, in Bend, Ore., the last Blockbuster store continues to rent out films on DVD and Blu-ray.
What’s going on in this picture?
Pivoting from the movie rental business, Blockbuster is experimenting with a new business line: bird feeders.
The Free Blockbuster movement has inspired the creation of neighborhood DVD lending libraries across North America.
The last Blockbuster store has continued to shrink; it is now smaller than a telephone booth.
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