A windsurfer in Australia was recently sunk by a breaching whale, and you'll hear his story in today's show. We're also covering the second excavation of an ancient artifact in Iraq, a shooting in the U.S. state of Maine, and some reasons for a delay in an expected Israeli ground incursion into Gaza. Plus, we'll take you to the nation that produces the most cacao beans in the world.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. The wreckage of a submarine matching the description of Britain’s HMS Thistle was recently located off the coast of Norway. During what conflict was this vessel sunk?
2. Meteorologists say this winter could be significantly affected by what two-word phenomenon, which is a natural warming of the waters in the Pacific Ocean?
3. In a process called xenotransfusion, which involves the transfer of blood from one species to another, a dog’s blood was recently given to what kind of animal at a Nebraska shelter?
4. According to a recent Gallup survey, a record 39 percent of Americans said they had “no trust at all” in what?
5. “Black Thursday,” which began in New York on October 24, 1929 and helped usher in the Great Depression, involved a dramatic decline in what?
6. On October 25, 1971, what country was admitted to the United Nations General Assembly as Taiwan was expelled from the body?
7. In what nation, which is ruled by the Taliban and where education for girls stops after age 12, are some teachers enduring poverty and hardships just to get to their schools?
8. The Amerigo Vespucci, a vessel that recently sailed to Brazil, is the oldest ship in the navy of what nation?
9. On Wednesday, Republicans who control the U.S. House of Representatives elected Rep. Mike Johnson to what position, which had been unfilled for three weeks?
10. Though Switzerland consumes the most chocolate per person, what nation produces the most cacao beans in the world?