Students in the Kenyan capital are participating in a program that aims to protect their country's wild landscapes. Today's show also includes reports on the passing of Henry Kissinger, a U.S. House vote concerning George Santos, and the possible re-emergence of a long-lost mole. And we're covering phone box restoration in Britain and the recognition of "Steve" in the night sky!
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. What is America’s largest private employer, one of many companies keeping close tabs on retail sales during the holiday shopping season?
2. Name the Swedish inventor and businessman who signed his will on November 27, 1895, establishing a prestigious award for people who make contributions in five categories.
3. In what Asian country were 41 construction workers rescued on Tuesday, weeks after a landslide caused a collapse in the tunnel they were building?
4. “Skiplagging,” a controversial practice that may save people money but may violate business terms and conditions, is associated with what form of travel?
5. In what body of water are American officials trying to assess the impact of a recent oil leak, which released an estimated 1 million barrels of crude before it was stopped in November?
6. What is the three-word term for the disorder that can impact people during the fall and winter months, when they see less daylight and may feel down, unmotivated or unenergetic?
7. What part of Notre Dame cathedral is “rising” once again (under scaffolding), as workers rebuild the feature that had stood since the 1800s until it burned in a 2019 fire?
8. Christopher Luxon is the new prime minister of what nation, whose government has proposed a ban on cell phones in schools (amid other changes)?
9. Name the former U.S. secretary of state who played a role in American foreign policy for decades, receiving both praise and criticism, before passing away Wednesday at age 100.
10. What is the capital of Kenya, where thousands of students have participated in a program that aims to protect their nation’s wild landscapes?