Following the announcement of $1 billion in additional U.S. aid for Ukraine, we're bringing you different perspectives on American support for the war-torn nation. The various factors in gas prices, the discovery of ancient swords in Israel, and the Dutch windmill producing paint pigments the (really) old-fashioned way round out our show.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. In what Italian city, which is known as the Canal City, did a regatta recently pay tribute to the region's seafaring history?
2. This summer, the United States set a new record for what kind of travel?
3. Name the American boxer who won an Olympic gold medal on September 5, 1960, near the beginning of his long and storied career?
4. In what European nation have invasive raccoons become so widespread that wildlife officials can't respond to all the calls concerning them?
5. Augusto Pinochet was the dictator of what country, where the effects of his rule linger decades after he was in power?
6. Name the U.S. president who was shot on September 6, 1901, leading to a brief period during which the country had no official president.
7. In what African nation would you find the war-torn region of Darfur, where residents are using taxis to deliver handwritten letters to their loved ones?
8. In which of the Great Lakes did researchers recently locate the wreck of the Trinidad, a schooner that sank more than 150 years ago?
9. February 8th marked exactly 123 years since a catastrophic hurricane made landfall in what U.S. city?
10. What commodity, which is the biggest factor in the price of gasoline, recently hit its highest price of the year?