In advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, The World from A to Z is reporting on a study of how many Holocaust survivors are still alive. We're also explaining how very different problems at two important canals are having an impact on global shipping. And we're bringing you reports on ice sculptures, a drone display, and a failed (and funny) attempt at vandalism.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. Nickel-metal hydride and nickel-cadmium are both types of what, though they’re not as old as the lead-acid type?
2. Tahiti, where 2024 Olympic surfing events will take place, is an overseas territory of what nation (which is hosting the Games)?
3. What is the name of the dangerous disease that has sickened thousands of people during an ongoing outbreak in Zambia?
4. Puffballs, galerina and destroying angel are all types of what – some of which can be dangerous if they’re eaten?
5. Conservationists in Indonesia recently rehabilitated and released seven animals, which are a critically endangered species of primate, on the island of Java. Name this type of animal.
6. What type of handwriting is required to be taught in California’s elementary schools again, 14 years after the state dropped the requirement?
7. Farmers across Europe have been protesting government regulations and practices. In what nation did these demonstrations, which include roadblocks by tractors, begin about a week ago?
8. U.S. officials and airline leaders are scrutinizing what aerospace company, which is working to improve its inspections and quality control following a recent incident with its 737 MAX 9 jet?
9. International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which occurs every year on January 26th, marks the anniversary of the liberation of what Nazi concentration camp in Poland?
10. El Niño, a natural warming of Pacific Ocean temperatures, is believed to be playing a role in a drought that’s affecting what canal between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans?