A festive tradition in southern Mexico, an update from the Middle East, and tips for avoiding frostbite are our first three subjects this Friday. We're reporting on the benefits and training of service dogs, and we're sharing some viewers' tips for coping with the "winter blues." We're also showing you how real horse power recently helped retrieve a stranded SUV.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. January 15, 1929 was the birthdate of what U.S. civil rights leader, whose life and work are commemorated each year on the third Monday in February?
2. What U.S. state traditionally holds the first nominating contest of a presidential election cycle?
3. In an effort to protect international shipping in the Red Sea, the U.S. and its allies recently launched counterattacks against Houthi rebels in what Middle Eastern country?
4. The fishing town of Grindavik, where some homes were recently destroyed by lava during an ongoing volcanic eruption, is located in what European nation?
5. This week, performer and producer Pharrell Williams brought designs inspired by America’s Old West to a fashion show in what European city?
6. On January 18, 1778, an English explorer named Captain James Cook became the first European to reach the Hawaiian islands. What name did he give these islands?
7. In what South American nation, which covers more than 1 million square miles, are people like Monica Santino and Laurina Oliveros working to encourage girls to participate in soccer?
8. An artist in Iowa recently made headlines for sculpting and painting what kind of marine animal out of snow?
9. In what nation do masked dancers known as Parachicos stream into the streets of Chiapa de Corzo every January, in an event with religious and historic significance?
10. Name the Palestinian territory where additional humanitarian aid is arriving for hostages and civilians, though the war taking place there shows no signs of stopping.