The new technology has brought opportunities and challenges, and they're examined today on The World from A to Z. We're also discussing a potential shutdown in the U.S. government, a "mini Eiffel Tower" in China, the efforts to prevent wildfires in Lebanon, and an unbearable lunch guest in Mexico.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. What was the name of the storm that made landfall in North Carolina last weekend, bringing wind, rain and flooding to some coastal areas?
2. In what U.S. state would you find the Bonneville Salt Flats, which are being monitored for deterioration after years of tourism, car racing and environmental changes?
3. As featured on Tuesday’s show: El Crucero de los Andes, a new “cholet” that recently opened in the Bolivian city of El Alto, was designed to resemble what kind of vehicle?
4. On September 26, 1960, an estimated 70 million Americans watched the first televised presidential debate between what two candidates?
5. What African nation, which will host the Youth Olympic Games in 2026, recently held its annual swimming race from the capital to a nearby island?
6. A new, high-speed rail line now connects what two cities in Florida, which are also the biggest tourist hubs in the state?
7. In what U.S. river would you find Tower Rock, which is now accessible by foot because the water levels around it have receded due to an ongoing drought?
8. Scientists in Sweden say they’ve isolated RNA from a dried specimen of what animal, which is believed to have gone extinct in 1936?
9. What company, which was founded in 1994, is the subject of a new lawsuit involving the U.S. federal government and 17 states?
10. On September 29, 1918, several significant events occurred during what international conflict?