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Current Events 2-01-19

Quiz by Cheryl Paladino

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    In what nation were parts of the city of Brumadinho buried by mud following the collapse of a dam at an iron mine?
    Romania
    Chile
    Iraq
    Brazil
    30s
  • Q2
    In what nation was a 17th Century oil painting by Arnould de Vuez discovered during the renovation of an office building?
    Canada
    Norway
    Afghanastan
    France
    30s
  • Q3
    Hunger, hyperinflation, and sometimes violent protests are the ongoing effects of political and economic instability in what South American nation?
    Russia
    China
    Venezuela
    Ghana
    30s
  • Q4
    Name the emirate of the United Arab Emirates that is gearing up to host the 2020 World Expo, an international event that will last for months.
    Japan
    Dubai
    Zimbabwe
    Argentina
    30s
  • Q5
    The fingers, toes, ears and nose are common places for what kind of injury, which can occur in just five minutes when the wind chill is -50 degrees Fahrenheit?
    migraine
    frostbite
    influenza
    myocardial infarction
    30s
  • Q6
    What substance (another term for soil) is found on both the Earth and the moon, contains water and oxygen, and is the subject of a European mission to mine the moon?
    metamorphic
    sedementary
    conglomerate
    regolith
    30s
  • Q7
    What two-word term describes an area of low pressure near the Arctic Circle that can spill very cold air into the U.S. when the jet stream distorts it?
    solar breeze
    polar vortex
    coastal plain
    canterbury wind
    30s
  • Q8
    In what Thai city have officials tried to combat air pollution by closing schools, spraying molasses into the air, and attempting to seed rain clouds?
    Bangkok
    Paris
    Boston
    Moscow
    30s
  • Q9
    How many days did the shutdown last?
    53 days
    35 days
    7 days
    21 days
    30s
  • Q10
    How many living kingdoms are there?
    8
    3
    12
    5
    30s

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