Sep 24, 2018

CNN 10 Weekly News Quiz | September 21st | Questions And Answers

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From Europe to the Middle East, we're taking you around the world today on CNN 10. Our first story centers on a question concerning the upcoming "Brexit" and an Irish border. Our second takes a ride aboard a high-speed rail line that runs through Israel. And our third shows you how a Positive Athlete is helping people who live states away.




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1. In the upcoming U.S. Midterm Elections, how many seats in the House of Representatives are up for election?


435:

The 2018 United States elections will be held mostly on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. These midterm elections will take place in the middle of Republican President Donald Trump's first term. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested.


2. In which U.S. government chamber do elected officials serve six-year terms, which means that about a third of the seats will be up for election in November?


Upper House:

The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they comprise the legislature of the United States.


3. Which U.S. Founding Father is also known as the "Father of the Constitution" and later became U.S. president?



James Madison:



James Madison. The fourth U.S. president, James Madison believed in a robust yet balanced federal government and is known as the "Father of the Constitution."


4. How many member countries are represented at the United Nations General Assembly, which opened this week?


193:



The United Nations member states are the 193 sovereign states that are members of the United Nations (UN) and have equal representation in the UN General Assembly.


5. What African nation, which has seen widespread flooding after heavy rains, is the most populated country on the continent?


Nigeria :



Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigeria has declared a 'national disaster' following severe floods that have left at least 100 people dead in several states across the country, officials say. Thousands of people have been displaced following weeks of heavy rainfall in some central and southern states, the country's emergency response agency, NEMA said Tuesday. Nigeria's two major rivers have burst their banks sweeping away homes in the central part of the country.



6. The Trump Administration announced that the U.S. was planning to impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from what country?


China :



The tariffs on $200 billion worth of products comes on top of the $50 billion worth already taxed earlier this year, meaning nearly half of all Chinese imports into the United States will soon face levies. The next wave of tariffs, which are scheduled to go into effect on Sept. 24, will start at 10 percent before climbing to 25 percent on Jan. 1. The timing of the staggered increase will partially reduce the toll of price increases for holiday shoppers buying Chinese imports in the coming months.



7. In what year is the company SpaceX planning to send a "space tourist" on a trip around the moon, though the vehicles for this are still being developed?


2023 :

SpaceX to take billionaire on trip around the Moon. SpaceX revealed Monday that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first space tourist. Maezawa has chartered a flight aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket, which is still being developed, for a slingshot trip around the Moon as soon as 2023.

8. The leaders of what two nations held their third summit of the year this week, meeting and speaking before a crowd in Pyongyang?



Korean Leaders :

The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, standing on the peak of a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and a centerpiece of propaganda used to legitimize the Kim family’s rule, their hands clasped and raised in a pose of triumph. Their trip to the mountain on the North Korean-Chinese border, and the striking photo-op that will resonate in both Koreas, followed a day of wide-ranging agreements they trumpeted as a major step toward peace.


9. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to use YouTube, Facebook, Spotify and posters in school bathrooms to raise awareness among young people about the dangers of what?



e-cigarettes :

The Food and Drug Administration launched a nationwide campaign Tuesday to warn young people about the dangers of e-cigarettes, saying ... to 17 through digital ads on websites like YouTube, Facebook and Spotify and place thousands of warning posters in school bathrooms. .... Find us on Facebook.

10. The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, an ongoing and complicated process, is known by what one-word nickname?


Brexit  :

Brexit is the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). In a referendum on 23 June 2016, a majority of British voters supported leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017, the UK government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 at 11 p.m. UTC (midnight Central European Time), when the period for negotiating a withdrawal agreement will end unless an extension is agreed

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