Do you know your news? Nov. 16

Joshua Kamp

1. What European country raised its terrorism threat warning to its second-highest level on Nov. 15 after a bomb in a taxi exploded outside of a hospital?

a. U.K.

b. France

c. Spain

d. Greece

A Liverpool taxi passenger brought a homemade explosive device which killed him instantly while the taxi driver was able to escape with no injuries.
A taxi passenger detonated a homemade explosive device, that killed him instantly while the taxi driver was able to escape with no injuries. Photo credit: Pixabay

2. Three people died and more than 500 were hospitalized after heavy rain and flooding caused what animal to enter people’s homes?

a. Snakes

b. Crocodiles

c. Scorpions

d. Hippopotami

3. Schools in India’s capital city of New Delhi moved online for the week of Nov. 15 due to what unfolding crisis?

a. A recent earthquake

b. Increasing school violence

c. Severe air pollution in the city

d. Extreme drought conditions

Severe air pollution causes smog, making one country shut down schools
Severe air pollution causes smog, making one country shut down schools and move to virtual classes because of the air quality. Photo credit: Pixabay

4. What U.S. state’s lawmakers will meet for a week-long special legislative session with the goal of thwarting COVID-19 vaccine mandates?

a. Utah

b. Texas

c. Alabama

d. Florida

5. Peery’s Egyptian Theater hosted its seventh annual festival dedicated to what “cult classic” movie on Nov. 13?

a. “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

b. “Dazed and Confused”

c. “Plan 9 from Outer Space”

d. “The Big Lebowski”

Peery’s Egyptian Theater hosted its seventh annual festival dedicated to "The Big Lebowski" this past weekend.
Peery’s Egyptian Theater hosted its seventh annual festival dedicated to "The Big Lebowski" this past weekend. Photo credit: Pixabay

Answers:

1. The correct answer is A, U.K. According to the Washington Post, the Liverpool taxi passenger, who brought a homemade explosive device into the taxi, was declared dead at the scene. The driver was able to escape after locking the passenger inside the car and has been released after a brief hospitalization. The motivation of the bombing is still unclear.

2. The correct answer is C, Scorpions. According to The Associated Press, the storms forced countless scorpions from their hiding places and into houses across the Egyptian province of Aswan. Three died from scorpion stings, while 503 were hospitalized and discharged after antivenom treatment.

Heavy rain and flooding caused scorpions to flee into residents homes and killed
Heavy rain and flooding in Egypt caused scorpions to flee into residents' homes and killed three people. Photo credit: Unsplash

3. The correct answer is C, Severe air pollution in the city. According to CNN, the chief minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, announced the physical closing of all schools and move to virtual classes. The thick smog blanketing the city has been made worse by weather conditions that have restricted the dispersion of pollution caused by stubble burning by farmers.

4. The correct answer is D, Florida. According to The Guardian, Republican governor Ron DeSantis, who is staunchly opposed to mask mandates and vaccine mandates, called the special session to begin on Nov. 15. His goal is to prevent business or government agencies to require vaccination of employees in the state.

5. The correct answer is D, “The Big Lebowski.” According to the Standard-Examiner, the festival included a showing of the film with white Russians and other Lebowski-themed cocktails, a pre-screening lobby party with trivia, a costume contest and a rug to really tie the room together.