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Do you know your news? March 1

1. The Supreme Court will hear one of the most important environmental cases in more than a decade this week, a case that could restrict or eliminate the control of which government agency?

A. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

B. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

C. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

D. Environmental Overseeing Agency (EOA)

2. The conflict that broke out between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in unsanctioned anti-war protests all over the world, including Russia. How many people have Russian authorities detained for participating in these protests?

A. 2,000

B. 4,000

C. 6,000

D. 8,000

Anti-war protests erupt all over the world.
Anti-war protests erupt all over the world.

3. Amid the growing conflict, Airbnb.org and an affiliate nonprofit are offering short-term housing for refugees from Ukraine. How many refugees are they ordering housing for?

A. 10,000

B. 1,000,000

C. 1,000

D. 100,000

4. The PBS show “Arthur” ran its series finale featuring the characters all grown up. The episode takes place 20 years into the future. How long has the show been running for?

A. 25 years

B. 30 years

C. 20 years

D. 15 years

PBS animated series "Arthur" comes to an end after 25 years.
The PBS animated series "Arthur" comes to an end after 25 years.

5. Amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox ordered which Russian exports to be pulled from shelves?

A. Tree nuts

B. Vodka

C. Essential oils

D. Vegetable oils

The Russian invasion on Ukraine continues.
The Russian invasion on Ukraine continues.

Answers:

1. The answer is A, Environmental Protection Agency. According to The New York Times, The Supreme Court will hear a case that could restrict the EPA’s authority to control pollution and greenhouse gases. President Biden has plans to halve the nation’s greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade, which scientists consider necessary to protect the planet, and this decision could eliminate those plans.

2. The answer is C, 6,000 people. According to CNN, Russian authorities have detained almost 6,000 people over the past couple days. Other countries such as Switzerland, China, Siberia and the U.S. have experienced civilians protesting the war.

3. The answer is D, 100,000 refugees. According to USA Today, Airbnb.org is an independent nonprofit that focuses on organizing temporary shelter for people during crises. They will partner with resettlement agencies and other nonprofits to organize the stays. Those interested in offering their homes for refugees do not need to be normal hosts on Airbnb.com.

4. The answer is A, 25 years. According to CBS News, PBS has ended the franchise after a quarter of a decade. The show was created by Marc Brown and premiered in 1996. “It is known for teaching kindness, empathy and inclusion through many groundbreaking moments,” executive producer Carol Greenwald said.

5. The answer is B, Vodka. According to KSL, Cox ordered all Russian vodka to be pulled off Utah’s liquor store shelves. “Utah stands in solidarity with Ukraine and will not support Russian Enterprises, no matter how small the exchange,” Cox said. The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity will also be reviewing other Russian exports received by Utah and their economic relationships with them.

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