News Quiz 09/20

New York City is the home of Broadway; grand theatrical performances and musical numbers.


1. What long-running Broadway musical is finally closing its doors?
A. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
B. Beauty and the Beast
C. Phantom of the Opera
D. Hamilton

2. How many Latino and Hispanic residents reside in Salt Lake City?
A. 14,000,605
B. 800 million
C. 45,000
D. 33,100

3. True or False: According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 related deaths are at an all-time low since the start of the pandemic.

4. Utah’s unemployment rate has remained steady from July to August of this year. What percentage has it remained at?
A. 33.1%
B. 2%
C. 0.07%
D. 1.8%

5. Olympic officials want Salt Lake City to host another future Winter Olympics event in what year?
A. 2258
B. 2063
C. 2034
D. 2025


1. The answer is C, Phantom of the Opera. According to The New York Times, the long-running Phantom of the Opera is due to close. Pandemic numbers hit the theater industry hard, and the show has not been able to recover. Broadway made the hard decision to close the show after 35 years.

2. The answer is C, 45,000. According to KSL, Salt Lake City houses 45,000 Hispanic residents. City officials, including SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall, gathered at the Salt Lake City Council Building to recognize Hispanic residents as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

3. True. The number of deaths has hit a record low since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. This has led WHO to declare an “end in sight” for the years-long global pandemic.

4. The answer is B, 2%. According to the Standard Examiner, Utah’s unemployment rate has remained steady over the past month at 2%. The unemployment rate figures for counties in Utah have yet to be released.

5. The answer is C, 2034. According to the Deseret News, there is still a void in the 2030 date. Venue options suggested for that year include Salt Lake City among Sapporo, Japan; and Vancouver, Canada. Olympic officials still envision 2034 as the likely date that the Olympics will return to Salt Lake City.