News Quiz 3/14


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“Everything Everywhere All at Once” won seven Oscars on March 12, including Best Picture.

1. What new implementation is the European Space Agency adding to make trips to the moon more efficient?
A. Lunar airport
B. McDonalds
C. Lunar time zone
D. Parking garage

2. The 95th Annual Academy Awards occurred on March 12, during which the best films are awarded the most prestigious film award: the Oscar. Which film won the most Oscars?
A. “Avatar: The Way of Water”
B. “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
C. “Top Gun: Maverick”
D. “The Fabelmans”

3. Silicon Valley Bank collapsed over the course of 48 hours, making it the second-largest financial institution failure in the history of the United States. In what year was Silicon Valley Bank founded?
A. 1983
B. 1975
C. 1990
D. 1879

4. How many books have Davis County school officials pulled from their libraries under their new policy governing “sensitive materials” last year?
A. 66
B. 87
C. 21
D. 33

1. The answer is C, Lunar time zone. According to The New York Times, the main objective of establishing a universal timekeeping system for the moon is to streamline contact among the various countries and entities, public and private, that are coordinating trips to and around the moon. Discussions are still ongoing, and NASA has not commented on this matter.

2. The answer is B, “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” According to Variety, the film won seven of its 11 award nominations, including Best Picture. It is the most awarded Best Picture winner at the Oscars since “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008. It had been a while since the Oscars had seen a film steal the show like this one did.

3. The answer is A, 1983. According to CNN, the answer is A. Silicon Valley Bank was founded in 1983 and specialized in finances regarding technology startups. By the end of 2022, SVB was in the top 20 commercial banks in America and had accumulated $209 billion in assets.

4. The answer is D, 33. According to The Standard Examiner, Davis County removed 33 books from the shelves of said libraries. Thirty-two other books, including the Bible, are still in the review process. “Any individual with standing can request that a book be reviewed,” including staff, parents and students, Logan Toone, an assistant superintendent in the district, said. “Most of our requests have come from parents.”