News Quiz 3/21



Former President Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested, requesting his followers to protest.

1. What frozen organic fruit has been recalled from multiple stores across the nation after being linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A?
A. Raspberries
B. Blueberries
C. Strawberries
D. Bananas

2. Amazon sent out a memo, telling people it is laying off a record number of employees this week. How many are they laying off?
A. 3,270
B. 2,180
C. 9,000
D. 5,500

3. In a historic upset, what No. 16-seeded team beat the No. 1-seeded Purdue Boilermakers in the NCAA March Madness tournament on March 17?
A. Texas A&M Aggies
B. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
C. Northern Kentucky Norse
D. Howard Bison

4. Former President Donald Trump told supporters that he expects to be arrested on a certain day this week, following criminal charges. On what day does he expect this arrest to occur?
A. Friday
B. Saturday
C. Tuesday
D. Wednesday

1. The correct answer is C, strawberries. According to KSL, frozen organic strawberries sold at Costco, Aldi and Trader Joe’s have been recalled after being linked to a recent hepatitis A outbreak. Five people have been infected and two people have been hospitalized and the U.S. FDA is warning people not to eat, sell or serve certain brands of frozen organic strawberries.

2. The correct answer is C, 9,000 people. According to CNN, Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon, sent out a memo to staff on March 20 noting that they were looking to lay off 9,000 employees. Jassy said these job cuts will most impact people working in Amazon Web Services, People Experience and Technology solutions, advertising and Twitch. Earlier this year it was announced that Amazon would be eliminating 18,000 positions as part of a major cost-cutting bid.

3. The answer is B, the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights. According to ESPN, the Knights are the second No. 16 seed to ever beat a No. 1 seed, winning 63–58. The first time was in 2018, when the UMBC retrievers defeated the Virginia Cavaliers. Following the upset, the Knights lost to the No. 9-seeded Florida Atlantic Owls on March 19.

4. The answer is C, Tuesday. According to CNN, in a social media post, Trump said the “leading Republican candidate and former president of the United States will be arrested on Tuesday of next week,” though he did not say why he expects to be arrested. His team said after Trump’s post that they had not received any notifications from prosecutors. He then called on his supporters to protest any such move, saying “Protest, take our nation back.”