News Quiz: Iran, Utah, Emergency Approval

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    Protesters burned U.S. and Israeli flags in Tehran last Saturday, a day after the killing of an Iranian official. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA, via Shutterstock

    A senior Iranian official was assassinated last Friday.

    Who was Mohsen Fakhrizadeh?

    Iran’s foreign minister

    Iran’s intelligence chief

    Iran’s supreme leader

    Iran’s top nuclear scientist

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    Ted Shaffrey/Associated Press

    Which country granted emergency approval to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to allow its health service to begin mass inoculations?




    United States

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    Joe Raedle/Getty Images

    Which Americans did a panel of scientific advisers recommend should be first to receive coronavirus vaccinations?


    People over the age of 65

    Residents and employees of nursing homes

    Transportation workers

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    Who said on Tuesday that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election”?

    Attorney General William Barr

    Senator Lindsey Graham

    Vice President Mike Pence

    Senator Mitch McConnell

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    A protester and an officer during demonstrations last Friday. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

    Tens of thousands of people have blocked highways around New Delhi, choking routes into the Indian capital.

    What are they protesting?

    Factory conditions

    Farm policies

    Police brutality

    Teacher salaries

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    Brittainy Newman/The New York Times

    Which company plans to acquire Slack?





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    What was removed from the Utah desert last Friday, just 10 days after it was discovered?

    A conquistador statue

    A nearly complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex

    A rock with Native American paintings

    A three-sided metal monolith

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    Maxar Technologies, via Associated Press

    The Arecibo radio telescope, featured in movies like “Goldeneye” and “Contact,” collapsed unexpectedly on Tuesday morning. Where was it located?



    Puerto Rico


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    Two boxers in their 50s stepped back into the ring for “an exhibition bout between two former champions” last Saturday. Name them.

    Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield

    Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson

    Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins

    Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

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    Members of the South Korean K-pop band BTS pose for photographers during a press conference in November. Lee Jin-Man/Associated Press

    A so-called BTS Law was passed in South Korea, much to the excitement of fans.

    The revised law allows top K-pop stars to do what?

    Receive a key to the city of Seoul

    Appear in public without a mask

    Waive taxes on their merchandise

    Postpone their military service

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    A crowdfunding campaign is seeking to raise at least $5.3 million to buy — and convert into a museum — the longtime home of which fantasy author?

    William Goldman

    C.S. Lewis

    H.P. Lovecraft

    J.R.R. Tolkien


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