WABE News Quiz, August 5, 2022


#1. Music Midtown announced Monday the annual music festival would not go on as planned in September. What is being widely reported as the reason the event was canceled?

It’s Georgia gun laws.

Although the festival has yet to confirm, it’s widely reported that the reason for the cancellation may be due to Georgia gun laws and the festival’s inability to prohibit firearms at the event.

#2. The formula to calculate how Georgia pays for its public schools was created in what year?

It’s 1985.

According to the Georgia Recorder, state lawmakers are preparing to reexamine the Quality Basic Education Act for the first time in 37 years.

#3. The Atlanta City Council approved a resolution this week to make a large charitable donation to what?

It’s abortion access.

The $300,000 donation to Access Reproductive Care Southeast is intended to help people pay for abortions and other related costs, including out-of-state travel or childcare expenses.

#4. Gov. Brian Kemp suspended state taxes on what this week?

It’s Gas.

Gov. Kemp signed an executive order on Wednesday extending the gas tax suspension through Sept. 12.

#5. In a bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate approved a measure this week to provide health care and benefits for millions of what?

It’s Veterans.

Hailed as the largest expansion of care in VA history, the PACT Act would no longer force generations of veterans to prove that their illness was caused by toxic exposures suffered in the military in order to get coverage.

#6. This week, ___________ accepted a different debate invitation than the three his opponent accepted months ago.

It’s Herschel Walker.

Walker has accepted an invitation in his U.S. Senate race to debate Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock, but it’s not one of the three debate invitations Warnock earlier accepted, leaving it unclear whether the two will actually clash in person before the November general election.

#7. On Thursday, the White House declared _______ a public health emergency.

It’s monkeypox.

The U.S. declared a public health emergency to bolster the federal response to the outbreak of monkeypox that already has infected more than 6,600 Americans.

#8. True or False: Atlanta has a Chief Heat Officer?


Despite metro Atlanta experiencing record-high temperatures this summer, the city doesn’t have a formal office tasked with studying heat like Miami does.