WABE News Quiz, November 4, 2022


#1. True of False: This week the Supreme Court decided Sen. Lindsey Graham does not have to testify before a special grand jury in Georgia.

It’s False.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday actually lifted a temporary hold on Sen. Lindsey Graham’s testimony in a Georgia investigation of possible illegal interference in the 2020 election by then-President Donald Trump and his allies in the state. Graham still could raise objections to some questions.

#2. Which virus is currently surging and causing concern among health experts?

It’s RSV or respiratory syncytial virus.

Health experts agree that the unseasonably early surges of RSV cases, especially among children, are a consequence of lifting COVID-19 precautions, which served to protect the public from a variety of viruses.

#3. On Friday, Georgia Republican ____________ announced he would step down.

It’s Georgia House Speaker David Ralston.

Ralston announced he is stepping down as speaker at the end of this year, citing health concerns.

#4. A monument of ________ will replace a Confederate monument in Decatur Sqaure

It’s Rep. John Lewis.

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, at its Oct. 25 meeting, accepted a monument to the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis that will replace the Confederate obelisk that was removed from the Decatur Square in 2020.

#5. True or False: Daylight savings time — which officially ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 6 — started out as an energy policy.

It’s True.

For decades, shifting the clocks during the months that have the most sunlight was promoted as a way to save energy — but it doesn’t really make sense anymore.