WABE News Quiz: October 28, 2022


#1. Actor and comedian Leslie Jordan died this week in Hollywood. Jordan is best known for his award-winning performance in which of the following shows?

It’s “Will & Grace.” The Tennessee native, who lived in Atlanta before moving to Los Angeles in 1982, received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor for his performance as Beverly Leslie in 2006.

#2. A recent report found which of the following are widespread in U.S. rivers, including the Chattahoochee River in Georgia?

It’s PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals.” The chemicals, which have been manufactured since the 1940s and 50s, are used in products including waterproof fabrics, carpet, food packaging, cosmetics, non-stick pans and the firefighting foam used at airports and military bases.

#3. Which of the following figures associated with former President Donald Trump is the latest person to be ordered to appear before a Fulton County special grand jury investigating potential interference in the 2020 presidential election?

It’s former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. A judge on Wednesday ordered Meadows to testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies illegally tried to influence Georgia’s 2020 election.

#4. This week, elected officials from Georgia including Gov. Brian Kemp and U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking for which of the following facilities?

It’s the new Hyundai electric vehicle plant coming to Bryan County, near Savannah. The $5.5 billion manufacturing plant announced last spring is the largest economic development project in state history.

#5. Which of the following Atlanta-based companies announced stronger-than-expected third-quarter sales this week?

It’s beverage giant Coca-Cola, which said Tuesday that it now expects organic revenue growth of 14% to 15%, up from the 12% to 13% it predicted at the end of the second quarter.

#6. Which international sneaker brand ended a ten-year relationship with Ye, the artist and fashion designer formerly known as Kanye West, this week?

It’s German sneaker brand Adidas, which said on Tuesday that it is cutting ties with Ye following a series of antisemitic comments made in recent weeks. Adidas estimates that the decision is expected to hit its net income by nearly $250 million in 2022.

#7. Which UK politician became Great Britain’s first-ever prime minister of color this week?

It’s Rishi Sunak. He is the first British prime minister of South Asian heritage, the first Hindu to hold the post and the youngest PM in 200 years. Sunak takes over as prime minister from Liz Truss, who resigned earlier this month after just 45 tumultuous days in office.


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