COVID trivia time: See how well you've been tracking pandemic news

How closely have you been following the COVID-19 pandemic as it creeps into every nook and cranny of the news? Take our latest quiz to test your mastery of coronavirus trivia on shortages, increases and bizarre events that have transpired recently. 

1. The lockdowns and closed borders that countries have imposed have had what effect on drug trafficking? 
a) Doubled the price of meth in Los Angeles.
b) More than doubled cash seizures by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s L.A. office.
c) Sent the price of coca leaves crashing by up to 73% in some regions of South America. 
d) All of the above. 

2. Transplant surgeries have fallen since the pandemic began because:
a) The number of donors who died in traffic accidents fell 23% during a four-week span after lockdowns started across the country.
b) Fewer people were going to the emergency department for symptoms 
of stroke or heart attack; such patients who die in a healthcare setting are the second- and third-most common sources 
of donations. 
c) Ventilators, which donors are put on to keep viable any organs destined for transplant, were being dedicated to COVID patients. 
d) All of the above. 

3. Which travel company is offering free vacations to healthcare workers this summer? 
a) Viking Cruises
b) Club Med
c) Walt Disney World
d) Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.

4. The pandemic produced a shortage of what in the United Kingdom: 
a) Vegemite
b) Pretzels
c) Marmite 
d) Eel pie

5. During a 17th century pandemic, Sir Isaac Newton proposed treating the plague by: 
a) Eating crushed minerals
b) Wearing toad vomit lozenges
c) Rubbing a chopped-up snake on the boils
d) Bloodletting

6. Which Oscar-winning actor suffered a “little knick to the head” from a chainsaw during the COVID lockdown? 
a) Cate Blanchett
b) Russell Crowe
c) Jennifer Lawrence
d) Christian Bale

7.The pandemic is blamed for a shortage of what types of currency?
a) $1 bills
b) Nickels and dimes
c) $20 bills
d) $2 bills

Answers: 1) d; 2) d;  3) b; 4) c; 5) b; 6) a; 7) b.


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