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NewsDepth for January 9, 2013

Posted Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Season: 2012-2013, Episode: 14

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This Week's News Quiz

This Week's Questions

The Electoral College vote result was read by the President of the Senate. Who holds that position?

ANSWER: Vice President Joe Biden

Jackson County is named for one of our nation’s presidents. Which president is it, and when did he serve?

ANSWER: Andrew Jackson, March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837.

A hiker was rescued by a man that used geocaching. What is geocaching?

ANSWER: Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt where players look for hidden objects using a smartphone or GPS.

Last Week's Answers

Japan chose a new leader named Shinzo Abe. What is his job title?

ANSWER: Prime Minister

On December 17, people gathered at state houses all around the country to vote for President. Who were those people?

ANSWER: Electoral College voters

Geauga became a county in 1805. Where did it get its name?

ANSWER: Geauga comes from a Native American name for raccoon

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