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October 3, 2014

Today’s show answers some common questions concerning the Ebola virus, which was recently diagnosed for the first time in the U.S. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for its 2014-2015 session, we’ll tell you what’s on (and currently off) the docket. And fasten your seat belt for a ride in an iconic aircraft of World War II.

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1. In what country did a sudden, deadly eruption of Mount Ontake occur last weekend?

2. What Southeast Asian country sent an orbiter to Mars for a fraction of the cost of similar NASA missions?

3. Name the special administrative region of China that saw the protests of thousands of students this week.

4. On what date does the Atlantic Hurricane Season end?

5. What U.S. government agency was established in 1865 to combat counterfeiting?

6. The Demilitarized Zone, which is actually the most heavily militarized border on Earth, separates what two countries?

7. What is the second-largest religion in the world?

8. How many associate justices serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?

9. From what country, which borders northern Syria, did a CNN reporter witness combat involving Kurds and ISIS terrorists?

10. What was the nickname of the B-17 bomber, which served the U.S. in World War II?

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