Here are the answers to Friday’s news quiz, which asked you to identify the U. S. senator who helped negotiate the gun violence prevention package and described his constituents’ reaction in this way: “I’m committed to getting a result here. And I understand that some people are unwilling to listen. I was there to explain my position and why I believed it would not jeopardize Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. And some people didn’t want to hear about it.”

The first letters of each clued word spell out: JOHN CORNYN, the senior senator from Texas.

JUNETEENTH: New federal holiday celebrated this week, stemming from an event that took place in Texas in 1865.

OLD WESTBURY: SUNY site of the last mass vaccination center on Long Island that closed this week.

HEMPSTEAD: The valedictorian of this Long Island high school received a call of congratulations and encouragement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

NOBEL: This kind of prize won by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov was auctioned for $103.5 million to benefit Ukrainian children.

CANDIDATE: The European Union granted this status to Ukraine, the first step in considering the country for EU membership.

OHIO STATE: Midwestern university that won a court battle to trademark the word “The” as part of its name and as a school rallying cry for many years.

ROBERT MOSES: Long Island mover-and-shaper whose 1.7 million pages of records were digitized and opened to the public by Long Island University.

NEW JERSEY: The Mullica River fire in this Northeast state burned more than 13,500 acres and became the state’s largest fire in 15 years.

YELLOWSTONE: National park that partially re-opened after major flooding destroyed roads and bridges, forcing more than 10,000 visitors to evacuate.

NORTH HEMPSTEAD: Long Island town embroiled in controversy over redistricting maps one party pushed through over the other party’s objections.

— Michael Dobie @mwdobie