How Much News Do You Know?

Think you know what's been happening in the news? Try our quiz and see how well you remember the major events of the week! Be sure to keep track of your answers. Then, when you're finished, click here.

Question 1: On Monday, President Bush delivered a primetime speech to the nation to unveil his plan for addressing the issue of immigration and border security. Which of the following are part of his proposal?

A. Building a 10-foot high wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
B. Putting National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border.
C. Naming the Minutemen citizen border patrol an official U.S. militia.
D. Maintaining a DNA database of captured illegals so that the authorities can easily identify repeat offenders.

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Question 2: On Tuesday, there was another big development in the Duke lacrosse rape scandal. What was that development?

A. Separate trial dates were set for the two accused players.
B. Charges were dropped against Reade Seligman, because of his solid alibi.
C. The accuser's family announced that they will pursue a civil suit.
D. One of the lacrosse team's captains was also indicted.

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Question 3: On Wednesday, the controversial movie “The Da Vinci Code” premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France. How did critics at the festival receive the much-anticipated film?

A. They loved it. One critic described it as, “breathtaking…a dark and powerful adaptation.”
B. They were lukewarm. One critic said, “Maybe I'll forget about it tomorrow.”
C. They hated it. One critic said, “Halfway through, I found myself wishing that Silas would murder me.”
D. They refused to screen it because it was a Hollywood blockbuster, not an independent film.

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Question 4: On Tuesday, the rain finally ceased in New England, where floodwaters from swollen rivers had forced several thousand from their homes. How many inches of rain fell in the five day period of stormy weather?

A. 6 to 8 inches
B. 9 to 11 inches
C. 12 to 14 inches
D. 16 to 18 inches

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Question 5: On Monday, U.S. officials announced that they will renew diplomatic relations with a country that had previously been viewed as hostile. Which country is that?

A. Taiwan
B. Bhutan
C. North Korea
D. Libya

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Question 6: In the past week, three Florida women were attacked and killed by alligators. Wildlife experts say the aggressive behavior is unusual and could be attributed to mating season and a housing boom. Not including these three, how many confirmed deaths have alligators caused in Florida in the past 57 years?

A. 2 deaths
B. 9 deaths
C. 17 deaths
D. 30 deaths

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Question 7: On Wednesday, the FBI descended on “Hidden Dreams Farm,” a horse farm in Michigan with a team of archaeologists from Michigan State University. What were they searching for?

A. Ancient Egyptian artifacts stolen from the Detroit Institute of Arts.
B. A cache of illegal weapons and ammunition.
C. The remains of former teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa.
D. Hidden dreams.

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Question 8: On Wednesday, the U.S. stock market suffered some heavy losses amid fears of inflation. How many points had the Dow tumbled by the day's end?

A. 420 points
B. 362 points
C. 214 points
D. 129 points

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Question 9: This week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made several speeches abroad, in both London and Libya. Which of the following things did he say?

A. “Iraq is a Vietnam of the 21st century.”
B. President Bush is a genocidal “assassin” who is the “worst criminal in human history.”
C. “The whole world should unite against America.”
D. All of the above.

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Question 10: This week, two major communications providers, Verizon and BellSouth both made statements regarding a USA Today article that claimed they had given customers' call records to the government. What did both companies say?

A. The NSA approached them after 9/11 and they turned over all their customers' call records.
B. They never provided the NSA with any customer call records.
C. They only gave the NSA access to call records from six months prior to 9/11.
D. They only gave the NSA the call records of suspected terrorists.

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Bonus: On Tuesday's edition of “Hannity & Colmes,” Prof. Patrick Michaels of the University of Virginia discussed Al Gore's new film on climate change, which will premiere this Friday. What is the title of that film?

A. “An Inconvenient Truth”
B. “An Imminent Disaster”
C. “The End of the World as We Know It”
D. “Fiddling While Rome Burns”

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