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.

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Question 1: On Thursday, President Bush went on the road to explain how his administration has protected Americans from terrorists in the five years since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. In his four speeches, what did Bush disclose?

A. The existence of secret prisons to hold terrorist suspects.
B. The administration plans to legally try the more than 400 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
C. The CIA and the government's intelligence and law enforcement agencies fighting a secret war against Al Qaeda to "stop attacks before they occur."
D. All of the above

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Question 2: On Tuesday, Katie Couric began her first night as anchor of the "CBS Evening News” by standing in front of a video board displaying a fast-moving rundown of stories ranging from the Taliban to Suri Cruise. She was introduced by a voiceover recorded by who?

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A. Peter Jennings
B. Walter Cronkite
C. Tom Brokaw
D. None of the above

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Question 3: On Tuesday, Chip-maker Intel Corp. announced that it was eliminating how many jobs, as part of a massive restructuring effort?

A. 100,500
B. 150
C. 1,050
D. 10,500

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Question 4: On Monday, "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's death was caught on videotape during the filming of a new TV program in Australia. What killed Irwin?

A. a snake
B. a kangaroo
C. a crocodile
D. a stingray

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Question 5: On Wednesday, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes finally posed for photos with baby Suri after months of what Holmes called "heartbreaking" rumors that their baby was everything from an alien to imaginary. In what magazine do Suri's first photos appear?

A. People
B. Vogue
C. Cosmopolitan
D. Vanity Fair

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Question 6: On Wednesday, Japan's Princess Kiko gave birth to a baby boy, the first male heir to be born into the imperial family in more than four decades. The birth of a boy, third in line to the throne after his uncle and father, will scuttle what plan?

A. Discontinuing the royal lineage
B. Pusuing a one-child only law
C. Letting women ascend the throne
D. Disinheriting any baby born female

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Question 7: Seven junior members of Prime Minister Tony Blair 's government resigned Wednesday to protest his refusal to leave office. The Sun newspaper reported that Blair will set down as leader on what day?

A. July 26, 2007
B. May 31, 2007
C. March 31, 2007
D. May 31, 2008

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Question 8: On Thursday, Israel's nearly two-month air and sea blockade of Lebanon officially ended. The announcement came shortly after Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh threatened to use force to break the blockade if it wasn't lifted in a two-day timeframe. Who suggested that two-day timeframe?

A. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
B. France's President Jacques Chirac
C. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan
D. American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson

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Question 9: On Thursday, police investigating 23 crimes, including eight deadly attacks, blamed on the "Baseline Killer" arrested a man in a sexual assault connected to the case. What area did the "Baseline Killer" terrorize?

A. Houston, Texas
B. Flagstaff, Arizona
C. Las Vegas, Nevada
D. Phoenix, Arizona

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Question 10: : The longest stretch without a no-hitter in major league history ended on Wednesday when Florida Marlins rookie Anibal Sanchez blanked the Diamondbacks, 2-0. It was the first no-hitter in the majors since who threw a perfect game on May 18, 2004?

A. Arizona Diamondback's Randy Johnson
B. St. Louis Cardinal's Bud Smith
C. New York Mets' Pedro Martinez
D. New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera

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Bonus: On “The O'Reilly Factor” on Wednesday, Bill showed a video clip that captured the beating of a local FOX reporter during a TV investigation. The reporter and cameraman were trying to do a story on a couple who allegedly were involved in what?

A. A car dealership scam
B. A pornography ring
C. A real estate scam
D. A child adoption scam

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