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, Americans took part in silent reflection and fresh mourning, five years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed 2,973 people. President Bush capped the day by addressing the nation from the Oval Office. What did he say in his speech?

A. "Winning this war will require the determined efforts of a unified country.”
B. “We must put aside our differences, and work together to meet the test that history has given us.”
C. "We will defeat our enemies ... we will protect our people ... and we will lead the 21st century into a shining age of human liberty."
D. All of the above

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Question 2: On Thursday, Hurricane Gordon gained strength as a Category 3, and another tropical storm — the eighth named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season — was moving quickly in the open Atlantic. What is the storm's name?

A. Harvey
B. Helene
C. Humberto
D. Hanna

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Question 3: On Monday, the Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the international space station carrying the first new addition for the orbiting laboratory in more than 3½ years. The Columbia disaster in 2003 halted all construction on the space lab, but NASA and its international partners hope to finish building the space station on 14 additional missions by what year?

A. 2007
B. 2008
C. 2009
D. 2010

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Question 4: On Sunday night, the Indianapolis Colts' Peyton Manning won the "battle of the Mannings" after outlasting his brother Eli and the New York Giants 26-21 at the New Jersey Meadowlands. What was the matchup's importance?

A. It was the first NFL game in history to feature the Giants playing the Colts.
B. The winner of the game would be guaranteed a spot in the Super Bowl.
C. Archie Manning, father of Peyton and Eli, was the referee.
D. It was the first NFL game in history to feature two brothers starting as quarterback.

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Question 5: On Sunday, Switzerland's Roger Federer was victorious during the men's singles final at the U.S. Open in New York, winning his third straight major championship this year, and the ninth of his career. Who did Federer defeat?

A. Romania's Andrei Pavel
B. United States' James Blake
C. United States' Andre Agassi
D. United States' Andy Roddick

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Question 6: On Tuesday, three Islamic militants suspected to have Al Qaeda ties were killed after a failed attempt to attack the U.S. Embassy in Syria with automatic rifles, hand grenades and a van rigged with explosives. What were the results of this foiled plot?

A. White House spokesman Tony Snow said the U.S. is "grateful" for Syria's response
B. Four suspected Islamic militants and a Syrian guard was killed
C. State Department cited "ongoing concern" for U.S. embassies in the Mideast
D. All of the above

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Question 7: On Tuesday, embattled non-executive board chair Patricia Dunn said she will step down as the Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman at the end of the year amid a widening scandal involving an internal probe of what?

A. selling faulty computers
B. media leaks
C. insider trading
D. selling faulty printers

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Question 8: On Wednesday, Kimveer Gill opened fire at Dawson College in Montreal, killing one girl and injuring 19 before he was shot and killed by a police officer. According to postings found on a Web site bearing his name, Gill liked to play "Super Columbine Massacre," an Internet-based computer game that simulated what?

A. The April 20, 2005 earthquake that hit Fukuoka and Kasuga in Japan, injuring 56 people.
B. The April 20, 1914 shooting and burning of 17 men, women, and children during a bitter Colorado coal-miner's strike.
C. The April 20, 1999 shootings at a Colorado high school by two of its students.
D. None of the above

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Question 9: On Sunday, Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died suddenly in the Bahamas three days after what?

A. Anna Nicole Smith posed for Playboy
B. Anna Nicole Smith signed on for another reality show
C. Anna Nicole Smith was dropped as the Trim Spa spokesperson
D. Anna Nicole Smith gave birth to a baby girl

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Question 10: On Thursday, “On the Record's” Greta Van Susteren traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin for an exclusive interview with an NFL superstar to discuss his football career. What is the name of this athlete?

A. Brett Favre
B. Ingle Martin
C. Emmitt Smith
D. Tom Brady

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Bonus: On Tuesday, the Rhode Island Senate primary was closely watched on the last big day of primaries before the November elections. The results of the race aired LIVE on “Hannity & Colmes” on Tuesday at 9 p.m. Who was victorious?

A. Eliot Spitzer
B. Steve Laffey
C. Lincoln Chafee
D. Hillary Clinton

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