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 Friday, U.N. Security Council members reached a broad compromise on a resolution that would impose nonmilitary sanctions on North Korea for the nuclear test it announced earlier this week. Earlier drafts by the United States were met with opposition by two countries who were concerned that the resolution could be used to launch a military attack on North Korea. Which countries were they?

A. Canada and Japan
B. Britain and Canda
C. China and Russia
D. Japan and China

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Question 2: On Monday, a South African company bought the world's 15th-largest rough diamond, paying more than $12 million for the 603-carat gem found in the tiny Southern Africa country of Lesotho. The size of the diamond was compared to a what?

A. bowling ball
B. golf ball
C. tennis ball
D. ping-pong ball

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Question 3: On Monday, search giant Google announced that it would buy a popular online web video site for $1.65 billion — its most expensive purchase made during its eight-year history. Which site is it?

A. MySpace
B. Yahoo
C. FaceBook
D. YouTube

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Question 4: On Monday, South Korea's foreign minister, Ban Ki-moon, was officially nominated as the next U.N. secretary-general. Who would he succeed?

A. George W. Bush
B. Dick Cheney
C. Dennis Hastert
D. Kofi Annan

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Question 5: On Wednesday, an American Al Qaeda spokesman known as 'Azzam the American' was indicted for treason by a federal grand jury for appearing in propaganda videos and providing material support to terrorists. What makes this story unique?

A. The accused is the son of Usama bin Laden
B. MTV offered the accused a reality series
C. The FBI said it would release the suspect if Al Qaeda paid them $1 million
D. It was the first time since World War II that an American was charged with treason

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Question 6: On Friday, the body of missing University of Vermont student Michelle Gardner-Quinn was found and a suspect was in custody. Gardner-Quinn was reported missing Saturday night when she didn't show up for what?

A. a scheduled doctor's appointment
B. a scheduled biology exam
C. a planned dinner with her parents
D. a planned shopping trip with friends

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Question 7: On Thursday, former President Gerald Ford, 93, the nation's oldest living former president, was hospitalized and undergoing medical tests in Rancho Mirage, California. Ford became president on Aug. 9, 1974, when Nixon resigned amid what?

A. the Teapot Dome scandal
B. the Watergate scandal
C. the Iran-Contra Affair
D. the Whitewater Controversy

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Question 8: On Wednesday, a small plane registered to Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed into a 50-story luxury high-rise building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, igniting a raging fire, killing the baseball player and his instructor. The plane crash echoed that of the 1979 incident that killed another beloved Yankee. Who was it?

A. Johnny Oates
B. Tommy Gastall
C. Thurman Munson
D. Bill Dickey

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Question 9: On Thursday, it was reported that California is encouraging public and private-sector employees to bring worms to work so that the creatures can do what?

A. Act as Halloween decorations
B. Join the office ant farm
C. Be fed to the office fish
D. Eat garbage and produce compost

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Question 10: On Thursday, 10 days after the Amish schoolhouse shootings in Pennsylvania, a demolition crew tore down the bloodstained building and obliterated nearly all traces of the place where five girls were killed. What will the Amish turn the spot into?

A. a pasture
B. a larger schoolhouse
C. a memorial
D. a church

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Bonus: In a rare one-on-one interview on Tuesday's edition of "Your World w/ Neil Cavuto," Carly Fiorina sounded off about her tenure at Hewlett-Packard, her tumultuous dismissal, and allegations of widespread scandal within the company. She also discussed her new memoir, titled what?

A. My Life in Business
B. Corporate America Scandal
C. Tough Choices
D. Canned From HP

Need a hint? Watch the interview!

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