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 Sunday, Saddam Hussein, the iron-fisted dictator who ruled Iraq for nearly a quarter of a century, was found guilty in the 1982 killings of 148 Shiites in the city of Dujail, and sentenced to death by hanging. What happened after the verdict was read?

A. Hussein yelled out, "Long live the people and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!"
B. In Tikrit, people defied the curfew and carried pictures of Hussein through the streets.
C. In the streets of Dujail, people celebrated and burned pictures of Hussein.
D. All of the above

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Question 2: On Monday, officials planned to move the USS Intrepid from New York to Bayonne, N.J., to undergo a nearly 2-year restoration as part of a $60-million rehabilitation project to revamp the ship. However, the move of the 63-year-old aircraft carrier was called off after what happened?

A. The ship sank
B. The ship got stuck in the mud
C. The tide became too low
D. None of the above

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Question 3: On Monday, drenching storms dumped more than a foot of water in Washington state in a 24-hour period, making it the third-wettest day in the state's history. Gov. Christine Gregoire declared a state of emergency for 18 counties after floods killed how many?

A. 100
B. 10
C. 5
D. 3

Need a hint? Watch the video!

Question 4: On Wednesday, U.S. officials announced that embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned from his post to be replaced by Robert Gates, former director of the CIA. Rumsfeld, President Bush's sole defense secretary in six years of leadership, is the first administration casualty after a midterm congressional election that sent how many House Republicans packing?

A. 435
B. 218
C. 49
D. 28

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Question 5: On Tuesday, after the Democrats swept Congress in the midterm election, California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is set to become the new Speaker of the House, the first woman ever to hold that position, replacing who?

A. Mark Foley
B. John Bolton
C. Donald Rumsfeld
D. Dennis Hastert

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Question 6: The lone roadblock to a Democratic sweep or a Republican split of Congress was cleared Thursday when Democrat Jim Webb won the U.S. Senate race in Virginia, defeating incumbent Republican Sen. George Allen. The win gave Democrats control of the Congress for the first time since what year?

A. 1974
B. 1984
C. 1994
D. 2004

Need a hint? Read the article!

Question 7: On Tuesday, eight weeks after the birth of her second child, pop star Britney Spears filed divorce papers against her husband, Kevin Federline. In the days after the split, Spears was seen doing what?

A. Walking in New York with her ex-Justin Timberlake
B. Ice skating at New York's Rockerfeller Centre
C. Singing onstage at Federline's recent concert
D. All of the above

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Question 8: On Thursday, Ed Bradley, the groundbreaking black journalist whose story-telling excellence at CBS News won him 19 Emmy Awards, died at the age of 65 from leukemia. What is true about Bradley?

A. He launched his career as a DJ and news reporter for a Philadelphia radio station in 1963
B. He joined CBS' "60 Minutes" broadcast during the 1981-82 season
C. His latest Emmy was for a segment that reported the reopening of the 50-year-old racial murder case of Emmett Till
D. All of the above

Need a hint? Read the article!

Question 9: On Wednesday, just six years after the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to strike down a Nebraska law which criminalized late-term abortion, the Court has agreed to revisit the issue - this time with a federal law called the “Partial Birth Abortion Act of 2003.” It is the first abortion case to come before the Supreme Court since Justice Samuel Alito succeeded who?

A. Thurgood Marshall
B. Warren Earl Burger
C. William Rehnquist
D. Sandra Day O'Connor

Need a hint? Read Lis Wiehl's blog!

Question 10: On Thursday, U.S. drug manufacturer Perrigo Co. recalled 11 million bottles of acetaminophen pills — best known as the drug in products sold under the Tylenol brand — after discovering that some were contaminated with what?

A. metal fragments
B. E. coli
C. plastic fragments
D. Salmonella

Need a hint? Watch Dr. Manny's video!

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