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Question 1: On Monday, President Bush met with a bipartisan committee that will offer possible new strategies for the Iraq war by the end of the year. While Bush pledged not to "prejudge" the report, what did he say about Iraq?

A. “I believe that it's important for us to succeed in Iraq not only for our security, but for the security of the Middle East.”
B. The goal in Iraq still is "a government that can sustain and defend itself.”
C. "The best military options depend on conditions on the ground."

D. All of the above

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Question 2: On Tuesday, gunmen dressed in police uniforms staged a mass kidnapping at a Baghdad research center, prompting Iraq's education minister to order all universities closed until security could be improved. Some reports are saying that the academics are being singled out because of what?

A. For their relatively high public stature
B. For their known views on issues of Islamic fundamentalism

C. Both A & B
D. Neither A or B

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Question 3: On Monday, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a moderate Republican best known for his stewardship of the city after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, took the first step in a 2008 presidential bid by filing papers to create a presidential exploratory committee. Who is the other potential rival for the Republican Party nomination?

A. Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware
B. Sen. Barak Obama of Illinois
C. Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York

D. Sen. John McCain of Arizona

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Question 4: On Thursday, there were long lines at electronics retailers throughout the world as buyers awaited release of PlayStation 3. Who is the maker of PS3?

A. GameStop
B. Microsoft
C. Best Buy

D. Sony

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Question 5: With retail behemoth Wal-Mart vowing to slash prices to new lows in holiday price wars, competing retailers will have to brace for the impact. What is Wal-Mart's closest competitor and the nation's No. 2 retail chain?

A. CVS Pharmacy
B. K-Mart
C. Walgreen's

D. Target Stores

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Question 6: In an interview to air later this month, O.J. Simpson will tell FOX "how he would have committed" the slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. The crime, which the former Buffalo Bills running back was acquitted for, happened in what year?

A. 1992
B. 1993
C. 1994
D. 1995

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Question 7: On Wednesday, police said 2-year-old Trenton Duckett, who was reported missing nearly three months ago — and whose mother's suicide ignited a controversy involving a cable news talk show host — "could still be alive." Which CNN talk show host was it?

A. Anderson Cooper
B. Nancy Grace
C. Paula Zahn
D. Lou Dobbs

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Question 8: On Wednesday, Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott won the post of the Republican Party's Senate minority whip, the No. 2 GOP spot in the coming Congress. Lott was ousted from the top Senate Republican leadership job four years ago because he apparently praised which Senator's racist, segregationist policies during his 100th birthday party?

A. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
B. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

C. Strom Thurmond (R-SC)
D. Bill Frist (R-TN)

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Question 9: Mother Nature had an impact on the United States and the rest of the world this week, some weather proving deadly in some areas. Which of the following did not happen?

A. A series of small tsunamis hit northern Japan following a powerful earthquake that struck sparsely populated islands to the north.
B. Tornados and thunderstorms swept through Mississippi and Louisiana
C. A major snowstorm pounded the mountains west of Denver, Colorado with winds up to 66 mph

D. They are all true

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Question 10: On Thursday, Maryland lawmaker Steny Hoyer won a heated battle for House No. 2 post, defeating Nancy Pelosi-backed candidate John Murtha. Pelosi had been nominated earlier in the day to be the Democratic nominee for House speaker, the first woman to become second in line in succession for the presidency. The chilly cooperation between Hoyer and Pelosi dates back to 2001 when what happened?

A. The two ran against each other for the minority whip post
B. The two had a personal relationship that went sour
C. The two were rivals, running against each other for their high school class president position
D. Hoyer beat Pelosi for Maryland's state Senate seat

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BONUS Question: Before Steny Hoyer's victory, the race to be the No. 2 House Democratic leader turned nasty, with challenger Rep. John Murtha accusing opponents of "swift-boat style attacks" that hark back to his days being investigated in the FBI's 1980 Abscam sting. What was the Abscam scandal?

A. A two-year FBI sting operation that involved federal officials filing false insurance claims
B. An investigation involving several congressmen in several states that participated in a scheme to obtain illegal arms.
C. The investigation centered on a group of approximately 20 individuals who were trading pornographic images and videos with others in the group.

D. An FBI sting operation that led to the arrest of several congressmen for accepting bribes from “wealthy Arabs,” who were federal agents in disguise.

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