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Question 1: On Thursday, scientists discovered more traces of radiation, and several people who fell sick were being tested for the deadly radioactive poison that killed former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko last week. What is the name of the rare, but deadly, radioactive element?

A. Kryptonite
B. Omega

C. Polonium-210
D. Plutonium-186

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Question 2: During a joint conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday, President Bush said the United States will speed a turnover of security responsibility to Iraqi forces. The meeting was supposed to be Bush's second set of strategy sessions in Amman, Jordan, but the first, scheduled for Wednesday night along with Jordan's king, was scrubbed. What is the supposed reason?

A. A leaked memo saying al-Maliki is chronically ill
B. A disclosure of U.S. doubts that al-Maliki could control the sectarian violence in Iraq
C. A deadly storm roared through the city of Amman, preventing all travel
D. None of the above

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Question 3: On Monday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised a "fair and thorough" investigation after a groom was killed on his wedding day and two others were injured in an undercover police operation outside a city strip club. In contrast to Bloomberg's outreach, which former mayor was hounded for what some viewed as a slow response to the killing of Amadou Diallo — an unarmed African immigrant who was shot 19 times in the entry to his apartment building by four white officers in 1999?

A. Mario Cuomo
B. Edward Koch
C. David Dinkins

D. Rudy Giuliani

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Question 4: On Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI visited Turkey — in what was his first visit to a Muslim country — with a message of dialogue and brotherhood between faith. But why did more than 25,000 Turks show up to an anti-Vatican protest in Istanbul, asking the pope to stay at home?

A. They are upset that the Pope will not visit the House of the Virgin Mary near Ephesus, where Mary, the mother of Jesus Mary is thought to have spent her last years
B. They were in disbelief that more than 3,000 police and sharpshooters were needed for security
C. They were expressing their anger that the Pope arrived without a passport

D. They were expressing their anger over the Pope's controversial remarks on Islam two months ago

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Question 5: On Tuesday, with the goal of keeping their speedy-preparation methods out of the hands of their competition, fast-food giant McDonald's filed a 55-page application for patents in the U.S. and Europe for the "method and apparatus" of making what?

A. French Fries
B. Hash Browns
C. Chicken Nuggets

D. Sandwiches and Hamburgers

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Question 6: The oil crisis in the 1970s and the international debate about environmental issues forced which Scandinavian nation to develop an alternative-energy policy, whereby 20 percent of its energy needs are met by wind turbines?

A. Sweden
B. Norway
C. Denmark
D. Finland

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Question 7: On Wednesday, outgoing Tennessee Republican Senator Bill Frist said he won't make a bid for the White House in 2008. Which is true of Frist?

A. He is licensed as a physician, and is certified in general surgery and heart/lung transplant surgery
B. He had no experience in politics when he defeated Democratic Sen. Jim Sasser to win his Senate post in 1994
C. His played a controversial role in the legislative drama over Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who died after her feeding tube was removed

D. All of the above

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Question 8: On Wednesday, a new report said Americans are still falling prey to Nigerian e-mail scams, and it's costing them plenty. The subject line reads “Urgent Business Request,” and in the body of the message a seemingly desperate person asks the recipient to help transfer money out of Nigeria and into the U.S. The official name of the scam contains what three-digit number?

A. 247
B. 411

C. 419
D. 911

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Question 9: YouTube, the popular Web site — owned by Google — and known for offering fun viral videos of everything from cats napping to extreme viewer idiocy now is catching flack for something else. On Wednesday,'s simple search turned up instructional videos that show what?

A. how to cross the street
B. how to drive a car
C. how to cheat on a test

D. how to pull off a crime

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Question 10: On Wednesday, an admittedly sloshed Danny DeVito staggered onto "The View" — cracking jokes about having sex with his wife in the White House and getting bleeped on the live show after calling President Bush "numb nuts." But just 2 1/2 hours earlier, DeVito was on what FOX News Channel show appearing completely alert, speaking clearly and joking around?

A. The O'Reilly Factor
B. Hannity & Colmes

C. FOX & Friends
D. The Live Desk w/ Martha MacCallum

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