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 for answers!

Question 1: On Monday, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl used a mouthful of expletives to describe Isiah Thomas after the NBA failed to penalize the New York Knicks coach for his part in the court brawl that erupted between the two teams. What was the result of the 'basketbrawl,' that took place two days prior at Madison Square Garden?

A. The game was canceled
B. The melee spilled out into the stands
C. Seven players were suspended
D. All of the above

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Question 2: On Tuesday, pageant owner Donald Trump announced that Miss USA Tara Conner would be given a second chance if she enters rehab following allegations of sex, drugs and alcohol. This isn't the first time problems have plagued a major American pageant. Which now-famous singer/actress was forced to step down as Miss America in July 1984 after nude magazine photographs she'd once posed for were circulated?

A. Shanna Moakler
B. Vanessa Williams
C. Halle Berry
D. Sophia Loren

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Question 3: On Wednesday, Mount Hood County Sheriff Joe Wampler said the search for missing climbers Brian Hall and Jerry "Niko" Cooke is now a recovery mission, after the two had been missing for how many days?

A. 8
B. 9
C. 10
D. 12

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Question 4: During a discussion about Time magazine's 'Person of the Year,' 'The View' co-host Joy Behar compared former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to Adolf Hitler. Co-host Rosie O'Donnell was also in hot water last week for using what expression to describe Chinese people talking about Danny DeVito's drunken appearance on her show?

A. "chop chop"
B. "cuckoo"
C. "choo-choo"
D. "ching chong"

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Question 5: According to the Post Office, Monday marked the busiest mailing day of the year in the U.S. Over 280 million letters, cards, packages and other items are expected to flow through processing at more than 7,400 locations nationwide. How does that amount of mail compare to the daily average?

A. It's the same
B. It's nearly two times as much
C. It's nearly three times as much
D. It's nearly four times as much

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Question 6: On Monday, cartoonist Joe Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera animation team died at the age of 95 of natural causes. Which beloved cartoon characters did Barbera help produce?

A. Tom and Jerry
B. The Jetsons
C. The Flintstones
D. All of the above

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Question 7: During Wednesday's press conference, what did President Bush say he wanted to be remembered for, besides the leader who got the country involved in a war in Iraq?

A. Medicare reform, which made a huge difference to seniors
B. The No Child Left Behind Act
C. Keeping taxes low and letting people keep their own money
D. All of the above

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Question 8: On Wednesday, Polish lawmakers drew up a resolution naming what figure as the honorary king of Poland?

A. Prince Charles
B. Jesus Christ
C. George Bush
D. Pope John Paul II

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Question 9: On Thursday, Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode (pictured) said which republican elect's decision to use the Koran in taking the oath of office poses a danger to the traditional 'values and beliefs' of Americans?

A. Steven L. Kagen of Wisconsin
B. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts
C. Keith Ellison of Minnesota
D. Dan Greenberg of Arkansas

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Question 10: On Thursday, a Marine Corps squad leader was charged with 13 count of murder for his role in the killing of 24 civilians in what Iraqi town?

A. Haditha
B. Baghdad
C. Al Kut
D. Mosul

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Bonus: On Thursday, New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine signed what kind of civil unions law?

A. Gave gay couples all the rights and responsibilities, but not the title, of marriage
B. Created stricter rules for gay couples to adopt children
C. Created harsher punishment to those who partake in a violent crime against homosexuals
D. Gave gay couples all the rights and responsibilities and the title of marriage

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