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 Tuesday, the Iraqi prime minister ordered an investigation into the conduct of Saddam Hussein's execution in a bid to learn who in the group of witnesses taunted the former Iraqi leader in the last minutes of his life, and then did what?

A. mutilated Saddam's corpse
B. tried to sell the noose on eBay
C. leaked a cell phone video of the execution
D. all of the above

Need a hint? Read the article!

Question 2: On Tuesday, which candidate's 140-page playbook on how to become president was lost, and then laid out in a newspaper for all to see?

A. John McCain
B. Rudy Giuliani
C. Mitt Romney
D. Barack Obama

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Question 3: An invitation-only funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday allowed U.S. officials to say goodbye to Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the United States. What famous presidential decision was Ford both praised and criticized for?

A. Pulling the last U.S. troops from Vietnam
B. Pardoning Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal
C. Pardoning a billionaire for tax evasion and illegal dealings with Iran
D. Raising Medicare and Social Security taxes

Need a hint? Watch the video!

Question 4: On Tuesday, Mike Nifong, the embattled prosecutor pursuing the Duke University lacrosse sexual assault case, was sworn in to office in a private courthouse ceremony. Nifong, who had been appointed to the office in 2005, has generated intense criticism in his handling against the case. What happened last week?

A. The rape charges against the lacrosse players were dropped
B. The North Carolina State Bar filed ethics charges against him
C. Both A & B
D. Neither A or B

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Question 5: On Wednesday, police arrested the alleged gunman involved in a deadly shooting at a public high school in Tacoma, Washington. How many people were killed?

A. 4
B. 3
C. 2
D. 1

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Question 6: In a memoir written 11 years ago, presidential front-runner Barack Obama (D-IL) admitted to using marijuana and cocaine. Of the following, which is NOT true of Obama?

A. He is the first White House contender to admit trying cocaine
B. He is the only African American currently serving in the U.S. Senate
C. His father is a native of Illinois
D. His full name is Barack Hussein Obama

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Question 7: According to a report issued Wednesday, a Japanese automaker is at work on a system that would potentially make driving safer. What does the system do?

A. Sounds an alarm if a driver drifts off to sleep
B. Detects drunk drivers and stop their vehicles
C. Releases air bags from the front bumper if a pedestrian is hit
D. Automatically reduces vehicle speed in rainy or snowy weather

Need a hint? Read the article!

Question 8: As President George W. Bush contemplates a "surge" in U.S. troops in Iraq and an expansion of the nation's armed forces, what are several former military officers saying about the decisions?

A. It would cause an almost fatal strain on an already stressed force
B. It may reduce recruiting standards in a push to meet numerical goals
C. Increasing troop levels in Baghdad would mean keeping existing brigades there longer
D. All of the above

Need a hint? Read the article!

Question 9: On Thursday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was formally named the first female House speaker in congressional history. What is on the Democrat-led agenda for the first 100 working hours?

A. Banning gifts from lobbyists
B. Restrictions on travel
C. Require earmarks disclosures
D. All of the above

Need a hint? Video: Cindy Sheehan protesting!

Question 10: On Thursday, a key member of President Bush's inner circle stepped down — the second administration shake-up in 24 hours — when Harriet Miers turned in her resignation as chief counsel. Miers' resignation followed news that National Intelligence Director John Negroponte will step down from his post to become what?

A. deputy secretary of state
B. president of the United States
C. secretary general of the United Nations
D. secretary of defense

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Bonus: On Thursday, British climate scientists said that a resurgent El Niño and persistently high levels of greenhouse gases are likely to make 2007 what?

A. the world's coldest year ever recorded
B. the year with the most meteor showers ever recorded
C. the world's hottest year ever recorded
D. the year both the New York's Jets and Giants make it to the Super Bowl

Need a hint? Read the article!

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