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! And, please send us your feedback on the quiz — we want to know what you think!

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Question 1: Former President Boris Yeltsin, who engineered the final collapse of the Soviet Union and pushed Russia to embrace democracy and a market economy, died Monday. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton will lead the U.S. delegation attending the funeral. Of the two, why does Clinton have a closer connection to Yeltsin?

A. Their wives are second cousins
B. Clinton was instrumental in Moscow's transition to democracy
C. Clinton attended the same college as Yeltsin
D. They both had a dislike for Yeltsin's sucessor, Vladimir Putin

Need a hint? Read Jennifer Griffin's Reporter's Notebook.

Question 2: In a report released Monday, songstress Sheryl Crow joined Al Gore's green initiative by crossing the country on a biodiesel bus. As part of her solution to global warming, she wants Americans to do what?

A. Allow their clothes to air dry
B. Purchase a solar power system for their home
C. Limit their use of toilet paper
D. Buy a windmill

Need a hint? Read the article!


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Question 3: On Monday, the Navy Blue Angels were back home to regroup and mourn the loss of one of their pilots, killed in a crash while performing in one of his first air shows in South Carolina. What is NOT true of Saturday's crash?

A. The jet hit homes in a neighborhood, injuring eight people
B. It was the 26th fatality in the team's 60-year history
C. Another jet accidentally flew into the jet, causing the crash
D. Investigators are still examining the wreckage

Need a hint? Check out the article!


Question 4: A new study raises the remarkable possibility that longtime, middle-aged migraine sufferers actually benefit from the painful malady. What did researchers say is the silver lining?

A. Migraines burn excess calories
B. The condition protects brain cells

C. Migraines help moderate meopause symptoms

D. The headache medicine is an effective treatment for ADHD

Need a hint? Read the article!

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Question 5: In a speech outlined Sunday, timed with the observance of Earth Day, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he was going to do what to reduce pollution?

A. Give tax rebates for installation of solar panels
B. Retire the city's most inefficient power plants
C. Plant one million trees by 2017
D. Charge drivers an $8 congestion fee
E. All of the above

Need a hint? Read the article!


Question 6: On Wednesday, a top Taliban commander claimed that Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden is alive and directed the attack in February against a U.S. base in Afghanistan to target a "very important American official." Which individual was outside the Bagram Air Base during the time of the attack?

A. President George Bush
B. Vice President Dick Cheney
C. The Producer of the TV show South Park
D. French President Jacques Chirac

Need a hint? Read the article!

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Question 7: On Wednesday, two days after an obscenity-laced rant before an audience that included media elite and high school girls, lightening-rod talk show diva Rosie O'Donnell announced that she would be leaving "The View" at the end of her first season on the show. What was her reason?

A. Show creator Barbara Walters wanted her gone
B. ABC wanted to bring back Star Jones to boost ratings
C. Failed contract negotiations with ABC
D. She's joining Donald Trump in his next business adventure

Need a hint? Read more.


Question 8: On Thursday, at a McDonald's restaurant in New Zealand, a grandmother was alarmed to find what, in a happy meal gift pack bought for her 7-year-old granddaughter?

A. A condom
B. A finger
C. A Band-Aid
D. A strand of hair

Need a hint? Read the article!


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Question 9: This week, why was Miss America Lauren Nelson in the lime light?

A. She was arrested for indecent exposure
B. She went undercover to bust child sex predators
C. She went to the same rehab facility as Miss USA Tara Conner
D. She's taking over John Walsh's job as host of "America's Most Wanted"

Need a hint? Watch the "Live Desk" video!

Question 10: To stressed-out parents and students, MIT admissions dean Marilee Jones was a rare voice of reason in the high-pressure world of college admissions. Yet, it turns out that Jones was susceptible to pressure herself because on Friday, Marilee resigned. What was the reason?

A. She was having an affair with a student
B. She lied on her resume
C. She was overdosing on anxiety medication
D. She cheated on the SATs

Need a hint? Read the article!


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BONUS Question: On Wednesday, Republican White House hopeful John McCain announced his candidacy for the 2008 presidential race in New Hampshire. Of the following, which is NOT true of McCain?

A. If elected, he would enter the White House as the oldest first-term president
B. He wants to focus on cutting back on America's dependence on foreign oil
C. He has been the most vocal supporter of continuing action in Iraq
D. McCain has said the best way to win the war is to decrease troop levels

Need a hint? Check out the article!




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