How Much News Do You Know?

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Question 1: On Monday, an Al Qaeda-linked terror group warned the U.S. to stop searching for three American soldiers missing since Saturday in the volatile Sunni region south of Baghdad. What reason did the group suggest for attacking the U.S. convoy?

A. To confiscate bullets, rifles and a 122mm grad rocket
B. Revenge for the rape and murder of a local teenager last year
C. Outrage over Paris Hilton's reduced 45-day jail sentence
D. Anger over the cancellation of NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"

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Question 2: According to a new study presented by a Michigan high school student, electromagnetic interference from iPods has been found to do what?

A. Stir up brain activity, enough to get a perfect SAT score
B. Cause pacemakers to malfunction
C. Erase short-term memory
D. Develop a mutant gene inside your body

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Question 3: On Tuesday, space shuttle Atlantis began a slow journey back to the launchpad in anticipation of lifting off in early June on a construction mission to the international space center. Why was there a 2 1/2 month setback?

A. There were repairs being made to its fuel tank
B. The space shuttle needed to be washed and waxed before liftoff
C. They were waiting for the price of fuel to decrease
D. All of the six-man crew were recovering from the flu

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Question 4: According to a survey released Tuesday, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage for the second consecutive year; the most courteous drivers can be found in Portland, Ore. Some Florida motorists say they have seen other drivers doing what?

A. Running down old ladies and puppies
B. Intentionally ramming other vehicles

C. Throwing rocks at other drivers

D. Running red lights and sweating at other drivers

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Question 5: On Tuesday, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority and used it to mold the religious right into a political force, died at the age of 73. Falwell was a high profile individual who came under frequent criticism for his outspoken remarks. Which of the following statements have been attributed to Falwell?

A. Warning parents that the purple 'Teletubby' was a gay role model
B. Saying the Antichrist was a male Jew who was probably already alive
C. Blaming feminists and gays for bringing on the 9/11 terrorist attacks
D. All of the above

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Question 6: During Tuesday's night's first-in-the-South Republican primary debate, Rudy Giuliani won the strongest applause when he lashed out at which presidential hopeful for suggesting that the United States' interventionist foreign policy invited the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001?

A. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
B. Texas Rep. Ron Paul
C. Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney
D. Arizona Sen. John McCain

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Question 7: According to a first-of-its-kind study, birds that once flourished in the United States' suburban skies, including robins, bluebirds and crows, have been devastated by what virus, which emerged across the continent in 1999?

A. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
B. West Nile virus (WNV)
C. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
D. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

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Question 8: On Wednesday, firefighters in New Jersey continued to keep an anxious eye on the weather as they battled a massive wildfire that had consumed about 20 square miles of brush, forcing the evacuation of about 2,5000 homes. According to authorities, what sparked the fire?

A. An unattended barbeque grill
B. A careless smoker
C. An arsonist
D. A flare from an F-16

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Question 9: Phil Spector, now on trial for murder, asserted in a 2005 home video interview that actress Lana Clarkson was standing when a gun was fired in her mouth, and that he did not kill her. What did he say in his defense?

A. "I was in love with her, I wouldn't shoot her."
B. "I'm too short to be a murderer."
C. "If O.J. can get away with it, so can I."
D. "I don't own a gun."

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Question 10: Thursday marked the 14th day of the search for 4-year-old Madeleine McCann, who vanished after her parents left her and her siblings alone in their Portugal hotel room. Which of the following individuals did NOT contribute to any of the reported $5.1 million in reward money, but instead made public appeals for help in finding Madeleine?

A. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling
B. Media tycoon Sir Richard Branson
C. "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell
D. Soccer star David Beckham

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BONUS Question: Despite sporting an on-screen character with a not-so spectacular smile, which actor had his/her pearly whites insured for $10 million by Lloyds of London?

A. Ugly Betty's America Ferrera
B. Austin Powers' Mike Myers
C. Beetlejuice's Johnny Depp
D. Harry Potter's Ralph Fiennes, aka Lord Voldemort

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