How Much News Do You Know?

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Question 1: Sixty years after the fact a Roswell witness is speaking out from beyond the grave. Lt. Walter Haut left an affidavit to be read after his death, last week the contents were made public. What did Lt. Haut’s statement say?

A.He claimed to have seen an alien craft and bodies
B. He confessed the “UFO” spotted in the skies above Roswell was an experimental government spy craft
C. He admitted that the government used the UFO story as a cover up for a top-secret mission
D. He denied any knowledge of an alien spacecraft at the Roswell Army Air Field

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Question 2: The rights to O.J. Simpson’s canceled book “If I Did It” have been awarded to the family of Ron Goldman. The family plans to publish the book after a few changes. What change does the Goldman family intend to make?

A. They would like crime scene photographs removed from the book
B. Members of the family would like to write a prologue detailing their experience throughout the trial
C. They want certain passages they find disrespectful to be omitted
D. They plan to change the title to “Confessions of a Double Murderer”

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Question 3: I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was convicted in March of obstruction in the investigation into the identity leak of a CIA operative. Libby was sentence to two-and-a-half years in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years probation. After President Bush’s commutation how much jail time will Libby serve?

A. 18 months
B. 12 months
C. 6 months
D. None

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Question 4: People lined up outside Apple stores across the country to get their hands on the new must-have — the iPhone. Not all customers are satisfied with their new gadget. What has some Apple customers irate?

A. The iPhone is not compatible with iTunes
B. Some are having difficulties activating the iPhone
C. The iPhone battery chargers are defective
D. The iPod feature has poor sound quality

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Question 5: One Yankee wife sported a tanktop with an obscenity printed on the back to Sunday night’s game at the house that Ruth built. Which Yankee power player is the woman married to?

A. Roger Clemens
B. Alex Rodriguez
C. Derek Jeter
D. Melky Cabrera

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Question 6: A film on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a no-go after Ahmadinejad rejected Oliver Stone’s proposal. Why did Ahmadinejad reject the Oscar winner’s proposal?

A. He said Oliver Stone is part of the “Great Satan”
B. He didn’t like the work he did on Wall Street
C. He fears that the film would leak information about the Iranian government
D. He is hoping Martin Scorsese may show interest in directing the film

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Question 7: Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that if former soldier Steven D. Green is found guilty at his trial they will pursue the death penalty. For what will Green stand trial?

A. Allegedly murdering an Iraqi family
B. Allegedly murdering a fellow solider
C. Allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl
D. Both A and C

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Question 8: A British priest spoke out Wednesday about a warning he received in Jordan from a alleged Al Qaeda chief prior to the attacks on London and Glasgow. What was the British priest told?

A. “This summer London will burn”
B. “Those who cure you will kill you”
C. “Al Qaeda has turned its sights from the U.S. to the U.K.”
D. “Al Qaeda will use the changeover in Britain’s government as an opportunity for terror”

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Question 9: Former Vice President Al Gore appeared on NBC’s “Today” commenting on President Bush’s decision to commute I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s sentence and the arrest of his 24-year-old son. What was Gore’s son arrested for?

A. Breaking and enteringts
B. Suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs
C. Driving with a suspended license
D. Unpaid parking tickets

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Question 10: The location of the 2014 Olympics was announced Wednesday. Where will Olympic athletes compete in 2014?

A. Sochi, Russia
B. Dublin, Ireland
C. Toronto, Canada
D. Johannesburg, South Africa

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BONUS Question: Wednesday, a Brazilian judge canceled the Rio performance of the Live Earth concert to stop global warming that has been promoted by Al Gore. Why did the judge call off the concert?

A. Brazilian scientist aren’t convinced global warming is an issue
B. The Brazilian government harbors hostility towards the Clinton/Gore administration
C. Brazilian intelligence officials fear it could be used as a target for terrorists
D. There are not enough police officers to ensure crowd safety

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