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!

Question 1: Sunday, New York artist Roger Baler mowed a rendering of the Purple Heart into the lawn of the Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Why did the artist create the 850,000-square-foot image?

A. In honor of the injured and fallen soldiers in Iraq
B. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Purple Heart
C. In honor of the death of his father, a World War II Purple Heart recipient
D. In protest of the war in Iraq

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Question 2: Political preference may not run in the family — at least not in 2008 presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's family. Giuliani's daughter was a member of a Facebook group backing which presidential candidate?

A. Hillary Clinton
B. Barack Obama
C. Mitt Romney
D. John McCain

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Question 3: A study by Harris Interactive released Tuesday surveyed how Americans feel about text messaging while driving. What did the survey reveal?

A. Less than half of respondents admitted to text messaging while driving
B. The majority of respondents opposed laws prohibiting text messaging while driving
C. Two-thirds of respondents do not feel text messaging while driving is dangerous
D. More than 90 percent of respondents view text messaging while driving as hazardous as driving under the influence

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Question 4: As a proponent of "racially pure" music, Adolf Hitler banned Russian and Jewish musicians from playing in Third Reich concert halls. Now, the discovery of records in the attic of a former Soviet intelligence officer indicates Hitler may have been a fan of the musicians he banished. Where did the intelligence officer find the records?

A. Hitler's Chancellery in Berlin
B. Hitler's car
C. Hitler's bunker in Poland
D. A backroom of one of the Third Reich's concert halls

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Question 5: According to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council American beaches had its water deemed unsafe for swimming for a record number of days in 2006. Which of the following is a factor contributing to the unsafe ocean water?

A. Poorly-designed storm-water systems
B. Poorly-designed sewage systems
C. Record rainfall
D. All of the above

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Question 6:Tuesday, Barry Bonds made baseball history hitting a home run on his home turf, to break the home run record set by Hank Aaron 33 years ago. How many home runs did Bonds have to hit to break Aaron's record?

A. 524
B. 756
D. 439

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Question 7: A Michigan man was convicted of soliciting scrap yards for metal to construct a sculpture to honor veterans of the Iraq War, but instead sold the metal and kept the money. Now, he must pay $2,095 in fees and fines and $9,000 in restitution. What else does the man's sentence require him to do?

A. Clean a monument in honor of U.S. troops with a toothbrush
B. Work 300 hours in a military recruiting office
C. Spend two days washing tanks on a military base
D. Organize a fundraiser to build the memorial he claimed he was going to construct

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Question 8: Four San Diego firefighters have filed a sexual harassment complaint against the department. Why do the firefighters feel they were sexually harassed?

A. They felt their female fire chief was flirting with them
B. They received obscene phone calls from a fellow firefighter
C. They were ordered to attend a gay pride parade
D. They were forced to pose for a firefighter's calendar

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Question 9: A coal mine collapsed Monday trapping six miners inside. In which state did the mine collapse occur?

A. Utah
B. Colorado
C. California
D. Idaho

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Question 10: Wednesday, a blogger posted the question, "if you were a terrorist how would you attack?" on his newspaper's Web site. Which newspaper did the blogger work for?

A. New York Post
B. New York Times
C. Washington Post
D. Wall Street Journal

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BONUS Question: One of Hollywood's most stylish stars has launched a clothing line that "allows women to look fabulous without spending a fortune." Which actress is the creator of the new clothing line, Bitten?

A. Eva Longoria
B. Sarah Jessica Parker
C. Madonna
D. Reese Witherspoon

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