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Question 1: Despite concerns, the space shuttle Endeavour landed safely Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center. Why was there apprehension over Endeavour’s landing?

A. The control panel indicated a problem with the landing gear
B. There was a gouge on the shuttle’s belly
C. There was an electrical short in the navigation system
D. There was a hairline crack in one of the shuttle’s wings

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(AP)

Question 2: Virginia Tech suffered yet another tragedy on Sunday that sent 17 of its students to the hospital. What caused the students' illness?

A. A carbon monoxide leak in an apartment complex
B. Alchohol poisoning after a fraternity-sponsored event
C. They suffered food poisoning after eating at the dining hall
D. The students were exposed to bacteria from the biology lab

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Question 3: On Tuesday, Haleh Esfandiari, the director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, was freed on $333,000 bail, after being jailed in Iran. What was she imprisioned for?

A. Espionage
B. Acting against national security
C. Terrorism
D. Slander of a government official

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(AP)

Question 4: The annual edition of "The Best 366 Colleges" went on sale on Tuesday — what school topped the Princeton Review’s list of the top 20 party schools?

A. West Virginia University
B. University of Mississippi
C. University of Florida
D. University of Georgia

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Question 5: Last week, self-described pedophile Jack McClellan was arrested after breaching an order to remain at least 30 feet away from children. Why were the charges dropped on Tuesday?

A. The document ordering McClellan to remain at least 30 feet from children was never signed
B. The document ordering McClellan to remain at least 30 feet from children had expired
C. The judge did not set a hearing
D. The prosecution felt there was a lack of evidence

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(Monster)

Question 6: Hackers have been using stolen information from a popular employment Web site, as part of a file ransom scam. Victims have received e-mails with a threat that a virus and will delete their computer's files if payment demands are not met. Which employment Web site was hacked?

A. Monster.com
B. GetTheJob.com
C. Hotjobs.com
D. EmploymentSpot.com

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Question 7: A new Associated Press-Ipsos poll surveyed U.S. adults about their reading habits. What percentage of adults admitted to not reading any books in past year?

A. 10 percent
B. 25 percent
C. 50 percent
D. 80 percent

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(AP)

Question 8: The parent of Madeleine McCann, a four-year-old British girl who went missing from a Portugal apartment in May, told three Spanish newspapers they believe their daughter is alive. What country do they believe their daughter may be in?

A. England
B. Ireland
C. Spain
D. Portugal

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Question 9: The FBI is seeking help in identifying two men “exhibiting unusual behavior” aboard a ferry. In what state were the men riding the ferry?

A. New York
B. New Jersey
C. Maryland
D. Washington

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(eastvalleytribune.com)

Question 10: A 13-year-old boy was suspended from school based on an action the school felt was a threat to his classmates. Why was the boy suspended?

A. He brought a gun to school
B. He sketched a picture of a gun
C. He threatened a fellow student
D. He posted a hit list of students on his MySpace page

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BONUS Question: "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere is all grown up. The starlet recently turned the big 18. How did Hayden celebrate her birthday?

A. Partying with Paris Hilton at an L.A. nightclub
B. Dinner with a small group of friends at a New York hotspot
C. Registering to vote
D. Working on the upcoming season of "Heroes"

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