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Week of 5/05
1. What reached an all-time high last week?
   Price of gold
   Female unemployment
   Number of federal employees
   Dow Jones Industrial Average
   Percentage of Americans not in the labor force
2. Days after the Benghazi attacks, White House aide Ben Rhodes wrote an email that has just been released. His brother is president of what news organization?
   MSNBC
   CBS News
   Politico.com
   New York Times
   Los Angeles Times
3. Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor was widely ridiculed for using what word to address a TV interviewer last week?
   Bro
   Hun
   Dude
   Buddy
   Darlin'
4. Which American city has instituted a plan to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, highest in the nation?
   Seattle
   Denver
   Portland
   San Diego
   San Francisco
5. The American Lung Association has named America's "most polluted cities." The five cities with the worst air quality are all in which state?
   Texas
   Illinois
   Michigan
   California
   Pennsylvania
6. Iran has banned a messaging application for smartphones called WhatsApp. Why?
   It is owned by a Jew
   The company has a female CEO
   The logo resembles the Islamic crescent
   The app was developed by a Sunni Muslim
   It allows Iranians to communicate with "infidels"
7. Toyota has announced that it will move its North American headquarters from California to where?
   Texas
   Toronto
   Georgia
   Kentucky
   Tennessee
8. Death penalty opponents are protesting last week's "botched execution" of murderer Clayton Lockett. What was the intended method of execution?
   Hanging
   Firing squad
   Gas chamber
   Electric chair
   Lethal injection
9. Casino mogul Steve Wynn has been in a much-publicized war of words with an actor who was angered when Wynn disparaged President Obama. Who?
   Ben Affleck
   Alec Baldwin
   George Clooney
   Morgan Freeman
   Denzel Washington
10. Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr., who died last week at 95, starred in what long-running TV drama?
   Mannix
   The F.B.I.
   The Fugitive
   The Virginian
   Hawaii Five-O



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