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News Quiz
Week of 02/18
1. Something occurred in January for the first time in five years. What?
   The dollar reached parity with the euro
   A decline in the unemployment rate
   Gold reached $2,000 an ounce
   Monthly budget surplus
   All of the above
2. Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian charged with murder, specialized in which track and field event?
   Pole vault
   High jump
   400 meters
   5,000 meters
   Discus throw
3. Which prominent black pundit described cop-killer Christopher Dorner as a "superhero" whose actions were "kind of exciting?"
   Al Sharpton
   Cornel West
   Tavis Smiley
   Donna Brazile
   Marc Lamont Hill
4. And who referred to President Obama as a "war criminal?"
   Al Sharpton
   Cornel West
   Tavis Smiley
   Donna Brazile
   Marc Lamont Hill
5. Environmental activists protested in Washington Sunday, hoping to stop what?
   Fracking
   Nuclear power
   Offshore drilling
   Keysone XL pipeline
   Genetically modified food
6. Jesse Jackson Jr., the disgraced former Congressman, illegally used campaign funds to buy memorabilia that had once belonged to whom?
   Bruce Lee
   Jimi Hendrix
   Michael Jackson
   Martin Luther King Jr.
   All of the above
7. According to CNN anchor Deborah Feyerick, the asteroid that nearly hit the Earth may have been the result of what?
   Space debris
   Overpopulation
   Global warming
   Budget cuts at NASA
   North Korea's nuclear test
8. Gallup has conducted a poll asking Americans whether they identify as "lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender." Based on the results, which is the "least gay" state?
   District of Columbia
   North Dakota
   Vermont
   Oregon
   Hawaii
9. Which company earned a profit of more than a billion dollars last year but didn't pay a penny in federal or state income taxes?
   IBM
   Apple
   Google
   Facebook
   Microsoft
10. The International Olympic Committee has eliminated which sport from the summer games?
   Handball
   Wrestling
   Table tennis
   Modern pentathlon
   Synchronized swimming



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