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Week of 1/06
1. One of Iraq's major cities has been largely captured by fighters affiliated with Al Qaeda. Which?
   Basra
   Mosul
   Irbil
   Fallujah
   Baghdad
2. The New York Times published an exhaustive 7,000-word article about the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya. Who or what was never mentioned?
   Islam
   Al Qaeda
   Hillary Clinton
   President Obama
   Ambassador Chris Stevens
3. As one of his first acts, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to outlaw what?
   Street vendors
   Plastic containers
   Subway musicians
   Horse-drawn carriages
   Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
4. Two suicide bombers killed dozens last week in the Russian city of Volgograd. Six days each year that city reverts to its former name, which is what?
   Katrina
   Petrograd
   Leningrad
   Stalingrad
   Alexandria
5. The ship that was stuck for more than a week in thick Antarctic ice included scientists and journalists who focus on what issue?
   World peace
   Global warming
   Penguin extinction
   Illegal tuna fishing
   Nuclear weapons testing
6. A&E has reversed its suspension of "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson, who had made some anti-gay comments. How many episodes did he miss?
   Zero
   One
   Two
   Three
   Four
7. "The Wolf of Wall Street," directed by Martin Scorsese, has established a new record for what?
   Profanity
   Price of a ticket
   Production budget
   Box office receipts
   Duration of one camera shot
8. What is generally considered to be the coldest city in the continental United States?
   Fargo, ND
   Caribou, ME
   Jackson, WY
   Bloomfield, VT
   International Falls, MN
9. A panel on MSNBC mocked a Romney family photo that included a black infant. What relation is the baby to Mitt Romney?
   Nephew
   Grandson
   Foster child
   Adopted son
   No relation at all
10. With great fanfare, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof announced that he will no longer use what in his column?
   Adverbs
   Profanity
   Nicknames
   Contractions
   His middle initial



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