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Week of 1/20
1. When President Obama spoke about the economy in Raleigh, NC last week, Kay Hagen was conspicuously absent. Who is she?
   U.S. Senator
   Mayor of Raleigh
   Secretary of Commerce
   Governor of North Carolina
   Congresswoman from Raleigh
2. A survey finds that 40% of Congressional staffers are seeking a new job away from Capitol Hill. What is the reason they most frequently give?
   Long hours
   Nasty bosses
   Hyper-partisanship
   Health care changes
   Disenchantment with government
3. Next month's Super Bowl between Denver and Seattle will be the first held where?
   Outdoors
   Under a dome
   In a northern city
   Outdoors in a northern city
   In a city formerly in the Confederacy
4. By a wide margin, which U.S. President has issued the most executive orders?
   Bill Clinton
   Barack Obama
   Ronald Reagan
   Lyndon Johnson
   Franklin Roosevelt
5. The Senate Intelligence Committee, in its report on the Benghazi attack, was especially criticial of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Who holds that position?
   Peter Pace
   Mike Mullen
   Hugh Shelton
   Richard Myers
   Martin Dempsey
6. To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Chicago Teachers Union hired whom as its keynote speaker?
   Bill Ayers
   Louis Farrakhan
   Jeremiah Wright
   Jesse Jackson Jr.
   Rod Blagojevich
7. Which venerable USA retailer announced last week that it will close 33 stores?
   Sears
   Macy's
   JCPenney
   Nordstrom
   Lord & Taylor
8. President Obama has announced five "Promise Zones" in which government initiatives will attempt to boost economic activity. Which city or state is NOT one of the five?
   Chicago
   Kentucky
   Philadelphia
   San Antonio
   Los Angeles
9. Which baseball pitcher has signed a 7-year contract that will pay him $215 million?
   Matt Harvey, NY Mets
   Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
   Bartolo Colon, Oakland A's
   Clayton Kershaw, LA Dodgers
   Madison Bumgarner, SF Giants
10. To the surprise of entertainment reporters, who failed to get an Oscar nomination?
   Meryl Streep
   Oprah Winfrey
   Cate Blanchette
   Jennifer Lawrence
   Leonardo DiCaprio



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