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Week of 05/06
1. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly hit 15,000 Friday for the first time since when?
   2001
   2007
   2008
   2010
   Never
2. President Obama has renwed an earlier promise that he failed to keep. What?
   Close Gitmo
   Lower medical costs
   No lobbyists in administration
   Enact cap-and-trade legislation
   Start paying down the national debt
3. Two of the college students accused of hiding evidence for their classmate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are citizens of which former Soviet republic?
   Tajikistan
   Uzbekistan
   Kyrgyzstan
   Kazakhstan
   Turkmenistan
4. A federal judge has ruled that the "morning-after" emergency contraception pill should be available at drug stores with what restrictions?
   Pharmacist must be consulted
   Parental consent for minors
   Minimum age of 15
   Prescription only
   No restrictions
5. Its price reached an all-time high Friday. What?
   Oil
   Beef
   Gold
   Cotton
   Platinum
6. According to Forbes magazine, who is the wealthiest individual on the planet?
   Carlos Slim
   Charles Koch
   Warren Buffett
   Bernard Arnault
   Alwaleed Al Saud
7. Penny Pritzker, the President's nominee for Secretary of Commerce, is worth about $2 billion, much of it derived from family ownership of which hotel chain?
   Hyatt
   Hilton
   Motel 6
   Marriott
   Radisson
8. Left-wing radical Joanne Chesimard, who is in Cuba and wanted for the murder of a state trooper in 1973, received what distinction last week?
   Named Cuba's Secretary of Tourism
   Reached #1 in the FBI Most Wanted list
   First woman on FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list
   Gave televised speech to May Day crowd in Seattle
   Appointed professor-in-abstentia by Columbia University
9. Which was the last thoroughbred to win horse racing's Triple Crown?
   Affirmed, 1978
   Alysheba, 1987
   Big Brown, 2008
   War Emblem, 2002
   Smarty Jones, 2004
10. The Washington DC City Council has urged the Washington Redskins to change the team name to what?
   Redtails
   Big Red
   Redbirds
   Red Bulls
   Red Scare



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