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What's Your News IQ?

October 1, 2007

Take this quiz and score yourself to find out how well you did! The 10 questions below are based on recent news stories in newspapers, magazines, and on TV. For each question, click the circle next to your answer. At the end of the quiz, click "score my quiz." You'll then have a second chance to answer the questions you got wrong.

Get a printable version of the quiz, which you can copy and distribute to students.

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September 25, 2007
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1. In what place did the U.S Women's Soccer team finish in the Women's World Cup (WWC) tournament?
a) 6th
b) 3rd
c) 1st
d) 2nd
2. What award did U.S. player Abby Wambach win for being the second-leading goal scorer of the WWC tournament?
a) The Golden Shoe
b) The Bronze Foot
c) The Platinum Sock
d) The Silver Boot
3. Why did children march on Washington, D.C. in protest this past week?
a) the President's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program
b) the war in Iraq
c) Congressional legislation to extend the school day
d) Funding cuts to arts programs in schools
4. How would the proposed insurance program be funded?
a) an increase in the cigarette tax
b) a decrease in federally-funded road construction
c) Congress will have a bake sale
d) President Bush will sell Air Force One
5. How many teams began play in the Major League Baseball playoffs this week?
a) 11
b) 10
c) 9
d) 8
6. Which two teams were forced to play a one–game tiebreaker to make it into the playoffs?
a) The Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres
b) The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians
c) The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks
d) The Boston Red Sox and the Anaheim Angels
7. What is Sputnik?
a) The first British spacecraft to land on the moon
b) The first U.S. space shuttle to land on Mars
c) The first Russian satellite to orbit the Earth
d) The first Swiss rocket to reach Jupiter
8. What is the name of the first U.S. satellite to successfully orbit the Earth?
a) Vanguard
b) Columbia
c) Explorer 1
d) Voyager
9. How can you find out if you own a recalled toy?
a) Check the Consumer Products Safety Commission Web site
b) Check the manufacturer's Web Site
c) Check the Federal Drug Administration Web site
d) Check the State Department Web Site
10. Why were a number of toys made in China recently recalled?
a) they were blue
b) they contained lead paint
c) their parts were too small
d) they wouldn't float