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What's Your News IQ?

August 31, 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.

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1. What illegal activity was Michael Vick engaged in?
a) stealing
b) money laundering
c) dogfighting
d) drunk driving
2. How much of the money he earns do experts estimate Vick will have to return?
a) 10 million
b) 30 million
c) 100 million
d) 1 million
3. The Little League World Series was played by which two teams?
a) Russia and Kentucky
b) Canada and Jamaica
c) Japan and Georgia
d) Mexico and Japan
4. After the Little League World Series, one team gave the other something. What was it?
a) cotton candy
b) money
c) bats
d) names and addresses
5. This week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was in the news because he decided to:
a) run for President
b) steal
c) resign
d) go jogging
6. The former Attorney General Gonzales was criticized for supporting which of the following:
a) wiretapping
b) dogfighting
c) a longer school year
d) President Bush
7. Who will nominate the next Attorney General?
a) Former President Bill Clinton
b) President George W. Bush
c) Senator Susan Collins
d) Humpty Dumpty
8. Instead of traditional doctors' offices, some people now choose to get medical care at clinics in:
a) animal hospitals
b) schools
c) space stations
d) drugstores
9. What is the average wait time for a patient at the new clinics?
a) 4 to 5 hours
b) 15 to 25 minutes
c) 60 to 65 minutes
d) 17 to 18 seconds
10. The American Medical Association is ______ about the popularity of the new clinics.
a) excited
b) concerned
c) indifferent
d) dismayed