News quiz

Test your knowl­edge of cur­rent events from the week of Jan. 27.

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1. The con­ser­va­tive Koch po­lit­i­cal net­work, a monied and piv­otal player in mo­bi­liz­ing vot­ers on the right for more than a decade, made a ma­jor an­nounce­ment about the

2020 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign. What was it?

A. Full mon­e­tary back­ing for Don­ald Trump’s re­elec­tion cam­paign.

B. With­hold­ing back­ing to re­elect Trump, fo­cus­ing in­stead on U.S. Se­nate and gov­er­nor seats.

C. Switch­ing back­ing to Howard Schultz, for­mer Star­bucks CEO who said he will run as an in­de­pen­dent.

D . One of the Koch brothers will run for pres­i­dent.

2. With Fri­day’s an­nounce­ment by Cory Booker of New Jersey, the Demo­cratic ticket for the

2020 pri­mary is get­ting fuller. Who was the first woman to de­clare her can­di­dacy for pres­i­dent, the first on a ma­jor po­lit­i­cal party’s ticket, in Jan­uary 1972?

A. Rep. Geraldine Fer­raro, D-N.Y.

B. For­mer Sec­re­tary of State Madeleine Al­bright.

C. Rep. Shirley Chisholm, D-N.Y.

D. For­mer Gov. Ella T. Grasso of Con­necti­cut.

3. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump tem­po­rar­ily ended the gov­ern­ment shut­down soon af­ter the Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion an­nounced it was restrict­ing flights into and out of which air­port due to staffing con­cerns?

A. LaGuardia.


C. O’Hare.


4. Re­pub­li­can op­er­a­tive and Trump ad­viser Roger Stone was ar­rested on a fed­eral in­dict­ment out­lin­ing ef­forts by Trump's cam­paign to seek Demo­cratic

Party emails backed by Rus­sia. Stone has a tat­too of which for­mer U.S. pres­i­dent on his back?

A. An­drew Jack­son.

B. Ge­orge H.W. Bush.

C. Ron­ald Rea­gan.

D. Richard Nixon.

5. Ramp­ing up pres­sure to un­seat the gov­ern­ment of Pres­i­dent Nico­las Maduro, the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion sanc­tioned which coun­try's oil com­pany?

A. Colom­bia.

B. Nicaragua.

C. Mex­ico.

D. Venezuela.

6. A dam col­lapse at an iron ore mine caused a tor­rent of muddy sludge to slide to­ward a nearby town, killing more than

100 peo­ple and leav­ing count­less oth­ers miss­ing. Where did this hap­pen? A. In­dia.

B. Tur­key.

C. Brazil.

D. Philippines.

7. A ma­jor bug was dis­cov­ered in an iPhone app that al­lowed users to lis­ten in on other users with­out their knowl­edge. Which app was it? A. Snapchat.

B. Skype. C. Face­Book. D. Face­Time.

8. Which in­ter­na­tional ath­lete an­nounced re­tire­ment from the sport due the con­tin­u­ing ef­fects of pre­vi­ous in­juries?

A. Skier Lind­sey Vonn. B. Golfer Phil Mick­el­son. C . Bas­ket­ball player Dwyane Wade.

D. Foot­ball player Eli Man­ning.

9. Which for­mer Re­pub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date re­leased a mem­oir, ti­tled “Let Me Fin­ish”? A. Jeb Bush.

B. Chris Christie.

C. Ted Cruz.

D. John Ka­sich.

10. The state at­tor­ney for what U.S. city says that her of­fice will not pros­e­cute mar­i­juana cases any longer, free­ing up time to pur­sue charges for vi­o­lent crimes as well as im­prove com­mu­nity re­la­tions?

A. Chicago.

B. Los An­ge­les.

C. New York City.

D. Bal­ti­more.


This satel­lite im­age shows flood­ing mud days af­ter a min­ing com­pany's dam col­lapsed. Au­thor­i­ties tried to slow the red­dish-brown mud that was head­ing down a small river.

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