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  • 1. 
    Just months into the job, which company's top executive apologized this week for the deaths linked to a delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars which had faulty ignition switches?
    • A. 

      Hyundai

    • B. 

      Ford

    • C. 

      General Motors

    • D. 

      Toyota

  • 2. 
    Having styled looks for Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, Uma Therman and numerous other celebrities, this established designer, former fashion model and partner of a rock legend was found dead by hanging in her New York City apartment on March 17.
    • A. 

      Phoebe Philo

    • B. 

      Carolina Herrera

    • C. 

      L'Wren Scott

    • D. 

      Betsey Johnson

  • 3. 
    Which country launched an airstrike against several Syrian Army outposts on Wednesday, March 19, across a decades-old cease-fire line in a region known as Golan Heights?
    • A. 

      Israel

    • B. 

      Lebanon

    • C. 

      Jordan

    • D. 

      Iran

  • 4. 
    Which Oscar-winning film shot to the top of Amazon.com's #1 DVD/Blu-ray seller list within 24 hours of its March 18 release?
    • A. 

      Dallas Buyers Club

    • B. 

      Blue Jasmine

    • C. 

      Gravity

    • D. 

      Frozen

  • 5. 
    NASA released stunning infrared-light images on Tuesday of the Monkey Head Nebula, a star birth region 6,400 light-years away, in celebration of the 24th "birthday" of what?
    • A. 

      The Mir Space Station

    • B. 

      The Hubble Telescope

    • C. 

      The Space Shuttle Endeavour

    • D. 

      The COLBERT Treadmill

  • 6. 
    Which disgraced European politician was forced by members of the order to renounce his knighthood this week after being found guilty of tax fraud?
    • A. 

      Austrian Former Interior Minister Ernst Strasser

    • B. 

      Italian Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    • C. 

      British Former Member of Parliament Chris Huhne

    • D. 

      Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy

  • 7. 
    Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was fined $20,000 and reprimanded at his sentencing on Thursday, March 20, but avoided jail time after he was accused of what?
    • A. 

      Shooting his rifle off duty.

    • B. 

      Leaking classified information.

    • C. 

      Failing to show up for work.

    • D. 

      Sexual assault.

  • 8. 
    This city imposed a partial driving ban on Monday, only allowing vehicles with odd-numbered license plates access to the roads in an effort to curb a worsening air pollution problem.
    • A. 

      Paris

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Mumbai

    • D. 

      Beijing

  • 9. 
    Iranians at home and abroad celebrated Nowruz on Thursday, the first day of spring, to commemorate what?
    • A. 

      The New Year

    • B. 

      A New President

    • C. 

      The Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution

    • D. 

      Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

  • 10. 
    Which popular social networking site was blocked in Turkey on Thursday, after the prime minister cited issues over wiretapped recordings being leaked, damaging the government's reputation?
    • A. 

      Facebook

    • B. 

      Instagram

    • C. 

      Twitter

    • D. 

      Snapchat