Know News? Quiz - Week Of May 16

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  • 1. 
    A report was released this week stating that 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were the cause of what?
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Gun Violence

    • C. 

      Terrorist Attacks

    • D. 

      Drug Overdose

  • 2. 
    Which company announced on May 14 that it will compensate factory workers who developed cancer as a result of their job?
    • A. 

      Samsung

    • B. 

      Nokia

    • C. 

      Basis

    • D. 

      Microsoft

  • 3. 
    On May 13, this former American Idol contestant was declared the winner of the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary race in North Carolina.
    • A. 

      Clay Aiken

    • B. 

      Majesty Rose

    • C. 

      Scotty McCreery

    • D. 

      Fantasia Barrino

  • 4. 
    The ruling party in this country conceded defeat before the final vote tally on May 16.
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Indonesia

    • C. 

      Syria

    • D. 

      Afghanistan

  • 5. 
    This country's Prime Minister was forced to seek refuge in a supermarket, surrounded by police, as anti-government protests broke out. It did not help his image that one of his top aides kicked a protester who was being held on the ground by armed special forces police who was protesting which recent disaster?
    • A. 

      The Soma, Turkey Mine Fire

    • B. 

      Capsizing of the Sewol in South Korea

    • C. 

      Pro-Moscow Rebel Violence in East Ukraine

    • D. 

      A Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Border Patrol Shooting

  • 6. 
    "It was like a horror movie...It just kept going up and up. It cleared our building and the trees," witness Taylor Seymour told the Post Star about which event this week?
    • A. 

      A Bounce House that Floated Away with Kids Inside

    • B. 

      San Diego County Wildfires

    • C. 

      A Pesticide Accident at University of Findlay, Ohio

    • D. 

      A Cowboy lassoing a loose bull in Elk Grove, California

  • 7. 
    “Don’t worry, we now have a secret weapon,” Su Chuang, a high-ranking military officer, said regarding what?
    • A. 

      Chinese Killer Monkeys

    • B. 

      North Korean Drones

    • C. 

      A Russian Cybersnake

    • D. 

      Thai Army Using Force to Quell Protests in Bangkok

  • 8. 
    Hundreds of Chinese nationals have been fleeing this country after violent mobs have been targeting them for attack.
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      Thailand

    • C. 

      Cambodia

    • D. 

      Ethiopia

  • 9. 
    Looting has hit this World Cup host city just a month before the soccer competition is posed to begin.
    • A. 

      Recife, Brazil

    • B. 

      Moscow, Russia

    • C. 

      Johannesburg, South Africa

    • D. 

      Sevilla, Spain

  • 10. 
    A state of emergency has been declared by this country after a cargo ship than ran aground, threatening an island chain's unique and fragile ecosystem.
    • A. 

      Ecuador

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      Seychelles

    • D. 

      Polynesia