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  • 1. 
    The on-again, off-again Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney drew criticism this week when he said he wasn’t concerned about whom?
    • A. 

      Newt Gingrich, because “I can buy and sell his sorry campaign.”

    • B. 

      His family pets, because “you can just strap them to the top of your car and forget about them.”

    • C. 

      European debt, because “that’s what socialists deserve.”

    • D. 

      The very poor, because “we have a safety net there.”

  • 2. 
    On Wednesday, Indiana passed what labor-related legislation?
    • A. 

      A union-regulating “right to work” law.

    • B. 

      A farmer-regulating “levy on corn.”

    • C. 

      A Colts-regulating “Manning at quarterback for life” law.

    • D. 

      A university-regulating “ought to study” law.

  • 3. 
    Which prestigious college admitted this week to falsifying its S.A.T. figures to boost its ranking?
    • A. 

      Stanford University.

    • B. 

      Claremont McKenna College.

    • C. 

      The University of Notre Dame.

    • D. 

      Pitzer College.

  • 4. 
    Which public figure offered a $250,000 matching gift to Planned Parenthood on Thursday, after the Susan G. Komen Fund briefly withdrew a grant that Planned Parenthood uses to provide breast-cancer screenings?
    • A. 

      Cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

    • B. 

      New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    • C. 

      Social-media mogul Mark Zuckerberg.

    • D. 

      Pop musician, director, and anglophile Madonna.

  • 5. 
    Prince William’s official military deployment to which location caused protests this week?
    • A. 

      Scotland.

    • B. 

      Bermuda.

    • C. 

      The Falkland Islands.

    • D. 

      Kensington Palace.

  • 6. 
    Protesters clashed with police in Egypt after more than seventy people died in which event on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      A soccer riot in Cairo.

    • B. 

      A flood along the Nile River.

    • C. 

      A demonstration in Tahrir Square.

    • D. 

      The collapse of a government-built residential tower.

  • 7. 
    On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released January’s unemployment figures. What is the current rate of unemployment?
    • A. 

      8.5 per cent

    • B. 

      8.2 per cent

    • C. 

      8.3 per cent

    • D. 

      8.6 per cent

  • 8. 
    On Wednesday, Facebook filed its I.P.O. prospectus. One interesting data point included in the filing is the amount the company makes off each user. How much is that?
    • A. 

      $4.39

    • B. 

      $4.02

    • C. 

      $3.49

    • D. 

      $5.19

  • 9. 
    On Thursday, a judge in Manhattan certified a class-action suit against Goldman Sachs involving investor-deception and securities backed by risky loans. Which state are the lead plaintiffs from?
    • A. 

      Nevada

    • B. 

      Mississippi

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      California

  • 10. 
    In an op-ed this week, Peggy Noonan wrote about what she views as the two major political missteps of the week. The first was Mitt Romney’s comment about “the very poor.” What was the second?
    • A. 

      Newt Gingrich’s non-concession speech after losing the Florida primary.

    • B. 

      Rick Santorum’s decision to travel to Nevada on the day of the Florida primary.

    • C. 

      President Obama’s decision to make Catholic institutions provide and pay for insurance coverage that includes various forms of contraception.

    • D. 

      Obama’s hangout on Google+.

  • 11. 
    A House Republican memo this week described the caucus’s legislative goals for the year. What is the central aim of their agenda?
    • A. 

      Repealing Obama’s health-care law.

    • B. 

      Tax reform.

    • C. 

      A modest tax cut for small businesses.

    • D. 

      Decreasing government spending.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: Sasha Frere-Jones critiqued the singer and Internet sensation Lana Del Rey in this week’s magazine. What is the title of her new album?
    • A. 

      “Ready to Die”

    • B. 

      “Born to Die”

    • C. 

      “Born in the U.S.A.”

    • D. 

      “Ready for Love”

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