Cliven Bundy isn't the only one saying strange things; take our Week to Week news quiz to see if you can identify the others.
Here are some random but real hints: They're pretty sure about the TV show, just not the science; an orange scarf would help; it's not literal, or they would do it in prisons; and Netanyahu's not happy.
1. Who mocked House Republicans' opposition to immigration reform by saying "Here's the attitude -- 'Ohhhh, don't make me do this. Ohhhh, this is too hard.'"?
a. President Barack Obama
b. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
c. House Speaker John Boehner
d. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
2. Who officially received a new name this week?
a. Bradley Manning is now Chelsea Manning
b. ObamaCare is now known as The National Health-Care Freedom Initiative
c. Fox and Friends is now Fox One
d. Eastern Ukraine is now Western Russia
3. Which one of these facts about the founder of the South Korean company whose ferry sank is not true?
a. He is the founder of a church that owns the website www.god.com
b. His photographs have been exhibited (under a pseudonym) at the Louvre
c. He was investigated but cleared of complicity in the suicides of 32 of his church members in 1987
d. He is the co-creator of Snapchat
4. What comment by Nevada anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy resulted in prominent Republicans distancing themselves from him?
a. "I believe this is a sovereign state of Nevada. ... And I abide by all Nevada state laws. But I don't recognize the United States government as even existing."
b. "I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro. ... [T]hey were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do? They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I've often wondered: Are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy?"
c. "There is no deal here. The citizens of America and Clark County went and took their cattle. There was no negotiations. They took these cattle."
d. "I know without doubt that our Constitution didn't provide for anything like the federal government owning this land, and so when I pay my grazing fees -- if I owe any grazing fees -- I will sure pay it to the right landlord, and that will be to Clark County, Nevada."
5. According to a new Associated Press poll, in what did only 21 percent of respondents say they were very confident?
a. The science behind the big bang theory
b. Jesus' imminent return to Earth
c. The Earth's roundness
d. Vaccines are useful for preventing disease
6. What does the FDA want to start regulating?
a. Popup restaurants
b. Food trucks
d. Cattle ranching
7. Jeffrey Chapman is a Kansas man accused of murder. What is he asking to have happen so he can get a fair jury trial?
a. Replace the lead prosecutor, who is the governor's husband
b. Have the courtroom "exorcised" by a Catholic priest to remove the victim's spirit
c. Remove the large tattoo of the word "Murder" from his neck
d. Conduct the trial in the Klingon language from Star Trek
8. What country's middle class has just pulled ahead of American middle-class citizens, based on after-tax incomes?
9. What is "guns everywhere"?
a. The campaign slogan Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced for his 2016 presidential bid
b. A law signed by Georgia's governor allowing people to bring guns into bars, schools, churches, and some government buildings
c. A new children's game for smartphones, created by the NRA
d. The final tweet sent by a journalist captured by Russian agents in Ukraine
10. Who announced a deal to form a unity government and end years of estrangement?
a. North and South Korea
b. Rebels and the Syrian government
c. Hamas and Fatah in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank
d. Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and American-based Turkish cleric Fetullah Gülen
BONUS. In this week's Justin Bieber news, how did the pop singer once again land in hot water?
a. He visited the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors World War II war criminals among its dead
b. After Chelsea Clinton announced her pregnancy, he tweeted "God answered Hillary Clinton's prayers and she's going to have the prop of being a new grandma while she runs for president"
c. He apologized after being photographed wearing a swastika armband to a friend's fancy dress party
d. He told an Australian TV interviewer that if he had his life to live over, he would marry Jodie Foster and raise 15 kids, all of them beliebers
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ANSWERS: 1) c. 2) a. 3) d. 4) b (but all four of the quotes are actual Bundy quotes). 5) a. 6) c. 7) c. 8) a. 9) b. 10) c. BONUS) a.
Explanations of the hints: They're pretty sure about the TV show, just not the science: Oh, people believe "The Big Bang Theory" is a TV show airing on CBS, but apparently they aren't very hip to the science behind the real Big Bang; an orange scarf would help: anything to cover up the "Murder" tattoo on his neck -- though one helpful observer suggested he just have "charged with" tattooed next to it; it's not literal, or they would do it in prisons: presumably inmates are still not allowed to carry; and Netanyahu's not happy: Israel promptly called off peace talks after the Palestinian agreement.