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The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, April 13, 2012

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It was a week of highs and lows, of political witch hunts and tax filing. Test your news knowledge with our first Week to Week news quiz right here on Huffington Post. Answers are at the bottom -- but don't peek.

1. The Republicans attempted this week to turn women's issues to their advantage by attacking a Democratic activist. Whom did they attack?
a) Christine Pelosi
b) Hillary Clinton
c) Hilary Rosen
d) Cecile Richards

2. What did North Korea fess up to this week?
a) It has a large gulag system of political prisons
b) Its rocket program is targeting Japan
c) Its new missile launch failed to deliver a satellite into orbit
d) Its agents have kidnapped Pokemon

3. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted her peers from the G-8 Foreign Ministers Meeting this week. Russia, however, dissented from one of their official statements produced in the meeting. To what did Russia object?
a) A call for lower oil prices
b) A statement supporting the protection of LGBT rights
c) A plea for peace in Afghanistan
d) A plan to build colonies on the moon

4. Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Florida Marlins, was suspended for five games after expressing admiration for former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. What other strongman did Guillen associate himself with when he was manager of the Chicago White Sox?
a) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
b) German Chancellor Angela Merkel
c) Deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein
d) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

5. The conservative political journal National Review fired contributing writer John Derbyshire for a column he wrote for the rightwing webzine Taki's Mag. In the column, Derbyshire advised non-black parents to teach their children to avoid black people. What did he say after he was fired?
a) Accused the left of "shrieking ... witch hunting"
b) The column's claims were "backed by facts established beyond the range of dispute"
c) The column was "just common sense"
d) "I didn't realize they were that race-whipped"

6. How many communists are in Congress, according to Republican Rep. Allen West?
a) Zero
b) 78 to 81
c) 434
d) 38

7. Which of the following employers has said it will not hire Newt Gingrich?
a) Fannie Mae
b) Foxconn
c) Fox News
d) Dunkin Donuts

8. Speaking at The Commonwealth Club earlier this week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee refused to apologize for what?
a) Suspending Ross Mirkarimi
b) Building the central subway
c) Stealing another city's basketball team
d) Not paying his taxes

9. California prisons are undergoing a major transformation, sending lots of nonviolent convicts from state to local prisons. What is this process called?
a) Realignment
b) Decriminalization
c) Payback
d) Reduce, reuse, recycle

10. Did you pay your taxes? The Obamas did. How much did they report earning last year?
a) $500,000
b) $1.2 million
c) $400,000
d) $790,000

Is that still not enough news for you? Join us for our Week to Week news commentary programs at The Commonwealth Club's San Francisco auditorium; our next program is Friday, April 27. See the Week to Week website for additional event dates, audio, and more.

ANSWERS: 1) c. 2) c. 3) b. 4) a. 5) all of the above. 6) b. 7) c. 8) c. 9) a. 10) d.