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The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, April 26, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 06.26.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

In a week in which we tried to explain what happened the previous week, people looked for answers and clarity. See how much you learned and take our test.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, April 12, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 06.12.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

If North Korea starts a war, this might be the final Week to Week News Quiz. So show your defiance and take our test of your news savvy.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, March 29, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 05.29.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you're standing in line trying to get your money out of a Cypriot ATM, take our quiz and find out how much you know about the week's news.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, March 22, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 05.22.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's a week of firsts -- or thirds, if you're talking about NBC's Jay Leno exit strategies. Take our quiz and find out how much you know about the week's happenings.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, March 15, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 05.15.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's changing-of-the-guard week around the world. Take our quiz and see how much you know about the week's important developments and new players.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, February 8, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 04.10.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

If you could take your eyes off the senators doing battle and the Iranians headed to space, you saw a great deal of controversy in the news this week. Take our news quiz and find out how much you know about the week's important developments.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, February 1, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 04.03.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It seems that everyone is considering big changes this week: Senators, private organizations, possible presidential candidates. Take our news quiz and find out how much you know about the week's important developments.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, January 25, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 03.30.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

This will be less stressful than testifying before Congress, we promise. Take our news quiz and find out how much you know about the week's important developments.

LOOK: California Institution Gets A New Home In San Francisco

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.08.2013 | San Francisco

Calling the Commonwealth Club of California an institution would be like calling the Great Wall of China a picket fence. The club, the nation's la...

2012 Wrapup: The Week to Week News Quiz

John Zipperer | Posted 02.20.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

You've survived the Mayan apocalypse, but don't rest up just yet. You've got one more trial to endure: Our year-end news quiz.

Aaron Sankin

MIRKARIMI SPEAKS: Sheriff Opens Up On Domestic Violence, Personal Demons In Lengthy Interview

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.21.2012 | San Francisco

"Your parents got divorced when you were five, do you think that's related to your abandonment issues?" host Scott Shafer asked an emotional Ross Mirk...

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, September 28, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 11.28.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Who demanded before the United Nations that world leaders establish a "clear red line" to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons?

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, September 21, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 11.21.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

This week, 47 percent of our questions don't require you to work hard to find the answers; the rest of them will determine how much you know about current affairs.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, September 14, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 11.14.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The presidential election campaign stumbled into foreign policy territory this week (or perhaps more accurately, the campaign was blindsided by foreign affairs), so let's see how much you have been paying attention.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, September 7, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 11.07.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

When Bill Clinton mentioned Medicaid at the Democratic convention, it was the first time many people have discussed that topic during this campaign. What else is happening that isn't getting much campaign airplay? Take our quiz and find out.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, August 31, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 10.31.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It was a stormy week in the worlds of politics and current affairs. Whether you were a New Orleans shop keeper or an Iowa bank employee, you got served with bad news. Take our quiz and see if you survived.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, August 24, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 10.24.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Ominous economic news has crept back into the headlines, along with election developments that might have turned the founding fathers into monarchists. Take this quiz to see if you've paid enough attention to current events to save our country.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, August 17, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 10.17.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Which is more contentious: The relationship between President Obama and Governor Romney, or the relationship between Great Britain and Ecuador? It's been a week of heated rhetoric and even the occasional threat.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, August 10, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 10.10.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

This was a week when it was probably more fun to be on Mars than on Earth, and other than reports from the red planet and from the London Olympics, there was limited bandwidth for additional news. But we found it, nonetheless, for this quiz.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, August 3, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 10.03.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

In the first full week of the Summer Olympics, people competed to make the news, even if they weren't in London. If you can answer 11 of these questions correctly, you deserve a medal.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, July 27, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 09.26.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

In the first few days of the London Olympics, we get fresh reminders that it is a political as well as athletic event. See what games were being played this week -- in London and around the world.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, July 20, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 09.19.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

There was enough religion and politics (and some chicken batter) mixed up in the news this week that you would be forgiven for thinking this was another country. We want to find out how much you were paying attention.

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

John Zipperer | Posted 09.12.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

After a week of booing politicians and lots of political crossfire, it's time to test your knowledge of the week's events.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, June 29, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 08.29.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

How would you judge this past week? If you were on the U.S. Supreme Court, you judged it quite a bit. Decisions were issued on everything from health care to immigration. What else was in the news this week? Take our quiz and find out.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, June 22, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 08.22.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The world took a break from being obsessed with Greece this week and instead focused more on Syria. Syrian pilots, arming Syrian rebels, Syrian arms from Russia, and so on. What else was in the news this week? Take our quiz and find out.