Week to Week News Quiz for 4/1/16

Take time off from coaching Donald Trump on public speaking and test your hand at our latest Week to Week News Quiz.

Here are some random but real hints: either one would be revolutionary; he was punished in the polls; into the Warsaw Pact; and the other 364 are just fine. Answers are below the quiz.

1. Why was Donald Trumps' campaign manager arrested?
a. He broke the rules at the last televised debate by consulting with his candidate during a commercial break
b. He was charged with misdemeanor battery of a female reporter
c. He punched a Black Lives Matter protestor at a Trump rally
d. He was caught on tape ransacking a refugee center in Cleveland

2. Actress and mental-health advocate Patty Duke passed away this week at the age of 69. In which one of the following did she not star?
a. The Towering Inferno
b. The Miracle Worker
c. Valley of the Dolls
d. The Patty Duke Show

3. What did actress and activist Susan Sarandon say she would do if her preferred candidate, Bernie Sanders, did not win the Democratic presidential nomination?
a. Explode
b. Vote for him anyway as a write-in candidate
c. Hasn't ruled out voting for Donald Trump
d. Move to Venezuela

4. Who did Donald Trump say should be punished?
a. His campaign manager
b. People who get welfare
c. Companies that get corporate welfare
d. Women who have abortions if abortion is illegal

5. Whose sentences did President Obama commute this week?
a. 61 drug offenders
b. Hillary Clinton's two main server admins
c. Donald Trump's campaign manager and publicist
d. Apple's encryption programming staff

6. Responding to an "aggressive Russia," where is the United States increasing its troops?
a. Japan
b. Eastern Europe
c. The Arctic Circle
d. Scandinavia

7. What state's governor has resisted calls to resign over an alleged affair, for which he is facing a state ethics investigation?
a. Alabama
b. Florida
c. Connecticut
d. Wisconsin

8. According to new research by the Urban Institute, what generation was hurt most by the foreclosure crisis?
a. Baby Boomers
b. Generation X
c. Millennials
d. The Greatest Generation

9. A historian has claimed her research shows that the Associated Press actively collaborated with whom?
a. The Soviet Union
b. The FBI
c. al Qaeda
d. The Nazis

10. The U.S. women's national soccer team has won three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals. The U.S. men's national soccer team has won none. What other difference is there between the two teams?
a. The women are on average 6 years younger than the men
b. The women's team is paid only 40% of what the men's team is paid
c. The men's team has not had a head coach for 14 years
d. 70% of the women's team members are foreign born

BONUS. What has China's official news agency declared "not consistent with our cultural tradition or socialist core values"?
a. Cheese spread
b. Communism
c. April Fool's Day
d. Clean air

ANSWERS
1. b.
2. a.
3. c.
4. d.
5. a
6. b.
7. a.
8. b.
9. d (AP denies it).
10. b.
BONUS. c.

Love politics and want the live news quiz experience? Join us Monday, April 4 in downtown San Francisco for our next live (and lively) Week to Week political roundtable with a news quiz and a social hour at The Commonwealth Club of California. Panelists will include Hoover Institution's Carson Bruno, CBS San Francisco's Melissa Caen, and the San Francisco Chronicle's Joe Garofoli.

Explanations of the hints: either one would be revolutionary: Sarandon said that if Sanders doesn't get the nomination, Trump could also bring about the revolution she seeks; he was punished in the polls: Trump's abortion response fared poorly with voters; into the Warsaw Pact: the U.S. is beefing up its troop presence in the former Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern Europe; and the other 364 are just fine: April Fool's Day is frowned upon by the stodgy Chinese leaders.