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Current Events Quiz, Oct 1-5…

graphic by Carol O'Mally, Vox graphic artist goddess

Here's a new feature for our little blog... The Current Events quiz. This quiz is courtesy of one of the Journalism Education Association's rockstars, and an instructor at Kent State University, Candace Bowen.

No. Seriously. She rocks.

See how you do. I'll post the answers soon... No Googling the answers, brats. Just see how you do... (I'm proud to say that some of these questions you can get right by reading this blog...)


1. In celebrity news, who lost custody of her children this week?
Extra credit: Name one thing that might have influenced the judge’s

2. The House Oversight and Reform Committee is conducting hearings about what security contractor accused of covering up information about shootings?

3. What court began its new term this week?

4. What was surprising about the report of September military and civilian death tolls in Iraq?

5. Playoffs are beginning for what major professional sport?
Extra Credit: Name one team still in the running.

6. What economic indicator hit a record high this week?

7. What is going to be getting more scrutiny at airport security checks?

8. What long-time rocker started his first tour in five years this week and released a new album?

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