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Current Events Quiz

Week of Oct. 15-19, 2007…

This week we’re doing something a little different. Match the newsmaker in the first list with his or her description in the second list.

_____ 1. Al Gore
_____ 2. O.J. Simpson
_____ 3. Condoleezza Rice
_____ 4. Hillary Clinton
_____ 5. Asa Coon
_____ 6. Dalai Lama
_____ 7. Fred Thompson
_____ 8. Vladimir Putin
_____ 9. Michael Mukasey
____ 10. Larry Craig

Possible Answers:

a. Ahead of all other presidential candidates with campaign funds of nearly $35 million.
b. Winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
c. Exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader receiving the Congressional Gold Medal.
d. Actor who entered the Republican race for Presidential candidate late and is already starting to lose ground.
e. Charged with armed robbery when he claims he was retrieving sports memorabilia that was his.
f. Idaho senator still under fire for events in a Minneapolis airport washroom.
g. President Bush’s nomination Attorney General, now starting confirmation hearings.
h. Cleveland teen who wounded four and then killed himself in a school shooting.
i. Russian president attending a summit in Iran.
j. U.S. Secretary of State who is trying to set up Mideast peace talks.

How does everyone do? (Answers will be posted later tonight…)

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