Week to Week News Quiz for 7/3/15

While you wait for the Greek chorus to chime in on the eurozone's future, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what else happened this week.

Here are some random but real hints: Liam Neeson could play him in the biopic; it's a downpayment on the $2 billion race; someone's got to carry the banner of the Democrats' conservative wing; and the planet's running out of steam. Answers are below the quiz.

1. Sir Nicholas Winton died this week. Who was he?
a. A Briton who saved 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia
b. The economics minister who successfully reformed Weimar Germany's currency to end hyperinflation
c. The former director of Britain's secret services who planned the Anglo-French attempt to take over the Suez Canal in the 1950s
d. The former British ambassador to Vietnam who was captured and held for 30 years by the communist government, only released after the fall of the Berlin Wall

2. What do Americans celebrate this week?
a. The country's 250th birthday
b. The country's 239th birthday
c. The anniversary of King George IV giving the U.S. Constitution to the American colonists
d. The 225th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

3. Who called California Governor Jerry Brown a fascist after he signed a mandatory immunization law?
a. Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee
b. Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina
c. Actor Jim Carrey
d. Actress and model Pamela Anderson

4. What record did presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton set on June 30?
a. The number of her emails released that day by the State Department was the biggest email release in history
b. Her Twitter feed (@HillaryClinton) has the largest number of followers
c. She set a record for bringing in the most contributions for the first quarter of a campaign in history
d. The paperback edition of her autobiography became the fastest-selling non-fiction book since 2000

5. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal started an #AskBobby campaign on Twitter. Which one of the following questions was not asked?
a. "If you're not a scientist when it comes to global warming how are you a doctor when it comes to women's reproductive systems? #AskBobby"
b. "Thanks to the drunk naked woman banging on my door I have been up since 4 am! I'm so sleepy now but have to work! It's gonna be a long day! #AskBobby"
c. "#AskBobby I'm have a hard time deciding which #SCOTUS rulings I should ignore/selectively be outraged by. Can you help?"
d. "If I sail too far will I fall off the edge of the Earth? #AskBobby"

6. What did former U.S. Senator Jim Webb announce this week?
a. He has cancer
b. He identifies as Canadian
c. He is a 911 Truther
d. He is running for president

7. Who needs $55 billion over the next three years just to reach stabilization?
a. Greece
b. Puerto Rico
c. General Motors
d. Japan

8. Why did some people think they had too much time on their hands this week?
a. Presidential candidate Donald Trump told a gathering of his employees, "You have too much time on your hands. Get to work!"
b. Fourteen companies in the Fortune 500 announced plans to lay off a total of 195,000 people in the next six months
c. The president's nationally televised speech began 90 minutes late as aides fiddled with the speech well past its planned broadcast time
d. One extra second was added on Tuesday night to account for the Earth's slowing rotation

9. What caused the two New York escapees to split up after they fled prison?
a. They decided to force their pursuers to divide their forces
b. One of them, David Sweat, wanted to return to prison
c. Arguments over drinking
d. They claim God told them to split up

10. Why was a New York City man jailed after traveling 300 miles to visit his fiancee?
a. He got into a fight with a man who turned out to be his fiancee's new husband
b. He escaped from prison to make the trip
c. He stole a carpet delivery truck and drove it from Philadelphia to Uniontown, Pennsylvania
d. He didn't pay the $749 cab fare for the ride

BONUS. What was just legalized in Iceland?
a. Blasphemy
b. Foreign-brewed beer
c. Alien abduction
d. Joining ISIS

ANSWERS
1) a.
2) b.
3) c.
4) c.
5) b (that was actually a tweet by Kim Kardashian West).
6) d.
7) a.
8) d.
9) c.
10) d.
BONUS) a.

Want the live news quiz experience? Join us Monday, July 13 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 include CBSSF's Melissa Griffin Caen, the San Francisco Chronicle's C.W. Nevius, and KCBS' Doug Sovern.

Explanations of the hints: Liam Neeson could play him in the biopic: Winton has been called the British Schindler, and Neeson starred in Steven Spielberg's film about Oskar Schindler; it's a downpayment on the $2 billion race: it sounds like a lot of money for Clinton to raise, but her campaign expects it will need a total of $2 billion to run this race; someone's got to carry the banner of the Democrats' conservative wing: Jim Webb is to the right of frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders; and the planet's running out of steam: the planet is slowly slowing, and that necessitates the addition of "leap seconds" from time to time.