Week to Week News Quiz for 8/14/15

Not only is Donald Trump taking over the GOP primary campaign, he's taking over our latest Week to Week news quiz. See how much you know about the week's news -- Trumpish and otherwise.

Here are some random but real hints: Californians are seeking salvation; it's spread; Scott Walker will handle staffing; and a 54-year reversal. Answers are below the quiz.

1. What led China's government to order officials to "crack down unwaveringly on illegal activities to ensure safety"?
a. The discovery of U.S. infiltration of the Chinese military computer network
b. The execution of a vice premier on charges of "extreme corruption"
c. Massive explosions at a chemical site that left 56 dead and 721 injured
d. Donald Trump

2. Scientists predict that the West Coast will be hit by what record-breaking force this autumn?
a. A heat wave
b. A wave of terrorism inspired by ISIS fighters returning from Syria
c. Donald Trump
d. El Niño

3. Former President Jimmy Carter announced on Wednesday that he is afflicted with what?
a. Cancer
b. Alzheimer's
c. Donald Trump
d. Arthritis

4. For the second time in his campaign, who forced Senator Bernie Sanders to abandon a speaking event?
a. Hillary Clinton
b. Tea Party activists
c. Black Lives Matter activists
d. Donald Trump

5. Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan to spend $350 billion over 10 years doing what?
a. Making college more affordable
b. Fighting ISIS
c. Building up Israel's military
d. Purchasing Donald Trump's casinos

6. How did a young Mississippi couple plan to spend their honeymoon?
a. Campaigning for Bernie Sanders
b. Campaigning for Donald Trump
c. Running off to the Middle East and joining ISIS
d. Serving food to 4,000 refugees from Central America

7. Google announced it was forming a new umbrella company. What is the name of the new company?
a. Googol
b. Nikolai
c. Veggie
d. Alphabet

8. What former child star announced a run for Congress in Michigan as a Democrat?
a. E.T.'s Drew Barrymore
b. Little House on the Prairie's Melissa Gilbert
c. Full House's Marla Sokoloff
d. Sixteen Candles' Molly Ringwald

9. What is the Justice Department receiving?
a. An official apology from China and Russia for monitoring U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's email
b. A subpoena from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker demanding it not interfere in local police operations
c. Hillary Clinton's private email server
d. Three Gustav Klimt paintings worth $4 million that had been stolen by U.S. troops during the post-World War II occupation of Austria

10. What overseas trip did Secretary of State John Kerry make this weekend?
a. He visited Tehran to deliver a cake and a Bible as an official gift to Ayatollah Khamenei
b. He went to Cuba to officially reopen the U.S. embassy in Havana
c. He began a two-week tour of sub-Saharan Africa to try to counter China's growing economic and political influence on the continent
d. He is taking a two-week parasailing vacation in the South China Sea

BONUS. DNA testing has confirmed what married U.S. president fathered a child with his mistress?
a. Warren G. Harding
b. John F. Kennedy
c. George Washington
d. Chester Arthur

ANSWERS
1) c.
2) d.
3) a.
4) c.
5) a.
6) c (but, to restore your faith in young love, a Turkish couple recently served their wedding feast to 4,000 Syrian refugees in the local community).
7) d.
8) b.
9) c.
10) b.
BONUS) a.

Want the live news quiz experience? Join us Monday, August 17 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 Hoover Institution's Carson Bruno, CBS SF's Melissa Griffin Caen, and the San Francisco Chronicle's C.W. Nevius.

Explanations of the hints: Californians are seeking salvation: the weather pattern known as El Niño, which translates as "baby Jesus," could dump record levels of water in drought-stricken California; it's spread: Carter reported that he has cancer that has spread; Scott Walker will handle staffing: the Wisconsin governor recently signed legislation ending the practice of tenure in his state's renowned university system; and a 54-year reversal: it was that long ago that the United States closed its embassy in Cuba.