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Week to Week News Quiz for 2/26/16

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Whether the "poorly educated" love you or you're a "nut job," test your presidential skills by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Here are some random but real hints: He's got binders full of proof; his win was huge; if you don't like the message, shoot the messenger; and they keep dropping their iPhones into the milk. Answers are below the quiz.

1. March 1 is known as Super Tuesday because of the large number of primaries and caucuses taking place that day. What other name has been given to that day?
a. Trumpapalooza
b. The Confederate Primary
c. The SEC Primary
d. The People's Primary

2. Who said there was "likely to be a bombshell" in Donald Trump's tax returns?
a. Donald Trump
b. Ted Cruz
c. Harry Reid
d. Mitt Romney

3. Asked by MSNBC's Chris Matthews if he has the foreign policy experience to handle Russian President Vladimir Putin, what did Senator Bernie Sanders say?
a. "I took on a lot of people as mayor of Burlington. I think I can stand up to Putin and all the others."
b. "Enough is enough. This great nation and its government belong to all of the people, and not to a handful of billionaires, their Super-PACs, and their lobbyists."
c. "I think the next president will be too busy healing the United States to worry about some tin-pot dictator over there."
d. "I have been to the Soviet Union, I know its people, I know its leaders. There's no problem. I can do that."

4. Following the Nevada caucuses, who said "We won [the votes of] the poorly educated. I love the poorly educated."?
a. Hillary Clinton
b. Bernie Sanders
c. Donald Trump
d. Ben Carson

5. What did Malaysia's High Court rule was a national security threat?
a. A network of radical Islamist terrorist cells throughout the southern provinces of the country
b. The Philippines' plan to buy a Chinese-made nuclear submarine
c. A newspaper report that the country's army was "physically and psychologically unprepared for any major combat operations"
d. Yellow anti-corruption t-shirts worn by protestors

6. Who said he would not serve on the Supreme Court after it was announced that he was being considered?
a. Nevada's Republican governor, Brian Sandoval
b. President Barack Obama
c. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh
d. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham

7. What did Ben Carson say during Thursday night's GOP presidential debate?
a. "I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now."
b. "Who am I? Why am I here?"
c. "Can somebody attack me, please?"
d. "Stew and rum lies ahead, what with the future yet to come."

8. Why are profits down sharply at the makers of breakfast cereal?
a. The Zika virus was found in 4,000 boxes of Count Chocula this month
b. 40% of Millennials think post-cereal cleanup is too much work
c. Sales of U.S. cereal makers have been undercut by cheaper Chinese-made brands imported via Mexico
d. Kellogg's lost $5.7 billion as a result of poorly executed credit default swaps on the international secondary mortgage securitization markets

9. Who called Donald Trump a "nut job" who will likely get the GOP presidential nomination, but "he's going to lose, he's going to lose badly"?
a. Donald Trump
b. Joe Biden
c. Lindsey Graham
d. Rachel Maddow

10. In a Washington speech, what did Senator Lindsey Graham say about Senator Ted Cruz?
a. "The Ted Cruz I know and work with in the Senate is completely different from this vile man I see running for president."
b. "If you kill Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you."
c. "Ted Cruz's Senate votes are closer to Bernie Sanders' votes than to mine."
d. "Ted Cruz looks like a revival preacher on late-night cable."

BONUS. What message did Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg have for his employees this week?
a. They will be fired if they have Google+ accounts
b. They need to form a human shield around him to protect him from new ISIS threats
c. "Facebook is not love. Facebook is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy."
d. Stop defacing "black lives matter" messages

1. c (because many of the states involved are in the U.S. collegiate Southeastern Conference).
2. d.
3. a.
4. c.
5. d.
6. a.
7. c (because if someone attacked him, he would be given time to respond).
8. b.
9. c.
10. b (the quote in d was actually by Stephen King).

Want the live news quiz experience? Join us Monday, March 7 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 Carson Bruno and Melissa Caen.

Explanations of the hints: He's got binders full of proof: Romney, who made the quote about having "binders full of women" in his 2012 campaign, made the claim; his win was huge: Trump; if you don't like the message, shoot the messenger: yes, the court ruled that the shirts were a national security threat, as if that's how foreign nations invade; and they keep dropping their iPhones into the milk: 40% of Millennials in a recent survey by Mintel said cereal was inconvenient because they needed to clean up afterward.

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