Week to Week News Quiz for 3/5/16

Take a break from the never-ending SNL skit that is the presidential campaign by trying your hand at our latest Week to Week News Quiz.

Here are some random but real hints: Nearly triple advantage; if they don't kill him first; but he denied that he'll make another run himself; and he was too busy killing vampires. Answers are below the quiz.

1. On Wednesday for the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in what major case?
a. Immigration
b. Same-sex legal status
c. Abortion
d. Big-money campaign finance

2. After Super Tuesday, how many delegates (including super delegates) does each Democratic presidential candidate have?
a. Clinton 1,058 and Sanders 431
b. Clinton 884 and Sanders 901
c. Clinton 1,000 and Sanders 1,021
d. Clinton 900 and Sanders 881

3. Senator Lindsey Graham said Republicans might have to rally behind what presidential candidate?
a. Donald Trump
b. Hillary Clinton
c. Viktor Orbán
d. Ted Cruz

4. What do Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Angela Merkel, Edward Snowden, and Susan Sarandon all have in common?
a. They are all foreign born and unqualified to serve as U.S. president
b. They have all been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Price
c. According to PBS' "Trace the Nation" genealogy show, they are all related
d. They are all Roman Catholic

5. Following Super Tuesday, who pulled out of the next presidential debate and said "I do not see a political path forward"?
a. Bernie Sanders
b. Dr. Ben Carson
c. Martin O'Malley
d. Marco Rubio

6. Why is Anders Behring Breivik--who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011--heading back to court?
a. He is being charged for three earlier murders that have been recently uncovered
b. He is fighting extradition to the United Kingdom
c. He was involved in a racially motivated killing in prison
d. He is suing the Norwegian government, alleging his prison isolation is "inhumane" and "degrading"

7. Who gave a major speech on Tuesday calling Donald Trump a "phony" and a "fraud" who is "very, very not smart"?
a. Hillary Clinton
b. Jon Stewart
c. Joe Biden
d. Mitt Romney

8. What did New Jersey Governor Chris Christie use a press conference to deny?
a. He was planning to get back into the presidential race
b. He was switching his endorsement from Donald Trump to Marco Rubio
c. He had been held hostage by Trump at a Super Tuesday event
d. He was joining Sarah Palin on a cross-country road trip to campaign for Donald Trump

9. What is the newest team to compete at the next Olympic games, to be held in Rio this summer?
a. North Korea
b. Costa Rica
c. A team of refugees
d. A team of Millennials from the Bay Area

10. Mary Lou Bruner, a leading candidate for the Texas State Board of Education, has stated all but one of the following. Which one did she not state?
a. Abraham Lincoln killed the last of the talking dinosaurs that had been living secretly in the White House basement
b. President Barack Obama used to be a gay prostitute
c. School shootings started after schools started teaching evolution
d. The Democratic Party had JFK killed because "socialists and Communists in the party did not want a conservative president"

BONUS. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump bragged about the size of his manhood during Thursday night's GOP debate. What other presidential candidate has done that?
a. John McCain
b. Dwight D. Eisenhower
c. Franklin D. Roosevelt
d. No one ever

ANSWERS
1. c.
2. a.
3. d.
4. b.
5. b.
6. d (his lawyer adds that his client's mail is monitored so much that Breivik is unable to form correspondence relationships).
7. d.
8. c.
9. c.
10. a.
BONUS. d.

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, Melissa Caen, and C.W. Nevius.

Explanations of the hints: Nearly triple advantage: Clinton's delegate count was nearly triple Sanders' after Super Tuesday; if they don't kill him first: not too long ago, Graham joked that you could kill Cruz on the floor of the U.S. Senate, hold the trial in the Senate, and not be convicted; but he denied that he'll make another run himself: Romney's ready to tussle with Trump but not to run again; and he was too busy killing vampires: Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the 2010 novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter--it was not based on a true story.