Week to Week News Quiz for 4/15/16

See what the usual suspects were up to this week by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz.

Here are some random but real hints: they print all of Clinton's speeches; it's called "failing up"; the pope was not home; and they also checked to make sure the stove was off. Answers are below the quiz.

1. Donald Trump named the Bible verse that means the most to him. What was it?
a. Turn the other cheek
b. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth
c. Let beer be for those who are perishing, wine for those who are in anguish!
d. An eye for an eye

2. Who did President Vladimir Putin say was behind the Panama Papers leak that he claimed was part of a U.S. attempt to influence upcoming Russian elections?
a. Goldman Sachs
b. Saks Fifth Avenue
c. Iran
d. Anonymous

3. Why is Microsoft suing the U.S. government?
a. It wants to break up the government for being too big
b. Gag orders prevent it from revealing government warrants to read private emails
c. The government infringed on a Microsoft patent with its new mobile app for health-care exchanges
d. The Department of Defense has reneged on a plan to purchase Windows for 400,000 laptops used by troops

4. What happened to BP CEO Bob Dudley after the company lost $5.2 billion?
a. He was forced to become "co-CEO" with the company's board chair
b. He was fired
c. He was given a 20% pay increase
d. He was forced to record an apology video that was presented to a shareholders meeting this week in Houston

5. Who is Canada trying to prevent from coming to that country?
a. Americans who might try to flee America in the wake of a Donald Trump victory
b. Ted Cruz
c. Spring break partiers
d. Foreigners seeking assisted suicide

6. The government of the Czech Republic has said it wants the country referred to how?
a. Great Czech Republic
b. Chechnya
c. Czechia
d. North Austria

7. Just days before the New York primary, where did Senator Bernie Sanders go to deliver a speech against capitalism?
a. Goldman Sachs annual shareholders meeting
b. Wall Street
c. The Values Voter Summit
d. The Vatican

8. This week it was revealed that President Obama has received an advance look at what?
a. The Republican National Convention first ballot
b. Senator Ted Cruz's concession speech
c. The sixth season of Game of Thrones
d. The new shuttle from SpaceX

9. A series of earthquakes has disrupted a town in what country this week?
a. Japan
b. Mexico
c. Indonesia
d. China

10. Why is Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, already under fire for a sex scandal, facing new criticisms?
a. A state helicopter was used to retrieve his wallet, which he had left at his beach home
b. He sent inappropriate texts to underage legislative pages
c. He sought a payoff from lobbyists to fill a vacant Alabama congressional seat
d. His staff shut down several lanes of a busy bridge to punish a mayor who had not endorsed him

BONUS. Which one of these examples of a large corporation quickly backtracking on a proposed change is true?
a. Just days after announcing it would be selling driverless Segways, the company dropped the plan
b. AMC theaters quickly walked back a statement that they might allow audience texting during movies
c. Disney abandoned plans for a "Game of Thrones on Ice" tour after an uproar in the renaissance fair community
d. The NFL ditched a plan to allow advertising on its jerseys after parents objected that it set a bad example for children

ANSWERS
1. d.
2. a (he said Goldman Sachs owned the German newspaper that broke the story; he later retracted that claim).
3. b.
4. c.
5. d.
6. c.
7. d.
8. c.
9. a.
10. a.
BONUS. b.

Want the live news quiz experience? Join us Monday, April 18 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 Carla Marinucci, C.W. Nevius, and Dr. James Taylor.

Explanations of the hints: they print all of Clinton's speeches: Putin claimed Goldman Sachs owned the Süddeutsche Zeitung, which isn't true; it's called "failing up": his company lost a ton of money, but he got a ton of money for a raise; the pope was not home: Sanders spoke at a conference at the Vatican, but the pope was out of the country; and they also checked to make sure the stove was off: the state helicopter was dispatched to go back to his beach home and get the governor's wallet.