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— 1. San Diego's U.S. Attorney's office once had a staff of 122 prosecutors. How many have resigned in the past year?

A. 15

B. 20

C. 27

D. 34

2. By losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on November 30, Marty Schottenheimer had lost more than nine games in a season for the first time as an NFL head coach. How many seasons (including the present) has Schottenheimer been a head coach in the NFL?

A. 10

B. 12

C. 15

D. 17

3. Reverend Henry Lyons was released from prison November 30 and returned to preaching after serving nearly five years for grand theft and racketeering. Lyons was convicted of committing these crimes while he served as president of which religious group?

A. The Southern Baptist Convention

B. The Missouri Synod of Lutherans

C. The Unitarian-Universalist Church

D. The National Baptist Convention

4. A Democratic investment group has announced plans to buy radio stations in five major cities in hopes of starting a liberal radio network to counter the voice of conservative talk radio. They also announced negotiations with which popular entertainer to host a call-in talk show?

A. Rosie O'Donnell

B. Al Franken

C. Barbra Streisand

D. Ed Asner

5. A panic ensued in Pennsylvania when green onions served at a Chi-Chi's restaurant caused an outbreak of hepatitis. What location were the onions traced back to?

A. Mexico

B. Guatemala

C. Texas

D. New Mexico

6. Which politician made the statement, "I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman"?

A. George W. Bush

B. Dick Cheney

C. Joseph Lieberman

D. Arnold Schwarzenegger

7. Sylvester Croom became the first black head football coach ever in the Southeastern Conference after being hired by which university?

A. Clemson


C. Mississippi State

D. Auburn

8. The parent company of Zany Brainy stores announced that they would liquidate the chain, while filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Which is Zany Brainy's parent company?

A. Toys "R" Us

B. The Limited

C. General Toys

D. FAO Schwarz

9. On December 3, ground was broken in Fredericksburg, Virginia, for a unique museum. The museum will be the first U.S. museum focused entirely on what subject?

A. slavery

B. Felix the Cat

C. serial killers

D. tobacco products

10. U.S. car sales rebounded in November, showing a strong increase over sales figures for last year. Leading the way with a 22-percent increase in sales from a year before was what company?

A. Ford

B. General Motors

C. DaimlerChrysler

D. Toyota

11. Which local Indian band purchased the U.S. Grant Hotel for $45 million?

A. Sycuan

B. Barona

C. Viejas

D. Pala

12. The College Board has announced that it will offer four new languages for the AP exam, which gives college credit to high school students who pass the exam. Which language is not being offered for the first time?

A. German

B. Japanese

C. Mandarin

D. Italian

13. Michael Jackson was charged with nine felonies. Seven of the charges involve child molestation. The other two involve:

A. filming child pornography

B. providing an intoxicating agent to a minor

C. kidnapping

D. trafficking in child pornography

14. Which Democrat said, "The capture of Saddam Hussein has not made America safer"?

A. Dennis Kucinich

B. Richard Gephardt

C. Howard Dean

D. Al Gore

15. According to the Census Bureau, the U.S. population grew by 2.8 million in 2003. Which state had the biggest gain in population?

A. Arizona

B. Nevada

C. Texas

D. Florida

16. Wal-Mart is the biggest private employer for which country?

A. Mexico

B. Canada

C. Taiwan

D. Japan

17. The attorney for which celebrity client claims to have 670 possible defense witnesses?

A. Kobe Bryant

B. Michael Jackson

C. Robert Blake

D. Sean Penn

18. Under pressure from the World Trade Organization, President Bush lifted the tariffs on which imported product?

A. aluminum

B. rice

C. coffee

D. steel

19. Indiana representative Mark Souder introduced legislation to change the face on dime coins. Souder would like to replace Franklin Delano Roosevelt with which famous American?

A. Ronald Reagan

B. Mark Twain

C. Douglas MacArthur

D. Benjamin Franklin

20. Which chain clothing store withdrew its quarterly catalog amid complaints and boycott threats based on the catalog's explicit sexual content?

A. Victoria's Secret

B. The Gap

C. Abercrombie & Fitch

D. Frederick's of Hollywood


1. C, 27

2. D,17

3. D, The National Baptist Convention

4. B, Al Franken

5. A, Mexico

6. D, Arnold Schwarzenegger

7. C, Mississippi State

8. D, FAO Schwarz

9. A, slavery

10. B, General Motors

11. A, Sycuan

12. A, German

13. B, providing an intoxicating agent to a minor

14. C, Howard Dean

15. B, Nevada

16. A, Mexico

17. C, Robert Blake

18. D, steel

19. A, Ronald Reagan

20. C, Abercrombie & Fitch

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