2013 News Quiz Where Wrong Answers Are Better Than Right Ones
PHOTO: Jodi Arias appears for her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on April 2, 2013. Arias is charged with murder in the death of lover Travis Alexander.

From Hollywood to Washington, 2013 was an eventful year. But just how much do you remember about what happened in 2013? Test you news IQ with our year-end news quiz.

What got Beyonce in trouble during President Obama's inauguration in January?

A) She grabbed the microphone from Chief Justice John Roberts and issued the oath of office.

B) She fist-bumped John Boehner.

C) She lip-synched the national anthem.

D) She asked to bum a cigarette from the president.

Why did the Vatican have to recall a series of gold coins commemorating the March election of Pope Francis?

A) They were found to be made of chocolate.

B) A typo misspelled Jesus' name Lesus.

C) They contained dangerous levels of mercury.

D) They included the pope's telephone number.

Along with a series of lewd photographs, this was revealed in July to be the Internet handle of Anthony Wiener, the disgraced former congressman who unsuccessfully ran for mayor of New York City:

A) Carlos Danger

B) Paco Peril

C) Diego Hazard

D) Seymour Weiner

After admitting to using crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford shot down accusations that he propositioned a female staffer and offered her oral sex, saying:

A) "I've got more than enough to eat at home. Thank you very much."

B) "Who has time for that, when there's more crack to be done?"

C) "I'm a poutine man myself."

D) "Just look at me."

During a two-week government shutdown in October, Chris Cox, a chainsaw artist from South Carolina, made headlines when he took matters into his own hands and did what?

A) Bottle fed the baby pandas at the National Zoo.

B) Mowed the lawn at the Lincoln Memorial.

C) Checked for a map on the back of Declaration of Independence at the National Archives.

D) Read aloud from Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" on the floor of the Senate.

Upon meeting Kim Jung-un, the 30-year-old leader of North Korea in February, former NBA star Dennis Rodman called the country's supreme leader what?

A) "A ruthless dictator responsible for the deaths of thousands of his citizens."

B) "A threat to international security."

C) "A far better baller than his grandpa Kim Il-sung."

D) "A friend for life."

How did Charles Ramsey, a short order cook who put down his McDonald's hamburger to help save three woman held captive for a decade in a Cleveland, Ohio, home, say he realized there was a problem in Ariel Castro's house?

A) "I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms. Dead giveaway."

B) "I knew something was wrong was when all the television crews and newspaper reporters showed up. Dead giveaway."

C) "I knew something was wrong when I realized all the windows were boarded shut. Dead giveaway."

D) "I knew something was wrong when a woman I thought was dead told me to call the cops. Dead giveaway."

How did convicted murderer Jodi Arias kill her boyfriend Travis Alexander?

A) She slit his throat with butcher knife.

B) She stabbed him multiple times while he was showering.

C) She shot him in the head with a handgun.

D) All of the above.

How did more than 4,000 windows break simultaneously in Russia in February?

A) Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball.

B) A meteorite that broke up above the city of Chelyabinsk.

C) Another feat of strength by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

D) Russian winter biathletes practicing their shooting ahead of the Olympic Games in Sochi.

Before being given top-secret security clearance at the NSA leaker Edward Snowden had the following work experience:

A) High school dropout

B) Discharged from the Army before undergoing any training

C) Security guard

D) All of the above

During oral arguments in March about the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg compared the benefits afforded to gay couples to what breakfast item?

A) Watery coffee

B) Dry toast

C) Skim milk

D) Runny eggs

Which of the following promises was President Obama chastised for breaking when it came to the Affordable Care Act?

A) "If you like your plan, you can keep it."

B) "If you have leprosy, I can heal you."

C) "If you have a working Internet connection, buying healthcare will be a cinch."

D) "If you like pina coladas, getting lost in the rain… I'm the love you've looked for."


C; B; A; A; B; D; A; D; B; D; C; A

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