Express weekly current events quiz

How closely have you been paying attention to the news in the past week? Test your knowledge with our current events quiz.

1

President Barack Obama explains the situation to the media Friday. (Susan Walsh/AP)

President Barack Obama accepted the resignation of Eric Shinseki on Friday. From what post did Shinseki resign?

Director of National Intelligence
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
White House press secretary

2

Election workers count ballots in Egypt on Wednesday. (Ahmed Abdel Fattah/AP)

 What did Egypt’s government do in response to low turnout in its presidential election?

Voided the results
Arrested anti-election protesters
Had soldiers round up nonvoters and escort them to the polls
Extended voting for another day

3

These Los Angeles Clippers may soon get a new owner. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Who won the bidding war to buy the Los Angeles Clippers — for an NBA record $2 billion?

Oprah Winfrey
David Geffen
Steve Ballmer
Magic Johnson

4

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talks about the proposed tax cuts Wednesday. (Aaron C. Davis/The Washington Post)

Last week, the D.C. Council voiced support for a budget that would provide tax cuts for District residents at the expense of funding for what?

The Silver Line extension
Streetcars
Low-income housing
Bike lanes

5

Six University of California, Santa Barbara, students were killed in the Isla Vista rampage. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Last week, Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday published a column that, in part, blamed Hollywood for the mass shooting in Isla Vista, Calif. In response, what actor tweeted: “how dare you imply that me getting girls in movies caused a lunatic to go on a rampage”?

Jonah Hill
Seth Rogen
Jason Segel
Will Ferrell

6

Even their clothing isn't diverse. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

What tech giant admitted last week that it has a diversity problem — sharing with the world that 70 percent of its employees are men and 61 percent are white?

Apple
Amazon
Google
Yahoo

7

Incoming President Petro Poroshenko has a lot to say about the situation in Ukraine. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

In what industry did incoming Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko make his fortune?


Chocolate
Oil
Hot sauce
Adult film

8

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the amfAR auction May 22. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Leonardo DiCaprio recently raised nearly $1 million for AIDS research by auctioning off what?

A trip to space with him
A date with him
His Golden Globe for “The Wolf of Wall Street”
The chance to do the “Titanic” pose with him

9

Anything San Francisco can do, D.C. can do ... too. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Inspired by a Twitter user in San Francisco, a D.C. man is ________________.

Publishing a locally based murder mystery, 140 characters at a time
Playing matchmaker with District tweeters using an algorithm that studies what kind of posts users retweet
Hiding money throughout the Washington area
Taping Skittles to local park benches and tweeting out their coordinates

10

Big crowds came out for the French Open on Saturday. (David Vincent/AP)

Which women’s player wasn’t eliminated in the first two rounds of this year’s French Open?

Li Na
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Maria Sharapova

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