Express' weekly news quiz: A primary shocker and a tournament of soccer

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

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(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

What was blamed when part of a pedestrian bridge in Paris collapsed last Sunday? 

The 5,000 people who crammed onto the span in an attempt to break a world record
A tour boat on the Seine that rammed into one of the bridge’s pillars
Thousands of padlocks that couples attach to the bridge to symbolize their love
America

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost Tuesday’s Republican primary, creating one of history’s biggest congressional upsets. Which of the following about the race and its aftermath is not true? 

The man who defeated Cantor spent less money on his entire campaign than Cantor’s camp spent at steakhouses
Cantor said he will run as a write-in candidate in the general election
Cantor is the first House majority leader to lose his seat in a primary since 1899
Cantor was defeated by someone who has never held elected office

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(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The World Cup opened Thursday with host country Brazil beating Croatia 3-1 in the tournament’s first match. Who will the U.S. play in its first game Monday?

Germany
Portugal
Ghana
Algeria

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(AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)

Robin Thicke recently announced that his next album will be titled ___________.

“Twerk”
“Paula”
“Don’t Leave Me”
“Slurred Lines”

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(AP Photo/Sang Tan)

London cab drivers protested the rise of Uber and other car-service apps by doing what earlier this week?

Ordering — and then canceling — 7,500 Uber rides
Blocking traffic during rush hour
Creating the hashtag campaign #HailNo
Spray-painting their famed black cabs the color yellow

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(AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

Hillary Rodham Clinton released her third memoir this week. What is it called?

“Hard Choices”
“Easy Money”
“Glass Ceilings”
“It Takes Many Villages”

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(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Who of the following did not make an appearance at a Redskins practice this month?

Owner Dan Snyder
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Actor Matthew McConaughey
ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden

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What Oscar-winning actress was a victim of a burglary last Sunday at her Los Angeles home?

Jennifer Lawrence
Sandra Bullock
Reese Witherspoon
Anne Hathaway

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