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Express' weekly news quiz: Team USA wins and the Redskins lose (their trademark)

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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 Which national chain recently announced full or partial reimbursement of college tuition for thousands of its workers?



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The U.S. Patent Office canceled the Redskins trademark registration this week, calling the name “disparaging.” What effect will this have on the name, according to the team?

Owner Dan Snyder will seriously consider changing the team's name now that the government is involved.
The team found the landmark ruling daunting but plans a last-ditch effort to save the name through the appeals
The ruling will have no effect on the team’s ability to use the Redskins name and logo.
The team doesn’t mind other people selling Redskins merchandise, so a trademark doesn’t matter.


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Malia Obama recently took a temporary job doing what? 

Bagging groceries at a Safeway on Wisconsin Avenue NW near her school
Speechwriting for President Barack Obama
Working on the set of a CBS television show
Interning at Tumblr's headquarters


European Space Agency's German astronaut Alexander Gerst speaks to journalists live from the International Space Station (ISS) on a video screen on June 5. (Getty Images)

Astronauts from Italy are bringing what indulgence to the International Space Station?

Olive oil


 How did U.S. defender John Brooks explain his unlikely game-winning goal against Ghana in Team USA’s World Cup opener?

He knew he should have been a starter after a long record of international goals.
He had envisioned the goal in a dream.
He had his shoes on the wrong feet for the goal.
His mom told him that the U.S. was going to win Group G.


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Who was voted in Thursday as the next House majority whip?

California’s Kevin McCarthy
Louisiana’s Steve Scalise
Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan
South Carolina’s Frank Underwood



Which celebrity divorce was finalized this week?

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb


An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. (Getty Images)

 What terrorist group did the suspected ringleader of the 2012 Benghazi attacks, who was captured Sunday, belong to?

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
Boko Haram
Ansar al-Sharia

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