Have you seen the “2011 Year in Review” Quiz?  It can be found under “Archives” or at the top of any page.

1.  Afghan security officials have confirmed the stories of young boys that the Taliban and affiliated groups have been training them to:
a)  learn a trade that will help them become independent and self-sufficient
b)  speak English and play soccer
c)  become suicide bombers
d)  value education so highly that they become lifelong learners

2.  The boys the Taliban trains:
a)  are the sons of wealthy Afghan businessmen who admire the work of the Taliban with the youth of their country
b)  are frequently chosen from the madrassas, or Islamic colleges, in Pakistan’s tribal areas, where poor Pashtun families in southern Afghanistan send their sons for a free education
c)  are chosen through a lottery system set up by coalition forces working with tribal leaders and the Afghan government
d)  are chosen on a first come, first served basis

3.  The State of the Union is an annual address presented by the President to the United States Congress. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation but also allows the president:
a)  to solicit donations for his presidential campaign
b)  to outline his legislative agenda and his national priorities
c)  to blame previous presidents for the state of the union
d)  to criticize Congress for not voting for the policies and laws he would like to see enacted

4.  President Obama’s campaign aides are attempting to make the theme of the upcoming presidential election a choice about the role of government and the future of the middle class so people will not focus on the way the president has handled:
a)  the detainees in GITMO
b)  exemptions to the health care law for religious organizations
c)  the economy
d)  the killing of Osama bin Laden

5.  The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution:
a)  gives people the right to keep and bear arms
b)  provides for free speech
c)  protects people from cruel and unusual punishments
d)  protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures

6.  In U.S. v. Jones, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week that the police violated the Constitution when they attached a GPS to a suspect’s vehicle:
a)  without a valid search warrant
b)  without probably cause
c)  while the suspect was doing his grocery shopping
d)  without letting the suspect know what they were doing

7.  The Obama administration has just rejected appeals to overturn guidelines requiring health insurance plans to cover contraceptives that can cause abortions.  The exception it made for religious organizations is to:
a)  give them an extra year to comply with the new requirements
b)  allow them to opt out of the regulation
c)  provide funds for re-education training for religious organizations who believe providing contraceptives goes against their religious beliefs
d)  the administration made no exception

8.  Those opposed to the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ decision to not exempt religious organizations from the contraception requirement say this decision will force such faith-based organizations as schools, hospitals and social service programs to:
a)  switch health care companies
b)  fire half of their employees
c)  violate their freedom of conscience rights
d)  vote for Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election

9.  President John Tyler was born in:
a)  the 16th century
b)  the 17th century
c)  the 18th century
d)  the 19th century

10. Two of President Tyler’s ____________________ are still alive today.
a)  great-great grandsons
b)  sons
c)  great-grandsons
d)  grandsons

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