1. Prior to President Obama’s State of the Union address it was reported that his address would focus on:
a) the economy and job creation
b) his efforts to find common ground with Congressional Republicans
c) establishing universal free pre-school for every child ages 3 and 4
d) passing a federal law that would legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states

2. During his second term, President Obama would like to pursue his priorities, which include all but:
a) overhauling immigration policy, a create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.
b) implementing policies to address global warming
c) greatly reducing government spending in an effort to reduce the deficit
d) implementing strict gun control laws

3. Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city in the United States to formally pass a resolution against _________________.
a) same-sex marriage
b) texting while driving
c) drones
d) the sale of plastic bags

4. Charlottesville’s resolution calls on Congress and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to ________________________________.
a) adopt legislation prohibiting information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into a Federal or State court
b) pass a law prohibiting the use of plastic bags by all retail outlets
c) ban military drones from entering Charlottesville airspace
d) ban adoption agencies that do not allow same-sex couple adoption from operating in the city

5. Pope Benedict XVI made history this week by resigning, becoming:
a) the youngest pontiff to resign in 600 years
b) the healthiest pontiff to resign in 600 years
c) the oldest pontiff to resign in 600 years
d) the first pontiff to resign in 600 years

6. Pope Benedict said he was resigning because:
a) he no longer had the strength to carry out his papal duties
b) he was tired of all of the criticism he received as pope
c) the Catholic church does not allow women to be priests
d) he thought it was time for a new man to take over

7. In a letter to President Obama this week, ICE agents’ union head Chris Crane requested that he be included in future meetings the President holds on illegal immigration. In this case, ICE stands for:
a) In Case of Emergency
b) Increased Combat Effectiveness
c) Immigration and Customs Enforcement
d) Ice Cold Enforcers

8. ICE union head Chris Crane said representatives of ICE should be included in the immigration talks because: “These measures would have significant implications for interior immigration enforcement, and I believe our officers __________________________________”
a) have a crucial perspective to offer
b) would like to visit the White House
c) need some time off from work
d) are the only Americans qualified to provide real solutions

9. Until recently, ________________ has been used to make cars. It currently makes up 56% of the average vehicle’s weight, but will decrease to 46% by the 2025 CAFE standard deadline.
a) tin
b) steel
c) titanium
d) iron

10. Manufacturers are experimenting with new materials to build cars because they need to make them lighter _____________________________:
a) to increase the mileage a car gets to meet the new CAFE standards
b) so they don’t cause as much damage to the roadways
c) to reduce the cost of the materials used to make the car so more people can afford to buy cars
d) to increase the speed at which they can travel so drivers can arrive at their destinations quicker

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