The Week to Week News Quiz for february 14, 2020

Here are some random but real hints: Hoover never had to deal with that; but not Mayor Pete; but the cockroaches will still be here; and staycation. Answers are below the quiz.

1. What did Attorney General William Barr say was making it "impossible" for him to do his job?
A. Democratic obfuscation
B. Constitutional limits on his authority
C. The president's tweets
D. Senate Republicans' failure to approve more of the president's nominees for judgeships

2. On Friday, the U.S. Justice Department announced it would not file charges against whom?
A. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
B. Actor Jussie Smollett
C. California Governor Gavin Newsom
D. Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe

3. However, a grand jury did announce an indictment this week of whom?
A. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
B. Actor Jussie Smollett
C. California Governor Gavin Newsom
D. Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe

4. In a radio interview with Geraldo Rivera, the president said he could support what for president?
A. An African-American woman
B. A gay man
C. A Roman Catholic
D. A former athlete

5. According to a new study from the University of Arizona, in 50 years we could lose one-third of what?
A. All plant and animal species on the planet
B. Newspapers
C. Universities
D. Small businesses

6. In an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, China's government threatened people who returned to the country if they didn't do what?
A. Quarantine themselves at home for two weeks
B. Report to "medical quarantine camps" until a cure for the virus has been found
C. Praise the ruling Communist Party's health policies on social media
D. Wear a face mask whenever they leave their home

7. How did a Russian soldier propose to his girlfriend?
A. He had his commanding officer order her to marry him
B. He used his machine gun to write his proposal in the side of a department store building
C. He brought her to a spot surrounded by Defense Ministry tanks arranged in the shape of a heart
D. He got President Vladimir Putin to announce the proposal during a press conference

8. On Friday, who was found guilty of trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike?
A. Congressman Jim Jordan
B. Lawyer Gloria Allred
C. Lawyer Michael Avenatti
D. Adidas founder Adolf Dassler

9. A dispute over nominations for what director's film has resulted in the entire board of the French film awards group Cesar Academy resigning?
A. James Cameron
B. Roman Polanski 
C. Kathryn Bigelow
D. Sofia Coppola

10. On Friday, the United States announced it has reached a "reduction in violence" agreement with whom?
A. Russian forces in Georgia
B. Saudi Arabian forces in Yemen
C. Iranian forces in Yemen
D. Taliban forces in Afghanistan

BONUS. Why were London police able to easily capture two burglars who broke into a bookshop?
A. It was the Police Officers Benevolent Association resale shop
B. The burglars were livestreaming the crime on their Facebook and Twitter accounts
C. The burglars were caught when they stopped ransacking the shop so they could drink tequila and prosecco
D. They accidentally called the police instead of a taxi following the burglary

1. C
2. D 
3. B
4. B 
5. A
6. A
7. C (she apparently said yes)
8. C
9. B
10. D

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Explanations of the hints: Hoover never had to deal with that: Former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover didn't have to fear the White House; but not Mayor Pete: Trump won't be voting for Buttigieg; but the cockroaches will still be here: one-third of all plant and animal life will be gone, according to the prediction; and staycation: they are being ordered to stay at home for two weeks.

Barr photo by the U.S. Department of Justice