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Welcome to the Wikinews World News Quiz, giving you a chance to test your knowledge on this week's news.

Last Updated: August 9, 2009

Quiz[edit]

1.
Sonia Sotomayor
Image: U.S. White House/Chuck Kennedy.

In a 68–31 vote, the United States Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor made history as the first _________ to join the supreme court.

Woman
Latina woman
See Sonia Sotomayor confirmed in US Senate vote
First-generation immigrant
Lesbian
Socialist

2. The closure of Vestas plants in the UK is, according to the company, the result of:

Stiff competition from competing companies
The economic infeasibility of wind farms
Difficulty of obtaining planning permits for on-shore wind farms
See Police evict Vestas protesters
The prominence of inexpensive energy in the United Kingdom

3. How many police officers were killed in a drug cartel shootout in Mexico last Thursday

3
7
See Drug cartel and police shootouts erupt in Mexico
19
28

4.
How would you save 1000 gallons a year?
If we all _______, we could save 1,000 gallons of water per household each year.
Turned off the tap while brushing our teeth
Installed water-efficient toilets
Installed water-efficient shower-heads
Peed in the shower
See Brazilian environmentalists tell residents to urinate in shower to save water

5. A woman in Paris, France has been found to be infected by a strain of the HIV virus with a lineage that is closer to the Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) normally found in gorillas than that in chimpanzees. What is the most likely theory on how she contracted the virus?

Direct contact with a Chimpanzee
Direct contact with a Gorilla
Eating undercooked Simian meat
Human to human contact
See New human HIV strain discovered in France



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