The week that was the week quiz

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A month has passed since the last one, so it’s time for another weekly News Cut Quiz. Give it a second to load in the browser and be sure to reveal your tales of life-affirming success or weekend-ruining failure in the comments section below.

  • fasolamatt

    9 out of 15, leaving me unclassified, unsatisfied, and thirsty for a malt beverage.

  • andy

    12 out of 15 – no hints. Not bad considering I live in Chicago, leaving me unclassified, unsatisfied, and thirsty for a malt beverage.

  • V

    13 of 15, with one hint, but that was balanced out by my overthinking on the Fitzgerald sinking.

    But bigger news: Where are the pithy range of rankings?

  • Duke Powell

    12 out of 15. Took one hint, then answered incorrectly.

  • 3 of the ones that I got wrong were due to mis-clicking the answer – Really!. I knew most of the questions because Ilisten to MPR in the car ALL the time as I drive to speak to students. I am happy to be a sustainer

  • JackU

    10 of 15 – Of course I counted on Gordon Lightfoot to be accurate on the Edmund Fitzgerald song:

    (Full Lyric here)

    Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms

    When they left fully loaded for Cleveland

  • Bob Collins

    No pithy rankings b/c I couldn’t think of any. It’s actually the hardest part of doing the quiz.

    Seems to me that News Cut quiz-takers should submit ideas for the categories. Otherwise, you know, it’s just take… take… take. (g)

  • 11 out of 15

  • Guess I keep up with local news better than I thought while I’m in Hungary. 12/15

  • Heather

    14 out of 15, with one hint. Personal Best!

  • The Big Dog

    Feeling duped by Gordon Lightfoot.

    Still 11 out of 15.

  • Bob Collins

    //10 of 15 – Of course I counted on Gordon Lightfoot to be accurate on the Edmund Fitzgerald song:

    And, of course, I counted on you counting on Gordon Lightfoot (g)

  • Justin

    Meh. 10 out of 15. Better than last month’s weekly quiz!

  • vjacobsen

    12, no hints, and just in time to get the toddler up from his nap.

    I’ll take it.

  • Kat

    14/15– by far my best ever. Work this week must have been even slower than I thought, given how much I’d read.

  • milojo

    8 out of 15, but that’s only because I was distracted by the scent/flavor of the crackers I was eating. Or maybe it’s because I guessed on half the questions.

  • Minn Whaler

    14 out of 15… used a couple hints, but only after I guessed first. I would’ve had 12 out of 15 without the hints. How’s that for honest? And my best showing by far.

  • Paul

    15/15 My first perfect score. Thanks for the clue on the Current w/Mary, I look at News Cut every day.

  • Al

    10/15 – no hints. I’m blaming Gord too.

  • Krista

    15/15- my very first perfect score EVER! I even got the sports question right this time.

  • Brian

    8 / 15

    Didn’t pay attention as much this week as I thought I had.

  • Jim G

    15/15. My personal best! I did check out the hints on Pawlenty and the Edmond Fitz. questions. I try to ignore any mention of the gov and it’s along way back in my memory for the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

  • LK

    El nueve. Sigh.

  • SG

    7 out of 15, a personal worst 🙁