News Quiz: Coronavirus, Michael Flynn, Don Shula


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Vice President Mike Pence toured a ventilator production plant in Indiana last week. Michael Conroy/Associated Press

This week, what did Vice President Mike Pence call “a reflection of the tremendous progress we’ve made as a country”?

A decline in the number of new coronavirus cases in the U.S.

An increase in the number of daily tests for the virus in the U.S.

The partial reopening of more than half of the states

The winding down of the White House’s coronavirus task force

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Which clothing company became the first major retailer in the U.S. to file for bankruptcy protection during the pandemic?

Abercrombie & Fitch

American Eagle Outfitters


J. Crew

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Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

For the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments by telephone.

What other precedent did the court set this week?

Allowed live audio coverage

Heard arguments on the weekend

Limited the time for opening arguments

Provided a copy of a ruling in Spanish

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A federal judge ordered which state to hold its Democratic primary election in June, after it was canceled over concerns about the coronavirus?



New York

South Dakota

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A new study found that animals whose antibodies have led to promising therapies for H.I.V. and influenza might also help neutralize the coronavirus.

What animal is it?





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Samuel Corum for The New York Times

After a public campaign by President Trump and his allies, the Justice Department dropped its criminal case against Michael Flynn, above, Mr. Trump’s first national security adviser.

Mr. Flynn had previously pleaded guilty twice to what crime?

Bank fraud

Campaign finance violations

Lying to Congress

Lying to F.B.I. agents

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Reuters TV

A former intelligence chief, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, above, was selected by Parliament as prime minister, giving which country its first real government in more than five months?





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Ahmaud Arbery in an undated photo provided by his family.

Two white men were charged in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man, after a video of the shooting became public this week and more than two months after the killing itself.

In which state did the shooting occur?



South Carolina


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Associated Press

Don Shula, above, won more games than any head coach in N.F.L. history and helped usher pro football into the modern era. He died on Monday at 90.

He also had the league’s only perfect season, leading which team to an undefeated record?

Dallas Cowboys

Green Bay Packers

Miami Dolphins

Pittsburgh Steelers

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The Pulitzer Prizes were awarded this week.

Which news organization, in conjunction with ProPublica, won its third prize for public service — considered the most prestigious of the Pulitzers — for a yearlong investigation of sexual violence?

The Anchorage Daily News

The Baltimore Sun

The Oregonian

The South Florida Sun Sentinel

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Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The author Stephenie Meyer, above, announced that a new installment in her best-selling series would be released this summer.

What is the name of the series?


“An Ember in the Ashes”

“The Hunger Games”



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