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Take the Globe Opinion news quiz, June 27, 2014

Were you paying attention this week? Test your knowledge of politics, in-flight entertainment, and infamous Uruguayan athletes. Tweet your results to @GlobeOpinion.

  • The government of North Korea lashed out at the United States on Wednesday after learning of plans by ________ to release a comedy this fall in which the two play characters who attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Unless Washington bans “The Interview,” a North Korean spokesman said, the US would suffer a ________.

    Answer: B. “Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated,” a foreign ministry spokesman said, according to the North's official KCNA news agency.
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  • More than 50 fans were treated for _______, and 36 taken to hospitals, during a performance by ________ at the TD Garden on Wednesday night. In a measure of the episode's severity, Boston Emergency Medical Services declared the event a Level 2 Mass Casualty Incident.

    Answer: B. Boston Police cited the Garden on Thursday, saying “numerous young patrons were observed to be in an intoxicated state to the point of being incoherent.”
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  • According to new recommendations issued by the prestigious American Academy of Pediatrics on Tuesday, parents should begin _______ their children at ________.

    Answer: A. According to the group, reading to children from birth increases their exposure to words and helps them succeed academically later in life.
  • Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr., the 73-year-old former mayor of Providence who was twice driven from office after felony convictions, announced on Wednesday that he plans to run again. Cianci’s first stint ended in 1984 after he was convicted of _________; he was reelected in 1990 but left office again in 2002 to serve four years in prison for __________.

    Answer: B. Cianci, who has never lost an election, will run as an independent after previously winning races as both a Republican and an independent.
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  • Human-rights groups raised alarms this week after a Nigerian man was imprisoned in a mental hospital by his family because he was _________. According to the man, Mubarak Bala, he was beaten up by his father and ________ and then injected with a sedative, waking up 30 hours later in the hospital.

    Answer: C. Using the hashtag #FreeMubarak, Bala's defenders have mounted a campaign to win his release.
  • Eli Wallach, the actor who died on Tuesday at age 98, was best known for his role in the classic 1966 spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” in which he played _________. More recently, Wallach also played a small role in the Boston-based movie _________.

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    Answer: C. The 2003 film was directed by Clint Eastwood, one of Wallach’s co-stars in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”
  • On Tuesday, Sotheby’s auctioned off the original handwritten lyrics to the Bob Dylan hit _________ for just over $2 million. In the same auction, a ______ that once belonged to Elvis Presley sold for $245,000.

    Answer: D. According to the New York Times, the sale price broke the record for a rock manuscript sold at Sotheby’s, the $1.2 million paid in 2010 for John Lennon’s lyrics to the Beatles song “A Day in the Life.”
  • In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struck down Attorney General Martha Coakley’s attempt to keep a casino repeal question off the ballot, saying that her anti-referendum argument represented a “departure from ______.” After the decision, Coakley defended her effort to prevent a referendum, saying, "I think sometimes the law is not ________."

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    Answer: A. The court’s decision means voters will decide in November whether to repeal the state’s three-year-old casino law.
  • Luis Suarez, the star Uruguay soccer player, was suspended for the remainder of the World Cup tournament after he appeared to ______ an opponent during Uruguay’s victory against Italy on Tuesday. Suarez had already been suspended ______ for the same infraction.

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    Answer: B. Suarez was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs, or about $112,000, for biting Giorgio Chiellini, a defender on the Italian team.
  • In a Globe Opinion debate on Tuesday, independent candidate for Massachusetts governor Scott Lively derided the Common Core curriculum as “___________.” Lively, a controversial Christian pastor from western Massachusetts, said the national educational standards would turn children into “___________.”

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    Answer: C. Really, he said that.
  • British Airways announced that it would begin offering its passengers a seven-hour Norwegian movie that shows ________ as inflight entertainment this summer. The movie, part of the Scandinavian "Slow TV" craze that has also popularized films about knitting, has a "_____ and entertaining quality.... that is perfect for in-flight entertainment," according to an airline executive.

    Answer: B. The film, which shows a trip from Oslo to Bergen, was an unlikely hit for the Norwegian network NRK in 2009, when it drew more than a million viewers.

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