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NASA illustration of MAVEN spacecraft orbiting Mars.

Editor's Note: To find the correct answers for this news quiz, you can follow the hyperlink to each story or see the answer key at the end of the quiz. Tell us how you did.

1. What is the main goal of the MAVEN mission?

a. To promote partnerships between NASA, universities, and private companies
b. To collaborate with the Indian space program.
c. To study’s the planet’s upper stratosphere.
d. To study how the climate of Mars has changed over time.

You can find the correct answer in NASA's MAVEN Arrives on Mars.

2. Which of the following is NOT a reason why tourists visit the former Ukrainian presidential estate?

a. It has religious importance for the Orthodox faith.
b. It is a good place for a wedding party.
c. It can be used to educate people.
d. It needs to be appraised by experts.

You can find the correct answer in Ukraine Former President's Estate Is Now a Tourist Site.

3. A researcher in South Korea says cigarette filter can be made into:

a. Cellophane
b. Carbon
c. Carbon dioxide
d. Acetone

You can find the correct answer in Turning Cigarette Butts to Batteries.

4. What is James Touchi-Peters’ vision for the Netropolitan (Facebook for rich people) website?

a. To be an online country club for the wealthy
b. To discuss every day topics around the world
c. To connect people with more time than money
d. To connect with people who are not like himself

You can find the correct answer in Rich People Get Their Own Facebook.

5. What caused people in Hong Kong to protest this week?

a. It was the anniversary of the change from British to Chinese control.
b. The high cost of living is forcing a large number of residents to leave.
c. China plans to raise the cost of attending Hong Kong University.
d. China decided to bar open nominations for Hong Kong’s chief executive.

You can find the correct answer in Hong Kong Students Protest China's Policy.

6. The story “As US Strikes Islamic State, China Sees Similarities at Home” compares

a. Violence between ethnic Han Chinese and ethnic Uighurs
b. The fight against the Islamic State group and China’s fight against religious extremists in Xinjiang
c. Attacks on innocent civilians and efforts to maintain domestic security and stability
d. The Islamic State militant group in Syria and international efforts to defeat terrorists

You can find the correct answer in As US Strikes Islamic State, China Sees Similarities at Home.


How did you do on the quiz? Check the answers below and write to us in the comment section.

Answers: 1-d; 2-d; 3-b; 4-a; 5-d and 6-b