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Weekly News Quiz

Brush up on our biggest news stories of the past week


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Danielle Del Platoa

Question 1 of 8

In an article about filing your tax return for free, we mentioned two organizations as sources of no-cost tax assistance. One was the Internal Revenue Service. What was the other?

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has provided free tax help to over 78 million taxpayers since 1968.

Question 2 of 8

As we noted in a recent article, there is a legal action that can allow someone to make financial and health decisions on behalf of a person who is not capable of handling them. What is the name of that action?

“It’s a very thankless job,” noted an attorney we interviewed. “You have fiduciary obligations that you have to carry out, and you’re going to have other people nitpicking what your decisions are.”

Question 3 of 8

Honda and Acura recalled over 750,000 vehicles recently for this issue:

Weight sensors may short-circuit in the vehicles, causing the front passenger airbag to deploy, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated.

Question 4 of 8

This country music performer, whose hits included “How Do You Like Me Now?!” and “As Good as I Once Was,” died recently at 62.

Keith announced in 2022 that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

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Question 5 of 8 

We recently reported that this popular Super Bowl snack item had gone down in price between 5 and 11 percent since last year.

Americans are expected to eat 1.45 billion chicken wings while watching the Super Bowl, according to the National Chicken Council.

Question 6 of 8

Our critic recently listed her picks for the top 10 albums that turn 50 in 2024. Which of these was NOT on the list?

“What’s disturbing is not that Clapton plays differently, but that he plays so little,” Rolling Stone noted in its review of the Clapton album.

Question 7 of 8

This member of British royalty recently announced he had been diagnosed with cancer.

In the announcement, Buckingham Palace did not disclose the form of cancer, but said the king was being treated as an outpatient.

Question 8 of 8

This over-50 musician gave the closing performance at the recent televised Grammy Awards ceremony.

It was Joel’s first Grammys performance in 22 years.

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