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The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Feb. 18-25, 2012

A worshipper holds a copy of Quran during Friday prayers in Iraq. (Karim Kadim/AP)

How well do stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the obscure? Match wits with our quiz!

- Joanne Ciccarello

1. Violent riots broke out in Afghanistan after copies of the Quran were burned at a NATO base there. What's the proper way to dispose of a Quran?

In Islam, any text containing the word of God is considered sacred and must be treated with respect. The problem was not that the Qurans were burned, but that they were burned with other trash. Any disposal of the Quran must be done with reverence.

In Islam, any text containing the word of God is considered sacred and must be treated with respect. The problem was not that the Qurans were burned, but that they were burned with other trash. Any disposal of the Quran must be done with reverence.

In Islam, any text containing the word of God is considered sacred and must be treated with respect. The problem was not that the Qurans were burned, but that they were burned with other trash. Any disposal of the Quran must be done with reverence.

In Islam, any text containing the word of God is considered sacred and must be treated with respect. The problem was not that the Qurans were burned, but that they were burned with other trash. Any disposal of the Quran must be done with reverence.

They are burned

 

They are buried

 

They are discarded in rivers or streams

 

Any of the above; the key is that they be treated with respect

 
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