The Monitor's weekly news quiz for May 27-June 3, 2011

How closely do you follow the news? Test your knowledge – from the obvious to the obscure – with our photo quiz.

Former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic faces an 11-count indictment for his involvement in the Balkan war (1991-95). What was his plea before the International Criminal Court?

Guilty

 

Not Guilty

 

No contest

 

Nothing

 

What is one human-rights activist offering illegal migrants crossing US-Mexican border?

GPS units

 

Flashlights and Bibles

 

A ride

 

Cellphones

 

Why are these Spaniards eating cucumbers?

They are celebrating a banner harvest

 

They are participating in a new diet fad

 

They are environmentalists promoting vegetarianism

 

They are protesting lost sales due to an E. coli scare

 

Where did Mitt Romney announce his second run for President of the United States?

A Detroit auto plant

 

A New Hampshire farm

 

A truck stop in Iowa

 

A hardware store in Utah

 

As Republicans in the US House of Representatives demanded an explanation for America's military involvement in Libya, what did NATO announce about the operation?

That it would extend its mission for three months

 

That it would specifically target Muammar Qaddafi

 

That the US had agreed to send helicopter gunships

 

That unmanned, missile-equipped drones would begin to operate 24/7

 

While the US housing market overall headed downward again, home prices are went up in some places. Which of these markets showed the highest rise in median home prices?

Washington, D.C.

 

Anchorage, Alaska

 

Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fla.

 

Tyler, Texas

 

An American Muslim, jailed for 16 days under harsh conditions but never charged with a crime, sued former US Attorney General John Ashcroft. What did the US Supreme Court decide?

It remanded the case to a lower court

 

It found Mr. Ashcroft in violation of the plaintiff's civil rights

 

It told the plaintiff that he had no recourse against the former Attorney General

 

Citing national security concerns, the court sealed the case

 

What is Illinois's latest proposed solution to its huge budget crisis?

Expansion of legalized gambling

 

Raising state taxes on corporations

 

A one-time income-tax surcharge

 

Tax pet ownership

 

Why is Space Shuttle Endeavour's name spelled with a "u"?

It was named after Charles Darwin's ship

 

It was named for an obscure 1950s comic-book character

 

It was the winning name in a national contest

 

Oops! Typo.

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the US economy created the fewest number of jobs since September 2010. To what do experts attribute the slowdown?

Afteraffects from Japan's earthquake and tsunami

 

Rising oil and food prices

 

Lack of agreement in Congress over raising the budget ceiling

 

All those and more, depending on whom you ask