1. A weekend massacre, including the deaths of children, in Syria caused worldwide outrage. A staunch ally of the Mideast country was highly critical Monday of the Assad government's position in the incident. Which country hinted it may reconsider its support of Syria?
C. Great Britain
2. Tropical Storm Beryl became the second named storm of the 2012 Atlantic Basin hurricane season over the weekend, though technically the hurricane season has not officially started. When does the hurricane season begin, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charting?
A. June 1
B. June 15
C. July 1
D. July 15
3. Last week, astronomer Jill Tarter announced she is stepping down as head of the Center for SETI Research. What was the nature of the research in the field of astronomy she had a 35-year career in?
A. Creating a database of every star in the known universe
B. Attempting to record images of the deaths of stars
C. An active search for extraterrestrial intelligence (ASTERISK)
D. Using astronomy principles, searching for a new dimension in deep space
4. Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg were sued last week, along with lead underwriter Morgan Stanley and others. The class action claims what about the IPO for Facebook, which is the basis for the suit?
A. Morgan Stanley overstated its rating on Facebook ahead of the IPO.
B. Negative pre-IPO reports were shared by Morgan Stanley with only select investors.
C. Zuckerberg did not disclose personal information about his stock holdings in the company.
D. Morgan Stanley and Zuckerberg withheld a certain amount of stock in the offering, in order to inflate the price.
5. So-called birthers seem to have moved on to a new arena of President Barack Obama's life, insisting on the release of what records?
A. Military service
B. Rap sheet, including drug arrest records, even without convictions
C. Campaign finance records from presidential run
D. College transcripts