News Quiz Mar. 12, 2001

1. Afghanistan's Taliban destroyed ancient Buddha statues because:

a) Only cutting off hands seemed silly b) They looked like Salman Rushdie c) They found them insulting to Muslims d) There's nothing else left to destroy

2. George Bush is:

a) Unconvinced small businesses need OSHA's "silly goggle rule" b) Sure that no one can see him c) Being given a tour of a factory in Beaver, Pa. d) About to sing a duet with Eminem

3. The Marines are working on a microwave-based weapon that:

a) Causes a burning sensation b) Is repelled with aluminum foil c) Creates giant killer marshmallows...

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