Surveillance, Snack Cakes and Red Sox: 2013 in Review
by Staff
When it comes to the events of 2013, the NSA knows everything -- but do you? Test yourself with our year in review quiz.

Who was the most talked-about person of 2013?

  • Miley Cyrus
  • Kate Middleton
  • Edward Snowden
  • Pope Francis

Which was NOT an ingredient in the world's first test tube beef burger, eaten in August?

  • muscle stem cells
  • breadcrumbs
  • beetroot juice
  • all of these are in the burger

True or false: The world's first lab-grown burger was fat-free.

  • true
  • false

Which ligament did orthopedic surgeons discover in October?

  • anterolateral ligament
  • lateral collateral ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament

Which country became the newest European Union member since Bulgaria and Romania joined in 2007?

  • Turkey
  • Croatia
  • Iceland
  • Kosovo

Which body part did scientists "grow" on a man's forehead?

  • an ear
  • a nose
  • a urethra
  • a kidney

True or false: It had been 95 years since the last time the Boston Red Sox won the World Series at Fenway Park.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following 2013 rampages is one of the 25 deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history?

  • Sandy Hook Elementary School
  • Colorado movie theater massacre
  • Washington Navy Yard

During which of the following months of 2013 were there no mass shootings?

  • January
  • February
  • July
  • September

What is Prince George of Cambridge's full name?

  • George Arthur Philip Louis
  • George Alexander Louis
  • George Henry Albert David

How much did the 16-day U.S. government shutdown cost per day?

  • $1.5 billion a day
  • $76 million a day
  • $152 million a day

Which word became official when it was added to Oxford English dictionary in August?

  • squee
  • selfie
  • derp
  • all of the above

Which state legalized gay marriage in 2013, making it the 15th state to do so?

  • Hawaii
  • Rhode Island
  • Minnesota
  • Delaware

Which celebrity chef lost her food empire amid allegations of racism?

  • Paula Deen
  • Giada De Laurentiis
  • Ina Garten
  • Nigella Lawson

True or false: The asteroid impact near Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013 was the largest recorded meteorite air burst since the 1908 Tunguska explosion.

  • true
  • false

What small kitchen appliances were used in the Boston Marathon bombing?

  • blenders
  • pressure-cookers
  • toasters
  • bread machines

Where was the body of 15th-century ruler King Richard III found?

  • in a burial chamber
  • in Westminster Abbey
  • beneath a parking lot
  • in Père Lachaise

What country gave former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden asylum?

  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Honduras
  • Russia

Which 2013 storm was one of the strongest recorded storms in world history?

  • St. Jude storm
  • Typhoon Haiyan
  • Cyclone Phailin

What iconic snack cake returned to store shelves in July 2013 after being under wraps for nine months?

  • Twinkies
  • Zebra Cakes
  • Yodels
  • Moon pies