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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A laughing gull coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf June 4, 2010 A laughing gull coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf June 4, 2010 (Win McNamee/Getty)

From the census to the midterms, there’s a year of news behind us and that means it’s time for the Brian Lehrer Show 2010 News Quiz! Listeners, call in and get three correct answers to win a WNYC tote bag. Test your knowledge of the year’s current events and prove your mettle in news knowledge. Quiz masters are Susan Orlean, New Yorker staff writer, and Ana Marie Cox, GQ’s Washington correspondent.

The 2010 News Quiz: Ana Marie Cox

Ana Marie Cox, founding editor of the Wonkette and Washington correspondent for GQ magazine, tests your knowledge of the year in politics and public policy.

Tidbits From the Show: Lame Duck Congress: What was the Biggest Accomplishment? | Jimmy McMillan, Soul Singer | Our 2010 Census Project | Christine O'Donnell is Not a Witch | Biden Health Reform Haikus | Favorite Youtube Videos

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The 2010 News Quiz: Susan Orlean

New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief, leads a news quiz of the year's top stories in arts and culture.

Tidbits From the Show: J.D and Howard at the Pearly Gates | Radio Chatroulette | World Cup Watercooler: USA Pulls it Out! | Eyjafjallajökull: The Revenge | Susan Orlean's Breakfast Tweet

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The 2010 News Quiz: Lightning Round

Brian leads listener contestants through the 2010 news quiz true/false lightning round. 

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