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How Well Do You Remember Last August?

We've unleashed a Wikipedia-mining, quiz-making franken-robot on the encyclopedia's August 2013 current events page. Without any human intervention, it has plucked out important bits from the 100 event descriptions below, and jumbled them with three plausible(ish) replacements. Can you beat the bot?

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  1. August 1, 2013: American __________ whistleblower Edward Snowden is granted a one-year temporary political asylum in Russia and leaves Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Central Security Service
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Defense Intelligence Agency
    Correct
    Incorrect
    National Security Agency
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Central Intelligence Agency
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and rt.com, cnn.com

  2. August 1, 2013: In talks in Manila, the Philippines and __________ agree to work together on a framework for resolving maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bahrain
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Guadeloupe
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Vietnam
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and voanews.com

  3. August 1, 2013: Eight people are arrested in Greece for allegedly trying to smuggle weapons into __________.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ivory Coast
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Turkey
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Comoros
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ukraine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and vancouverdesi.com

  4. August 1, 2013: The U.S. states of Minnesota and __________ begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    South Carolina
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kansas
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Rhode Island
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Massachusetts
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and nbcnews.com

  5. August 1, 2013: Italy's top court confirms that former Prime Minister __________ will serve a prison sentence for a tax fraud conviction.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Dries van Agt
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Silvio Berlusconi
    Correct
    Incorrect
    José Sócrates
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Margaret Thatcher
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com

  6. August 2, 2013: The United States Food and Drug Administration names Taylor Farms as the source of cyclospora parasite tainted salads that sickened 223 diners in the US states of __________ and Iowa.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nebraska
    Correct
    Incorrect
    South Dakota
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mississippi
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Maine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and nbcnews.com

  7. August 2, 2013: The UK Foreign Office has warned its embassy staff in Southwest Asia to be vigilant as __________ approaches. British embassies remained open.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Eid al-Fitr
    Correct
    Incorrect
    National Grandparents Day
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Laylat al-Qadr
    Correct
    Incorrect
    National Payroll Week
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and online.wsj.com

  8. August 2, 2013: The __________ Electoral Commission says that Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party has won 142 seats of 210 seats in the general election.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Rwanda
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Zimbabwe
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cape Verde
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Niger
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bbc.co.uk

  9. August 2, 2013: A new primate, the Lavasoa dwarf lemur, is discovered in __________.

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    Incorrect
    Romania
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cape Verde
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Madagascar
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Luxembourg
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and sci-news.com

  10. August 3, 2013: A man crashes his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Venice Beach, __________, U.S., injuring eleven people and killing one. The driver fled the scene and was being sought by authorities, but later turned himself in.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    California
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Delaware
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Texas
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kansas
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and cnn.com, losangeles.cbslocal.com

  11. August 3, 2013: In rugby union, the Chiefs win the 2013 Super Rugby Final, defeating the __________ 27-22 at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Stormers
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Melbourne Rebels
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Western Force
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Brumbies
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bleacherreport.com, skynews.com.au

  12. August 4, 2013: Scottish actor Peter Capaldi is announced to portray the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor on the long-running British science fiction show __________.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Doctor Who
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Last Tango in Halifax
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Dark Season
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The Doctor's Wife
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and theguardian.com

  13. August 4, 2013: __________ is officially inaugurated as President of Iran in the House of the Parliament and announces the members of his cabinet to the parliament.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mohammad Khatami
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Abulhassan Banisadr
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hassan Rouhani
  14. August 4, 2013: Voters in __________ will go to the polls on September 7 for a federal election.

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    Incorrect
    Morocco
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Tuvalu
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cyprus
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Australia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and theage.com.au

  15. August 5, 2013: A bomb rigged to a vehicle kills eight people in Cotabato, __________.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hong Kong
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Philippines
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Brunei
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Armenia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and abcnews.go.com

  16. August 5, 2013: More than 160 people are killed in flash floods across __________ and Pakistan.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kyrgyzstan
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Iraqi Armed Forces
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Turkey
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Afghanistan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and independent.co.uk

  17. August 5, 2013: 55 people are hospitalized following a truck fire 3.5km into the Gudvanga Tunnel in __________.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Montenegro
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bulgaria
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Norway
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Slovakia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and news24.com

  18. August 5, 2013: Three people are killed and five are wounded in a shooting at a town hall meeting in Ross Township, __________, U.S.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Iowa
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Vermont
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Pennsylvania
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Idaho
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and cnn.com

  19. August 5, 2013: Amazon CEO __________ purchases The Washington Post for $250 million.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Brian Valentine
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Tom Szkutak
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jeff Bezos
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ram Shriram
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia

  20. August 5, 2013: Opposition leader __________ is sworn in as Prime Minister of Tuvalu by Governor-General Iakoba Italeli after winning a secret ballot held in parliament.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Faimalaga Luka
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Apisai Ielemia
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Willy Telavi
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Enele Sopoaga
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and islandsbusiness.com

  21. August 5, 2013: In Major League Baseball, __________ of the New York Yankees is banned for 211 games for his role in the Biogenesis baseball scandal with 12 other players given bans of 50 games.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bill Almon
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Alex Rodriguez
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mike Ivie
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ron Blomberg
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and smh.com.au

  22. August 6, 2013: Danish police evacuate part of central __________ after a parked car is found with wires attached to it.

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    Incorrect
    Copenhagen
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Edinburgh
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lausanne
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hillerød
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and trust.org

  23. August 6, 2013: Four suspected __________ militants are killed in a drone strike.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Anwar al-Awlaki
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jemaah Islamiyah
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Abu Sayyaf
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Al-Qaeda
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and reuters.com

  24. August 6, 2013: The trial of Major __________, a former United States Army Medical Corps officer and the Gunman during the Fort Hood shooting, begins.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Farooque Ahmed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Detroit Sleeper Cell
    Correct
    Incorrect
    David Headley
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nidal Malik Hasan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and washingtonpost.com

  25. August 7, 2013: Six suspect Al-Qaeda militants are killed in a drone strike in Southern __________.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Guinea
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Yemen
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ethiopia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and reuters.com

  26. August 7, 2013: One person is killed and 62 are injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President __________

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kamal Ganzouri
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hosni Mubarak
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Gihan Ibrahim
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mohamed Morsi
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and news.xinhuanet.com

  27. August 7, 2013: A bombing in a market in __________, Pakistan, kills eleven people, mostly teenagers.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Karachi
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Delhi
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Rawalpindi
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sindh
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and reuters.com

  28. August 7, 2013: A large fire breaks out at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the Kenyan capital __________.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kilifi
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nairobi
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Machakos
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Namanga
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bbc.co.uk

  29. August 7, 2013: North Korea and __________ agree to resume talks on reopening the Kaesong industrial zone.

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    Incorrect
    Thailand
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Turkmenistan
    Correct
    Incorrect
    South Korea
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Brunei
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bbc.co.uk, news.sky.com

  30. August 7, 2013: The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic __________ announces his resignation after his caretaker government loses a vote of confidence.

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    Incorrect
    Vladimír Špidla
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jiří Rusnok
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Josef Tošovský
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mirek Topolánek
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and chinadaily.com.cn

  31. August 7, 2013: Portugal's treasury secretary Joaquim Pais Jorge resigns after media reports and opposition politicians questioned his previous role at __________.

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    Incorrect
    HSBC Bank USA
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Comerica
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Citigroup
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Wells Fargo
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and reuters.com

  32. August 8, 2013: Three U.S. drone strikes in central and southern __________ kill 12 suspected al-Qaida militants.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Yemen
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kyrgyzstan
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Algeria
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lebanon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and hosted.ap.org

  33. August 8, 2013: __________ troops kill 24 militants in a foiled Al-Shabaab planned attack in southern Somalia city of Afmadow.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    African Union
    Correct
    Incorrect
    South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Economic Cooperation Organization
    Correct
    Incorrect
    TAKM
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and news.xinhuanet.com

  34. August 9, 2013: An American drone strike kills five suspected Al Qaeda terrorists in eastern __________.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Yemen
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Israel
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bhutan
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Christmas Island
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and uk.reuters.com

  35. August 9, 2013: The United States withdraws diplomats from its consulate in the Pakistani city of __________ due to terrorist threats.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Berianwali
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bahria Town
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lahore
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Rhine-Ruhr
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and edition.cnn.com

  36. August 9, 2013: Two __________ pilots are abducted by a previously unknown Shiite militia, Zuwwar al-Imam Rida, in Beirut, Lebanon.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Martinair
    Correct
    Incorrect
    TNT Airways
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cargolux
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Turkish Airlines
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bbc.co.uk

  37. August 9, 2013: Three people are missing after a Rockwell Turbo Commander turboprop plane crashes into two homes in East Haven, __________, United States.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    New Mexico
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Connecticut
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Wisconsin
    Correct
    Incorrect
    North Dakota
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and usnews.nbcnews.com

  38. August 9, 2013: Liu Tienan, the deputy head of __________'s National Development and Reform Commission, is expelled from the Communist Party for corruption.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nepal
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Laos
    Correct
    Incorrect
    China
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Tajikistan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bbc.co.uk

  39. August 9, 2013: A 31-year-old __________ man kills his wife and posts a picture of her corpse with a confession onto Facebook. The picture is removed and the man is arrested.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Oklahoma
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Florida
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hawaii
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Maine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and edition.cnn.com

  40. August 9, 2013: President Boni Yayi of __________ dismisses his entire Cabinet.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Comoros
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Benin
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ghana
    Correct
    Incorrect
    South Africa
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and reuters.com

  41. August 10, 2013: Gunmen kidnap four Thai tourists traveling in __________'s Rivers State.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Zimbabwe
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Turkmenistan
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Uganda
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nigeria
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and uk.reuters.com

  42. August 10, 2013: A bomb kills four people and wounds 16 in a park south of __________, Iraq.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Tikrit
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hasankeyf
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kadhimiya
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Baghdad
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and abcnews.go.com

  43. August 10, 2013: An American drone strike kills two suspected Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants in southern __________.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cyprus
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Afghanistan
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Albania
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Yemen
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bbc.co.uk

  44. August 10, 2013: The volcano Paluweh erupts on Palu'e island in __________ killing at least six people.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Philippines
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Singapore
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Indonesia
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Vietnam
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bbc.co.uk, bigstory.ap.org

  45. August 10, 2013: A bus accident in __________, Morocco, kills at least 16 Royal Guardsmen.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bni Bouayach
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Al Hoceima
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Imzouren
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Targuist
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bbc.co.uk

  46. August 10, 2013: Floods and mudslides in Manitou Springs, __________, United States leave at least three people missing and one dead.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Colorado
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Alaska
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Massachusetts
    Correct
    Incorrect
    California
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and cnn.com

  47. August 10, 2013: The 2013 World Championships in Athletics start in __________'s Luzhniki Stadium.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kyoto
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kerch
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Copenhagen
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Moscow
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia

  48. August 11, 2013: Suspected __________ militants kill five Yemeni soldiers in an attack on a gas terminal in Southern Yemen.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lashkar-e-Taiba
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Abu Sayyaf
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hamas
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Al-Qaeda
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    via Wikipedia and bbc.co.uk

  49. August 11, 2013: Flash floods in Afgahanistan's __________ province kill 22 people.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ghazni