November/December 2015 Trivia and Resources

Student Loan Debt Q: Which student loan payment plan allows you to stick with one monthly payment amount until your loans are repaid?
  1. Income-based repayment
  2. Pay As You Earn
  3. The standard 10-year repayment plan
Q: Where can student borrowers find out how much and what kind of federal loans they've borrowed?
  1. A college's net price calculator
  2. The National Student Loan Data System
  3. Their tax return
Q: A student borrower’s monthly loan payments eat up one-quarter of her paycheck, and she works in a public service job. What might be the best repayment option for her?
  1. Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  2. Entering forbearance
  3. Income-contingent repayment
Q: The Pay As You Earn plan caps payments at __ percent of discretionary income and forgives remaining debt after __ years.
  1. 5.5 percent, 15 years
  2. 8 percent, 10 years
  3. 10 percent, 20 years
ISIS – Syria Q: The Syrian population is about 90% Muslim, mostly from which sect?
  1. Kurd
  2. Shia
  3. Sunni
Q: Syria gained independence from French control in what year?
  1. 1872
  2. 1946
  3. 1957
Q: In March 2013, ISIS took over which Syrian city?
  1. Raqqa
  2. Damascus
  3. Mosul
Q: In what year did Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, change the name of his group from ISI to ISIS to include Syria?
  1. 2001
  2. 2013
  3. 2011
(Note: Answers are in Bold Type.)