Quiz: Beg, Borrow, Steal

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Test your knowledge of borrowing and lending, which are discussed in the October 11, 2010, Money Issue of The New Yorker.

  
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1.  In Jake Halpern’s piece on a debt collector in Buffalo in this week's magazine, he uses a slang term that means “debt that banks, credit-card companies, and loan agencies have tried, and failed, to collect.” What’s the term?
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2.  What is the late fine for DVDs borrowed from the New York Public Library?
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3.  Which of the following people is NOT affiliated with the phrase “Lend me your ears”?
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4.  What is a “NINJA” loan?
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5.  Which musician is known for popularizing the Freegan movement, which advocates an anti-consumerism lifestyle that includes “dumpster diving” for free food?
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6.  On Sunday, Germany paid off its debt for what?
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7.  Who compared the Lend-Lease Act to letting your neighbor whose house is on fire borrow your garden hose, saying, "I don't say... 'Neighbor, my garden hose cost me $15; you have to pay me $15 for it.' I don't want $15 — I want my garden hose back after the fire is over"?
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8.  The author of “Steal This Book” did all of the follow EXCEPT what?
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9.  In 2006, Britain finished paying off its debts from the Second World War. What ratio most closely corresponds with the amount the British government paid back to the U.S. and Canada over the years to the original amount those countries lent?
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10.  In the October 4, 2010, issue of the magazine, Jeffrey Toobin writes about Rachel Yould, who did what to take out nearly three quarters of a million dollars in student loans?
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11.  The 1939 film “On Borrowed Time,” based on the Broadway play and novel by the same name, stars the uncle of which modern actress?
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12.  Leading up to the French Revolution, a scandal erupted over whether Marie Antoinette had perpetrated a fraud involving large loans from a cardinal to buy what?
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13.  In 1972, the British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest was “Beg, Steal or Borrow,” performed by the New Seekers. What was the U.K.’s entry this year?
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14.  Who co-starred in the 2009 film “Stolen”?
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15.  Which of the following does the singer Ben Harper admit, in song, to stealing?
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