August 20-24

12 Questions

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Team Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On Monday, Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters tournament is played each year, invited women to join as members for the first time in its history. The club extended invitations to South Carolina financier Darla Moore and who else?
    • A. 

      South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

    • B. 

      Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    • C. 

      Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg.

    • D. 

      Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

  • 2. 
    What milestone did Apple, Inc., pass on Monday?
    • A. 

      It sold its billionth iPod.

    • B. 

      It sold more Beatles songs than the Beatles did.

    • C. 

      It filed the most concurrent patent lawsuits in the history of U.S. federal court.

    • D. 

      It became the most highly valued public company of all time.

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the tropical storm that could arrive in Florida during next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa?
    • A. 

      Isaac.

    • B. 

      Akin.

    • C. 

      Jacob.

    • D. 

      Paul.

  • 4. 
    On Monday, which controversial athlete emerged from retirement to sign with a professional minor-league team named the Skeeters?
    • A. 

      Bill Romanowski.

    • B. 

      Dennis Rodman.

    • C. 

      Roger Clemens.

    • D. 

      Barry Bonds.

  • 5. 
    According to a study released on Wednesday, which of the following is a risk for the development of autism and schizophrenia?
    • A. 

      A diet high in red meat.

    • B. 

      A diet high in egg yolks.

    • C. 

      Advanced age of the father.

    • D. 

      Advanced age of the mother.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following politicians has not called for embattled Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to end his campaign?
    • A. 

      Mitt Romney.

    • B. 

      Paul Ryan.

    • C. 

      Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.

    • D. 

      Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.

  • 7. 
    Why did Lance Armstrong decide to end his dispute with the U. S. Anti-Doping Agency?
    • A. 

      He admitted to having taken performance-enhancing drugs.

    • B. 

      He became tired of fighting the charges against him.

    • C. 

      The agency decided to honor his titles even if he is found guilty of doping.

    • D. 

      His family asked him to come clean.

  • 8. 
    Which country announced its support for a no-fly zone in Syria in order to intervene in the fighting between President Bashar al-Assad and rebel fighters?
    • A. 

      Israel.

    • B. 

      The United States.

    • C. 

      Canada.

    • D. 

      France.

  • 9. 
    Which former Republican Presidential candidate, whose supporters still disagree with Mitt Romney on many issues, will be honored at next week’s G.O.P. convention?
    • A. 

      Newt Gingrich.

    • B. 

      Herman Cain.

    • C. 

      Rick Santorum.

    • D. 

      Ron Paul.

  • 10. 
    To whom did Anders Breivik, the Norwegian militant who killed seventy-seven people last year, apologize after the court declared him sane?
    • A. 

      His mother.

    • B. 

      The victims and their families.

    • C. 

      His fellow militants.

    • D. 

      God.

  • 11. 
    On Tuesday, thirty-eight states reported outbreaks of what disease, making it the largest outbreak in U. S. history?
    • A. 

      West Nile virus.

    • B. 

      Bird flu.

    • C. 

      Salmonella.

    • D. 

      Malaria.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, why does James Surowiecki argue that the U. S. should offer more permanent visas to immigrants?
    • A. 

      Innovation and retaining highly trained people will spur the economy.

    • B. 

      Adults from other countries are better educated than Americans.

    • C. 

      To fill the void left by American college graduates living abroad.

    • D. 

      All of the above.