In The News Week Ending January 10

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In The News Week Ending January 10 - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    Why did German Chancellor Angela Merkel have to cancel all her travel plans for the next three weeks?

    • A.

      A freak snowstorm has her trapped in Berlin.

    • B.

      She is studying for Germany’s bar exam.

    • C.

      She is attending to an ailing aunt.

    • D.

      She was injured in a skiing accident.

    Correct Answer
    D. She was injured in a skiing accident.
  • 2. 

    Researchers have developed a new test for malaria that has what big benefit?

    • A.

      It costs only $1 per test.

    • B.

      Vaccination can be administered along with the test.

    • C.

      It does not require drawing blood.

    • D.

      It has proven reliable in elderly populations.

    Correct Answer
    C. It does not require drawing blood.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It does not require drawing blood." This means that the new test for malaria does not involve the process of drawing blood from the patient, which can be uncomfortable and invasive. This benefit makes the test more convenient and less intimidating for individuals, especially children or those who may have a fear of needles. Additionally, not requiring blood draws may also reduce the risk of infection or other complications associated with the procedure.

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  • 3. 

    What have writers of the TV’s “The Simpsons” been sneaking into the show since the first episode?

    • A.

      Their kids’ names.

    • B.

      Political endorsements.

    • C.

      Fart noises.

    • D.

      Math.

    Correct Answer
    D. Math.
    Explanation
    The writers of the TV show "The Simpsons" have been sneaking math into the show since the first episode. This can be seen through various mathematical references and jokes that are incorporated into the episodes. The show's creator, Matt Groening, has a background in mathematics and has made it a point to include these hidden mathematical elements as a way to entertain and engage viewers.

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  • 4. 

    Organizers of this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon have modified the route to avoid interfering with what?

    • A.

      School buses.

    • B.

      The Krispy Kreme Challenge.

    • C.

      Rush hour traffic.

    • D.

      Church services.

    Correct Answer
    D. Church services.
    Explanation
    The organizers have modified the route of the marathon to avoid interfering with church services. This suggests that the original route would have passed by or through areas where church services take place, which could have caused disruptions or inconveniences for the churchgoers. By making this modification, the organizers are ensuring that the marathon does not interfere with the religious activities of the community.

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  • 5. 

    What did former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords do to mark the third anniversary of the mass shooting in Tucson that left her severely injured?

    • A.

      Go skydiving.

    • B.

      Announce her candidacy for state senate.

    • C.

      Release her memoir.

    • D.

      Volunteer at a homeless shelter.

    Correct Answer
    A. Go skydiving.
    Explanation
    Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords went skydiving to mark the third anniversary of the mass shooting in Tucson that left her severely injured.

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  • 6. 

    A postal service employee was reinstated and given back pay after he was fired for what?

    • A.

      Taking off too much time for military service.

    • B.

      Causing an automobile accident.

    • C.

      Moonlighting with UPS.

    • D.

      Running for public office.

    Correct Answer
    A. Taking off too much time for military service.
    Explanation
    The postal service employee was fired for taking off too much time for military service. However, he was later reinstated and given back pay, suggesting that his actions were protected by laws that allow employees to take time off for military service without facing negative consequences in their employment.

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  • 7. 

    N.J. Governor Chris Christie fired one of his top aides and apologized for what?

    • A.

      Posting a YouTube video satirizing the governor’s weight loss efforts.

    • B.

      Intentionally causing a traffic jam.

    • C.

      Tampering with state lottery results.

    • D.

      Releasing private information from FEMA files.

    Correct Answer
    B. Intentionally causing a traffic jam.
    Explanation
    Governor Chris Christie fired one of his top aides and apologized for intentionally causing a traffic jam. This suggests that the aide was involved in a scandal where they purposely caused a traffic jam as a form of political retaliation or for personal gain. The governor took action by terminating the aide and expressing remorse for the incident.

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  • 8. 

    Pope Francis announced plans to do what?

    • A.

      Be interviewed by Barbara Walters.

    • B.

      Meet with President Obama.

    • C.

      Visit the Holy Land.

    • D.

      Learn Spanish

    Correct Answer
    C. Visit the Holy Land.
    Explanation
    Pope Francis announced plans to visit the Holy Land. This implies that he intends to travel to the region that holds significant religious importance for Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The visit could be seen as a gesture of peace and unity, as well as a way for the Pope to connect with the followers of these religions and promote interfaith dialogue.

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  • 9. 

    Comedian Sasheer Zamata made news when she did what?

    • A.

      Was named head writer for “The Daily Show.”

    • B.

      Joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live.”

    • C.

      Live-tweeted her breakup with her boyfriend.

    • D.

      Announced she would adopt twins.

    Correct Answer
    B. Joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live.”
    Explanation
    Sasheer Zamata made news when she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." This means that she became a member of the popular comedy sketch show, which gained attention and media coverage.

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  • 10. 

    What delayed delivery of supplies to the International Space Station?

    • A.

      Computer glitch.

    • B.

      Worker strike.

    • C.

      Solar flares.

    • D.

      Fuel shortage.

    Correct Answer
    C. Solar flares.
    Explanation
    Solar flares can cause disruptions in communication systems and can interfere with the functioning of satellites and spacecraft. These intense bursts of radiation from the sun can damage or disable electronic equipment, leading to delays in the delivery of supplies to the International Space Station.

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