In The News Week Ending January 10

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 48

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 10. 
    What delayed delivery of supplies to the International Space Station?
    • A. 

      Computer glitch.

    • B. 

      Worker strike.

    • C. 

      Solar flares.

    • D. 

      Fuel shortage.