Njjn Purim News Quiz - 2011

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 50

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News Quizzes & Trivia

It’s time for the NJ Jewish News annual Purim News Quiz. The questions below are based on actual news events in the year since last Purim. Each question has only one right answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    New York federal judge Kimba Wood granted a trial lawyer’s request to do what?
    • A. 

      Attend his grandson’s bris

    • B. 

      Deliver his closing remarks in Yiddish

    • C. 

      Order deli sandwiches for members of the jury

  • 2. 
    Which item made news when it was put up for sale last year?
    • A. 

      The prayer book Madonna uses at Kabala meetings

    • B. 

      The synagogue where Bob Dylan celebrated his bar mitzva

    • C. 

      Justin Bieber’s yarmulke

  • 3. 
    Which of these is an actual tactic used by the Israel Defense Forces?
    • A. 

      Sending out fake Twitter messages in the name of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    • B. 

      Playing klezmer music at high volume during terrorism interrogations

    • C. 

      Scattering lion dung to frighten away wild boars

  • 4. 
    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration took steps to educate its workers about what?
    • A. 

      Passengers who use tefillin during flights

    • B. 

      Passengers who must carry sharp objects in order to open in-flight kosher meals

    • C. 

      Passengers who cry “Oy vey!” during bumpy flights

  • 5. 
    Only one of these stories is false. Which one?
    • A. 

      A comedian was sued by her Jewish New Jersey in-laws for making them the butt of her jokes.

    • B. 

      A priest, a rabbi, and a minister sued a bartender for joking about them.

    • C. 

      Comedian Roseanne Barr requested a restraining order against her Hawaiian neighbors who she believes murdered two of her goats.

  • 6. 
    Name the genuine Jewish website:
    • A. 

      TheAggravator.com: A news site that aggregates stories about celebrity anti-Semitism

    • B. 

      KiddushTracker.org: Features the week’s Shabbat kiddush menus from dozens of synagogues in the tristate area

    • C. 

      TheJMom.com: A dating website that helps parents match up their sons and daughters

  • 7. 
    Name the actual Israeli technological breakthrough:
    • A. 

      Symantec’s Israeli affiliate, Symantov, developed a device that blocks television broadcasts of Two and a Half Men.

    • B. 

      Technion researchers used nanotechnology to create the world’s smallest bowl of hummus.

    • C. 

      Researchers at Hebrew University have devised a computer program to detect sarcasm.

  • 8. 
    Identify the actual business:
    • A. 

      Traif, a restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, “celebrating pork, shellfish, & globally inspired soul food”

    • B. 

      Goniff, a discount store with “prices so low, they’re practically a steal!”

    • C. 

      Shvitsn, a Coney Island bath house for “hasids and hipsters”

  • 9. 
    Gov. Christie issued a rare apology in December. For what?
    • A. 

      For having been introduced as a “rock star” to Beatles legend Paul McCartney at a Chabad fund-raiser

    • B. 

      For introducing rocker Bruce Springsteen as “New Jersey’s other boss”

    • C. 

      For suggesting the pyramids couldn’t have been built with union labor