What A Week: February 27-march 2(industry)

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What A Week: February 27-march 2(industry)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above thirteen thousand on Tuesday for the first time since when?
    • A. 

      The beginning of the financial crisis, in 2008.

    • B. 

      President Obama’s first month in office, in 2009.

    • C. 

      The Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, in 2010.

    • D. 

      The debt-ceiling debate, in 2011.

  • 2. 
    The movie industry feted itself at the eighty-fourth Academy Awards on Sunday. Which movie won the award for Best Original Song, and what was the name of the song? 
    • A. 

      “Rango,” for “Walk Don’t Rango.”

    • B. 

      “W.E.,” for “Masterpiece.”

    • C. 

      “The Muppets,” for “Man or Muppet.”

    • D. 

      “Rio,” for “Real in Rio.”

  • 3. 
    On Wednesday, North Korea agreed to suspend nuclear-weapons tests and uranium-enrichment programs in exchange for what?
    • A. 

      Non-nuclear fuel and energy.

    • B. 

      Food aid.

    • C. 

      The suspension of surveillance activities on the Korean peninsula.

    • D. 

      The suspension of future Oscar telecasts on the Korean peninsula.

  • 4. 
    The people pictured below are part of a ten-mile protest that encircled the center of what city last week?
    • A. 

      Minsk.

    • B. 

      Athens.

    • C. 

      Moscow.

    • D. 

      Oslo.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following did Rick Santorum not criticize in the run-up to his primary losses in Michigan and Arizona on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech on religious freedom.

    • B. 

      College education.

    • C. 

      Environmental conservation.

    • D. 

      Congressional earmarks.

  • 6. 
    After his losses, Rick Santorum spoke in Ohio on Tuesday night. What did he say while using the prop he’s holding in the picture below?
    • A. 

      “President Obama is living in the Stone Age!”

    • B. 

      “We’ve run a good, aggressive campaign, but you can’t get blood from a stone.”

    • C. 

      “Yeah, this is oil! Oil… out of rock! Shale! It leaches oil.”

    • D. 

      “Forget community policing! Public stonings are the most effective criminal deterrent.”

  • 7. 
    Friday marked the fiftieth anniversary of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain’s hundred-point game. What team was Chamberlain playing for on March 2, 1962?
    • A. 

      Los Angeles Lakers.

    • B. 

      Harlem Globetrotters.

    • C. 

      Philadelphia Warriors.

    • D. 

      Philadelphia 76ers.

  • 8. 
    The online review site Yelp began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company is valued at nine hundred million dollars, despite its not having done what since 2004?
    • A. 

      Turned a profit.

    • B. 

      Bought advertisements.

    • C. 

      Taken investments from venture capitalists.

    • D. 

      Filed its taxes.

  • 9. 
    President Obama made a phone call on Friday that caught the attention of the media. Who did he call?
    • A. 

      Bashar al-Assad.

    • B. 

      David Axelrod.

    • C. 

      Mitt Romney.

    • D. 

      Sandra Fluke.

  • 10. 
    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and a representative from one other country at the E.U. Summit refused to sign a treaty aimed at enforcing fiscal discipline. What was the other country?
    • A. 

      Greece.

    • B. 

      Ireland.

    • C. 

      The Czech Republic.

    • D. 

      Portugal.

  • 11. 
    Defensive players for the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins violated N.F.L. rules by doing what to encourage tougher play?
    • A. 

      Organizing bounties.

    • B. 

      Using steroids.

    • C. 

      Stealing playbooks from other teams.

    • D. 

      Hypnotizing themselves.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Nick Paumgarten writes about the World Economic Forum in Davos. Who was the celebrity guest at this year’s conference?
    • A. 

      Lady Gaga.

    • B. 

      Mick Jagger.

    • C. 

      John Legend.

    • D. 

      Magic Johnson.