What A Week: April 9-13

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What A Week: April 9-13

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A commemoration of what doomed transatlantic crossing was begun on Sunday, departing from Southampton, England?
    • A. 

      The journey of the rigid airship Hindenburg.

    • B. 

      The journey of the R.M.S. Lusitania.

    • C. 

      The journey of the H.M.S. Titanic.

    • D. 

      The release of the Spice Girls movie, “Spice World.”

  • 2. 
    This week, nervous Hollywood executives withdrew more of their advertising for which movie, due to possible comparisons to what tragedy?
    • A. 

      “The Hunger Games,” because of the famine in Somalia.

    • B. 

      “Neighborhood Watch,” because of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

    • C. 

      “The Three Stooges,” because of the Republican primaries.

    • D. 

      “The Dictator,” because of the violence in Syria.

  • 3. 
    What had prevented Newt Gingrich from securing a spot on Utah’s Republican primary ballot earlier this week?
    • A. 

      He was unable to gather the required number of signatures.

    • B. 

      He failed to meet the primary’s “reasonable expectation of success” requirement.

    • C. 

      The state’s ethics board deemed him unfit to run.

    • D. 

      The five-hundred-dollar check his campaign wrote for the entry fee bounced.

  • 4. 
    On Tuesday, a new law went into effect in Tennessee; it permits what topic to be taught in the state’s schools?
    • A. 

      Creationism.

    • B. 

      Women’s studies.

    • C. 

      The Presidential campaigns of Eugene V. Debs.

    • D. 

      Dianetics.

  • 5. 
    The Miami Marlins new manager, Ozzie Guillen, apologized for the uproar he caused by doing what?
    • A. 

      Hitting a manatee with his boat.

    • B. 

      Stealing home, literally, by leaving the field with home plate after arguing over an umpire’s call.

    • C. 

      Brutalizing Miami’s mascot, Billy the Marlin, after a loss to St. Louis.

    • D. 

      Declaring his admiration for Fidel Castro.

  • 6. 
    On Monday, AOL announced a deal in which it will receive more than a billion dollars, much of which will go to shareholders, in exchange for what?
    • A. 

      Members’ e-mail and profile information, for use by marketers.

    • B. 

      The intellectual-property rights to the “You’ve got mail” audio message and the yellow running-man logo.

    • C. 

      A schedule of personal appearances by Arianna Huffington at media events, bar mitzvahs, and birthday parties.

    • D. 

      Hundreds of patents.

  • 7. 
    Which British newspaper just became the latest one sued for hacking?
    • A. 

      The Sun.

    • B. 

      The Times of London.

    • C. 

      The Daily Mail.

    • D. 

      The Daily Telegraph.

  • 8. 
    Why did Hazem Abu Ismail, one of the most popular candidates, come under fire leading up to the presidential elections in Egypt?
    • A. 

      He is an American citizen.

    • B. 

      He worked closely with ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

    • C. 

      His mother was suspected of being an American citizen.

    • D. 

      He is a resident of Libya.

  • 9. 
    Of the following companies, all of which were targeted by the Department of Justice for collusion regarding e-book prices, which have not agreed to a proposed settlement with the government?
    • A. 

      Apple.

    • B. 

      Simon & Schuster.

    • C. 

      Harper Collins.

    • D. 

      Hachette.

  • 10. 
    Thursday marked the sixth anniversary of what for Mitt Romney?
    • A. 

      His inauguration as Governor of Massachusetts.

    • B. 

      The announcement of his first Presidential campaign.

    • C. 

      His signing health-care reform into law in Massachusetts.

    • D. 

      The day his personal wealth reached a hundred million dollars.

  • 11. 
    What did Matt Lauer reveal in an interview published on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      That he will be leaving the “Today” show.

    • B. 

      That he prefers to watch “Good Morning America.”

    • C. 

      That he has donated to the Romney campaign.

    • D. 

      That he considered leaving “Today” when Katie Couric did.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: What travel service did Patricia Marx try out, and then write about in this week’s magazine?
    • A. 

      Servas.

    • B. 

      Hospitality Club.

    • C. 

      CouchSurfing.

    • D. 

      Global Freeloaders.