What A Week: April 2-6

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  • 1. 
    Battle of the Network Stars: In this week’s stunt-casting ratings race among morning television “news” shows, which of the following women did not make an appearance?
    • A. 

      Katie Couric, as a guest host on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

    • B. 

      Sarah Palin, as a guest host on NBC’s “Today.”

    • C. 

      Kim Kardashian as a relationship expert on “Fox & Friends.”

    • D. 

      Oprah Winfrey, as a guest on CBS’s “CBS This Morning.”

  • 2. 
    What tragic conflict began twenty years ago on Thursday?
    • A. 

      The Siege of Sarajevo.

    • B. 

      The Rwandan civil war.

    • C. 

      The South Central Los Angeles riots.

    • D. 

      The battle for the “Tonight Show” between Jay Leno and David Letterman.

  • 3. 
    On Friday a U.S. Navy jet crashed into an apartment complex in what location?
    • A. 

      Detroit, Michigan.

    • B. 

      Isfahan, Iran.

    • C. 

      Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    • D. 

      Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • 4. 
    Why has the Augusta National Golf Club, where this week’s Masters tournament is played, not yet extended membership to the I.B.M. C.E.O. Virginia Rometty, as it has traditionally done with the sitting C.E.O.s of its corporate sponsors?
    • A. 

      Because of the past business relationship between I.B.M. and Germany’s former Nazi regime.

    • B. 

      Because the limit on the number of memberships had been reached.

    • C. 

      Because I.B.M. relocated jobs away from the greater Augusta, Georgia area.

    • D. 

      Because Virginia Rometty is a woman.

  • 5. 
    On Wednesday Google previewed its new Project Glass. What is it?
    • A. 

      An acronym: “Google’s Litigation against Apple’s Sorry Software.”

    • B. 

      A new kind of glass for windows in office buildings, houses, and vehicles that generates a wireless-network signal.

    • C. 

      Augmented reality eyeglasses that could potentially act as a smart phone and personal assistant.

    • D. 

      A policy of greater corporate transparency.

  • 6. 
    A new estimate raised by more than twenty per cent the death toll of what war this week?
    • A. 

      The Peloponnesian War.

    • B. 

      The Clone Wars.

    • C. 

      The American Revolution.

    • D. 

      The Civil War.

  • 7. 
    Which Republican candidate for President met with party strategists on Thursday to develop a plan for the future of his campaign?
    • A. 

      Rick Santorum.

    • B. 

      Ron Paul.

    • C. 

      Mitt Romney.

    • D. 

      Newt Gingrich.

  • 8. 
    A Maryland woman claims to have bought the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket. But, she has yet to submit the ticket in order to collect her winnings. Why did she say she has not done so yet?
    • A. 

      Her dog ate the ticket.

    • B. 

      She lost the ticket.

    • C. 

      She is protesting the fetishization of money.

    • D. 

      She wants to finalize her divorce before claiming the prize.

  • 9. 
    On Thursday, the Connecticut Senate voted to abolish what?
    • A. 

      The death penalty.

    • B. 

      Abortion.

    • C. 

      Health insurance.

    • D. 

      Mandatory education beyond the eighth grade.

  • 10. 
    The rate of job growth declined in March; the Labor Department reported on Friday that one hundred and twenty thousand jobs were added last month, breaking the country’s upward trend. What is the new unemployment rate?
    • A. 

      9.1 per cent.

    • B. 

      8.2 per cent.

    • C. 

      8.6 per cent.

    • D. 

      7.9 per cent.

  • 11. 
    Microsoft will release its new cell phone—intended to compete with the iPhone and Android—on Sunday. What is the new phone, built by Nokia, called?
    • A. 

      Integra.

    • B. 

      Razr 3.

    • C. 

      Lumia 900.

    • D. 

      MPhone.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: Evan Osnos writes about what city that is emerging as the new gambling capital of the world?
    • A. 

      Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    • B. 

      Macau, China.

    • C. 

      Toronto, Canada.

    • D. 

      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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