What A Week: April 16-20

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  • 1. 
    The deadline for filing federal income-tax returns fell on April 17th this year, instead of April 15th. What was the reason for the reprieve?
    • A. 

      Last summer's debt-ceiling crisis diverted necessary resources from the Treasury Department.

    • B. 

      The celebration of "Emancipation Day" in Washington, D.C., on April 16th.

    • C. 

      The lingering cleanup from the preceding Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll.

    • D. 

      The federal government needed two extra days to come up with the cash for refunds.

  • 2. 
    The retired space shuttle Discovery arrived in the Washington, D.C., area on Wednesday, where it will be displayed at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center. How was the shuttle transported?
    • A. 

      It flew under its own power.

    • B. 

      It was disassembled and trucked.

    • C. 

      It was placed on a barge and shipped up the coast.

    • D. 

      It flew on the back of a 747 jet.

  • 3. 
    On Tuesday, the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, still under house arrest in Britain, started what new venture?
    • A. 

      A media career, with a talk show on a Russian television network.

    • B. 

      A music career, with his cover of Snow's 1992 single "Informer."requirement.

    • C. 

      A legal career, after enrolling in correspondence classes for a law degree.

    • D. 

      An online-dating service called WikiLove that promises "no secrets" and "complete transparency" in its matchmaking process.

  • 4. 
    Earlier this week, allegations surfaced that Secret Service agents had engaged in what activity in Colombia?
    • A. 

      Purchasing cocaine.

    • B. 

      Bringing prostitutes to their hotel rooms.

    • C. 

      Selling pirated books.

    • D. 

      Trafficking weapons.

  • 5. 
    What did the musician Ted Nugent say at an N.R.A. convention last weekend that caused alarm across the country?
    • A. 

      "I plan to release an experimental jazz album this summer."

    • B. 

      "If Barack Obama becomes the President in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

    • C. 

      "This fall I'll be starring in a brand-new reality series about moonshining. It's called 'Spirits of the Wild.'"

    • D. 

      "Political power grows from the barrel of a gun. The Tea Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party."

  • 6. 
    The Newt Gingrich campaign suffered what further indignity this week?
    • A. 

      The campaign tour bus was repossessed.

    • B. 

      The campaign's tax return was selected for an audit.

    • C. 

      The Republican National Committee asked that Newt not attend the Party's convention in August.

    • D. 

      Newt was bit by a penguin while visiting the St. Louis Zoo.

  • 7. 
    Which celebrity spent the week stoking rumors that she will enter politics?
    • A. 

      Lady Gaga.

    • B. 

      Kim Kardashian.

    • C. 

      Scarlett Johansson.

    • D. 

      Jennifer Aniston.

  • 8. 
    At which religious university will Mitt Romney deliver the commencement address this year?
    • A. 

      Brigham Young University, a Mormon institution.

    • B. 

      Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school.

    • C. 

      Niagra University, a Jesuit school.

    • D. 

      Texas Christian University.

  • 9. 
    One week after North Korea's failed missile launch, which country tested its own nuclear-capable missile on Thursday?
    • A. 

      Pakistan.

    • B. 

      Afghanistan.

    • C. 

      India.

    • D. 

      Israel.

  • 10. 
    A video-game developer is seeking funds to create a game for which the goal is to become President and eradicate the Federal Reserve. Which real Presidential candidate plays the game's hero?
    • A. 

      Mitt Romney.

    • B. 

      Barack Obama.

    • C. 

      Ron Paul.

    • D. 

      Newt Gingrich.

  • 11. 
    Legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt stepped down from her position at the University of Tennessee on Thursday. What prompted her decision?
    • A. 

      She is upset about her team's loss in the N.C.A.A. championship.

    • B. 

      The school's athletic program is under scrutiny for questionable recruiting practices.

    • C. 

      She has early-onset dementia.

    • D. 

      She would like to spend more time with her family.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week's issue, Jill Lepore writes about gun culture in America, which has the highest rate of civilian gun ownership in the world. Which country boasts the second-highest rate?
    • A. 

      Syria.

    • B. 

      Yemen.

    • C. 

      Germany.

    • D. 

      Australia.

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