What A Week: May 28-june 01

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  • 1. 
    Long the Republican Party’s presumptive Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney clinched the nomination on Tuesday by winning nearly seventy per cent of the primary vote in which state?
    • A. 

      Utah.

    • B. 

      West Virginia.

    • C. 

      Wisconsin.

    • D. 

      Texas.

  • 2. 
    Who offered the following statement as his first public apology on Tuesday?: “I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid, and childish choices.” 
    • A. 

      The former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, who was convicted of bias intimidation after the suicide of his roommate, Tyler Clementi.

    • B. 

      The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition to Sweden over sexual-assault allegations.

    • C. 

      The leader of Colombia’s FARC guerrilla organization, after releasing the French reporter Romeo Langlois.

    • D. 

      The singer Justin Bieber, who is facing possible assault charges after an altercation with a photographer.

  • 3. 
    MSNBC host Chris Hayes was widely criticized after he said he was uncomfortable referring to whom as what?
    • A. 

      Democrats as progressive legislators.

    • B. 

      Soldiers as heroes.

    • C. 

      MSNBC as a viable network.

    • D. 

      Republicans as rational.

  • 4. 
    On Monday, China announced that for the first time it will begin directly exchanging its yuan with a foreign country, without using the value of the U.S. dollar as an intermediary. With which currency will China begin its direct exchange?
    • A. 

      The euro.

    • B. 

      The Japanese yen.

    • C. 

      The Australian dollar.

    • D. 

      The British pound.

  • 5. 
    Last weekend, a massacre in which Syrian city provoked a fresh wave of international outrage? 
    • A. 

      Damascus.

    • B. 

      Hama.

    • C. 

      Aleppo.

    • D. 

      Houla.

  • 6. 
    After forty-six consecutive opening-round wins, a French Open loss gave which American his or her first career defeat in the initial round of a major tennis tournament?
    • A. 

      John Isner.

    • B. 

      Venus Williams.

    • C. 

      Serena Williams.

    • D. 

      Brian Baker.

  • 7. 
    Findings released on Monday showed that radioactivity leaked from the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant last year has reached California. How did the trace material cross the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      The wind and an unusually strong current.

    • B. 

      Plastic waste.

    • C. 

      Migratory bluefin tuna.

    • D. 

      A variety of seafood exported to markets in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

  • 8. 
    The Scripps National Spelling Bee was held this week; among the contestants was Lori Anne Madison, the youngest competitor in the history of the contest. How old is she?
    • A. 

      Nine.

    • B. 

      Six.

    • C. 

      Seven.

    • D. 

      Four.

  • 9. 
    Days after Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination for President, which other Presidential candidate ended his campaign?
    • A. 

      Barack Obama.

    • B. 

      Ron Paul.

    • C. 

      Buddy Roemer.

    • D. 

      Gary Johnson.

  • 10. 
    The Labor Department reported on Friday that unemployment rose to 8.2 per cent in May. What has the jobs report inspired fear of among economists?
    • A. 

      That Mitt Romney will become President.

    • B. 

      That the economic recovery has stalled.

    • C. 

      That the U.S. will end up like Greece.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    On Thursday, judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit determined that the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. The court is based in a state that legally recognizes same-sex marriages. Which one?
    • A. 

      Massachusetts.

    • B. 

      New York.

    • C. 

      New Hampshire.

    • D. 

      Connecticut.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s Science-Fiction Issue, Emily Nussbaum writes about NBC’s “Community” and cult-television-show fans. Which show does she say “Community” took after in its third season, which ended recently?
    • A. 

      “The Twilight Zone.”

    • B. 

      “Star Trek.”

    • C. 

      “Doctor Who.”

    • D. 

      “Tales From the Crypt.”

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