What A Week: June 18 - 22

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What A Week: June 18 - 22

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee voted to charge whom with contempt of Congress?
    • A. 

      President Barack Obama.

    • B. 

      Attorney General Eric Holder.

    • C. 

      Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    • D. 

      The journalist Bill Moyers.

  • 2. 
    In a campaign ad released earlier this week, the congressional candidate Samuel (Joe the Plumber) Wurzelbacher linked gun-control laws to which tragedy?
    • A. 

      The 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.

    • B. 

      The killing of Trayvon Martin.

    • C. 

      Ted Nugent’s career.

    • D. 

      The Holocaust.

  • 3. 
    On Thursday, the polarizing superstar LeBron James won his first N.B.A. championship with the Miami Heat. Which honor has James not garnered in his career?
    • A. 

      A high-school state championship.

    • B. 

      The title of Ohio Mr. Basketball.

    • C. 

      An Olympic Gold Medal.

    • D. 

      A college championship.

  • 4. 
    This week, students, faculty, staff, and alumni joined to protest the unexplained removal of their university’s president. At which university did the controversy occur?
    • A. 

      The University of Virginia.

    • B. 

      The University of Connecticut.

    • C. 

      Duke University.

    • D. 

      Faber College.

  • 5. 
    On Wednesday, it was announced that Larry Ellison, the founder and C.E.O. of Oracle and the sixth-richest person in the world, made what extravagant purchase?
    • A. 

      A group of seventeen reticulated giraffes.

    • B. 

      The London Philharmonic Orchestra, which will now change its official name to “Larry’s London Players.”

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson’s Neverland Valley Ranch.

    • D. 

      Hawaii’s sixth-largest island, Lanai.

  • 6. 
    On Thursday, a defecting fighter pilot from which country was granted political asylum?
    • A. 

      China.

    • B. 

      Syria.

    • C. 

      Canada.

    • D. 

      Burma.

  • 7. 
    When the Jerry Sandusky trial began, eight alleged victims had come forward. On Thursday, a new person alleged he’d been abused by Sandusky. Who is that person?
    • A. 

      Joe Paterno’s grandson.

    • B. 

      Sandusky’s adopted son.

    • C. 

      A counsellor from the Second Mile camp.

    • D. 

      The son of a former Penn State football player.

  • 8. 
    On Sunday, who was declared the winner of Egypt’s first open Presidential election?
    • A. 

      Mohamed Morsi.

    • B. 

      Ahmed Shafik.

    • C. 

      Hosni Mubarak.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    NBC executives reportedly want to replace which co-host of the “Today” show before the London Olympics?
    • A. 

      Matt Lauer.

    • B. 

      Al Roker.

    • C. 

      Willard Scott.

    • D. 

      Ann Curry.

  • 10. 
    On Thursday, it was announced that Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will soon become the president of what?
    • A. 

      The Republican National Committee.

    • B. 

      The Republican Governors Association.

    • C. 

      Purdue University.

    • D. 

      Restore Our Future, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney.

  • 11. 
    What did the music-streaming service Spotify announce on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      Its plans to file an I.P.O.

    • B. 

      A mobile app for non-paying users.

    • C. 

      Its plans to become a music label.

    • D. 

      It will merge with Pandora.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Emily Nussbaum calls Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show, “The Newsroom,” “so naïve it’s cynical.” What was the first television show that Sorkin created?
    • A. 

      “The West Wing.”

    • B. 

      “Sports Night.”

    • C. 

      “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”

    • D. 

      “Entourage.”

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