What A Week: June 25-29

12 Questions
Organization Quizzes & Trivia
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    NATO held emergency talks, on Tuesday, to address Turkey’s concerns over what?
    • A. 

      Skirmishes with Kurdish rebels in Turkey’s east.

    • B. 

      Syria shooting down a Turkish warplane.

    • C. 

      NATO’s missile-defense project.

    • D. 

      The possible NATO membership of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 2. 
    Last week, which country, whose economy accounts for 0.2 per cent of the euro zone’s economy as a whole, became the fifth to seek a European Union bailout during the current debt crisis?
    • A. 

      Belgium.

    • B. 

      Cyprus.

    • C. 

      Luxembourg.

    • D. 

      Estonia.

  • 3. 
    On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved Belviq, which will be the first drug released in the U.S. in thirteen years for the treatment of what? 
    • A. 

      Restless Leg Syndrome.

    • B. 

      Acne.

    • C. 

      Weight loss.

    • D. 

      Sexual performance.

  • 4. 
    On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a split decision on Arizona’s immigration law, S. B. 1070. Which controversial part of the law was upheld by the Court?
    • A. 

      The prohibition on undocumented immigrants working in Arizona.

    • B. 

      Warrantless arrests, if there is suspicion that a crime would make a person removable from the U.S.

    • C. 

      Charging immigrants who don’t carry papers with a state crime.

    • D. 

      Immigration-status checks by police for those they stop, detain, or arrest.

  • 5. 
    Early last week, tens of thousands of people were evacuated because of a wildfire in Waldo Canyon, in which state? 
    • A. 

      Nebraska.

    • B. 

      Kansas.

    • C. 

      Idaho.

    • D. 

      Colorado.

  • 6. 
    Last week, the City of Baltimore explored what option for avoiding the closure of three fire companies? 
    • A. 

      Selling advertising space on fire trucks.

    • B. 

      Selling risqué firefighter calendars.

    • C. 

      Scheduling a series of charity softball games against the New York Fire Department.

    • D. 

      Sharing resources with the District of Columbia Fire Department.

  • 7. 
    What new feature did Facebook implement last Monday?
    • A. 

      Users’ public e-mail addresses were changed to uniform @facebook.com addresses.

    • B. 

      Users now have the authority to completely remove their profile from the site.

    • C. 

      A new Web browser of its own, Amici.

    • D. 

      A “dislike” button, finally.

  • 8. 
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in which it upheld most of the Affordable Care Act. Which Justice provided the swing vote?
    • A. 

      Anthony Kennedy.

    • B. 

      John Roberts.

    • C. 

      Clarence Thomas.

    • D. 

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  • 9. 
    Which part of the A.C.A. did the Court decide to limit?
    • A. 

      The expansion of Medicaid.

    • B. 

      The abolishment of Medicare part D.

    • C. 

      The establishment of a new federal agency to ensure that Americans buy health insurance.

    • D. 

      The establishment of a new federal agency to regulate health-insurance companies.

  • 10. 
    In another ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court determined that a person can lie about his or her military service, striking down the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. What Constitutional amendment is this ruling based on?
    • A. 

      The Fourteenth Amendment.

    • B. 

      The First Amendment.

    • C. 

      The Second Amendment.

    • D. 

      The Fifth Amendment.

  • 11. 
    The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding information regarding an operation run by A.T.F. What is the name of the operation?
    • A. 

      The Great Escape.

    • B. 

      Too Fast, Too Furious.

    • C. 

      Fast and Furious.

    • D. 

      Enter the Dragon.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In the July 2 issue of the magazine, Louis Menand writes about the life and writings of James Joyce. Which rhetorical device does Menand say was Joyce’s favorite?
    • A. 

      Mimicry.

    • B. 

      Oxymoron.

    • C. 

      Pun.

    • D. 

      Hyperbole.