What A Week: June 4-8

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Week Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Last Sunday, a Nigerian commercial airliner crashed in which city? 
    • A. 

      Accra.

    • B. 

      Addis Ababa.

    • C. 

      Timbuktu.

    • D. 

      Lagos.

  • 2. 
    The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Facebook is planning to let which group of people, who have long used the social-networking site in violation of its rules, officially join?
    • A. 

      Chinese citizens.

    • B. 

      Convicted criminals.

    • C. 

      Children under thirteen.

    • D. 

      Iranian citizens.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following DC Comics superheroes was revealed to be gay in an issue published this week?
    • A. 

      Batman.

    • B. 

      The Green Lantern.

    • C. 

      The Flash.

    • D. 

      Superman.

  • 4. 
    On Tuesday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won a recall election, defeating Tom Barrett, the Democratic mayor of Milwaukee. Which of the following celebrity politicians did not campaign in Wisconsin on behalf of one of the candidates?
    • A. 

      Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

    • B. 

      New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

    • C. 

      President Barack Obama.

    • D. 

      Former President Bill Clinton.

  • 5. 
    A state-record sixty-three million dollars was spent on the Wisconsin recall election. How much did the Walker and Barrett campaigns spend, relative to each other?
    • A. 

      Barrett outspent Walker by two to one.

    • B. 

      Walker outspent Barrett by three to one.

    • C. 

      The campaigns spent about the same amount.

    • D. 

      Walker outspent Barrett by seven and a half to one.

  • 6. 
    What revelation was made, this week, about the PlanB One-Step emergency contraceptive pills, recently referred to as “abortive pills” by Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum?
    • A. 

      Romney owns a five per cent share in the company that makes them.

    • B. 

      In 2007, Gingrich served as a historical consultant in their manufacture and marketing.

    • C. 

      They don’t actually cause abortions.

    • D. 

      They turn twenty-five per cent of users’ hair green.

  • 7. 
    Which social network was hacked on Wednesday in an attack that affected the accounts of six million of its users?
    • A. 

      Facebook.

    • B. 

      Twitter.

    • C. 

      Pinterest.

    • D. 

      LinkedIn.

  • 8. 
    On Thursday, more than eighty pending lawsuits were combined into one suit that accuses the National Football League of what?
    • A. 

      Poor treatment and sexual misconduct toward cheerleaders.

    • B. 

      Devastating effects on the environments of more than thirty cities.

    • C. 

      Hiding information related to football-related brain injuries.

    • D. 

      Inadequate pension plans for retired players.

  • 9. 
    Which former U.S. President seemed to support the extension of the Bush tax cuts on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      George W. Bush.

    • B. 

      Jimmy Carter.

    • C. 

      George H. W. Bush.

    • D. 

      Bill Clinton.

  • 10. 
    Why was I’ll Have Another, the colt who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, scratched from the Belmont Stakes?
    • A. 

      New York has strict drug-testing policies.

    • B. 

      He has a slight injury that his trainer doesn’t want to worsen.

    • C. 

      He was above the weight-class restrictions.

    • D. 

      Race authorities discovered that he had been using non-regulation horseshoes.

  • 11. 
    What widely expected element was missing from Ben Bernanke’s testimony to Congress on Thursday?
    • A. 

      A list of the problems facing the U.S. economy.

    • B. 

      A list of which U.S. officials are to blame.

    • C. 

      A list of policy recommendations.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: James Surowiecki writes about the role of behavioral economics in the Greek debt crisis. What appellation has been given to the possibility that Greece abandons the euro?
    • A. 

      The Departhenon.

    • B. 

      The Grexit.

    • C. 

      The Greek escape.

    • D. 

      Zeus's revenge.