What A Week: March 26-30

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What A Week: March 26-30

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. On Tuesday, the College Board added what anti-cheating security measure for students taking the S.A.T. and A.C.T. exams this fall?
    • A. 

      A photo identification requirement.

    • B. 

      Random urine samples for the detection of “neuroenhancing” drugs like Adderall.

    • C. 

      A stricter student certification statement that acknowledges the possibility of prosecution for cheating.

    • D. 

      (a.) and (c.) but not (b.).

  • 2. 
    Which financial measure was not employed by the cash-strapped Newt Gingrich campaign this week?
    • A. 

      Cutting the full-time campaign staff by one-third.

    • B. 

      A reduction in travel.

    • C. 

      Charging supporters fifty dollars for a photo with Newt.

    • D. 

      Selling “Gingrich the Newt” campaign toys.

  • 3. 
    Major League Baseball began its 2012 season on Wednesday, when the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 3-1. Where was the game played?
    • A. 

      Seattle.

    • B. 

      Oakland.

    • C. 

      London.

    • D. 

      Tokyo.

  • 4. 
    Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba this week, meeting with Raul and Fidel Castro. Which of the following requests did the U.S. State Department acknowledge making of the Pontiff?
    • A. 

      To condemn Communism during his Havana Mass.

    • B. 

      To bring up the case of an American contractor jailed on suspicion of espionage.

    • C. 

      To bring back a box of cigars.

    • D. 

      To negotiate expanded visitation rights for Cuban emigrants living in the United States.

  • 5. 
    President Obama was criticized this week for what comment made to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev?
    • A. 

      Seriously, who really won the Russian election?

    • B. 

      What’s Russian for “Etch a Sketch”?

    • C. 

      “After my election I have more flexibility” (“particularly on missile defense”).

    • D. 

      Have you seen my competition? You could win the American Presidency against these guys.

  • 6. 
    The individual mandate to purchase health insurance was not compared to the purchase of which of the following this week?
    • A. 

      Broccoli.

    • B. 

      Cell phones.

    • C. 

      Lottery tickets.

    • D. 

      Milk.

  • 7. 
    A statue of which native Washingtonian was installed in the nation’s capital on Thursday?
    • A. 

      Dave Chappelle.

    • B. 

      Duke Ellington.

    • C. 

      Cory Booker.

    • D. 

      Marvin Gaye.

  • 8. 
    On Wednesday, the House voted against a budget proposal, loosely based on President Obama’s, that Republicans put together in order to embarrass Obama and his fellow Democrats. What was the vote tally?
    • A. 

      414-0

    • B. 

      390-30

    • C. 

      395-25

    • D. 

      380-40

  • 9. 
    A government advisory committee reversed its earlier decision not to publish two research papers for fear that they might reveal how to create a highly contagious form of bird flu. What is the genetic name of the virus?
    • A. 

      H1N1.

    • B. 

      H3N8.

    • C. 

      H5N1.

    • D. 

      H7N7.

  • 10. 
    Current TV announced Friday afternoon that it has fired anchor Keith Olbermann, who was supposed to have led a turnaround at the network. Who has been chosen to replace him?
    • A. 

      Bryant Gumbel.

    • B. 

      Rachel Maddow.

    • C. 

      Elliot Spitzer.

    • D. 

      Katie Couric.

  • 11. 
    Magic Johnson is now one of a team of new owners for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Who is the majority owner?
    • A. 

      Stan Katsen.

    • B. 

      Magic Johnson.

    • C. 

      Peter Guber.

    • D. 

      Mark Walter.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Lauren Collins writes about the storied British newspaper the Daily Mail. In what year did the Mail begin publishing?
    • A. 

      1896.

    • B. 

      1902.

    • C. 

      1893.

    • D. 

      1900.