What A Week: May 21-25

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  • 1. 
    After Facebook’s I.P.O. earned him about seventeen billion dollars on Friday, how did the C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg celebrate on Saturday?
    • A. 

      Filling a large tank at the Aquarium of the Bay, in San Francisco, with dollar bills, and swimming in it.

    • B. 

      Endowing a chair in entrepreneurial studies at Harvard Business School.

    • C. 

      Getting a Facebook “like” thumbs-up tattooed on his ankle.

    • D. 

      Marrying his college sweetheart, Priscilla Chan.

  • 2. 
    President Obama was perceived to have snubbed the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday when he refused to meet with him at the NATO summit in Chicago. With which U.S. official did Zardari meet, instead?
    • A. 

      Vice-President Joe Biden.

    • B. 

      Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

    • C. 

      Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter.

    • D. 

      Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

  • 3. 
    After he finished not-meeting with Zardari on Monday, President Obama gave the commencement speech at which school?
    • A. 

      Liberty College, in Virginia.

    • B. 

      Joplin High School, in Missouri.

    • C. 

      Virginia Tech, in Virginia.

    • D. 

      San Dimas High School, in California.

  • 4. 
    An unmanned rocket built by the SpaceX company launched from Florida on Tuesday morning, heralding what may be a new era of commercial space travel. Which of the following was not sent into space with the rocket?
    • A. 

      Food and supplies for the crew of the International Space Station.

    • B. 

      The ashes of actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original “Star Trek” television series.

    • C. 

      An autographed copy of “Window of Opportunity,” Newt Gingrich’s 1984 vision for space exploration.

    • D. 

      A student science experiment examining spiders in space.

  • 5. 
    Which event, this week, destroyed ten per cent of the world’s production of Parmigiano-Reggiano (“parmesan”) cheese?
    • A. 

      A series of floods throughout the Po River valley.

    • B. 

      Intentional destruction, demanded by France in an appeal to the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy.

    • C. 

      Intentional destruction, made necessary by the discovery of a potentially toxic bacterial strain in some of the cows that produce milk for the cheese.

    • D. 

      An earthquake in northern Italy that knocked three hundred thousand wheels of cheese off their shelves.

  • 6. 
    On Wednesday, which of the following happened to Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who may have helped in the hunt for Osama bin Laden by trying to collect DNA samples?
    • A. 

      He was convicted of treason and sentenced to thirty-three years in prison.

    • B. 

      He was awarded the twenty-five-million dollar bounty for bin Laden’s death.

    • C. 

      His license to practice medicine was revoked for violation of the Hippocratic oath.

    • D. 

      He was granted asylum in the United States.

  • 7. 
    Which former cabinet member under President George W. Bush voiced his support for same-sex marriage this week?
    • A. 

      John Ashcroft.

    • B. 

      Donald Rumsfeld.

    • C. 

      Colin Powell.

    • D. 

      Mitch Daniels.

  • 8. 
    What anachronistic pop song is prominent in the trailer for “The Great Gatsby,” released this week?
    • A. 

      “Born this Way,” by Lady Gaga.

    • B. 

      “No Church in the Wild,” by Jay-Z and Kanye West.

    • C. 

      “Someone Like You,” by Adele.

    • D. 

      “Talk that Talk,” by Rihanna.

  • 9. 
    A vial supposedly containing which President’s blood was put on auction Tuesday and then quickly removed from the block on Thursday?
    • A. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    • B. 

      John F. Kennedy.

    • C. 

      Theodore Roosevelt.

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan.

  • 10. 
    Which of these men announced on Thursday that he is considering forming a Super PAC?
    • A. 

      Herman Cain.

    • B. 

      Donald Trump.

    • C. 

      Michael Bloomberg.

    • D. 

      Mel Gibson.

  • 11. 
    Yahoo announced plans to release what new product this week in hopes of jump-starting its business? 
    • A. 

      An operating system for cell phones.

    • B. 

      Flickr 3.0.

    • C. 

      A Web browser for mobile devices.

    • D. 

      A mobile image-sharing portal.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In Woody Allen’s Shouts & Murmurs piece this week, who were the stars of the movie being pitched to him?
    • A. 

      A band of mice.

    • B. 

      A group of midgets.

    • C. 

      A youth hockey team.

    • D. 

      All the living U.S. Presidents.

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