What A Week: April 30-may 4

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What A Week: April 30-may 4

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  • 1. 
    Not long after the blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng emerged from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, he said that he no longer feels safe, and is now seeking asylum where?
    • A. 

      Japan.

    • B. 

      Macau.

    • C. 

      The United States.

    • D. 

      Australia.

  • 2. 
    Whom did the report from Britain’s official parliamentary investigation into the News of the World phone-hacking scandal deem unfit to run a major corporation?
    • A. 

      Rupert Murdoch.

    • B. 

      David Cameron.

    • C. 

      Rowan Atkinson.

    • D. 

      Roger Ailes.

  • 3. 
    On Monday, Delta Air Lines announced what new approach to dealing with the expense of fuel prices?
    • A. 

      Partnering with the Russian oil oligarch Roman Abramovich.

    • B. 

      Tripling its investment in alternative fuel sources.

    • C. 

      Suing ExxonMobil.

    • D. 

      Buying its own refinery.

  • 4. 
    Which work of art sold for $119.9 million, a record, at auction on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker.”

    • B. 

      Nina West’s “The Kramer.”

    • C. 

      Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”

    • D. 

      Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”

  • 5. 
    Richard Grennel, who’d signed on with the Romney campaign as a foreign-policy spokesman, resigned on Tuesday after his appointment met with aggressive criticism from some conservatives. What about Grennel did they find unacceptable?
    • A. 

      He was thought to be too young and inexperienced for the job.

    • B. 

      He is openly gay and supports same-sex marriage.

    • C. 

      He backs a policy of non-intervention in Latin America.

    • D. 

      He participated in an Occupy Washington protest.

  • 6. 
    How did the New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire injure himself during the first round of the N.B.A. playoffs this week? 
    • A. 

      Battling for a rebound during Game Two of the first-round series against the Miami Heat.

    • B. 

      Punching the Miami Heat’s LeBron James during Game Two.

    • C. 

      Punching the glass case of a fire extinguisher after Game Two.

    • D. 

      Getting elbowed by the Heat’s Shane Battier during Game Two.

  • 7. 
    On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of Eric LeGrand, a former football player for Rutgers University. What makes this decision surprising?
    • A. 

      LeGrand has not walked in over a year.

    • B. 

      LeGrand is forty years old.

    • C. 

      Greg Schiano, the new coach of the Buccaneers, was the coach of one of Rutgers’ biggest rivals, the Naval Academy.

    • D. 

      LeGrand is eighteen years old.

  • 8. 
    In the John Edwards trial, a former spokesman for Edwards testified on Thursday that his old boss refused to do what to dispel the belief that he had a pregnant mistress?
    • A. 

      Sign an affidavit.

    • B. 

      Appear with Rielle Hunter publicly.

    • C. 

      Cross his heart and hope to die.

    • D. 

      Take a D.N.A. test.

  • 9. 
    What new movie, released on Friday, is expected to bring a cult following to the theatres?
    • A. 

      “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

    • B. 

      “The Avengers.”

    • C. 

      “First Position.”

    • D. 

      “The Five-Year Engagement.”

  • 10. 
    An excerpt in Vanity Fair from David Maraniss’ forthcoming book about President Obama is largely based on interviews and letters from whom in Obama’s past?
    • A. 

      His high-school classmates.

    • B. 

      His former girlfriends.

    • C. 

      His middle-school teachers.

    • D. 

      His neighbors in Indonesia.

  • 11. 
    What notable omission did Newt Gingrich make when he announced the suspension of his campaign on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      He did not thank the Supreme Court for its Citizens United decision.

    • B. 

      He did not endorse Mitt Romney.

    • C. 

      He did not mention his plan to inhabit the moon.

    • D. 

      He did not criticize President Obama.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, David Kushner writes about George Hotz, who has attracted the allegiance of the infamous hacker collective Anonymous. What was Hotz’s first famous hack?
    • A. 

      He unlocked the first-generation iPhone.

    • B. 

      He hacked into Steve Jobs’s e-mail account.

    • C. 

      He scrambled chips in the Sony PlayStation3.

    • D. 

      He crashed Palo Alto’s electric grid.