What A Week: May 14-18

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  • 1. 
    What significant announcement did the Ron Paul campaign make earlier this week?
    • A. 

      Paul endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

    • B. 

      Paul will be touring the country as part of a two-man political variety show with Dennis Kucinich.

    • C. 

      Paul’s campaign will no longer invest money in upcoming primaries.

    • D. 

      Paul is ending his campaign.

  • 2. 
    On Sunday, the championship of England’s Premier League was determined by the results of two different games, played at the same time, and was contested by two teams from the same city. What is that city?
    • A. 

      Leeds.

    • B. 

      Manchester.

    • C. 

      London.

    • D. 

      Sandford.

  • 3. 
    On Monday, the Yahoo C.E.O. Scott Thompson resigned after what revelation?
    • A. 

      Remarks critical of both Yahoo and its employees were found on his Facebook profile.

    • B. 

      He attempted to bribe government officials for access to rare-earth mineral mines at Teapot Dome, Wyoming.

    • C. 

      He never earned a computer-science degree that he claimed on his résumé.

    • D. 

      He lost two billion dollars in a disastrous financial transaction.

  • 4. 
    This week, Time found that planned revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders could label up to forty per cent of which group as alcoholics?
    • A. 

      Teen-agers.

    • B. 

      Congress.

    • C. 

      Senior citizens.

    • D. 

      College students.

  • 5. 
    The price of which commodity fell to a seven-month low on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      Oil.

    • B. 

      Coal.

    • C. 

      Corn.

    • D. 

      Frozen concentrated orange juice.

  • 6. 
    This summer, New York City will launch a bike-share program. Who is the sponsor, and what is the program’s name?
    • A. 

      Mayor Bloomberg’s office is sponsoring “Spinning the City.”

    • B. 

      Occupy Wall Street is sponsoring “Occupy Bike Lanes.”

    • C. 

      Citibank is sponsoring “Citi Bike.”

    • D. 

      Time Warner is sponsoring “Time to Cycle.”

  • 7. 
    Who will write the screenplay for the movie about the life of Steve Jobs currently being produced by Sony Pictures?
    • A. 

      Woody Allen.

    • B. 

      Aaron Sorkin.

    • C. 

      Martin Scorsese.

    • D. 

      Lena Dunham.

  • 8. 
    What morning drink did researchers say on Wednesday might lead to longer lives?
    • A. 

      Orange juice.

    • B. 

      Tea.

    • C. 

      Coffee.

    • D. 

      Mimosa.

  • 9. 
    Which co-founder of Facebook relinquished his American citizenship ahead of the company’s I.P.O. on Friday?
    • A. 

      Mark Zuckerberg.

    • B. 

      Eduardo Saverin.

    • C. 

      Dustin Moskovitz.

    • D. 

      Chris Hughes.

  • 10. 
    Which social network decided this week to give users the option to not be tracked while using the service?
    • A. 

      Facebook.

    • B. 

      LinkedIn.

    • C. 

      Pintrest.

    • D. 

      Twitter.

  • 11. 
    Which billionaire would have funded a proposed advertising campaign that focussed on the connection between President Obama and Reverend Jeremiah Wright?
    • A. 

      George Soros.

    • B. 

      Sheldon Adelson.

    • C. 

      Donald Trump.

    • D. 

      Joe Ricketts.

  • 12. 
    Know Your New Yorker: Which Supreme Court Justice wrote the majority opinion in Citizens United v. F.E.C., which Jeffrey Toobin writes about in this week’s issue?
    • A. 

      John Roberts.

    • B. 

      Clarence Thomas.

    • C. 

      Anthony Kennedy.

    • D. 

      David Souter.

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