California Law July 2-8

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California Law July 2-8

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Last week, three different plaintiffs filed suit to block a new California law that aims to eliminate what?
    • A. 

      Collective bargaining for California-based unions.

    • B. 

      The sale of sugary drinks in sizes larger than twenty ounces.

    • C. 

      The sale of foie gras.

    • D. 

      Funding for the state’s system of public research universities.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Felix beat Tarmoh in a tie-breaking runoff.

    • B. 

      Tarmoh won the place by picking tails in a coin flip.

    • C. 

      Tarmoh beat Felix in Q Scores compiled for Nike and NBC.

    • D. 

      Tarmoh conceded the position to Felix.

  • 3. 
    New European Union sanctions affect crude oil from which country?
    • A. 

      Iran.

    • B. 

      Iraq.

    • C. 

      Venezuela.

    • D. 

      Nigeria.

  • 4. 
    On Saturday, thousands of protestors marched through Mexico City in a demonstration against the President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto. Nieto’s win secured the Presidency for which party?
    • A. 

      Occupy Mexico.

    • B. 

      The National Action Party (PAN), of the incumbent, Felipe Calderón.

    • C. 

      The Mexican Té Party.

    • D. 

      The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled the country from 1929 until 2000.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The establishment of a new border checkpoint with South Korea.

    • B. 

      A concert for Kim Jong-un featuring performers dressed as Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, and other Disney characters.

    • C. 

      An agreement between the government and Donald Trump that outlines the construction and operation of three golf courses and a resort hotel.

    • D. 

      A contract with Cirque du Soleil to stage a permanent production in Pyongyang.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The discovery of the Higgs boson particle.

    • B. 

      The accidental creation of a small black hole.

    • C. 

      The discovery of a new heavy metal element.

    • D. 

      A lawsuit against the author Dan Brown for his use of the collider as a plot point in “Angels & Demons.”

  • 7. 
    After calling Scientologists “Creepy, maybe even evil,” who tweeted this last week, "Mormonism a mystery to me, but Mormons certainly not evil”?
    • A. 

      Charlie Sheen.

    • B. 

      David Axelrod.

    • C. 

      Rupert Murdoch.

    • D. 

      Mel Gibson.

  • 8. 
    On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first over-the-counter test for what disease?
    • A. 

      Diabetes.

    • B. 

      Lung cancer.

    • C. 

      Alzheimer’s.

    • D. 

      H.I.V.

  • 9. 
    On Sunday, Roger Federer won Wimbledon by defeating which player, who was the first British man to advance to the final of the famous British famous tennis tournament since Bunny Austin, in 1938?
    • A. 

      Colin Fleming.

    • B. 

      Mycroft Holmes.

    • C. 

      Tim Henman.

    • D. 

      Andy Murray.

  • 10. 
    Both the chairman and the chief executive of a major bank recently announced their departures due to a rate-fixing scandal. Which bank?
    • A. 

      BNP Paribas.

    • B. 

      Barclays.

    • C. 

      Deutsche Bank.

    • D. 

      Citigroup.

  • 11. 
    This weekend, which nation held its first free national elections after forty-two years of autocratic rule?
    • A. 

      Libya.

    • B. 

      Egypt.

    • C. 

      Belarus.

    • D. 

      Angola.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Dexter Filkins writes about the future of Afghanistan after the U.S. Army leaves. Many fear that the country will fall into another civil war. Which ethnic group is key to both the Taliban and the government?
    • A. 

      Pashtuns.

    • B. 

      Uzbeks.

    • C. 

      Tajiks.

    • D. 

      Hazaras.