President Obama July 9-13

12 Questions

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Barack Obama Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On Monday, President Obama proposed an extension of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts for whom?
    • A. 

      Only households that earn three hundred and fifty thousand dollars or less.

    • B. 

      Only households that own three houses or fewer.

    • C. 

      All households, for the first two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of earnings.

    • D. 

      All households, so long as no wage-earners work in private equity.

  • 2. 
    This week, the government of which country was criticized after failing to issue warnings or evacuation orders for floods that killed at least a hundred and seventy-two people?
    • A. 

      Burma.

    • B. 

      Uruguay.

    • C. 

      Italy.

    • D. 

      Russia.

  • 3. 
    On Monday, the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave final approval for a plan to exhume Yasser Arafat’s remains. Why is the former Palestinian leader’s body being unearthed?
    • A. 

      His remains are to be relocated to a larger, grander mausoleum that will also serve as a monument.

    • B. 

      The present burial site sits on unsafe ground.

    • C. 

      There is suspicion that the buried body is not Arafat’s.

    • D. 

      There is suspicion that Arafat may have been poisoned with a radioactive agent.

  • 4. 
    This week, a British High Court judge sided with Samsung in a suit brought by Apple over the design of Samsung’s Galaxy tablet. What reason did the judge give for his decision?
    • A. 

      Touch-screen technology cannot be patented.

    • B. 

      Apple “already has enough money.”

    • C. 

      Apple’s design patent was not properly filed in the United Kingdom.

    • D. 

      The Samsung tablet is “not as cool” as the Apple iPad.

  • 5. 
    What controversial measure being put in place for this year’s Olympics received court permission to proceed on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      The stationing of surface-to-air missiles on the roofs of residential buildings.

    • B. 

      The forced inoculation of East End residents against weaponized small pox.

    • C. 

      The inclusion of advertisements for NBC’s fall lineup on team uniforms.

    • D. 

      Instant replay for the judging of gymnastics events.

  • 6. 
    A report by the Boston Globe, published on Thursday, alleges what about Mitt Romney that could harm his campaign?
    • A. 

      He still thinks the individual mandate is a good idea.

    • B. 

      He supports abortion rights.

    • C. 

      He was connected to Bain Capital for three years longer than he claimed.

    • D. 

      He actually prefers that family pets ride inside the car.

  • 7. 
    On Tuesday, Apple settled a dispute over the name of the iPad with which country where the company will now begin to sell the tablet?
    • A. 

      Japan.

    • B. 

      China.

    • C. 

      Russia.

    • D. 

      South Korea.

  • 8. 
    On Tuesday, the City Council of San Bernardino, California voted to file for chapter-nine bankruptcy. How many other California cities have filed for bankruptcy this year?
    • A. 

      Three.

    • B. 

      Two.

    • C. 

      Six.

    • D. 

      Eight.

  • 9. 
    Filmmaker Spike Lee announced on Wednesday that he is nearly finished a new documentary about which singer who died within the past few years?
    • A. 

      Whitney Houston.

    • B. 

      Etta James.

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson.

    • D. 

      Donna Summer.

  • 10. 
    On Wednesday, Democratic leaders called for which Congressman to be more forthright with his constituents about his lengthy absence due to what his office calls a “mood disorder”?
    • A. 

      Allen West.

    • B. 

      Steny Hoyer.

    • C. 

      Jesse Jackson, Jr.

    • D. 

      Eric Cantor.

  • 11. 
    What statement by Kobe Bryant did Michael Jordan to call “not one of the smarter things he could have ever done”?
    • A. 

      He challenged Jordan to a round of golf.

    • B. 

      He called himself the greatest basketball player of all time.

    • C. 

      He called himself the best player to wear a Lakers jersey.

    • D. 

      He said that this year’s U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball team could have beaten the 1992 Dream Team.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Anthony Lane writes, “If you are a twenty-year-old male of unvarnished social aptitude, those movies will seem like much-loved classics that have eaten up half your lifetime.” What series is he referring to?
    • A. 

      Spider-Man.

    • B. 

      Batman.

    • C. 

      Ice Age.

    • D. 

      Tyler Perry’s Madea series.