What A Week: July 16-20

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What A Week: July 16-20

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On Monday, Congressional investigators said that the Food and Drug Administration’s lawyers had authorized what?
    • A. 

      Placing mandatory scare quotes around the words “healthy,” “nutrition,” and “food” on the menus of fast-food restaurants.

    • B. 

      Officially calling shenanigans on drugs marketed to treat restless-leg syndrome.

    • C. 

      Relying exclusively on studies funded by, carried out, and analyzed by pharmaceutical companies for drug trials.

    • D. 

      Spying on the agency’s own scientists.

  • 2. 
    On Monday, the Google executive Marissa Mayer announced she was leaving to become the C.E.O. of which tech company?
    • A. 

      Facebook.

    • B. 

      Yahoo.

    • C. 

      Weibo.

    • D. 

      AOL.

  • 3. 
    What brought New York's era of Linsanity to an end this week?
    • A. 

      Jeremy Lin and the Knicks could not reach an agreement on the division of revenue from T-shirt sales.

    • B. 

      Lin left to pursue a graduate degree in economics at the University of Oxford.

    • C. 

      The Knicks chose not to match a contract offered to Lin by the Houston Rockets.

    • D. 

      Lin injured his wrist while trying to learn how to play defense.

  • 4. 
    According to a report issued on Monday by the National Climatic Data Center, how much of the continental United States is currently in a moderate-to-extreme drought?
    • A. 

      Five per cent.

    • B. 

      Twenty per cent.

    • C. 

      Fifty-five per cent.

    • D. 

      All of it.

  • 5. 
    On Tuesday, which youth organization reaffirmed its ban on gays?
    • A. 

      The Boy Scouts of America.

    • B. 

      Teenage Republicans.

    • C. 

      The Tea Party Pals.

    • D. 

      The National Youth Robotics Club.

  • 6. 
    This week, Michele Bachmann received bipartisan criticism for which accusation, made against a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?
    • A. 

      That the aide has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, and is working for America’s demise.

    • B. 

      That the aide has connections to the Communist Party, and is working for America’s demise.

    • C. 

      That the aide is in violation of the Alien and Sedition Acts, and is working for America’s demise.

    • D. 

      That the aide danced like a heathen in the forest and conjured spirits, and is working for America’s demise.

  • 7. 
    Which Muslim country has threatened to expel non-Muslim residents who do not respect Ramadan, which began on Friday?
    • A. 

      Indonesia.

    • B. 

      Pakistan.

    • C. 

      Saudi Arabia.

    • D. 

      Yemen.

  • 8. 
    On Thursday, China’s President Hu Jintao announced that the country will spend twenty billion dollars on what?
    • A. 

      Infrastructure and business development in Africa.

    • B. 

      A bailout of its real-estate industry.

    • C. 

      An advertising campaign to promote two-children families.

    • D. 

      Overhauling its health-care industry to mimic the Affordable Care Act.

  • 9. 
    Which two countries vetoed the U.N. Security Council’s resolution to impose sanctions on Syria?
    • A. 

      China and Pakistan.

    • B. 

      Russia and South Africa.

    • C. 

      China and Russia.

    • D. 

      Pakistan and South Africa.

  • 10. 
    “American Horror Story” and one other television show received seventeen Emmy nominations on Thursday. Which one? 
    • A. 

      “Breaking Bad.”

    • B. 

      “Game of Thrones.”

    • C. 

      “Mad Men.”

    • D. 

      “Downton Abbey.”

  • 11. 
    Which state will now allow its residents to register to vote on Facebook?
    • A. 

      New York.

    • B. 

      California.

    • C. 

      Washington.

    • D. 

      Rhode Island.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Burkhard Bilger writes about Brian Shaw who is, arguably, the strongest man in history. What competition is he the defending champion of?
    • A. 

      The Atlas Strongman.

    • B. 

      The Arnold Strongman.

    • C. 

      The World’s Strongest Man.

    • D. 

      The Ironman.

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