Legal Quiz July 23-27

12 Questions
Legal Quiz July 23-27

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following punishments was not one of the sanctions imposed by the N.C.A.A. on Penn State for the school’s role in the Jerry Sandusky child-sex-abuse case?
    • A. 

      A sixty-million-dollar fine.

    • B. 

      A four-year ban from bowl games for the football team.

    • C. 

      A requirement that student-athletes must attend at least two-thirds of their classes.

    • D. 

      A reduction in the number of scholarships available for the football team.

  • 2. 
    Which pioneer of space exploration died on Monday?
    • A. 

      Valentina Tereshkova.

    • B. 

      John Glenn.

    • C. 

      Sally Ride.

    • D. 

      Richard Branson.

  • 3. 
    According to reports earlier this week, Russia blocked the embattled regime of its ally, Syria, from doing what?
    • A. 

      Negotiating an end to hostilities with rebels.

    • B. 

      Using chemical weapons against rebels.

    • C. 

      Fleeing the country.

    • D. 

      Destroying UNESCO World Heritage sites in Aleppo and Damascus.

  • 4. 
    On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to distance himself from comments he made the previous night on CNN. What had Bloomberg said?
    • A. 

      He would be a better President than either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.

    • B. 

      He wouldn’t mind being Mayor for another twelve years.

    • C. 

      He doesn’t understand why police don’t go on strike until tighter gun-control laws are passed.

    • D. 

      He’s leaving for Bermuda and doesn’t plan to return until tighter gun-control laws are passed.

  • 5. 
    What did the North Korean state media announce on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      The country’s attempted rocket launch in April was a failure.

    • B. 

      The country has a first lady.

    • C. 

      The country lost in the first round of the 2010 World Cup.

    • D. 

      Who shot J. R.

  • 6. 
    What did a Congressional Budget Office report on the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling reveal this week?
    • A. 

      It will result in a decrease in the number of people with health insurance.

    • B. 

      It will increase the federal deficit.

    • C. 

      Justices Scalia and Thomas would have supported the Affordable Care Act, but only if it were rewritten to include “death panels.”

    • D. 

      It actually can be interpreted to compel the purchase of broccoli.

  • 7. 
    In which city are citizens protesting the police department, following two deadly police shootings?
    • A. 

      New York City.

    • B. 

      New Orleans.

    • C. 

      Los Angeles.

    • D. 

      Anaheim.

  • 8. 
    Why did Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agree not to filibuster a vote on extending part of the Bush tax cuts?
    • A. 

      He is making an attempt to compromise with President Obama and the Democrats.

    • B. 

      He earns less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year.

    • C. 

      The bill didn't originate in the House.

    • D. 

      He is eager to get to the summer recess.

  • 9. 
    Which of these Senators running for reëlection has New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s support?
    • A. 

      Scott Brown.

    • B. 

      John Kyl.

    • C. 

      Orrin Hatch.

    • D. 

      Bernie Sanders.

  • 10. 
    Which fast-food restaurant is facing protests and boycotts from L.G.B.T. groups and supporters of gay marriage?
    • A. 

      McDonald’s.

    • B. 

      Wendy’s.

    • C. 

      Chick-fil-A.

    • D. 

      Burger King.

  • 11. 
    On Wednesday, Voula Papachristou, a twenty-three-year-old triple jumper from Greece, became the first Olympic athlete ever to do what?
    • A. 

      Beat the Olympic record in the qualifying round.

    • B. 

      Ask to compete for another country.

    • C. 

      Be banned from the Olympics for a tweet.

    • D. 

      Get caught with performance-enhancing drugs in her luggage.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, David Remnick profiles Bruce Springsteen. In what year did Springsteen fire the members of the E Street Band en masse?
    • A. 

      1989.

    • B. 

      1992.

    • C. 

      1976.

    • D. 

      1984.