What A Week: August 13-17

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Business Management Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Over the weekend, Mitt Romney announced that Representative Paul Ryan would be his running mate in November’s Presidential election. Where was the announcement made?
    • A. 

      Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin.

    • B. 

      The Ayn Rand Institute, in Irvine, California.

    • C. 

      The Wisconsin State Fair, in West Allis, Wisconsin.

    • D. 

      At the U.S.S. Wisconsin, a decommissioned battleship turned into a museum in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • 2. 
    On Monday, nine Nobel Peace Prize Laureates circulated an open letter in protest of a television program they criticize for “glorifying war and … violence.” What is the name of the show?
    • A. 

      “Monday Night Football.”

    • B. 

      World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Monday Night Raw.”

    • C. 

      “Stars Earn Stripes.”

    • D. 

      “Bachelor Pad.”

  • 3. 
    What prompted Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to declare a state of emergency on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      A series of severe storms that caused damage to the downtown area.

    • B. 

      A worsening drought, which imperiled the water supply.

    • C. 

      An outbreak of the West Nile virus.

    • D. 

      Low civic morale following the end of the first season of the new version of “Dallas."

  • 4. 
    Which experimental military program failed testing on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      The Air Force’s hypersonic aircraft, designed to reach a speed of thirty-six hundred miles per hour.

    • B. 

      The C.I.A.’s satellite-guided laser-defense system.

    • C. 

      The Army’s recruitment of Olympic medalists as super soldiers.

    • D. 

      The Navy’s development of a weaponized Ryan Seacrest.

  • 5. 
    In which European city did about a hundred young people battle more than two hundred riot police overnight on Monday?
    • A. 

      Birmingham, England.

    • B. 

      Genoa, Italy.

    • C. 

      Seville, Spain.

    • D. 

      Amiens, France.

  • 6. 
    What historic feat did the U.S. men’s national soccer team achieve on Wednesday night, after seventy-five years of trying?
    • A. 

      Breaking the top ten in FIFA’s world soccer rankings.

    • B. 

      Beating the Mexican national team, in Mexico.

    • C. 

      Scoring seven goals in a game.

    • D. 

      Surpassing the U.S. women’s national soccer team in the combined value of endorsement contracts.

  • 7. 
    Which country granted asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange?
    • A. 

      Australia.

    • B. 

      The United States.

    • C. 

      Ecuador.

    • D. 

      Sweden.

  • 8. 
    Linda McMahon won Tuesday’s Republican primary in the Connecticut Senate race. What was her former profession?
    • A. 

      She was the mayor of Stamford.

    • B. 

      She was the president of a publishing company.

    • C. 

      She was a member of the state legislature.

    • D. 

      She was the C.E.O. of World Wrestling Entertainment.

  • 9. 
    On Wednesday, Melky Cabrera, an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, was suspended from baseball for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. What did he take?
    • A. 

      Human-growth hormone.

    • B. 

      Clenbuterol.

    • C. 

      Unknown steroids.

    • D. 

      Synthetic testosterone.

  • 10. 
    Which person who supported President Obama’s candidacy in 2008 will speak at the Republican National Convention?
    • A. 

      Colin Powell.

    • B. 

      Cory Booker.

    • C. 

      Adrian Fenty.

    • D. 

      Artur Davis.

  • 11. 
    On Thursday Twitter announced plans to do what?
    • A. 

      Minimize the amount of users who use third-party apps.

    • B. 

      Remain a viable tool for Syrian dissidents.

    • C. 

      Sell more advertising space in users’ timelines.

    • D. 

      Begin developing hardware.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In the latest issue, Atul Gawande wonders what hospital chains can learn from the model of quality set by the Cheesecake Factory. What item does the restaurant chain prepare in a central location?
    • A. 

      Pasta sauces.

    • B. 

      Pizza dough.

    • C. 

      Cheesecakes.

    • D. 

      All of their food is premade.