What A Week: August 27-31

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What A Week: August 27-31

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Earlier this week, Unilever—which owns Hellman's, Lipton, Vaseline, and Dove—announced what new marketing strategy for Europe?
    • A. 

      Donating a percentage of products deemed to be household necessities as aid.

    • B. 

      Abandoning the marketing of toothpaste in England.

    • C. 

      Creating a series of “Naked Prince” commercials to advertise Dove brand soaps.

    • D. 

      Applying marketing techniques to the poor in Southern Europe that are currently used in developing countries.

  • 2. 
    Why did long-time line judge Lois Ann Goodman miss this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament, which began on Monday?
    • A. 

      The Open experienced an unexpected surplus of officials when ninety-five per cent of those asked to work the event agreed to participate.

    • B. 

      She was arrested and charged with the murder of her eighty-year-old husband.

    • C. 

      She was accused of soliciting bribes to influence the outcomes of early round matches.

    • D. 

      She gave a candid interview to the Arizona Republic in which she confessed that she found tennis “boring.”

  • 3. 
    On Wednesday, astronomers reported that they had discovered what substance in a gas cloud surrounding a young star?
    • A. 

      Oxygen.

    • B. 

      Sugar.

    • C. 

      Salt.

    • D. 

      Cacao.

  • 4. 
    Why were two attendees ejected from the Republican National Convention this week?
    • A. 

      They cheered during a clear “boo” prompt in Mitt Romney’s speech.

    • B. 

      They made sexually offensive remarks to a CNN employee.

    • C. 

      They made racially offensive remarks to a CNN employee.

    • D. 

      They tried to make the math in Paul Ryan’s budget work.

  • 5. 
    Which reality television series was cancelled this week?
    • A. 

      “Jersey Shore.”

    • B. 

      “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

    • C. 

      “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

    • D. 

      The American Presidential campaign.

  • 6. 
    On Tuesday, what did former Notre Dame football player and current Notre Dame radio analyst Allen Pinkett say was necessary for a successful college football team?
    • A. 

      “Superior off-season conditioning.”

    • B. 

      “The other teams’ playbooks.”

    • C. 

      “A couple of chemical cocktails” in the training room.

    • D. 

      “Two or three guys that were criminals” on the roster.

  • 7. 
    In his speech on Wednesday night, the Vice-Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, attacked President Obama on many fronts. Which contradiction did Ryan leave out of his argument that stimulus money spent in 2009 had been wasted?
    • A. 

      Ryan voted for stimulus funding in 2009.

    • B. 

      Ryan’s district has benefitted greatly from federal spending.

    • C. 

      In 2010, Ryan campaigned on the integral role of government in economic recovery.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    The leader of what country called this week for Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, to step down?
    • A. 

      Tunisia.

    • B. 

      Libya.

    • C. 

      Egypt.

    • D. 

      Iraq.

  • 9. 
    On Tuesday, a song by whom, transmitted by the Mars rover Curiosity, made it back to Earth?
    • A. 

      Will.i.am.

    • B. 

      Justin Bieber.

    • C. 

      Bruce Springsteen.

    • D. 

      Lady Gaga.

  • 10. 
    Governor Bobby Jindal is considered to be one of the rising stars in the Republican Party. What prevented him from making the trip to Tampa for the convention? 
    • A. 

      He feels snubbed by Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate.

    • B. 

      He decided to remain in Louisiana to coördinate the response to Hurricane Isaac.

    • C. 

      He disagrees with the Party’s platform.

    • D. 

      Jindal will attend the Democrats’ convention, in Charlotte, instead.

  • 11. 
    Which tennis player announced that he would retire after this year’s U.S. Open?
    • A. 

      Rafael Nadal.

    • B. 

      Novak Djokovic.

    • C. 

      Andy Roddick.

    • D. 

      Andy Murray.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Lizzie Widdicombe profiles Scooter Braun, a successful manager of pop musicians. Which artist does he not manage?
    • A. 

      Carly Rae Jepsen.

    • B. 

      Justin Bieber.

    • C. 

      One Direction.

    • D. 

      The Wanted.