What A Week: September 3-7

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What A Week: September 3-7

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which change to the Democratic platform was made on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      Eliminating language referring to “the ninety-nine per cent.”

    • B. 

      Eliminating language concerning female reproductive rights.

    • C. 

      Restoring language that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    • D. 

      Adding language that acknowledges reservations about nationalized health care.

  • 2. 
    What athletic feat did Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan admit to embellishing last weekend?
    • A. 

      He had shaved more than an hour off of his best marathon time.

    • B. 

      He had run through Pamplona thirty days, not thirty seconds, prior to the release of the bulls.

    • C. 

      He had added more than a hundred pounds to his best bench press.

    • D. 

      He had added three hours to his longest recorded filibuster.

  • 3. 
    On Tuesday, McDonald’s announced that it will open its first two vegetarian restaurants next year. Where will the restaurants be located?
    • A. 

      China.

    • B. 

      Sweden.

    • C. 

      India.

    • D. 

      New Zealand.

  • 4. 
    On Wednesday, the New York Court of Appeals heard arguments that it should deem what activity to be a “dramatic or musical arts performance,” thus granting it  tax-exempt status?
    • A. 

      Professional wrestling.

    • B. 

      Showing cats.

    • C. 

      Lap dances.

    • D. 

      Laser Floyd.

  • 5. 
    According to a Monday report in the New York Times, what is Africa’s newest conflict resource?
    • A. 

      Gold.

    • B. 

      Ivory.

    • C. 

      Wheat.

    • D. 

      Rare earth elements.

  • 6. 
    According to a Stanford University study published in the September 4th issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, there is little evidence of health benefits from what practice?
    • A. 

      Taking daily multivitamins.

    • B. 

      Jogging.

    • C. 

      Hot yoga.

    • D. 

      Eating organic foods.

  • 7. 
    On Thursday, Ben & Jerry’s won a restraining order prohibiting which company from using language based on their ice-cream flavors?
    • A. 

      Google, which can no longer call a version of its Android operating system Gingerbread.

    • B. 

      Caballero Video, a producer of pornographic films, which must temporarily restrain from selling its “Ben & Cherry’s” series.

    • C. 

      Viacom, which must stop Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert from using the ice-cream brand on their shows.

    • D. 

      A political consulting firm in Rhode Island, which can no longer use spoofed flavors to attack its clients’ opponents.

  • 8. 
    A third grader in Colorado discovered this week that which quarterback’s jersey is considered gang apparel and is banned from the school district?
    • A. 

      Tim Tebow.

    • B. 

      Eli Manning.

    • C. 

      Peyton Manning.

    • D. 

      Drew Brees.

  • 9. 
    Which duo won a U.S. Open doubles championship—and their twelfth Grand Slam—on Friday?
    • A. 

      Venus and Serena Williams.

    • B. 

      Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek.

    • C. 

      Bob and Mike Bryan.

    • D. 

      Kveta Peschke and Marcin Matkowski.

  • 10. 
    How many non-farm jobs were added to payrolls in August, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday? 
    • A. 

      Two hundred thousand.

    • B. 

      Fifty thousand.

    • C. 

      Ninety-six thousand.

    • D. 

      Eighty-seven thousand.

  • 11. 
    Which country enacted an affirmative action law for universities on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      Egypt.

    • B. 

      Brazil.

    • C. 

      France.

    • D. 

      Israel.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Aleksandar Hemon profiles Lana and Andy Wachowski, who wrote and directed the “Matrix” trilogy. What novel have they most recently adapted for film?
    • A. 

      “Super Sad True Love Story.”

    • B. 

      “Cloud Atlas.”

    • C. 

      “The Hunger Games.”

    • D. 

      “Atlas Shrugged.”