What A Week: September 10-14

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  • 1. 
    On Wednesday, Facebook’s value jumped nearly eight per cent, one day after C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg admitted he was disappointed by what?
    • A. 

      The company’s advertising algorithms.

    • B. 

      The company’s stock performance.

    • C. 

      The company’s censorship of a New Yorker cartoon.

    • D. 

      The company’s privacy policies.

  • 2. 
    Which college and team were hit by an academic cheating scandal on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      University of Southern California football.

    • B. 

      Middlebury College quidditch.

    • C. 

      Harvard University basketball.

    • D. 

      Trinity College squash.

  • 3. 
    Officials began trapping and killing mice following a hantavirus outbreak at which popular vacation destination?
    • A. 

      Times Square.

    • B. 

      Yosemite National Park.

    • C. 

      Disneyland Paris.

    • D. 

      Aruba.

  • 4. 
    NBC was criticized for its decision to not air the moment of silence during the September 11th memorial. Instead, the station’s national broadcast of “Today” showed an interview with whom?
    • A. 

      Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

    • B. 

      Reality-television personality Kris Jenner.

    • C. 

      Former President George W. Bush.

    • D. 

      New York Jets coach Rex Ryan.

  • 5. 
    On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of people gathered to demand independence for which region, from which nation?
    • A. 

      Flanders, from Belgium.

    • B. 

      Mississippi, from the United States.

    • C. 

      Quebec, from Canada.

    • D. 

      Catalonia, from Spain.

  • 6. 
    What was discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week?
    • A. 

      A new variety of gemstone.

    • B. 

      A new species of monkey.

    • C. 

      A new strain of the chicken-pox virus.

    • D. 

      The world’s largest potential reserve of geothermal energy.

  • 7. 
    On Friday, which newspaper unveiled its first redesign in thirty years?
    • A. 

      The Washington Post.

    • B. 

      The Boston Globe.

    • C. 

      USA Today.

    • D. 

      The New York Times.

  • 8. 
    In what Libyan city were four Americans killed during an attack on the U.S. Consulate there?
    • A. 

      Tripoli.

    • B. 

      Benghazi.

    • C. 

      Misrata.

    • D. 

      Sirte.

  • 9. 
    How many students remained out of Chicago Public Schools on Friday due to the teachers’ strike in the city?
    • A. 

      Five hundred thousand.

    • B. 

      A million.

    • C. 

      Three hundred and fifty thousand.

    • D. 

      Two hundred thousand.

  • 10. 
    What brought Shaquille O’Neal to Capitol Hill on Friday? 
    • A. 

      He was there to show his support for a campaign against binge drinking on college campuses.

    • B. 

      He was there to begin gathering support for a potential run for Congress.

    • C. 

      He hosted a rally in support of President Obama’s reëlection.

    • D. 

      He was testifying before a congressional hearing on performance-enhancing drugs.

  • 11. 
    A study published in Nature on Wednesday showed that which of the below can boost voter turnout?
    • A. 

      “I Voted” stickers.

    • B. 

      Facebook.

    • C. 

      A paid day off on Election Day.

    • D. 

      Free public transportation on Election Day.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, Salman Rushdie writes about his experience of being sentenced to death—and forced into hiding—by Ayatollah Khomeini for writing “The Satanic Verses.” According to the article, when did Rushdie first encounter the “Satanic Verses” of which he wrote?
    • A. 

      While reading history at Cambridge.

    • B. 

      As a child in Mumbai.

    • C. 

      While working at an advertising agency.

    • D. 

      While researching his first novel, “Grimus.”