What A Week: April 23-27

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  • 1. 
    Tensions along the border between what two neighbors escalated this week, leaving both sides on the brink of war?
    • A. 

      Flanders and Wallonia.

    • B. 

      Sudan and South Sudan.

    • C. 

      The United Forts of Pillowtown and The Legit Republic of Blanketsburg.

    • D. 

      Zimbabwe and Botswana.

  • 2. 
    On Tuesday, the Pew Hispanic Center announced what development in Mexican immigration to the United States?
    • A. 

      Immigration has increased fourfold since the start of the recession.

    • B. 

      Wal-Mart and the Department of Justice are sponsoring a special “Sam’s State” citizenship, which will allow the company to freely shuttle workers across the border to meet personnel needs.

    • C. 

      Illegal entry is still peaking, but immigrants are now using the U.S. mainly as a conduit to Canada.

    • D. 

      Net migration has reached a virtual standstill, and may have started to reverse.

  • 3. 
    Officials tried to diffuse which of the following as a public-health concern in California on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      A confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad-cow disease).

    • B. 

      The recall of a potentially toxic bronzing lotion.

    • C. 

      Salmonella bacteria found in raw milk.

    • D. 

      Lindsay Lohan’s return to the Los Angeles night-club scene.

  • 4. 
    Earlier this week, the former Governor, Ambassador, and Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman made comments from which he has since tried to distance himself. To what organization did Huntsman compare the Republican Party in those comments?
    • A. 

      China’s Communist Party.

    • B. 

      The United States’ Democratic Party.

    • C. 

      The Soviet Politburo under Stalin.

    • D. 

      Occupy Wall Street.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was not a public insult to President Obama that gained attention this week?
    • A. 

      “Pathetic.” –The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, on the President’s visits to college campuses.

    • B. 

      “One cool President.” –An attack ad from the Karl Rove-linked Super PAC American Crossroads.

    • C. 

      “Screw Obama and I will not follow all orders from him.” –The discharged Marine Sergeant Gary Stein, on Facebook.

    • D. 

      “We don’t want you…good riddance!” –The New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.

  • 6. 
    Which former president was convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes on Thursday?
    • A. 

      Hosni Mubarak, of Egypt.

    • B. 

      Jean-Claude Duvalier (“Baby Doc”), of Haiti.

    • C. 

      Charles Taylor, of Liberia.

    • D. 

      Alexander Lukashenko, of Belarus.

  • 7. 
    This week, Trevor Pryce wrote about his life in retirement, saying, “Now my Mondays go something like this: Work on my tennis serve; take a conference call with a Hollywood executive; get my three children to school; browse my favorite Web sites.” What did he do for a living?
    • A. 

      An actor.

    • B. 

      An N.F.L. player.

    • C. 

      The mayor of Boston.

    • D. 

      A newspaper editor.

  • 8. 
    On Thursday, the White House announced this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Who is the only singer among the thirteen recipients?
    • A. 

      Stevie Wonder.

    • B. 

      Michael Jackson, posthumously.

    • C. 

      Bob Dylan.

    • D. 

      Bruce Spingsteen.

  • 9. 
    Which country fell into a double-dip recession this week?
    • A. 

      France.

    • B. 

      Greece.

    • C. 

      Spain.

    • D. 

      The United Kingdom.

  • 10. 
    The N.F.L. draft began on Thursday. Which player became this year’s number one pick?
    • A. 

      Robert Griffin III.

    • B. 

      Andrew Luck.

    • C. 

      Trent Richardson.

    • D. 

      Matt Kalil.

  • 11. 
    Despite President Obama’s stated intent to veto such a bill, the House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that seeks to address what?
    • A. 

      Cyber security.

    • B. 

      Deficit reduction.

    • C. 

      Authorization for the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline.

    • D. 

      Immigration reform.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: Ken Auletta writes about the relationship between Stanford University and Silicon Valley in this week’s issue. What percentage of Google employees are graduates of Stanford?
    • A. 

      Five.

    • B. 

      Seven.

    • C. 

      Ten.

    • D. 

      One.

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