What A Week: April 15-21

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of what?
    • A. 

      Haiti’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake

    • B. 

      The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon

    • C. 

      The Chilean miners getting trapped underground

    • D. 

      Wikileaks's release of the "Collateral Murder" video

  • 2. 
    Who is Greg Mortenson?
    • A. 

      The author of a best-selling memoir

    • B. 

      The founder of the charity Pennies for Peace

    • C. 

      The author of a book assigned as required reading for U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which did Standard & Poor’s do this week?
    • A. 

      Downgraded America’s credit rating from AAA to AA

    • B. 

      Downgraded America’s credit rating from A to B

    • C. 

      Downgraded its outlook on U.S. sovereign debt from “positive” to “stable”

    • D. 

      Downgraded its outlook on U.S. sovereign debt from “stable” to “negative”

  • 4. 
    Which of the following soap operas has not been cancelled?
    • A. 

      “All My Children”

    • B. 

      “The Young and the Restless”

    • C. 

      “One Life to Live”

    • D. 

      “As the World Turns”

  • 5. 
    Who or what did Jesse Jackson, Jr., a Democratic congressman for Illinois, say “is now probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs”?
    • A. 

      Alan Greenspan

    • B. 

      Bernie Madoff

    • C. 

      Wall Street

    • D. 

      The iPad

  • 6. 
    Who is BP suing for more than eighty billion dollars?
    • A. 

      Transocean

    • B. 

      Halliburton

    • C. 

      Transocean and Halliburton

    • D. 

      Transocean, Halliburton, and the U.S. government

  • 7. 
    Who now controls the Dodgers?
    • A. 

      Jamie McCourt

    • B. 

      Frank McCourt

    • C. 

      Major League Baseball

    • D. 

      Doritos

  • 8. 
    According to the Wall Street Journal, what is complicating banks’ efforts to freeze the assets of Muammar Qaddafi and other sanctioned individuals from Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia?
    • A. 

      Resistance to getting involved with political matters

    • B. 

      Unwillingness to coöperate with rival banks

    • C. 

      Multiple transliterations of Arabic names

    • D. 

      Hackers

  • 9. 
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ended the country’s state of emergency on Friday. How long had it been in effect?
    • A. 

      Since 1963

    • B. 

      Since 1978

    • C. 

      Since 1991

    • D. 

      Since November

  • 10. 
    Who threw the first pitch at the Phillies-Brewers game on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      George W. Bush

    • B. 

      Ed Rendell

    • C. 

      Gwyneth Paltrow

    • D. 

      A robot named Philliebot

  • 11. 
    A company called BrewDog has created Royal Virility Performance in honor of Prince William’s upcoming nuptials. What is it?
    • A. 

      A new breed of cocker spaniel

    • B. 

      A decorative codpiece

    • C. 

      Beer laced with flecks of gold

    • D. 

      Beer laced with Viagra

  • 12. 
    Where did most of the Obamas’s income for 2010 come from?
    • A. 

      Book sales

    • B. 

      Speaking engagements

    • C. 

      Michelle’s salary

    • D. 

      Tax refunds

  • 13. 
    Know Your New Yorker: What is the “3D Face toy funny souvenir” that Evan Osnos wrote about this week?
    • A. 

      A bobblehead of Donald Trump

    • B. 

      Stuffed dogs with the faces of Prince William and Kate Middleton

    • C. 

      The favor given out at the first 3-D pornographic film, which opened in Hong Kong

    • D. 

      One of the items recently banned by the T.S.A.