What A Week: April 22-28

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 911

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the subject of the hundreds of classified documents that WikiLeaks and news sources released this week?
    • A. 

      Protests in Syria

    • B. 

      Protests in Egypt

    • C. 

      NATO involvement in Libya

    • D. 

      Guantánamo Bay prison

  • 2. 
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    • A. 

      It was his first televised press conference as Chairman of the Federal Reserve

    • B. 

      It was his first press conference, televised or otherwise, as Chairman of the Federal Reserve

    • C. 

      It was the first televised press conference by any Federal Reserve chairman

    • D. 

      It was the first press conference, televised or otherwise, by any Federal Reserve chairman

  • 3. 
    How did nearly five hundred inmates escape from a Kandahar prison?
    • A. 

      Drugged the guards

    • B. 

      Cut the electricity

    • C. 

      Dug a tunnel

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following Republicans has formed an exploratory committee for the 2012 Presidential campaign?
    • A. 

      Ron Paul

    • B. 

      Paul Ryan

    • C. 

      Haley Barbour

    • D. 

      Donald Trump

  • 5. 
    Who is Dean Heller?
    • A. 

      The Texas legislator who still has doubts about Obama’s birth certificate

    • B. 

      The Republican who will serve the remainder of John Ensign’s term as senator

    • C. 

      The leading post-season scorer for the Denver Nuggets

    • D. 

      The winner of the U.S. Chess Championship in St. Louis

  • 6. 
    Who said the following on Wednesday morning, and what was he referring to? “If he wants to release it that's fine, if he doesn't want to release it that's fine too.”
    • A. 

      Trump; Obama’s birth certificate

    • B. 

      Trump; Obama’s academic records

    • C. 

      Obama; Trump’s financial records

    • D. 

      Obama; Trump’s academic records

  • 7. 
    Trump or Obama? “We're not gonna be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.” “We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do.” “Now we can talk about oil, gasoline prices. We can talk about China ripping off this country.” “I feel I've accomplished something really, really important and I'm honored for it.”
    • A. 

      Obama; Trump; Obama; Trump

    • B. 

      Trump; Obama; Trump; Obama

    • C. 

      Obama; Obama; Trump; Trump

    • D. 

      Trump; Trump; Obama; Obama

  • 8. 
    Tuesday was the twenty-fifth anniversary of what?
    • A. 

      Hands Across America

    • B. 

      The Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine

    • C. 

      The Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon

    • D. 

      The founding of Pixar

  • 9. 
    Which six states suffered fatalities from tornadoes on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia

    • B. 

      Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

    • C. 

      Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee

    • D. 

      Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas

  • 10. 
    Tom Durkin said the following, in explaining his decision to stop doing what? “It’s like you’re getting hit on the head with a hammer, and you do everything you can to make it better—you take aspirin and put a bandage on it, but eventually you got to take your head out from beneath the hammer.”
    • A. 

      Photographing fashion week

    • B. 

      Calling the Kentucky Derby

    • C. 

      Serving as Lindsay Lohan’s body guard

    • D. 

      Covering politics for Politico

  • 11. 
    Who did President Obama nominate to run the C.I.A.?
    • A. 

      Leon Panetta

    • B. 

      Robert Gates

    • C. 

      General David Petraeus

    • D. 

      General Stanley McChrystal

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: What old 7-inch record from 1981 did Leo Carey have his parents dig up?
    • A. 

      He and classmates singing a wedding song for Prince Charles and Lady Diana

    • B. 

      Rick Springfield singing “Jessie’s Girl”

    • C. 

      Ronald Reagan making his inaugural address

    • D. 

      Ronald Reagan singing a wedding song for Charles and Diana