What A Week: August 19-25

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August Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Rebels found a scrapbook in Muammar Qaddafi’s compound containing pages and pages of photographs of whom?
    • A. 

      Angelina Jolie

    • B. 

      Beyoncé

    • C. 

      Oprah Winfrey

    • D. 

      Condoleezza Rice

  • 2. 
    Steve Jobs announced that he was stepping down as the C.E.O. of Apple on Wednesday evening, but will stay on as chairman. In what year was Jobs pushed out of Apple?
    • A. 

      1984

    • B. 

      1985

    • C. 

      1996

    • D. 

      2000

  • 3. 
    Who said the following about what: “I'm not even sure if I know where it is.”
    • A. 

      Rick Perry; Martha’s Vineyard

    • B. 

      Sarah Palin; Libya

    • C. 

      Michael Bloomberg; Manhattan’s storm shelter

    • D. 

      Donald Trump; his birth certificate

  • 4. 
    In his memoir, out next week, Dick Cheney reveals that he wrote a resignation letter in 2001. Why?
    • A. 

      A dispute with Condoleezza Rice

    • B. 

      A disagreement with George W. Bush about Syria

    • C. 

      Concern about hurting Bush’s chances for reelection

    • D. 

      A heart condition

  • 5. 
    Where was the epicenter of the earthquake that shook the East Coast on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      Animal, Ontario

    • B. 

      Vegetable, West Virginia

    • C. 

      Mineral, Virginia

    • D. 

      Spirit, Kentucky

  • 6. 
    Three of the following were among the hundred-plus words to gain entry into the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary this week. Which word was already there?
    • A. 

      Tweet

    • B. 

      Bromance

    • C. 

      Cyberbullying

    • D. 

      Fist bump

  • 7. 
    Who was held in the Rixos hotel in Tripoli for five days?
    • A. 

      Seif al-Islam al-Qaddafi

    • B. 

      Hannibal Qaddafi

    • C. 

      Foreign journalists

    • D. 

      American tourists

  • 8. 
    What was the resolution of the criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn?  
    • A. 

      The jury dismissed the indictment

    • B. 

      The prosecutors withdrew the indictment

    • C. 

      The accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, dropped the charges

    • D. 

      The French government claimed diplomatic immunity

  • 9. 
    Which world leader had “a fun trip” to Russia this week?
    • A. 

      David Cameron

    • B. 

      Angela Merkel

    • C. 

      Kim Jong-Il

    • D. 

      Fidel Castro

  • 10. 
    What kicks off on Monday?
    • A. 

      The U.S. Open tennis tournament

    • B. 

      The U.S. Open golf tournament

    • C. 

      The N.F.L. season

    • D. 

      The M.L.B. playoffs

  • 11. 
    Place these influential women in order from most powerful to least, according to Forbess World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.
    • A. 

      Lady Gaga; Angela Merkel; Sarah Palin; Michele Bachmann

    • B. 

      Merkel; Gaga; Bachmann; Palin

    • C. 

      Palin; Bachmann; Gaga; Merkel

    • D. 

      Bachmann; Gaga; Merkel; Palin

  • 12. 
    Hurricane Irene has delayed the dedication of a memorial in Washington, D.C., to whom?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      Sacajawea

    • D. 

      Kurt Cobain

  • 13. 
    Know your New Yorker: Which dog does Susan Orlean write about in this week’s magazine?
    • A. 

      Cairo, the dog on the raid to kill Osama bin Laden

    • B. 

      Butterscotch, her pet Havanese

    • C. 

      Rin Tin Tin, a celebrity German shepherd

    • D. 

      Biff Truesdale, a boxer