What A Week: August 26-sept 1

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August Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who said the following this week? “I’m glad members of my family are giving their version of what it was like to serve our country.... Eventually, objective historians will analyze our administration and will draw objective conclusions.”
    • A. 

      Muammar Qaddafi

    • B. 

      Seif al-Islam al-Qaddafi

    • C. 

      Hosni Mubarak

    • D. 

      George W. Bush

  • 2. 
    What is the title of Dick Cheney’s memoir, out this week?
    • A. 

      “In My Time”

    • B. 

      “No Higher Honor”

    • C. 

      “No Apologies”

    • D. 

      “The Real Decider”

  • 3. 
    With which team did Michael Vick sign a hundred-million-dollar contract for the next six years?
    • A. 

      Eagles

    • B. 

      Giants

    • C. 

      Cowboys

    • D. 

      Redskins

  • 4. 
    What’s the name of the next storm that may hit the East Coast?
    • A. 

      Jared

    • B. 

      Jasper

    • C. 

      Katia

    • D. 

      Kayla

  • 5. 
    Who said the following in an audio statement released on Thursday? “Our leadership is fine. We are drinking tea and coffee.”
    • A. 

      John Boehner

    • B. 

      Seif al-Islam al-Qaddafi

    • C. 

      Peter Shumlin, the governor of Vermont

    • D. 

      Howard Schultz, the C.E.O. of Starbucks

  • 6. 
    President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on September 8th. What’s the topic?
    • A. 

      Debt

    • B. 

      Disaster relief

    • C. 

      Jobs (as in employment)

    • D. 

      Jobs (as in Steve)

  • 7. 
    Which event, scheduled for September 7th, conflicted with President Obama’s original date for his speech to Congress?
    • A. 

      A Republican Presidential debate

    • B. 

      The U.S. Open championship

    • C. 

      The dedication of the 9/11 memorial

    • D. 

      The dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial

  • 8. 
    Scientists in London may develop a sunscreen pill within the next five years, based on studying the algae that protects what from sun exposure?  
    • A. 

      Turtles

    • B. 

      Seagulls

    • C. 

      Coral

    • D. 

      Other types of algae

  • 9. 
    The Justice Department sued on Wednesday to block the merger of which two companies?
    • A. 

      Netflix and Blockbuster

    • B. 

      A.T. & T. and T-Mobile

    • C. 

      Borders and Barnes & Noble

    • D. 

      Ruby Tuesdays and T.G.I. Friday's

  • 10. 
    Warren Buffett started it. Now business leaders in France, Italy, and Germany are also asking the government to do what?
    • A. 

      Loosen restrictions on international trade

    • B. 

      Tighten restrictions on international trade

    • C. 

      Tax them less

    • D. 

      Tax them more

  • 11. 
    Michel Rocard, the former Prime Minister of France, said the following about whom? “This man quite obviously has a mental illness that makes it difficult for him to control his urges.”
    • A. 

      Gerard Depardieu

    • B. 

      Roman Polanski

    • C. 

      Silvio Berlusconi

    • D. 

      Dominique Strauss-Kahn

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: Derek Parfit, the subject of Larissa MacFarquhar’s piece in this week’s magazine, does what for a living?
    • A. 

      Surfs

    • B. 

      Philosophizes

    • C. 

      Builds beach sculptures

    • D. 

      All of the above