What A Week: August 5-11

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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 about what? “There are pockets of our society that are not only broken, but frankly sick.”
    • A. 

      Hillary Clinton, health-care reform

    • B. 

      British Prime Minister David Cameron, riots in London

    • C. 

      Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, shooting rampage in Ohio

    • D. 

      Ashton Kutcher, “Friends With Benefits”

  • 2. 
    A Texas jury sentenced Warren Jeffs this week to life in prison plus twenty years. Of what crime was he convicted?
    • A. 

      Bigamy

    • B. 

      Prostitution

    • C. 

      Sexually assaulting two girls, aged twelve and fifteen

    • D. 

      Killing two girls, aged twelve and fifteen

  • 3. 
    The microscopic eggs filled with fatty droplets that washed up in Alaska this week were initially referred to as what?
    • A. 

      Caviar

    • B. 

      Orange goo

    • C. 

      Salmon sludge

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 4. 
    King Abdullah of Jordan has greenlit a $1.5 billion theme park with what theme?
    • A. 

      “Transformers”

    • B. 

      “Star Trek”

    • C. 

      The Spice Girls

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 5. 
    According to reports circulating this week, what did the hacking group Anonymous say it will “kill” on November 5th? (Anonymous has since distanced itself from the plan.)
    • A. 

      AOL

    • B. 

      Facebook

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Hollywood

  • 6. 
    Given the riots in and around London, people have raised questions about security for what event that will be held there next year?
    • A. 

      The World Cup

    • B. 

      The Olympics

    • C. 

      The G8 Summit

    • D. 

      Burning Man Europe

  • 7. 
    How many of Wisconsin’s six Republican state senators held onto their seats in Tuesday night’s recall election?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Six

  • 8. 
    Who is Kyla Grace Palin?
    • A. 

      Todd Palin’s sister

    • B. 

      Bristol Palin’s newborn

    • C. 

      Track Palin’s newborn

    • D. 

      Track Palin’s sister

  • 9. 
    To what do these numbers correspond? 512.76, 634.76, 519.83
    • A. 

      The amount the Dow dropped the first three days of this week

    • B. 

      The amount the Dow dropped the last three days of last week

    • C. 

      The amount the Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S. & P. 500 Index dropped last Thursday

    • D. 

      The amount the Dow dropped last Thursday, this Monday, and this Wednesday

  • 10. 
    How might one describe the committee to which Jon Kyl, Fred Upton, and John Kerry were appointed this week?
    • A. 

      Bipartisan

    • B. 

      Super

    • C. 

      Bipartisan and super

    • D. 

      Bipartisan, super, and recently defunct

  • 11. 
    What is the “Dougherty Gang” a group of?
    • A. 

      Christian bikers in New Hampshire

    • B. 

      Fugitive siblings in Colorado

    • C. 

      Pizza makers in Brooklyn

    • D. 

      Tax evaders in Nevada

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: Which 2012 Presidential candidate does Ryan Lizza write about in this week’s issue?
    • A. 

      Michele Bachmann

    • B. 

      Newt Gingrich

    • C. 

      Jon Huntsman

    • D. 

      Mitt Romney