What A Week: October 14-20

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October Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Residents of Muskingum County, Ohio were on alert Tuesday night after exotic animals were released from a private farm. What did they not have to worry about seeing?
    • A. 

      A cheetah

    • B. 

      A monkey

    • C. 

      A giraffe

    • D. 

      A grizzly bear

  • 2. 
    President Obama officially dedicated the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial two months after the originally scheduled date. What caused the delay?
    • A. 

      An earthquake in Virginia

    • B. 

      Hurricane Irene

    • C. 

      Obama was sick on the original date

    • D. 

      The statue was missing a finger

  • 3. 
    An analysis by the Center for Tax Policy revealed that Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan would raise taxes on what percentage of Americans?
    • A. 

      Zero per cent

    • B. 

      Thirty-seven per cent

    • C. 

      Fifty-nine per cent

    • D. 

      Eighty-four per cent

  • 4. 
    Last Friday, President Obama authorized the deployment of troops in which East African country?
    • A. 

      Kenya

    • B. 

      Somalia

    • C. 

      Tanzania

    • D. 

      Uganda

  • 5. 
    The IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon was killed in a fifteen-car crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300 on Sunday. How many cars were involved?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      Eleven

    • D. 

      Fifteen

  • 6. 
    On Wednesday Adbusters, the Canadian magazine that helped launch the Occupy Wall Street protests, suggested what demand for the movement?
    • A. 

      The reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act

    • B. 

      A one per cent "Tobin tax" on financial transactions

    • C. 

      An end to Bank of America’s $5-a-month debit card fee

    • D. 

      Criminal charges against Wall Street bank C.E.O.s

  • 7. 
    It’s not all rosy in Wall Street’s non-occupied sections. How great a loss did Goldman Sachs announce in its quarterly results on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      $4.28 million

    • B. 

      $42.8 million

    • C. 

      $428 million

    • D. 

      A billion dollars

  • 8. 
    On Wednesday, Google executives announced the launch of version 4.0 for the Android operating system. What is the new version’s name?
    • A. 

      Pie a la mode

    • B. 

      French Fried Wireless

    • C. 

      Candied Apple

    • D. 

      Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 9. 
    Why did the N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern not attend Thursday’s bargaining session with the Players Association?
    • A. 

      He had the flu.

    • B. 

      Negotiations had shifted to a closed-door game of H-O-R-S-E with the ex-Union President Bob Cousy.

    • C. 

      The Federal Mediator George Cohen stepped on his foot during Wednesday’s session, causing an inflammation of Stern’s plantar fasciitis.

    • D. 

      He was home, taking a money bath.

  • 10. 
    Muammar Qaddafi was found and killed in a water pipe by Libyan rebels on Thursday. Which of the titles did Qaddafi not make up for himself?
    • A. 

      "The Brother Leader"

    • B. 

      "The Crazy Libyan"

    • C. 

      "The Leader of the Revolution"

    • D. 

      "The King of Kings of Africa"

  • 11. 
    The 2012 election presents the highest number of women incumbents up for reelection in the Senate history. What is that number?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Eleven

    • D. 

      Fourteen

  • 12. 
    Know Your New Yorker: Ken Auletta profiled Jill Abramson, the new executive editor of the New York Times.  Where did Abramson get her first professional journalism job?
    • A. 

      NBC’s election unit

    • B. 

      The American Lawyer

    • C. 

      The Boston bureau of Time

    • D. 

      The Washington bureau of the Times