What A Week: December 26-30

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December Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Newt Gingrich’s failure to get his name on the Virginia primary ballot reminded him of which classic television moment?
    • A. 

      Bob Barker at the Showcase Showdown on “The Price is Right.”

    • B. 

      Lucy at the chocolate factory on “I Love Lucy.”

    • C. 

      Gilligan winning the presidency of the island as a write-in candidate.

    • D. 

      George Costanza being turned away by the Soup Nazi on “Seinfeld.”

  • 2. 
    On Monday night the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees broke the N.F.L.’s single-season passing record. Who was the previous record-holder?
    • A. 

      Dan Marino

    • B. 

      Shane Falco

    • C. 

      Dan Fouts

    • D. 

      The N.F.L. owners; they had legally acquired the record as a bargaining chip during this year’s lockout.

  • 3. 
    Venezuela announced free surgeries this week for what procedure?
    • A. 

      Vision correction

    • B. 

      The extraction of wisdom teeth

    • C. 

      Tonsillectomies

    • D. 

      The removal of faulty breast implants

  • 4. 
    Funerals, Part One: Which of the following did not accompany the funeral of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il?
    • A. 

      United Nations flags flew at half-mast.

    • B. 

      A Lincoln limousine from the early nineteen-seventies transported the body, which was strapped to the roof.

    • C. 

      Kim Jung-un, the late dictator’s son, outlined a program of rapprochement with South Korea.

    • D. 

      A Japanese magician, Princess Tenko, was invited to the ceremony.

  • 5. 
    Funerals, Part Two: The passing of which Hollywood star was announced this week in Florida?
    • A. 

      Mason, the collie who starred in the eleventh “Lassie” film in 2005.

    • B. 

      Johnny Five, the robot from the 1986 movie “Short Circuit,” who was accidentally disassembled and sold for scrap metal.

    • C. 

      ALF, the sitcom puppet and occasional talk-show host, who was lost at Miami International Airport and declared dead by his creator, Paul Fusco.

    • D. 

      Cheetah, the chimpanzee who starred in “Tarzan” movies during the nineteen-thirties.

  • 6. 
    Iran’s First Vice President made what threat on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      To exert greater influence in Iraq.

    • B. 

      To boycott the 2012 London Olympics.

    • C. 

      To form a Super PAC in support of Rick Perry.

    • D. 

      To block oil shipping through the Strait of Hormuz.

  • 7. 
    This week, it was reported that four hundred and twelve thousand members of what demographic have stopped looking for work in the last two and a half years?
    • A. 

      Middle-age men

    • B. 

      Young women

    • C. 

      Recent immigrants

    • D. 

      Iraq War veterans

  • 8. 
    In addition to increased taxes, the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain proposed cutting how much from the country’s public spending in order to lower its deficit, which reached eight per cent of G.D.P.?
    • A. 

      Twenty million euros

    • B. 

      Three billion euros

    • C. 

      Nearly one trillion euros

    • D. 

      Nearly nine billion euros

  • 9. 
    Which cellular service provider announced--then quickly reversed--a two-dollar fee for online bill payments?
    • A. 

      Verizon Wireless

    • B. 

      A. T. & T.

    • C. 

      T-Mobile

    • D. 

      Sprint

  • 10. 
    Protests against President Bashar al-Assad in Syria reached a high point this week with the arrival in the country of monitors from what organization?
    • A. 

      United Nations

    • B. 

      U.S. State Department

    • C. 

      Arab League

    • D. 

      Amnesty International

  • 11. 
    A new report shows the decline of voter registrations among which constituent group, said to be a key demographic for President Obama?
    • A. 

      Young Americans

    • B. 

      African-Americans

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Hispanic-Americans

  • 12. 
    Know Your New Yorker: In his column this week, James Surowiecki writes about the return of layaway at many retail stores in the country. Why does he say layaway is a good payment option?
    • A. 

      It stops people from using credit cards.

    • B. 

      It forces people to save money.

    • C. 

      It raises profits for retailers.

    • D. 

      It increases temptation to spend money.