What A Week: February 11-17

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Of what was Vint Cerf speaking when he said the following: “It was 1977. We thought we were doing an experiment. The problem was, the experiment never ended.”
    • A. 

      Space exploration

    • B. 

      The Internet

    • C. 

      L.S.D.

    • D. 

      Third-wave feminism

  • 2. 
    Who joined Cee-Lo at the Grammys in performing “Forget You,” the G-rated version of his hit?
    • A. 

      Gwyneth Paltrow

    • B. 

      Muppets

    • C. 

      Justin Bieber

    • D. 

      Gwyneth Paltrow and muppets

    • E. 

      Muppets and Justin Bieber

  • 3. 
    What do George H. W. Bush, Yo-Yo Ma, Maya Angelou, and Warren Buffet have in common?
    • A. 

      They all attended the Grammys on Sunday

    • B. 

      They all received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday

    • C. 

      They all attended the Westminster Dog Show on Wednesday

    • D. 

      They all plan to attend the Cricket World Cup this weekend

  • 4. 
    What happened this week concerning Bruce Ivins, a former Army scientist?
    • A. 

      He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    • B. 

      A $1.1 million report commissioned by the F.B.I. cast doubt on his involvement in the anthrax attacks of 2001

    • C. 

      A new lab at N.I.H. was named after him for his role in preventing future anthrax attacks

    • D. 

      He committed suicide after being accused of involvement in the anthrax attacks of 2001

  • 5. 
    Why was Chevron ordered this week to pay Ecuador $8.6 billion?
    • A. 

      For polluting the rainforest in the seventies and eighties

    • B. 

      For polluting the rainforest in the nineties and aughts

    • C. 

      For price gouging in the seventies and eighties

    • D. 

      For price gouging in the nineties and aughts

  • 6. 
    In his first interview since his arrest, Bernie Madoff said what about the banks and hedge funds that he dealt with in the course of his Ponzi scheme?
    • A. 

      “They had no idea.”

    • B. 

      “They had to know.”

    • C. 

      “They were asking for it.”

    • D. 

      “They were fools.”

  • 7. 
    Who is Hickory?
    • A. 

      The computer that competed on “Jeopardy!” this week

    • B. 

      The Scottish Deerhound that won “Best in Show” at the Westminster Dog Show

    • C. 

      The newest character on “Gossip Girl”

    • D. 

      The model on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s 2011 swimsuit issue

  • 8. 
    Who said the following about whether abortion is justified in cases of rape: “Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”
    • A. 

      Christine O’Donnell

    • B. 

      Mike Huckabee

    • C. 

      Miley Cyrus

    • D. 

      Justin Bieber

  • 9. 
    How many e-mails did Bill Clinton tell Politico that he sent while President?
    • A. 

      “Zero.”

    • B. 

      “Zip.”

    • C. 

      “Two.”

    • D. 

      “I was more into chat rooms than e-mail back then.”

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was NOT the site of an estimated several thousand protesters on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      Libya

    • B. 

      Bahrain

    • C. 

      Wisconsin

    • D. 

      Arizona

  • 11. 
    What has Southern Sudan decided on as its name?
    • A. 

      South Sudan

    • B. 

      Nile Republic

    • C. 

      Kush

    • D. 

      The Nile Republic of South Sudan

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: Who revealed in a blog post this week that his mother had been a contestant on “Jeopardy!”?
    • A. 

      Blake Eskin

    • B. 

      John Seabrook

    • C. 

      Nicholas Thompson

    • D. 

      Malcolm Gladwell

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