What A Week: February 6-10

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February Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After twenty years of effort, a Russian team succeeded in what task this week?
    • A. 

      Creating an arctic shipping route around the North Pole.

    • B. 

      Drilling to an ancient subglacial Antarctic lake.

    • C. 

      Training dolphins to work as military spies.

    • D. 

      Voting for an opposition candidate in a national election.

  • 2. 
    The President of which island was forced to resign at gunpoint on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      The Maldives.

    • B. 

      Grenada.

    • C. 

      Tonga.

    • D. 

      Island Records.

  • 3. 
    The New York Giants won the Super Bowl this week despite a mediocre regular season. Which of the following is not true about the champs’ season before the playoffs?
    • A. 

      They are the first Super Bowl winners with a 9-7 record.

    • B. 

      They are the first Super Bowl winners to have been outscored for the season.

    • C. 

      Their leading rusher gained fewer rushing yards than Denver quarterback Tim Tebow.

    • D. 

      They are the first Super Bowl winners to have a losing divisional record.

  • 4. 
    On Thursday the F.B.I. released a dossier that documented its subject’s L.S.D. use and willingness to “distort reality in order to achieve his goals.” Who was the subject of the dossier?
    • A. 

      George Clooney.

    • B. 

      Newt Gingrich.

    • C. 

      Steve Jobs.

    • D. 

      J. Edgar Hoover.

  • 5. 
    The Los Angeles Unified School District took what unprecedented action this week after two veteran teachers at an elementary school were accused of sexual lewdness?
    • A. 

      Compensating the entire student body in a financial settlement.

    • B. 

      Replacing the entire school staff.

    • C. 

      Issuing social promotion for an entire third-grade class.

    • D. 

      Closing the school for the remainder of the academic period.

  • 6. 
    On Thursday, the Obama administration announced a twenty-six billion dollar foreclosure fraud settlement with five national banks. Which bank was not a part of the deal?
    • A. 

      Wells Fargo.

    • B. 

      Goldman Sachs.

    • C. 

      J. P. Morgan Chase.

    • D. 

      Bank of America.

  • 7. 
    What two countries witnessed escalating conflicts over oil this week?
    • A. 

      United States and Canada

    • B. 

      Sudan and South Sudan

    • C. 

      Iran and Saudi Arabia

    • D. 

      Venezuela and Colombia

  • 8. 
    With increased taxes on the wealthy and other spending cuts, the budget that President Obama will propose on Monday would reduce the deficit to what?
    • A. 

      $1.1 trillion

    • B. 

      $850 billion

    • C. 

      $1.3 trillion

    • D. 

      $900 billion

  • 9. 
    What percentage of Catholic women has used contraceptives—excluding natural family planning?
    • A. 

      Twenty-five per cent

    • B. 

      Sixty-two per cent

    • C. 

      Ninety-five per cent

    • D. 

      Ninety-eight per cent

  • 10. 
    Which Qaddafi threatened to lead an uprising in Libya?
    • A. 

      Saadi, son of Muammar.

    • B. 

      Safia, Muammar’s second wife.

    • C. 

      Aisha, daughter of Muammar.

    • D. 

      Saif, son of Muammar.

  • 11. 
    Ledisi, ?uestlove, and Mark Bradford will perform at the Grammy Awards in tribute to what singer who has never won a Grammy?
    • A. 

      Aretha Franklin

    • B. 

      Diana Ross

    • C. 

      Billie Holiday

    • D. 

      Nina Simone

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: James Surowiecki writes about the rise and fall of Research in Motion, which hinged mostly on the BlackBerry. How much as the company’s stock price fallen in the past year?
    • A. 

      Seventy-five per cent

    • B. 

      Eighty per cent

    • C. 

      Fifty-two per cent

    • D. 

      Forty-nine per cent