What A Week: January 14-20

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How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why was Wes Welker benched for the beginning of the Patriots game on Sunday?
    • A. 

      He went into a nightclub with a gun tucked into his sweatpants

    • B. 

      He barked at Michael Vick at an ESPN event

    • C. 

      He did not show enthusiasm worthy of a Patriot during the National Anthem

    • D. 

      He referred to feet too often in a press conference

  • 2. 
    Who began her acceptance speech at Sunday's Golden Globe awards, "I'm nothing, If not falsely humble."
    • A. 

      Natalie Portman

    • B. 

      Amy Adams

    • C. 

      Jane Lynch

    • D. 

      Katey Sagal

  • 3. 
    The F.B.I. found a bomb on the route of a Martin Luther King, Jr., parade in which city?
    • A. 

      Selma, Alabama

    • B. 

      Spokane, Washington

    • C. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • D. 

      Tucson, Arizona

  • 4. 
    The “bunga bunga” session in the news this week took place where?
    • A. 

      Tunisia

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Sri Lanka

    • D. 

      In international waters

  • 5. 
    What was the topic of President Obama’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday?
    • A. 

      Violent political rhetoric

    • B. 

      Government regulation

    • C. 

      The risks of smoking

    • D. 

      Trade with China

  • 6. 
    What is the nickname of Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former Haitian dictator who was charged with corruption and embezzlement this week upon his return to the country?
    • A. 

      Papa Doc

    • B. 

      Baby Doc

    • C. 

      Sweet Mickey

    • D. 

      Van Damme

  • 7. 
    In his speech announcing that he would not seek a fifth Senate term, Joseph Lieberman said that he had told his wife that he would retire once who else did?
    • A. 

      John McCain

    • B. 

      Kay Bailey Hutchison

    • C. 

      Regis Philbin

    • D. 

      Bob Barker

  • 8. 
    True or False: Lieberman beat Philbin to the punch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following people did NOT attend the state dinner held for Chinese President Hu Jintao?
    • A. 

      Harry Reid

    • B. 

      Bill Clinton

    • C. 

      Henry Kissinger

    • D. 

      Jackie Chan

  • 10. 
    Who explained her presence at the state dinner by saying, “I worked in a Chinese restaurant.”
    • A. 

      Barbara Streisand

    • B. 

      Anna Wintour

    • C. 

      Christiane Amanpour

    • D. 

      Michelle Kwan

  • 11. 
    Which two nations reportedly agreed on Thursday to hold high-level military talks?
    • A. 

      Israel and the Palestinian Authority

    • B. 

      North Korea and South Korea

    • C. 

      The United States and China

    • D. 

      The United States and Iran

  • 12. 
    In what Eric Holder called “one of the largest single-day operations against the mafia in the F.B.I.’s history,” officials charged more than a hundred and twenty people with crimes, including “defendants from all five New York-based families.” Which of the following is NOT one of those families?
    • A. 

      Bonanno

    • B. 

      DeCavalcante

    • C. 

      Genovese

    • D. 

      Luchese

  • 13. 
    Steve Cohen, a Democratic congressman, made headlines this week for comparing Republicans to whom?
    • A. 

      Adolph Hitler

    • B. 

      Joseph Goebbels

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

    • D. 

      Groucho Marx

  • 14. 
    Know Your New Yorker: In this week’s Comment, Hendrik Hertzberg writes that the Arizona shooting had less in common with the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and more in common with what?
    • A. 

      The Oklahoma City bombing

    • B. 

      The murder of Benazir Bhutto

    • C. 

      The school shooting at Columbine

    • D. 

      Gang-related violence

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