What A Week: January 28-february 3

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Match the country with the response of its leader to the protests this week: Says he will retire by the end of the year Says he will retire by 2013 Fired his cabinet Fired all of the country’s governors
    • A. 

      Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen

    • B. 

      Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Tunisia

    • C. 

      Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan

    • D. 

      Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan

  • 2. 
    Which of the following did NOT declare a state of emergency due to this week’s snowstorm?
    • A. 

      Missouri

    • B. 

      Oklahoma

    • C. 

      Illinois

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 3. 
    What was Andrew Cuomo referring to when he said the following: “We inhaled it, and we injected it into our body, and it is now gone.”
    • A. 

      The federal stimulus money

    • B. 

      Secondhand smoke

    • C. 

      The spirit of change

    • D. 

      The latest snowstorm

  • 4. 
    Who or what is behind @speak2tweet, a service launched last weekend that allows people to send Twitter updates by calling a phone number?
    • A. 

      Google

    • B. 

      Facebook

    • C. 

      The A.C.L.U.

    • D. 

      Hosni Mubarak

  • 5. 
    Fox News broke away from its Egypt coverage on Wednesday to run what?
    • A. 

      A half-hour preview of the next episode of “American Idol”

    • B. 

      A half-hour advertisement for the Super Bowlsupporting actress

    • C. 

      A half-hour segment on the launch of the Daily, a new iPad-only publication

    • D. 

      A half-hour interview with Mitt Romney

  • 6. 
    The Senate voted on Wednesday not to change the health-care-reform bill it passed last year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    At the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Obama revealed some of his prayers, including which of the following?
    • A. 

      To walk closer with God

    • B. 

      To have patience as he watches Malia go to her first dance where there will be boys

    • C. 

      For Malia’s skirt become longer as she travels to the dance

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    According to the first results, what per cent of Southern Sudanese voters chose secession in last month’s independence referendum?
    • A. 

      Fifty-one

    • B. 

      Eighty-three

    • C. 

      Eighty-five

    • D. 

      Ninety-nine

  • 9. 
    Match the statement about Egypt with its speaker. “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online.” “The White House is totally on top of this.” “Now means yesterday.” “I don't like to tell the president what I think he should do.”
    • A. 

      John McCain, Robert Gibbs, Harry Reid, Kenneth Cole

    • B. 

      Kenneth Cole, Robert Gibbs, John McCain, Harry Reid

    • C. 

      Kenneth Cole, Harry Reid, Robert Gibbs, John McCain

    • D. 

      Robert Gibbs, Kenneth Cole, John McCain, Harry Reid

  • 10. 
    Where will the Democratic National Convention be held next year?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Charlotte

    • C. 

      Houston

    • D. 

      Honolulu

  • 11. 
    Which company was planning to advertise during the Super Bowl for the first time this year, but backed out this week?
    • A. 

      Pizza Hut

    • B. 

      Domino’s

    • C. 

      Apple

    • D. 

      Motorola

  • 12. 
    The “I’m Not Buying It” campaign in Dallas leading up to the Super Bowl refers to restraining from purchasing what?
    • A. 

      Team gear made in sweatshops

    • B. 

      Scalped tickets to the game

    • C. 

      Ben Roethlisberger’s claims of innocence

    • D. 

      Sex

  • 13. 
    Joel Klein, the former chancellor of New York City schools, said in an interview this week that it’s easier to do what than fire “an incompetent teacher”?
    • A. 

      Fire a mediocre teacher

    • B. 

      Start a charter school

    • C. 

      Execute a criminal

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Know Your New Yorker: In a blog post on the protests in Egypt, John Seabrook refers to his piece in this week’s magazine to make what additional point?
    • A. 

      Social networking does not inspire social activism.

    • B. 

      Social media, WikiLeaks, and an Arabic rap song all played into the uprisings.

    • C. 

      When he was ten he almost joined the Egyptian Boy Scouts.

    • D. 

      Crowds at political protests are rarely as unruly as those at some rock concerts or giant sales.