What A Week: January 6-13

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 220

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which news organization did NOT report on Saturday that Gabrielle Giffords was dead?
    • A. 

      National Public Radio

    • B. 

      The Associated Press

    • C. 

      Reuters

    • D. 

      The Washington Post

  • 2. 
    Sarah Palin responded to the shooting through which of the following media? (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Facebook

    • B. 

      Twitter

    • C. 

      A live press conference

    • D. 

      An interview on “60 Minutes”

    • E. 

      A video released on Vimeo

  • 3. 
    Which team was knocked out of the N.F.L. playoffs on Saturday?
    • A. 

      The Kansas City Chiefs

    • B. 

      The New York Jets

    • C. 

      The New Orleans Saints

    • D. 

      The Chicago Bears

  • 4. 
    Hundreds of people arrived at an R.S.P.C.A. shelter this week to rescue five hundred animals, including sheep, ducks, peacocks, dogs, and cats. Why did they need rescuing?
    • A. 

      The blizzard in the Northeast

    • B. 

      The flood in Brisbane

    • C. 

      The unknown force that killed thousands of blackbirds in Arkansas

    • D. 

      The unknown force that killed thousands of fish in the Chesapeake

  • 5. 
    Giffords’s wedding ring bears an inscription with a line from what song?
    • A. 

      Linda Ronstadt’s “Long, Long Time”

    • B. 

      The Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris”

    • C. 

      Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”

    • D. 

      Heart’s “Crazy on You”

  • 6. 
    What did Hillary Clinton do, on camera, at the end of her trip to Yemen this week?
    • A. 

      Trip

    • B. 

      Curse

    • C. 

      Cry

    • D. 

      Fail to realize that her microphone was on

  • 7. 
    According to Amy Chua’s piece in the Wall Street Journal on the superiority of Chinese mothers, which of the following is an appropriate activity for a child? (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Acting in the school play

    • B. 

      Playing on the volleyball team

    • C. 

      Playing on the football team

    • D. 

      Playing the cello

    • E. 

      Playing the piano

  • 8. 
    While visiting Afghanistan this week, Vice-President Biden said that American troops would stay in Afghanistan after 2014 under what condition?
    • A. 

      If the Afghan people want it

    • B. 

      If the Afghan government wants it

    • C. 

      If the Afghan military wants it

    • D. 

      Under no conditions

  • 9. 
    When did John Boehner cry? (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      His first speech as Speaker of the House

    • B. 

      A procedural vote on Friday on repealing the health-care-reform bill

    • C. 

      His statement on Sunday responding to the shooting

    • D. 

      A speech on the House floor on Wednesday about the shooting

  • 10. 
    In which country did eleven cabinet members resign this week?
    • A. 

      Sudan

    • B. 

      Lebanon

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      South Korea

  • 11. 
    Who blamed his conviction this week on the politicization of his trial, saying, “We went to trial on the very day people across the country, voters, rebelled against politics”?
    • A. 

      Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards

    • B. 

      Former Member of Parliament Eric Illsley

    • C. 

      Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

    • D. 

      Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

  • 12. 
    According to a study published this week in Nature, which of the following has impaired the ability of penguins in the Indian Ocean to survive and reproduce?
    • A. 

      The steel bands placed on them by scientists

    • B. 

      A change in the mating preferences of females in the population

    • C. 

      Runoff from fertilizer used in China

    • D. 

      Global climate change

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT shared by Obama’s new chief of staff and the person whose position Obama’s former chief of staff hopes to fill?
    • A. 

      A middle name

    • B. 

      A political party

    • C. 

      A tie to the Clinton Administration

    • D. 

      A father