What A Week: January 2-6

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January Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Iowa Tactics: Rick Santorum made a strong showing at Tuesday’s caucus, losing to the frontrunner Mitt Romney by just eight votes. Which man-of-the-people tactic did he use in his campaign?
    • A. 

      The inclusion of a subtle, calculated twang in his stump speeches.

    • B. 

      Crossing the state with a campaign aide in a borrowed 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

    • C. 

      Wearing overalls to campaign events.

    • D. 

      Crossing the state with Iowa native and Twitter kingmaker Ashton Kutcher in a rented 2009 Ford Escort.

  • 2. 
    Iowa Fallout: Which Republican candidate bowed out of the primary race on Wednesday and why?
    • A. 

      Newt Gingrich, because Mitt Romney is a “liar” who won’t play fair.

    • B. 

      Ron Paul, because he wanted to follow the precedent set by Tim Pawlenty, who dropped out after finishing third in August’s Iowa Straw Poll.

    • C. 

      Michele Bachmann, because she only received five per cent of the vote.

    • D. 

      Rick Perry, because staying in the race could only lead to more harrowing debates.

  • 3. 
    Iowa Support: Which of the following was not a recent candidate endorsement?
    • A. 

      Mitt Romney, endorsed by Senator John McCain.

    • B. 

      Ron Paul, endorsed by pop musician Kelly Clarkson.

    • C. 

      Ron Paul, endorsed by fellow candidate Rick Santorum’s nephew.

    • D. 

      Newt Gingrich, endorsed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

  • 4. 
    The New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, on January 2nd, in hockey’s annual Winter Classic. What makes the N.H.L.’s showcase New Year’s game a “classic”?
    • A. 

      No teams from Florida, California, Texas, or Arizona are allowed to participate.

    • B. 

      Paying spectators are treated to a showing of the movie “Slap Shot” after the game.

    • C. 

      It’s played outdoors.

    • D. 

      The winning team gets to drink wassail from the Stanley Cup.

  • 5. 
    It was announced this week that the recently deceased Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be honored with a new product. What is it?
    • A. 

      A twelve-inch action figure, with a tiny black turtleneck, blue jeans, and New Balance sneakers.

    • B. 

      The Jobs-edition iPad, with Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography preloaded.

    • C. 

      The Jobs-edition iPhone 4s, on which Siri’s voice will be replaced by Jobs’s.

    • D. 

      A designer line of Jobs-branded turtlenecks.

  • 6. 
    On Thursday President Obama outlined a new, leaner strategy, with hundreds of billions of dollars in spending cuts, for which government organization?
    • A. 

      The Department of Agriculture

    • B. 

      The Department of Labor

    • C. 

      The Department of Defense

    • D. 

      The Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration

  • 7. 
    By what method did Egyptian prosecutors call for the execution of former President Hosni Mubarak?
    • A. 

      Beheading

    • B. 

      Stoning

    • C. 

      Hanging

    • D. 

      Firing squad

  • 8. 
    Which member of the Kennedy family announced that he might run for Congress?
    • A. 

      Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy

    • B. 

      Joseph Kennedy, III

    • C. 

      Caroline Kennedy

    • D. 

      Ted Kennedy, Jr.

  • 9. 
    Which Republican candidate has the Boston Globe endorsed?
    • A. 

      Newt Gingrich

    • B. 

      Ron Paul

    • C. 

      Mitt Romney

    • D. 

      Jon Huntsman

  • 10. 
    During the 2008 campaign, then-candidate Obama used Twitter to connect to voters. Which social network did the President join this week?
    • A. 

      LinkedIn

    • B. 

      Instagram

    • C. 

      Google Plus

    • D. 

      Facebook

  • 11. 
    A Catholic Bishop in Los Angeles resigned after what was revealed about him?
    • A. 

      He’s gay.

    • B. 

      He fathered two children.

    • C. 

      He sexually molested young children.

    • D. 

      He is a convicted felon.

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In the magazine this week, Patrick Radden Keefe writes about the environmental lawsuit involving Chevron and Ecuador. Although Chevron is being sued, it wasn’t the original defendant. By acquiring what company did Chevron inherit the lawsuit?
    • A. 

      Empresa Nacional del Petróleo

    • B. 

      Texaco

    • C. 

      Petroecuador

    • D. 

      Hess Corporation

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