What A Week: January 9-13

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January Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case about the Federal Communications Commission’s rules regarding “indecency” on television. What specific incident/s of televised “indecency” is/are at issue?
    • A. 

      Nancy Grace’s “wardrobe malfunction” on “Dancing With the Stars.”

    • B. 

      Vulgar language by Cher and Nicole Richie and bare buttocks shown on “N.Y.P.D. Blue.”

    • C. 

      Vulgar language by Lindsay Lohan and nudity, also by Lindsay Lohan.

    • D. 

      Excessive televised coverage of the Republican primary debates.

  • 2. 
    Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock, which represents the world’s relative proximity to apocalypse, one minute closer to midnight this week. Which threat did they not cite as a reason for returning the clock to its 2007 position at 11:55?
    • A. 

      Renewed nuclear proliferation.

    • B. 

      Climate change.

    • C. 

      Ancient Mayan prophesies.

    • D. 

      The scarcity of sustainable sources of energy.

  • 3. 
    The resignation of which Obama Administration official was announced on Monday?
    • A. 

      Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

    • B. 

      Chief of Staff Bill Daley.

    • C. 

      Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

    • D. 

      Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Collister Johnson, Jr.

  • 4. 
    Controversy in Iran: Three of the following headlines are real. Find the fake one.
    • A. 

      “IRANIAN PRESIDENT ROOTED FOR TIM TEBOW, BRONCOS TO LOSE.”

    • B. 

      “FOR IRANIANS WAYLAID BY PIRATES, U.S. TO THE RESCUE.”

    • C. 

      “IRAN VOWS REVENGE FOR BLOWN-UP NUCLEAR SCIENTIST.”

    • D. 

      “IRANIAN LEADER MEETS FIDEL CASTRO.”

  • 5. 
    Controversy in Mississippi: Outgoing Governor Haley Barbour caused an uproar this week by doing what?
    • A. 

      Renaming the Mississippi stretch of U.S. Route 61 Barbour Boulevard.

    • B. 

      Saying in an interview that he felt “The Dukes of Hazzard” was formulaic and contrived.

    • C. 

      Hosting a party in the Governor’s Mansion that caused eighty-three thousand dollars in damages.

    • D. 

      Pardoning nearly two hundred inmates, including fourteen who were convicted of murder.

  • 6. 
    Controversy in the locker room: Three of the following quotes about struggling New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez are real. Find the fake one.
    • A. 

      An anonymous teammate: “He’s lazy and content because he knows he’s not going to be benched.”

    • B. 

      Center Nick Mangold: “The guy puts in more work and more time, and cares more about the team than anybody else in that locker room.”

    • C. 

      General manager Mike Tannenbaum: “His rate of growth isn’t where it needs to be.”

    • D. 

      New offensive coördinator Tony Sparano: “I really don’t plan to call too many passing plays, anyway.”

  • 7. 
    After the barricades blocking Zuccotti Park were removed on Wednesday, Occupy Wall Street protesters immediately returned. What city’s mayor called for the clearing of the protesters in his city this week?
    • A. 

      Oakland

    • B. 

      Boston

    • C. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • D. 

      Pittsburgh

  • 8. 
    Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucus by eight votes. What was the spread between Romney and second-place finisher, Ron Paul, in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary?
    • A. 

      Seventeen per cent

    • B. 

      Twenty per cent

    • C. 

      Seven per cent

    • D. 

      Nine per cent

  • 9. 
    Customers in what city began to throw eggs at the Apple store after a delay in the sale of the iPhone 4S was announced?
    • A. 

      Sydney

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Beijing

    • D. 

      Tokyo

  • 10. 
    What quality of Mitt Romney’s (hint: it has nothing to do with Bain Capital) does a new ad from Newt Gingrich’s campaign attack?
    • A. 

      His hair.

    • B. 

      That he speaks French.

    • C. 

      His religion.

    • D. 

      His position on abortion.

  • 11. 
    On Friday, President Obama asked Congress for the power to consolidate certain federal agencies. In what sector did he propose to begin?
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      International Trade

    • C. 

      Health Care

    • D. 

      National Security

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s issue, John Seabrook writes about the evolution of YouTube. Jawed Karim, one of the three founders of the site, was inspired by what incident?
    • A. 

      Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction.”

    • B. 

      An episode of “The Real World.”

    • C. 

      Watching his father’s home videos.

    • D. 

      The 2004 Presidential campaign.

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