What A Week: July 15-21

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What A Week: July 15-21

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who said the following about which situation? “I think that, frankly, I’m the best person to clean this up.”
    • A. 

      Nicolas Sarkozy, the Greek economy

    • B. 

      Rupert Murdoch, the phone-hacking scandal

    • C. 

      Barack Obama, the debt ceiling

    • D. 

      Michelle Obama, the White House garden

  • 2. 
    About which politician’s Presidential campaign, which now owes the U.S. Treasury $2.3 million, did a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission say, “It's just a math problem, and that's how the math worked out”?
    • A. 

      Al Gore

    • B. 

      John Edwards

    • C. 

      John McCain

    • D. 

      Jon Huntsman

  • 3. 
    Which company is behind the AdWords Business card, a credit card that, for now, is only available to its advertisers?
    • A. 

      AdWeek

    • B. 

      Bank of America

    • C. 

      Google

    • D. 

      The Huffington Post

  • 4. 
    Michele Bachmann released a doctor’s letter this week concerning a condition for which she takes medication. What is it?
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      High blood pressure

    • C. 

      Migraines

    • D. 

      Halitosis

  • 5. 
    What report from the New York Times on Thursday concerning the debt-ceiling negotiations did the White House and John Boehner immediately deny?
    • A. 

      Barack Obama stormed out of negotiations

    • B. 

      John Boehner stormed out of negotiations

    • C. 

      The Republicans are prepared for the government to default

    • D. 

      The Republicans and Democrats are close to a deal

  • 6. 
    According to a poll released this week, which New Jersey native would start off tied in a hypothetical governor’s race against the incumbent, Chris Christie?
    • A. 

      Bruce Springsteen

    • B. 

      Rex Ryan

    • C. 

      James Gandolfini

    • D. 

      The Situation

  • 7. 
    Which of the following people did NOT face questions from British members of Parliament this week concerning phone hacking?
    • A. 

      Tony Blair

    • B. 

      David Cameron

    • C. 

      James Murdoch

    • D. 

      Rupert Murdoch

  • 8. 
    In which country, which has not seen rain in two years, did the United Nations declare a state of famine this week?
    • A. 

      Morocco

    • B. 

      Somalia

    • C. 

      Sudan

    • D. 

      Tunisia

  • 9. 
    To whom did the Republican congressman Allen West say, “You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives ... You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!,” according to an e-mail obtained by Politico?
    • A. 

      Gabrielle Giffords

    • B. 

      Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    • C. 

      Michele Bachmann

    • D. 

      Maxine Waters

  • 10. 
    People who entered a New York City lottery on Tuesday will find out on Friday whether they’re able to do what on Sunday?
    • A. 

      Sleep over in Central Park

    • B. 

      Get married

    • C. 

      Meet Derek Jeter

    • D. 

      Meet Michael Bloomberg

  • 11. 
    Which team knocked the U.S. out of the Women’s World Cup?
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Chile

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: Which New Yorker writer, who has a piece about a building on the Upper East Side in this week’s Talk of the Town, uses scrapbooks as part of the writing process?
    • A. 

      Lauren Collins

    • B. 

      Malcolm Gladwell

    • C. 

      George Packer

    • D. 

      Gay Talese