What A Week: July 22-28

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July Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who said the following to whom? “Get your ass in line.”
    • A. 

      President Obama to John Boehner

    • B. 

      John Boehner to House Republicans

    • C. 

      President Obama to Harry Reid

    • D. 

      Harry Reid to Senate Democrats

  • 2. 
    As of Thursday afternoon, which of the following had been resolved?
    • A. 

      The N.F.L. lockout

    • B. 

      The N.B.A. lockout

    • C. 

      The debt-ceiling dispute

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    How many bombs went off in Oslo on Friday?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Three

  • 4. 
    After the death of musician Amy Winehouse, the following musician said, “Amy Winehouse paved the way for me.”
    • A. 

      Norah Jones

    • B. 

      Beyoncé

    • C. 

      Erykah Badu

    • D. 

      Adele

  • 5. 
    With David Wu’s resignation, following allegations that he had unwanted sexual relations with the teen-age daughter of a friend and donor, which place is down a what?
    • A. 

      San Francisco; city councilman

    • B. 

      Oregon; congressman

    • C. 

      Washington; senator

    • D. 

      Portland; mayor

  • 6. 
    Who reportedly said the following, about what? “I’m not going to take money from old people and screw students.”
    • A. 

      Mark Zuckerberg; why he rejected News Corp.’s 2006 buyout offer

    • B. 

      President Obama; spending and tax proposals

    • C. 

      Arne Duncan; why went into education

    • D. 

      Brett Favre; why he left football

  • 7. 
    Which country launched a new currency this week?
    • A. 

      Greece

    • B. 

      Sudan

    • C. 

      South Sudan

    • D. 

      Libya

  • 8. 
    Jiang Limo, who has commented on the inquiry of James and Rupert Murdoch, instructed Wendi, Rupert's wife, in which sport in middle school?
    • A. 

      Fencing

    • B. 

      Volleyball

    • C. 

      Boxing

    • D. 

      Ping-pong

  • 9. 
    In his first Comic-Con appearance, Steven Spielberg confirmed that there will be another film coming in which franchise?
    • A. 

      Jurassic Park

    • B. 

      Men in Black

    • C. 

      Transformers

    • D. 

      Jaws

  • 10. 
    Robert C. W. Ettinger died this week. Where is his body now?
    • A. 

      Buried at Arlington Cemetery

    • B. 

      Scattered on Mt. Everest

    • C. 

      In storage at the Cryonics Institute

    • D. 

      Orbiting the Earth

  • 11. 
    Anders Behring Breivik, who initiated two fatal attacks in Norway on Friday, has a manifesto entitled “2083.” To what does that number refer?
    • A. 

      The year “the world reverts to the blackness from whence it came.”

    • B. 

      The year “Europe will once again be governed by patriots.”

    • C. 

      The number of “righteous souls left in Europe.”

    • D. 

      The number of pages in the manifesto

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s Talk of the Town, Oliver Sacks writes about rushing to the High Line to catch a glimpse of what?
    • A. 

      Roses

    • B. 

      Horsetails

    • C. 

      A swarm of bees

    • D. 

      Jennifer Aniston