What A Week: July 29-august 4

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What A Week: July 29-august 4

How well do you know the news of the week?


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  • 1. 
    Thirty-six million pounds of what were recalled this week?
    • A. 

      Paint

    • B. 

      Salsa

    • C. 

      Spinach

    • D. 

      Flesh—well, ground turkey meat

  • 2. 
    On which team will Plaxico Burress play this season?
    • A. 

      The Giants

    • B. 

      The Jets

    • C. 

      The Eagles

    • D. 

      The Steelers

  • 3. 
    Who called what a “satan sandwich”?
    • A. 

      Mayor Rahn Emanuel; Washington, D.C.

    • B. 

      Congressman Emanuel Cleaver; the debt-ceiling deal

    • C. 

      Marcus Bachmann; homosexuality

    • D. 

      President Obama; turning fifty

  • 4. 
    Match Miles Morales—who, reports tend to mention, is of black and Hispanic descent—with the person who could be called his predecessor.
    • A. 

      Timothy Geithner

    • B. 

      Tiger Woods

    • C. 

      Ronnie Van Zant

    • D. 

      Peter Parker

  • 5. 
    Match PrayerSpace—which, reports tend to mention, is in downtown Manhattan—with the project that could be called its predecessor.
    • A. 

      92 Street Y

    • B. 

      92 Street Y Tribeca

    • C. 

      Park51

    • D. 

      Trinity Church

  • 6. 
    Who emerged from court on Friday and told reporters, “This has been the most humble day of my life”?
    • A. 

      Rupert Murdoch

    • B. 

      James Murdoch

    • C. 

      Jonathan (Jonnie Marbles) May-Bowles

    • D. 

      Hosni Mubarak

  • 7. 
    Which of the following did Bubba Smith, who died this week, do?
    • A. 

      Win at the Super Bowl

    • B. 

      Lose at the Super Bowl

    • C. 

      Appear in the "Police Academy" series

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Who left Facebook to start a new social-networking firm called RtoZ Media?
    • A. 

      Sheryl Sandberg

    • B. 

      Randi Zuckerberg, Mark’s sister

    • C. 

      Randy Zuckerberg, Mark’s cousin

    • D. 

      Robert (The RZA) Diggs

  • 9. 
    Which college, according to Forbess ranking, is the best undergraduate institution in America?
    • A. 

      Amherst

    • B. 

      Babson

    • C. 

      Harvard

    • D. 

      Williams

  • 10. 
    Major League Baseball might suspend Alex Rodriguez following allegations that he did what?
    • A. 

      Took steroids

    • B. 

      Lied about his teammate taking steroids

    • C. 

      Played illegal poker games

    • D. 

      Endorsed competing brands

  • 11. 
    According to the thirty-page contract obtained by the Village Voice, which television show stipulates that “you may be humiliated and explicitly portrayed ‘in a false light’ ”; “you grant the Producer blanket rights to your life story”; and “interacting with other cast members carries the risk of ‘non-consensual physical contact’ and should you contract AIDS, etc. during such an interaction, MTV is not responsible.”
    • A. 

      “Jersey Shore”

    • B. 

      “The Real World”

    • C. 

      “Skins”

    • D. 

      “MTV News”

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: What is the name of Adam Gopnik’s dog?
    • A. 

      Butterscotch

    • B. 

      Caramel

    • C. 

      Chocolate

    • D. 

      Skinny Vanilla Latte