What A Week: July 8-14

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What A Week: July 8-14

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who or what did Hillary Clinton say has “lost legitimacy” and is “not indispensable”?
    • A. 

      Muammar Qaddafi

    • B. 

      Bashar Assad

    • C. 

      News International

    • D. 

      Bill Clinton

  • 2. 
    Sherwood Schwartz died this week, at the age of ninety-four. What did he create?
    • A. 

      Velcro

    • B. 

      The shuffle

    • C. 

      “Gilligan’s Island”

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Who said the following about what? “When I saw that image, I said, ‘My God, it's a baseball.’ ”
    • A. 

      Hugo Chavez, his tumor

    • B. 

      Mark Kelly, the asteroid Vesta

    • C. 

      Yukio Edano, the radio-controlled sphere gathering images from wrecked buildings

    • D. 

      Derek Jeter, a baseball

  • 4. 
    The rating agency Moody’s lowered which country’s credit status to “junk” this week?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      Ireland

    • D. 

      The United States

  • 5. 
    Abby Wambach, a forward for the U.S. women’s soccer team, scored important goals in the World Cup games against France and Brazil. What did they have in common?
    • A. 

      They were penalty kicks

    • B. 

      They were headers

    • C. 

      They tied the game

    • D. 

      They won the game

  • 6. 
    News Corp. has abandoned its bid to take over British Sky Broadcasting. For now, then, it owns what per cent of the company?
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      Thirty-three

    • C. 

      Thirty-nine

    • D. 

      Forty-nine

  • 7. 
    How did the C.I.A. try to obtain D.N.A. samples from children in the Abbottabad compound where Osama bin Laden was captured, according to the Guardian?
    • A. 

      A free pop-up barber shop

    • B. 

      A free pop-up manicure shop

    • C. 

      A fake vaccination drive

    • D. 

      A fake test for strep throat

  • 8. 
    Which of the following TV shows did NOT receive an Emmy nomination for best drama?
    • A. 

      “Friday Night Lights”

    • B. 

      “Game of Thrones”

    • C. 

      “Mad Men”

    • D. 

      “House”

  • 9. 
    Which group of people did Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus, compare to “barbarians” in a radio interview?
    • A. 

      Arabs

    • B. 

      Teen-agers

    • C. 

      Homosexuals

    • D. 

      Democrats

  • 10. 
    Which animal may be following in Paul the Octopus’s footsteps, having so far predicted the winner of every German match and the semifinal victors in the Women's World Cup?
    • A. 

      Skippy the squirrel

    • B. 

      Nelly the elephant

    • C. 

      Teddy the toad

    • D. 

      Paul the Octopus, Jr.

  • 11. 
    Which country became the hundred and ninety-third member of the United Nations on Thursday?
    • A. 

      South Sudan

    • B. 

      Kosovo

    • C. 

      Taiwan

    • D. 

      Vatican City

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s Talk of the Town, Ben McGrath writes about a funk concert at which the audience is made up of whom?
    • A. 

      Senior citizens in Breezy Point

    • B. 

      Inmates at Rikers Island

    • C. 

      Ballerinas outside Lincoln Center

    • D. 

      Fetuses in Park Slope