What A Week: June 17-23

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 1993

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How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Boston mob boss James Bulger was arrested Thursday after sixteen years on the run. What is he also known as?
    • A. 

      Buddy

    • B. 

      Punchy

    • C. 

      Whitey

    • D. 

      Legs

  • 2. 
    How many of the hundred thousand troops in Afghanistan does President Obama plan to withdraw by the end of this year?
    • A. 

      Ten thousand

    • B. 

      Twenty thousand

    • C. 

      Thirty thousand

    • D. 

      A hundred thousand

  • 3. 
    Who said the following, to explain the mass exodus of his staff? “Philosophically, in a way that many of you who’ve known me for a long time understand, I am very different than normal politicians, and normal consultants found that very hard to deal with.”  
    • A. 

      Eric Cantor

    • B. 

      Newt Gingrich

    • C. 

      Ron Paul

    • D. 

      Anthony Weiner

  • 4. 
    What has brought Ron Paul and Barney Frank together?
    • A. 

      A bill to legalize marijuana

    • B. 

      A bill to legalize same-sex marriage

    • C. 

      A bill to legalize prostitution

    • D. 

      Flute lessons

  • 5. 
    The former President of which Arab country was convicted in absentia of embezzlement and misuse of public funds, and sentenced, along with his wife, to thirty-five years in prison? (He has said through his lawyer that the trial was a “parody of justice whose only merit was its brevity.”)
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Syria

    • C. 

      Tunisia

    • D. 

      Yemen

  • 6. 
    Which country has called for an “immediate suspension” of military operations in Libya?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      The United States

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    On what did the Supreme Court unanimously agree regarding Dukes v. Walmart?
    • A. 

      Walmart is guilty of sex discrimination

    • B. 

      Walmart is not guilty of sex discrimination

    • C. 

      “There are questions of law or fact common to the class” of female employees

    • D. 

      The plaintiffs cannot ask for back pay as part of the class-action suit

  • 8. 
    Which city will host the NATO and G8 summits in 2012?
    • A. 

      Atlanta

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Detroit

    • D. 

      Flint

  • 9. 
    Along with Daily Kos chief Markos Moulitsas, who was Keith Olbermann’s first guest on his new show on Current TV?
    • A. 

      Al Gore

    • B. 

      Michael Moore

    • C. 

      Ben Smith

    • D. 

      Andrew Sullivan

  • 10. 
    In which state did Jon Huntsman announce that he’s running for President?
    • A. 

      New Jersey

    • B. 

      New Hampshire

    • C. 

      Iowa

    • D. 

      Utah

  • 11. 
    On what did John McCain and Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever blame for the wildfires in Arizona?
    • A. 

      Illegal immigration

    • B. 

      Global warming

    • C. 

      Underage smoking

    • D. 

      God’s wrath about gay marriage

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: Ben Greenman wants to declare June 22nd You Cannot Be Serious Day in honor of whose 1981 outburst on that day?
    • A. 

      Madonna

    • B. 

      Nancy Reagan

    • C. 

      John McEnroe

    • D. 

      Mark David Chapman