What A Week: June 24-30

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How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you were invited into someone’s “circle” this week, the invitation likely came from which company?
    • A. 

      Facebook

    • B. 

      Twitter

    • C. 

      Google

    • D. 

      Myspace

  • 2. 
    In his press conference on Wednesday, President Obama said, of his daughters, “You know, Malia and Sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time.... They don't wait until the night before. They're not pulling all-nighters.” To whom was he that observation targeted?
    • A. 

      Sarah Palin

    • B. 

      Fox News

    • C. 

      The U.S. Congress

    • D. 

      The New York state senate

  • 3. 
    What is a federal judge forcing Jared Loughner, charged with shooting Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others in January, to do?
    • A. 

      Apologize to his victims’ families

    • B. 

      Speak to troubled teens in Arizona

    • C. 

      Take antipsychotic drugs

    • D. 

      Read “Catcher in the Rye”

  • 4. 
    China has just opened what, which, at 26.4 miles, is the world’s the longest?
    • A. 

      Highway

    • B. 

      Bridge

    • C. 

      Strip mall

    • D. 

      Swimming pool

  • 5. 
    LulzSec disbanded this week, after fifty days of doing what?
    • A. 

      Campaigning for same-sex marriage

    • B. 

      Campaigning for Newt Gingrich

    • C. 

      Hacking into companies’ databases

    • D. 

      Serving as bodyguards to Lindsay Lohan

  • 6. 
    MSNBC suspended its analyst Mark Halperin indefinitely for referring to Barack Obama as what?
    • A. 

      An Uncle Tom

    • B. 

      A monkey

    • C. 

      Jesus

    • D. 

      A dick

  • 7. 
    Who has asked Michele Bachmann to stop playing his song at her rallies?
    • A. 

      Tom Petty

    • B. 

      Bruce Springsteen

    • C. 

      Bono

    • D. 

      The estate of Johnny Cash

  • 8. 
    NPR reported this week that the Federal Reserve holds a billion dollars’ worth of unused what--and is likely to have two billion dollars’ worth by 2016?
    • A. 

      Pennies

    • B. 

      Dollar coins

    • C. 

      Gold bars

    • D. 

      Government-issued BlackBerrys

  • 9. 
    Firefighters this week have been concerned about a blaze surrounding what?
    • A. 

      The Grand Canyon

    • B. 

      The Mojave Desert

    • C. 

      The Palo Verde nuclear plant in Wintersburg, Arizona

    • D. 

      The nuclear lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico

  • 10. 
    New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the following this week, referring to what? “I want to see short ones, long ones, ivory and white ones."
    • A. 

      Curtains for the new Freedom Tower

    • B. 

      Paper-stock samples for new business cards

    • C. 

      Wedding dresses

    • D. 

      Fake teeth

  • 11. 
    What shut down a runway at Kennedy International Airport for more than an hour on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      Hackers

    • B. 

      Hail

    • C. 

      Geese

    • D. 

      Turtles

  • 12. 
    As of Thursday, which American is still in the running at Wimbledon?
    • A. 

      Venus Williams

    • B. 

      Serena Williams

    • C. 

      Mardy Fish

    • D. 

      All of the Americans are out

  • 13. 
    Know your New Yorker: In his piece this week, who or what is Nick Paumgarten referring to when he describes “the clean-shaven gentleman on the couch, with the excellent posture, the pastel golf shirt, and that strangely chaste yet fiery look in his eye?”
    • A. 

      John Boehner

    • B. 

      The Republican Party

    • C. 

      EHarmony

    • D. 

      Microsoft