What A Week: June 3-9

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where did Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh go on Saturday?
    • A. 

      Turkey

    • B. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • C. 

      Syria

    • D. 

      Norway

  • 2. 
    For what has Lulz Security claimed responsibility?
    • A. 

      Hacking Sony’s servers

    • B. 

      Hacking Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account

    • C. 

      Monitoring Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account

    • D. 

      Monitoring Lindsay Lohan’s alcohol intake

  • 3. 
    According to the transcripts released by Radar, which of the following is NOT something that Anthony Weiner wrote to Lisa Weiss on Facebook?
    • A. 

      “I’m horny a lot. sorry”

    • B. 

      “i hear liberal girls are very, uh, accommodating of others”

    • C. 

      “i’m here 4 all your congressional needs”

    • D. 

      “i ran the bar mitzvah pics, btw”

  • 4. 
    What is the meaning of “cymotrichous,” the winning word in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee championship?
    • A. 

      Lukewarm or indifferent in religion or politics

    • B. 

      Pathologically excessive and often incoherent talkativeness

    • C. 

      Indigenous or native, especially plants or animals

    • D. 

      Having wavy hair

  • 5. 
    The governor of which state says he will soon sign a bill, which passed the House, decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
    • A. 

      Connecticut

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Montana

    • D. 

      Vermont

  • 6. 
    According to Steve Jobs’s announcement this week, which best describes where is Apple going?
    • A. 

      To outer space

    • B. 

      Toward inner peace

    • C. 

      Into the Cloud

    • D. 

      Into the Ether

  • 7. 
    Who said the following on Wednesday, about what? “There is much to suggest that we have put the worst behind us.”
    • A. 

      Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner; the debt crisis

    • B. 

      New York Congressman Anthony Weiner; Weinergate

    • C. 

      German Health Minister Daniel Bahr; the E. coli outbreak

    • D. 

      LeBron James; the Miami Heat’s losses in the N.B.A. finals

  • 8. 
    Li Na, the first grand-slam singles winner from Asia, has a tattoo of what, where?
    • A. 

      Red rose; upper left chest

    • B. 

      Tiger; ankle

    • C. 

      Tennis racket; lower back

    • D. 

      Statue of Liberty skull; bicep

  • 9. 
    What did Greenpeace activists protest this week, claiming that it comes in packaging from Indonesian rainforests?
    • A. 

      IPhones

    • B. 

      Kindles

    • C. 

      Chipotle take-out

    • D. 

      Barbie dolls

  • 10. 
    Who is Ollanta Humala?
    • A. 

      The head of Weibo, a Twitter-like service in China

    • B. 

      Iran’s oil minister and the current president of OPEC

    • C. 

      The next President of Peru

    • D. 

      Anthony Weiner’s wife

  • 11. 
    What could disrupt satellite communications on Thursday, according to NASA?
    • A. 

      Atmospheric dust from wildfires in Arizona

    • B. 

      A dramatic solar flare

    • C. 

      The alignment of Mercury’s moons

    • D. 

      The summer equinox

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In Ben Greenman’s satirical version of the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow shares the byline with whom?
    • A. 

      Mitt Romney

    • B. 

      Sarah Palin

    • C. 

      Tony Blair

    • D. 

      Atul Gawande