What A Week: March 11-17

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How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who said the following this week of Nicolas Sarkozy: “He is my friend but I think he has gone mad.”
    • A. 

      Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel

    • B. 

      Libya’s Colonel Muammar Qaddafi

    • C. 

      French singer Johnny Hallyday

    • D. 

      France’s First Lady Carla Bruni

  • 2. 
    To what did the trending Twitter hashtag #edano_nero refer?
    • A. 

      Speculation that Yukio Edano, Japan's chief government spokesman, was lying

    • B. 

      Demands that Yukio Edano, Japan's chief government spokesman, resign

    • C. 

      Encouragement that Yukio Edano, Japan's chief government spokesman, take a nap

    • D. 

      Comparisons between Yukio Edano, Japan's chief government spokesman, and the Roman Emperor Nero

  • 3. 
    Which rapper died this week?
    • A. 

      Top Dog

    • B. 

      Nate Dogg

    • C. 

      Snoop Dogg

    • D. 

      Bow Wow

  • 4. 
    Which team does Barack Obama predict will go all the way in the N.C.A.A. tournament?
    • A. 

      Duke

    • B. 

      Kansas

    • C. 

      Ohio State

    • D. 

      Pittsburgh

  • 5. 
    Match the quote to the speaker: “We believe that radiation levels are extremely high.” “I would like to ask you to act calmly.” "I hope that those affected by the earthquake will not give up hope." "The local salt bureau has stated that there's enough supply of salt.”
    • A. 

      Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan; Japan’s Emperor Akihito; Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; a message on television screens on Beijing's subway cars

    • B. 

      Akihito; Kan; Jaczko; Beijing subways

    • C. 

      Beijing subways; Jaczko; Akihito; Kan

    • D. 

      Jaczko; Kan; Akihito; Beijing subways

  • 6. 
    What is The Majestic Woman?
    • A. 

      The working title of Michelle Obama’s book, to be published in April 2012

    • B. 

      A glossy women’s magazine launched this week by al Qaeda

    • C. 

      A reality show that debuted this week about men competing for the love of a fortune-teller

    • D. 

      The name of a Wiccan clothing store that opened in Greenwich Village on Monday

  • 7. 
    What was the subject of the “emergency” meeting of the House Rules Committee that Republicans called this week?
    • A. 

      A no-fly zone in Libya

    • B. 

      Collective-bargaining limitations in Wisconsin

    • C. 

      Federal funding of relief efforts in Japan

    • D. 

      Federal funding of NPR

  • 8. 
    What was Hillary Clinton’s response to Wolf Blitzer’s question, “If the President is reëlected, do you want to serve a second term as Secretary of State?”
    • A. 

      “It would be an honor to continue to serve the President.”

    • B. 

      “I’m focussed on Libya and Japan right now, not 2012.”

    • C. 

      “No, but I would consider another position in the cabinet.”

    • D. 

      “No.”

  • 9. 
    Of what city did Mayor Michael Bloomberg say, at a conference, “There's an awful lot of free space … if you want to go there. I don't think you do,” adding that the city “would love to have our problems.”
    • A. 

      Buffalo

    • B. 

      Los Angeles

    • C. 

      Pittsburgh

    • D. 

      Rochester

  • 10. 
    As of Thursday, is Tokyo within the recommended evacuation zone, due to concerns about nuclear radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      It is by America’s recommendations but not by Japan’s.

    • C. 

      It is by Japan’s recommendations but not by America’s.

    • D. 

      No.

  • 11. 
    Match the speaker with the quote. “Thirty-three girls in two months seems like too much even for a thirty-year-old." “We know all 3,400 members of the mainstream media are part of the Obama press contingent." “I’m going with Duke to get into the Elite Eight.” “There is only one question at the end of the day: Do you understand how serious it is to shut down government?"
    • A. 

      Silvio Berlusconi; Michele Bachmann; Barack Obama; Nancy Pelosi

    • B. 

      Michele Bachmann; Silvio Berlusconi; Nancy Pelosi; Barack Obama

    • C. 

      Silvio Berlusconi; Nancy Pelosi; Barack Obama; Michele Bachmann

    • D. 

      Silvio Berlusconi; Michele Bachmann; Nancy Pelosi; Barack Obama

  • 12. 
    Know Your New Yorker: Who wrote an article for the magazine in 2003 about Indian Point, a nuclear plant about forty-five miles north of Manhattan’s Times Square?
    • A. 

      John Seabrook

    • B. 

      Elizabeth Kolbert

    • C. 

      Jon Lee Anderson

    • D. 

      Hilton Als

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