What A Week: March 18-24

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which best describes what happened to the moon this weekend?
    • A. 

      It experienced a “solstice lunar eclipse.”

    • B. 

      It was closer to the Earth than it had been in eighteen years.

    • C. 

      It was closer to Mars than it had been in eighteen years.

    • D. 

      Its orbit was shifted by Japan’s earthquake.

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the polar bear who died on Saturday in his pen at the Berlin Zoo?
    • A. 

      Heidi

    • B. 

      Knut

    • C. 

      Beorn

    • D. 

      Paul

  • 3. 
    Match the quote concerning the United States’ involvement in Libya with the speaker. “It would appear on its face to be an impeachable offense.” "Anyone who says [Obama] should have waited doesn't feel the sense of urgency that many of us feel–that this man was about to destroy his own people." “It's about supporting the United Nations resolution which talked about eliminating [Qaddafi’s] ability to kill his own people." “What is your benchmark for success in Libya?”
    • A. 

      Dennis Kucinich, Mike Mullen, Barbara Boxer, John Boehner

    • B. 

      John Boehner, Dennis Kucinich, Mike Mullen, Barbara Boxer

    • C. 

      Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Boxer, Mike Mullen, John Boehner

    • D. 

      John Boehner, Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Boxer, Mike Mullen

  • 4. 
    How many reactors are there at the Fukushima Daiichi plant?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Six

  • 5. 
    Why were two of the workers at the Fukushima Daiichi plant hospitalized on Thursday?
    • A. 

      They drank contaminated milk

    • B. 

      They drank contaminated water

    • C. 

      They stepped in contaminated water

    • D. 

      They breathed contaminated air

  • 6. 
    Which two phone companies announced a merger plan this week?
    • A. 

      A.T. & T. and T-Mobile

    • B. 

      A.T. & T. and Sprint

    • C. 

      Verizon and Sprint

    • D. 

      Verizon and T-Mobile

  • 7. 
    Why are Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom and his wife reportedly getting divorced?
    • A. 

      Because of his “Bunga Bunga” parties

    • B. 

      Because of accusations that he laundered money

    • C. 

      So that she can run to succeed him

    • D. 

      So that she can move to Hollywood

  • 8. 
    Who announced this week on Facebook that he was forming an exploratory committee for a 2012 Presidential run?
    • A. 

      Tim Pawlenty

    • B. 

      Mike Huckabee

    • C. 

      Mitt Romney

    • D. 

      Rand Paul

  • 9. 
    According to census data, what has happened to Detroit over the past decade?
    • A. 

      The Hispanic population has increased by twenty-five per cent.

    • B. 

      The Hispanic population has decreased by twenty-five per cent.

    • C. 

      The white population has decreased by twenty-five per cent.

    • D. 

      The overall population has decreased by twenty-five per cent.

  • 10. 
    What is the name of Google’s new magazine?
    • A. 

      Think Quarterly

    • B. 

      Search Monthly

    • C. 

      The Seeker

    • D. 

      The Ogler

  • 11. 
    Over what matter does Bolivian President Evo Morales want to sue Chile?
    • A. 

      A section of the Pacific coast

    • B. 

      Pollution in the Amazon

    • C. 

      Regulation of drug laws

    • D. 

      Copper trading

  • 12. 
    What do the American soldiers who took photos of themselves with dead Afghanis call themselves?
    • A. 

      “Patriot Squad”

    • B. 

      “Kill Team”

    • C. 

      “Murder Men”

    • D. 

      “Death Trap”

  • 13. 
    Know Your New Yorker: Who illustrated this week’s cover?
    • A. 

      Jorge Colombo

    • B. 

      Bob Staake

    • C. 

      Christoph Niemann

    • D. 

      Barry Blitt