What A Week: March 25-31

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    About what did Eric Cantor, the majority House leader, say this week that “time is up”?
    • A. 

      American intervention in Libya

    • B. 

      Federal budget negotiations

    • C. 

      Wisconsin collective-bargaining negotiations

    • D. 

      Japan’s attempt to control its leaking reactors

  • 2. 
    Which American celebrity has been called to testify in the trial against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi?
    • A. 

      Matt Damon

    • B. 

      George Clooney

    • C. 

      Jack Nicholson

    • D. 

      Al Pacino

  • 3. 
    Penguin announced this week that Mario Lavandeira would be writing a children’s book called “The Boy With Pink Hair.” By what name is Lavandeira more widely known?
    • A. 

      Perez Hilton

    • B. 

      Tommy Ramone

    • C. 

      Dennis Rodman

    • D. 

      The Situation

  • 4. 
    What animal that escaped from the Bronx Zoo has gained a large Twitter following this week?
    • A. 

      A black-footed ferret

    • B. 

      A naked mole-rat

    • C. 

      An Egyptian cobra

    • D. 

      A poison frog

  • 5. 
    The Supreme Court heard arguments this week concerning whether to grant class-action status to a lawsuit in which the plaintiffs are charging Wal-Mart with discrimination based on what?
    • A. 

      Gender

    • B. 

      Race

    • C. 

      Appearance

    • D. 

      Strength

  • 6. 
    Who is William Cronon?
    • A. 

      The American Ambassador to Libya

    • B. 

      A professor at the University of Wisconsin

    • C. 

      A pitcher for the Washington Nationals

    • D. 

      A guard for the Butler Bulldogs

  • 7. 
    Of whom did Rolling Stone release photographs this week?
    • A. 

      Gabrielle Giffords

    • B. 

      Afghanis killed by American soldiers

    • C. 

      Libyans killed by Qaddafi supporters

    • D. 

      John Lennon

  • 8. 
    Who is enforcing the no-fly zone in Libya?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Britain

    • C. 

      The U.N.

    • D. 

      NATO

  • 9. 
    What did Alain Robert do this week?
    • A. 

      Scored the winning shot in the Kentucky-Ohio State game

    • B. 

      Climbed the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

    • C. 

      Crashed his jet into Libya’s central military command compound in Tripoli

    • D. 

      Won “Top Chef”

  • 10. 
    What is the Facebook equivalent of Google’s new +1 button?
    • A. 

      Friending

    • B. 

      Poking

    • C. 

      Tagging

    • D. 

      Liking

  • 11. 
    Where is the NASA spacecraft Messenger?
    • A. 

      Orbiting Mars

    • B. 

      Orbiting Mercury

    • C. 

      Docking at the International Space Station

    • D. 

      Being disassembled and cleaned before it is displayed at the Smithsonian

  • 12. 
    Know Your New Yorker: What does this week’s Shouts & Murmurs piece explain?
    • A. 

      Your taxes

    • B. 

      Your health-care plan

    • C. 

      Your Time Warner bill

    • D. 

      Your mom