What A Week: March 4-10

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In a joking exchange caught on camera, who said, in greeting Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Afghanistan, “flying a little bigger plane than normal ... you gonna launch some attacks on Libya or something?”
    • A. 

      Marc Grossman, the Special Representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan

    • B. 

      Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State

    • C. 

      David Petraeus, the commander of allied forces in Afghanistan

    • D. 

      Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan

  • 2. 
    What is the Dalai Lama’s new role?
    • A. 

      Just spiritual, not political

    • B. 

      Just political, not spiritual

    • C. 

      It will be determined by an election this fall

    • D. 

      Straightening out the conflict in Wisconsin

  • 3. 
    Who was on the cover of Tina Brown’s first issue of Newsweek?
    • A. 

      Oprah Winfrey

    • B. 

      Hillary Clinton

    • C. 

      Muammar Qaddafi

    • D. 

      Tina Brown

  • 4. 
    What was one notable change in the redesigned New York Times Magazine?
    • A. 

      The “Lives” column is now at the front of the magazine

    • B. 

      Editors of the features now get credited

    • C. 

      There is no longer a column about ethics

    • D. 

      There is no longer a crossword puzzle

  • 5. 
    Who said this week that “grandchildren now don’t write a thank-you for the Christmas presents, they’re walking on their pants with the cap on backwards listening to the enema man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg”?
    • A. 

      Betty White

    • B. 

      Buzz Aldrin, the former astronaut

    • C. 

      Alan Simpson, the co-chairman of President Obama’s deficit commission

    • D. 

      Charlie Sheen

  • 6. 
    Harry Reid lamented that proposed Republican budget cuts would jeopardize what event held in Nevada every January?
    • A. 

      “A prostitute-health seminar”

    • B. 

      “A cowboy-poetry festival”

    • C. 

      “A miner-appreciation march”

    • D. 

      “A folk-singer jamboree”

  • 7. 
    Two NPR executives resigned this week: Ron Schiller, a senior vice president, and Vivian Schiller, the C.E.O. What is their relation?
    • A. 

      Brother and sister

    • B. 

      Husband and wife

    • C. 

      Second cousins

    • D. 

      No relation

  • 8. 
    How did Jared Lee Loughner plead to his forty-nine felony counts?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not guilty

    • C. 

      Not guilty by reason of insanity

    • D. 

      Guilty on all counts except murder

  • 9. 
    How did Republican senators in Wisconsin succeed in passing a measure that cuts collective-bargaining rights for public workers?
    • A. 

      They convinced the Democratic senators to return to the state so they would have a quorum

    • B. 

      They required the Democratic senators to vote by proxy so they would have a quorum

    • C. 

      They removed elements of the bill related to appropriating funds so they wouldn’t need a quorum

    • D. 

      They declared a state of emergency so they wouldn’t need a quorum

  • 10. 
    Who will play Sarah Palin in HBO’s “Game Change,” based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin?
    • A. 

      Tina Fey

    • B. 

      Julianne Moore

    • C. 

      Amanda Peet

    • D. 

      Catherine Keener

  • 11. 
    Which was the first country to recognize Libya’s opposition group as the legitimate government?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Ireland

    • C. 

      Southern Sudan

    • D. 

      The U.S.

  • 12. 
    Know Your New Yorker: Which sentiment best characterizes John Cassidy’s take on bike lanes?
    • A. 

      Bring them on! The more the better.

    • B. 

      Enough already; I’d rather have parking spaces.

    • C. 

      Get rid of them all; they do more harm than good.

    • D. 

      Let’s focus instead on high-speed rail.

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