What A Week: May 13-19

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As of Thursday, who is serving as the managing director of the International Monetary Fund?
    • A. 

      Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    • B. 

      John Lipsky

    • C. 

      Christine Lagarde

    • D. 

      Timothy Geithner

  • 2. 
    Who won this year’s Man Booker International Prize?
    • A. 

      Philip Roth

    • B. 

      Tony Kushner

    • C. 

      Jennifer Egan

    • D. 

      Will Ferrell

  • 3. 
    Which of the following Senators is no longer part of the so-called Gang of Six?
    • A. 

      Saxby Chambliss

    • B. 

      Tom Coburn

    • C. 

      Kent Conrad

    • D. 

      Mike Crapo

    • E. 

      Dick Durbin

    • F. 

      Mark Warner

  • 4. 
    Who had to apologize after posting the following on Twitter this week? "Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can't. Deal. With. The. Blathering."
    • A. 

      Anderson Cooper

    • B. 

      Rachel Maddow

    • C. 

      Bill Keller

    • D. 

      The Secret Service

  • 5. 
    Who said the following, about what: “I, I think that, I think, I think that that is too big a jump.”
    • A. 

      Barack Obama; free elections in Libya

    • B. 

      Newt Gingrich; Paul Ryan’s health-care proposal

    • C. 

      Mark Zuckerberg; LinkedIn shares on Thursday

    • D. 

      Arnold Schwarzenegger; claims that his acting career is over

  • 6. 
    What is the name of Jane Pratt’s new Web site, which she launched this week?
    • A. 

      Jane2.0

    • B. 

      Jane3.0

    • C. 

      XoJane

    • D. 

      WwwJane

  • 7. 
    The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned items this week, including bottles of wine and a hooded sweatshirt, belonging to whom?
    • A. 

      Woody Allen and Spike Lee

    • B. 

      Bernie Madoff and Ted Kaczynski

    • C. 

      Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton

    • D. 

      Chris Brown and Lindsay Lohan

  • 8. 
    The Queen of England’s visit to Ireland this week marked the first visit of a British monarch since when?
    • A. 

      Ireland’s independence

    • B. 

      The Irish Civil War

    • C. 

      The Second World War

    • D. 

      Ever

  • 9. 
    Who announced this week that he or she would not run for President, explaining it as “a very personal, a very intimate, and ... a spiritual decision”?
    • A. 

      Donald Trump

    • B. 

      Mike Huckabee

    • C. 

      Mitt Romney

    • D. 

      Sarah Palin

  • 10. 
    What is notable about the photos in More magazine of Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter?
    • A. 

      She’s at a pro-choice rally

    • B. 

      She’s kissing another woman

    • C. 

      She’s smoking a joint

    • D. 

      She’s naked

  • 11. 
    Who was banned from the Cannes Film Festival for saying “I am a Nazi,” and  “What can I say? I understand Hitler”?
    • A. 

      Lars von Trier

    • B. 

      Werner Herzog

    • C. 

      Heidi Klum

    • D. 

      Steven Spielberg

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: This week’s cover celebrates the hundredth birthday or who or what?
    • A. 

      The New York Public Library

    • B. 

      The Bronx Zoo

    • C. 

      Eustace Tilley

    • D. 

      Hugh Hefner