What A Week: May 20-26

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    President Obama visited all of these countries this week EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Ireland

    • D. 

      Serbia

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the Bosnian war-crimes suspect who was arrested this week in Serbia?
    • A. 

      Boris Tadic

    • B. 

      Ratko Mladic

    • C. 

      Novak Djokovic

    • D. 

      Radovan Karadzic

  • 3. 
    Which celebrity who appeared in Oprah’s “Farewell Spectacular” did Tom Hanks introduce as “a hardworking mother of four”?
    • A. 

      Patti LaBelle

    • B. 

      Diane Sawyer

    • C. 

      Maya Angelou

    • D. 

      Madonna

  • 4. 
    Which N.B.A. team is heading to the finals after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games?
    • A. 

      The Los Angeles Lakers

    • B. 

      The Dallas Mavericks

    • C. 

      The Chicago Bulls

    • D. 

      The Miami Heat

  • 5. 
    Where is the Rafah border crossing, which, starting this weekend, will be open for eight hours a day?
    • A. 

      Between Egypt and the Gaza Strip

    • B. 

      Between Egypt and Israel

    • C. 

      Between Jordan and the West Bank

    • D. 

      Between Syria and the Golan Heights

  • 6. 
    How many standing ovations did Benjamin Netanyahu receive during his speech to Congress this week?
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Eighteen

    • D. 

      Twenty-nine

  • 7. 
    Who was the featured guest on Oprah Winfrey’s last show?
    • A. 

      Oprah’s long-lost half-sister

    • B. 

      Rosie O’Donnell

    • C. 

      Dr. Phil

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      There was no guest

  • 8. 
    Who, while testifying at a House committee hearing, said to Patrick T. McHenry, a Republican from North Carolina, “Congressman, you are causing problems.”
    • A. 

      Ben Bernanke

    • B. 

      Timothy Geithner

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Warren

    • D. 

      Nancy Pelosi

  • 9. 
    Which of the following cities was hit by a tornado this week?
    • A. 

      West Memphis, Arkansas

    • B. 

      Chico, California

    • C. 

      Joplin, Missouri

    • D. 

      Bedford, Indiana

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Who is Scotty McCreery?
    • A. 

      China’s choice for who should take over as managing director of the I.M.F.

    • B. 

      The tenth-seeded American competing in the French Open

    • C. 

      The seventeen-year-old who won “American Idol”

    • D. 

      The bartender who poured Obama a Guinness in Ireland

  • 11. 
    The hashtag #BEA11 referred to a trade conference going on in New York this week that centers around what industry?
    • A. 

      Automobile

    • B. 

      Construction

    • C. 

      Publishing

    • D. 

      Sports

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: Which baseball team featured prominently in Jeffrey Toobin’s piece in this week’s magazine?
    • A. 

      The Mets

    • B. 

      The Yankees

    • C. 

      The Nationals

    • D. 

      The Diamondbacks