What A Week: May 27 To June 2

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 2126

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did Russia ban the import of vegetables from the E.U.?
    • A. 

      As part of an anti-pesticide movement

    • B. 

      Fear of E. coli contamination

    • C. 

      To boost sales of local produce

    • D. 

      To show support for the induction of Serbia into the Union

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the state of Alaska going to release?
    • A. 

      Sarah Palin’s birth certificate

    • B. 

      Trig Palin’s birth certificate

    • C. 

      E-mails from Palin’s time as governor

    • D. 

      Expense accounts from Palin’s time as governor

  • 3. 
    What does the U.S.D.A.’s new version of the food pyramid look like?
    • A. 

      A smaller pyramid

    • B. 

      A plate and cup

    • C. 

      A knife and fork

    • D. 

      A heart

  • 4. 
    Why did Shaquille O’Neal say he is retiring?
    • A. 

      His frustration with big egos in the N.B.A.

    • B. 

      His Achilles injury

    • C. 

      To spend more time with his family

    • D. 

      To consider entering politics

  • 5. 
    What is Mercury Ink?
    • A. 

      J. J. Abrams’s new movie project

    • B. 

      Jessica Simpson’s new clothing line

    • C. 

      Glenn Beck’s new book imprint

    • D. 

      Microsoft’s featured change in Windows 8

  • 6. 
    In which state did tornadoes kill four people on Wednesday?
    • A. 

      Massachusetts

    • B. 

      Michigan

    • C. 

      Mississippi

    • D. 

      Missouri

  • 7. 
    Who will host this year’s Emmy awards?
    • A. 

      James Franco

    • B. 

      Tina Fey

    • C. 

      Jane Lynch

    • D. 

      David Duchovny

  • 8. 
    What did the Global Commission on Drug Policy suggest in a report that the U.S. do?
    • A. 

      Consider outlawing cigarettes

    • B. 

      Consider legalizing marijuana

    • C. 

      Consider making Ecstasy available with a prescription

    • D. 

      Consider requiring a prescription for cold medications

  • 9. 
    Who said the following, and to whom? “You have no personal virtues or ability to unite your own party members. I’m telling you to quit.”
    • A. 

      Mitt Romney to President Obama

    • B. 

      Paul Ryan to Newt Gingrich

    • C. 

      Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party leader Sadakazu Tanigaki to Prime Minister Naoto Kan

    • D. 

      Israel’s Vice-Premier Silvan Shalom to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

  • 10. 
    What brought the Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones, the New England Patriots' Robert Kraft, the Carolina Panthers' Jerry Richardson, the New York Giants' John Mara, and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Art Rooney to Chicago this week?
    • A. 

      The opening of a new stadium for the Bears

    • B. 

      The N.B.A. playoffs

    • C. 

      Confidential discussions with the N.F.L. commissioner, the N.F.L.P.A. leader, and a federal mediator

    • D. 

      A hearing before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • 11. 
    Know your New Yorker: Ariel Levy asks in this week’s magazine whether Italians have had enough of what?
    • A. 

      Silvio Berlusconi

    • B. 

      The European Union

    • C. 

      “The Jersey Shore”

    • D. 

      Pasta