What A Week: May 6-12

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News Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know the news of the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is happening in the early-morning sky this week?
    • A. 

      Massive bee migration could disrupt visibility

    • B. 

      Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars are all visible and roughly aligned

    • C. 

      High pollen count will produce an orangey glow

    • D. 

      The North Star will actually be in the southern sky

  • 2. 
    Who said the following about what? “Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat.”
    • A. 

      Nicolas Sarkozy; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    • B. 

      Hillary Clinton; North and South Korea

    • C. 

      President Obama; immigration policy

    • D. 

      Governor Bobby Jindal; flooding in Louisiana

  • 3. 
    Which actor was reported this week to have passed on replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men”?
    • A. 

      Emilio Estevez

    • B. 

      Ashton Kutcher

    • C. 

      John Malkovich

    • D. 

      Hugh Grant

  • 4. 
    For what charge was John Demjanjuk convicted this week?
    • A. 

      Accepting bribes in the form of a Ferrari and a $1.8 million yacht

    • B. 

      Lying to cover up an affair with a political aide

    • C. 

      Five counts of conspiracy and nine counts of securities fraud

    • D. 

      28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      “Deer in the Headlights”

    • B. 

      “Fish out of Water”

    • C. 

      “Dog in Heat”

    • D. 

      “Man of the Hour”

  • 6. 
    Which slogan, also associated with Obama, is displayed prominently on Newt Gingrich’s campaign Web site?
    • A. 

      “Yes we can.”

    • B. 

      “Vote for change.”

    • C. 

      “The audacity of hope.”

    • D. 

      “Together we will win the future.”

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      “Common Sense”

    • B. 

      “A Modest Proposal”

    • C. 

      “The American Crisis”

    • D. 

      “The Place of the Damn'd”

  • 8. 
    The hockey player Sean Avery made news this week for his support of what?
    • A. 

      Universal healthcare

    • B. 

      Same-sex marriage

    • C. 

      Mandatory helmets

    • D. 

      Beach volleyball

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Mayor A C Wharton; flooding in Memphis

    • B. 

      Mayor Mitch Landrieu; flooding in New Orleans

    • C. 

      Governor Bobby Jindal; flooding in Louisiana

    • D. 

      Governor Andrew Cuomo; this year’s Belmont Stakes

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Alec Baldwin

    • B. 

      Will Ferrell

    • C. 

      Andy Samberg

    • D. 

      Chris Rock

  • 11. 
    Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Sarah Palin criticized Michelle Obama for inviting whom to a poetry event at the White House?
    • A. 

      Tony Kushner

    • B. 

      Salman Rushdie

    • C. 

      Common

    • D. 

      Nas

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In this week’s magazine, Nick Paumgarten writes about an algorithm for determining what?
    • A. 

      The likelihood of a terrorist attack on an Amtrak train

    • B. 

      The placement of names on the 9/11 memorial

    • C. 

      The intensity of an earthquake

    • D. 

      True love