What A Week: November 11-17 (movement Quiz)

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Movement Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The New York Police Department removed Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park on Tuesday morning. In which part of the camp did the protesters mount a last stand?
    • A. 

      The library

    • B. 

      The kitchen

    • C. 

      The sleeping area

    • D. 

      They didn’t: they all left without resisting

  • 2. 
    Violent clashes between anti-government demonstrators and soldiers continued to flair up in Syria. In which city—a focal point for the protests—did Human Rights Watch find evidence of five hundred and eighty-seven killings?
    • A. 

      Aleppo

    • B. 

      Damascus

    • C. 

      Homs

    • D. 

      Latakia

  • 3. 
    The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. What issue will the court not consider?
    • A. 

      The requirement for all employers to provide workers with coverage

    • B. 

      The requirement for all Americans to have some form of health insurance

    • C. 

      The expansion of Medicaid

    • D. 

      Whether the 1869 Anti-Injunction Act bans challenges to the reforms

  • 4. 
    In a recent interview with GQ, Herman Cain described his rivals in terms of ice-cream flavors. What label did he attach to Republican rival Michele Bachmann?
    • A. 

      Rocky Road

    • B. 

      Vanilla

    • C. 

      Tutti frutti

    • D. 

      Black walnut

  • 5. 
    On his Pacific tour this week, President Obama announced plans to boost America’s military presence in which country?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      New Zealand

    • D. 

      Taiwan

  • 6. 
    Facebook fell victim to a major attack by hackers this week. What did the hackers do?
    • A. 

      Steal credit-card information

    • B. 

      Display pornography and violent images

    • C. 

      Disable the site’s privacy controls

    • D. 

      Raze every user’s Farmville farms

  • 7. 
    A man was arrested on Wednesday suspected of doing what to the White House on Friday?
    • A. 

      Breaking into it through a window

    • B. 

      Climbing onto its roof

    • C. 

      Shooting at it with a rifle

    • D. 

      Digging a tunnel under it

  • 8. 
    The government of the new Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti, won a Senate confidence vote on Thursday, after Monti outlined reforms to reduce Italy’s debt and strengthen the economy. Monti previously worked in international finance as a European Commissioner, earning what nickname from the Italian press?
    • A. 

      Molto Mario

    • B. 

      Magnificent Mario

    • C. 

      Ma-Rio-Grande

    • D. 

      Super Mario

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      He claimed not to have received any money

    • B. 

      He said he had offered the company advice on the housing bubble “as a historian”

    • C. 

      He said he had offered the company advice on financial education “as a former professor”

    • D. 

      He said he had offered the company advice on the American middle class “as a dinosaur enthusiast”

  • 10. 
    On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi responded to Rick Perry’s invitation to a debate about his plan for a part-time Congress by mocking Perry’s forgetful moment in last week’s Republican debate. (She acted as if she couldn’t remember the third conflict precluding her participation in the proposed debate.) What was the Perry campaign’s Twitter response?
    • A. 

      “@NancyPelosi Perhaps the third activity that you have forgotten is the ongoing insider trading?”

    • B. 

      “@NancyPelosi Everybody forgets things sometimes. Jeez.”

    • C. 

      “@NancyPelosi Scared of an old-fashioned Texas showdown?”

    • D. 

      “@NancyPelosi What about next week?”

  • 11. 
    The starting quarterback of Yale’s football team chose to stay in New Haven this Saturday to play against Harvard, rather than travelling for what?
    • A. 

      Another week on his honeymoon

    • B. 

      His grandmother’s birthday party

    • C. 

      An interview for the Rhodes scholarship

    • D. 

      The O.W.S. protests in Zuccotti Park

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In the Food Issue Jane Kramer wrote about foraging with René Redzepi, “arguably the most famous Dane since Hamlet”. To what does he owe his notability?
    • A. 

      Discovering Viking remains in Greenland

    • B. 

      Winning Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

    • C. 

      Owning and cooking at the best restaurant in the world

    • D. 

      Writing a series of best-selling crime novels