What A Week: October 21-27

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Policy Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In an attempt to inject life into his flagging campaign, Rick Perry announced what tax policy this week?
    • A. 

      A tax holiday for anyone earning more than $500,000 a year

    • B. 

      An 8-8-8 plan

    • C. 

      A twenty-per-cent flat tax

    • D. 

      A fifteen-per-cent lumpy tax

  • 2. 
    British Prime Minister David Cameron faced rebellion from his own MPs on Monday over a referendum on what issue?
    • A. 

      Female succession to the throne

    • B. 

      Britain’s E.U. membership

    • C. 

      Scottish independence

    • D. 

      Fiscal austerity

  • 3. 
    On Sunday, Tunisians voted in their first election since the ouster of dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali earlier this year. What was the turnout?
    • A. 

      Fifty per cent

    • B. 

      Sixty-five per cent

    • C. 

      Eighty per cent

    • D. 

      Ninety per cent

  • 4. 
    Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, said on Monday that the organization will have to stop publishing because it no longer has enough of what?
    • A. 

      Server space

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Employees

    • D. 

      Secrets

  • 5. 
    Due to a T.S.A. loophole, what almost found its way onto an Alaskan Airlines flight on Sunday?
    • A. 

      A homemade bomb

    • B. 

      Two live chickens

    • C. 

      A loaded gun

    • D. 

      A pound of cocaine

  • 6. 
    Police raided camps set up by Occupy protesters in which two cities this week?
    • A. 

      Atlanta and Oakland

    • B. 

      Atlanta and Boston

    • C. 

      Boston and Oakland

    • D. 

      Boston and New York

  • 7. 
    On Sunday, Albert Pujols joined Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson as the third player to hit how many home runs in a World Series game?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 8. 
    Which of the following did not occur after last week’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey?
    • A. 

      Turkey announced it would accept aid from its estranged ally Israel.

    • B. 

      Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdish bases across the border in Iraq.

    • C. 

      A two-week-old baby, who survived two days in rubble, was rescued.

    • D. 

      Structural damage was reported at the New Mosque in Istanbul.

  • 9. 
    The New York Times reported on Thursday that the convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff and his wife, Ruth Madoff, attempted suicide shortly after his December 2008 arrest. Before the attempt, the couple breached a court order by doing what?
    • A. 

      Sending a package of sentimental items to Fred Wilpon, the majority owner of the New York Mets.

    • B. 

      Sending a package of sentimental items to their son.

    • C. 

      Sending holiday cookies to the F.B.I.’s New York Field Office.

    • D. 

      Sending half of their money to a Swiss bank.

  • 10. 
    In agreeing to offer relief to Greece, what percentage of Greek debt will private banks and other investors agree to lose?
    • A. 

      Ten per cent

    • B. 

      Twenty-five per cent

    • C. 

      Fifty per cent

    • D. 

      Seventy per cent

  • 11. 
    Scientists believe a combination of fatty acids from which animal may lead to treatment of heart disease and other coronary ailments in humans?
    • A. 

      Chimpanzee

    • B. 

      Python

    • C. 

      Elephant

    • D. 

      Cow

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: In Andrew Marantz’s story about Vlad Teichberg, which two Naomi’s does he report are often confused by Occupy Wall Street protesters?  
    • A. 

      Campbell and Wolf

    • B. 

      Wolf and Klein

    • C. 

      Watts and Campbell

    • D. 

      Judd and Klein