What A Week: October 28-november 3

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United States Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A rare October snowstorm hit the northeastern United States on Saturday, pulling trees down onto power lines. How many people were without power on Sunday?
    • A. 

      500,000

    • B. 

      1.1 million

    • C. 

      1.7 million

    • D. 

      2.3 million

  • 2. 
    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou nearly threw the euro-zone bailout into a fresh crisis after announcing—and then cancelling—plans to do what?
    • A. 

      Nationalize its banking industry

    • B. 

      Offer new pensions to public employees

    • C. 

      Hold a referendum on accepting the bailout

    • D. 

      Invade Cyprus

  • 3. 
    Herman Cain struggled to respond to allegations of sexual harassment that occurred while he was the president of which lobbying group?
    • A. 

      The National Recreation Association

    • B. 

      The National Rehabilitation Association

    • C. 

      The National Restaurant Association

    • D. 

      The National Rifle Association

  • 4. 
    The Commonwealth countries agreed to a plan to reform the succession laws for the British monarchy. What provision is not included in the proposals?
    • A. 

      For girls to take precedence over their younger brothers in the line of succession

    • B. 

      For a sitting monarch to be a Catholic

    • C. 

      For a sitting monarch to marry a Catholic

    • D. 

      For descendents of George II to marry without royal consent

  • 5. 
    A British High Court judge ruled that Julian Assange could be extradited to which country to face questioning on charges of alleged sexual assault?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Finland

    • D. 

      Denmark

  • 6. 
    In her new memoir, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recounts the late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi showing her what?
    • A. 

      A portrait of her he had commissioned by Libya’s best painter.

    • B. 

      A video montage of her with various world leaders set to specially composed music.

    • C. 

      A Tumblr blog he had created of her quotations and pictures.

    • D. 

      A room dedicated to memorabilia of her he had bought online.

  • 7. 
    Leaders of the world’s largest economies gathered in which French city for the G20 summit this week?
    • A. 

      Cannes

    • B. 

      Lyon

    • C. 

      Marseilles

    • D. 

      Nice

  • 8. 
    On Thursday producers announced shooting had begun on the next James Bond film. What is the title of the new movie?
    • A. 

      Skylab

    • B. 

      Skyfall

    • C. 

      You Only Live Thrice

    • D. 

      Solyndra

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      “This is such a cool state! I mean, c’mon: ‘Live free or die?’ You gotta love that, right?”

    • B. 

      On his tax plan: “It’s pretty easy math. Subtract it and send it in. It’s awesome.”

    • C. 

      “I really have the American dream licked.”

    • D. 

      “I love Herman [Cain]. Is he the best? I have fun with him."

  • 10. 
    Investment bank MF Global shut its doors this week following extended periods of risky investments and falling capital. Who was MF Global’s C.E.O.?
    • A. 

      Eliot Spitzer, the former Governor of New York

    • B. 

      Jon Corzine, the former Governor of New Jersey

    • C. 

      Mark Sanford, the former Governor of South Carolina

    • D. 

      Rod Blagojevich, the former Governor of Illinois

  • 11. 
    On Thursday, as Senate Republicans voted down President Obama’s bill, which focussed on investing in jobs and infrastructure, a group of Washington, D.C., residents did what at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office?
    • A. 

      Dumped garbage

    • B. 

      Pitched tents

    • C. 

      Demanded a meeting with the Senator

    • D. 

      Formed a line, preventing the Senator from entering

  • 12. 
    Know your New Yorker: D.T. Max profiled the pianist Hélène Grimaud in this week’s magazine. What is the musician’s main pursuit away from the piano?
    • A. 

      Repairing antique porcelain dolls

    • B. 

      Running a conservation center for wolves

    • C. 

      Collecting heavy-metal records

    • D. 

      Writing about theoretical physics