This is your chance to see how much attention you’ve been paying to the news in the past week or so. From The Oklahoman’s news copy editors and designers, here’s a quiz:
1. Florida’s governor signed a bill moving up the state’s …
a) Orange crop
b) 2008 presidential primary
c) Spending for education
d) Ranking among hurricane sites
2. The government has good news for owners of old big-box televisions …
a) Your TV won’t automatically become obsolete before Feb. 17, 2009
b) You’ll still be able to order pizza even if you can’t watch the Super Bowl.
c) Everyone gets a new, digital television — if you pay for it.
d) Television is bad for you anyway.
3. College grads are lacking in some essential skills, a survey of local business leaders said, among them …
b) Fashion sense
c) Work ethic
4. Who will decide whether the Cherokee Nation’s vote to exclude descendants of freed slaves will stand?
a) Chad Smith
b) Wilma Mankiller
c) Dirk Kempthorne
d) President Bush
5. Some Oklahoma consumers were told they can expect to pay less for what commodity this summer?
c) Ice cream
d) Cable TV
6. What pest are some wheat farmers in the state battling?
b) Boll weevils
c) Wheat berrys
7. Researchers investigating the medical history of Abraham Lincoln said he was suffering from what during the Gettysburg Address?
a) A toothache
c) Scarlet fever
d) Small pox
8. Why was former state Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher’s trial on income tax evasion charges moved from Oklahoma City to Tulsa?
a) That’s where he lives
b) That’s where he signed his 1999 tax return
c) The courthouse is larger
d) Fewer people know him there
9. Dell Inc. announced that it will begin selling desktop computers at which store?
b) Home Depot
10. T-Mobile has launched the first cell phone to come with Microsoft’s latest version of Windows Mobile, with improve handling of e-mail and tougher security. It costs $299 with a two year contract and is called what?
a) The Wing
b) The Spring
c) The Ring-Ring
11. For the third year in a row, Newsweek Magazine has named what Oklahoma City high school as one of its top 100 in the nation?
a) Putnam City North
b) Northwest Classen
c) Classen School of Advanced Studies
d) Putnam City West
12. Which company has made a pitch to buy The Topps Co.?
c) Upper Deck
13. A man went on a rampage killing himself and two others in a shooting where?
a) Abilene, Texas
b) Moscow, Idaho
c) Moscow, Russia
d) Paris, Texas
14. The world’s No. 1-ranked tennis player, Roger Federer, ended what player’s streak of victories on clay courts?
a) Billie Jean King
b) Ivan Lendl
c) Rafael Nadal
d) Bobby Riggs
15. Who became the newest and youngest “American Idol?”
a) Blake Lewis
b) Jordin Sparks
c) Sanjaya Malakar
d) Carrie Underwood
16. In a surprise move that restored hope for the future, which teams earned the top two picks in the NBA Draft Lottery?
a) Hornets and Celtics
b) Supersonics and Trail Blazers
c) Memphis and Orlando
d) Sooners and Cowboys
17. Oklahoma City is set to launch a discussion into whether people want what?
a) MAPS 3
b) An NBA team
c) A new mayor
d) An NHL team
18. The NFL owners voted that which venue will host the 2011 Super Bowl?
a) Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
b) New stadium in Arlington, Texas
c) New stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
d) Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Fla.
19. Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart described himself as what?
a) The best city councilman the city ever saw
b) A sharp dressed man
c) A victim of nattering nabobs of negativism
d) A potential “American Idol” contender
20. Oklahoma RedHawks owners and Oklahoma City officials are clashing over what?
a) Plans to build a $200 million development east of the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark
b) A new scoreboard
c) Lack of parking
d) Naming rights
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-B; 2-A; 3-A; 4-C; 5-B; 6-A; 7-D; 8-B; 9-C; 10-A; 11-C; 12-C; 13-B; 14-C; 15-B; 16-B; 17-A; 18-B; 19-A; 20-A