Try your hand at this week’s news quiz and see how well you’ve kept up with all the news in the past week or so:
1. Two Florida State academic department assistants resigned after …
a) They were accused of supplying athletes with steroids
b) 23 athletes were accused of cheating on exams
c) They were accused of sexual harrassment
d) They got mad at head coach Bobby Bowden
2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns to his football background in Disney’s new film …
a) “The Game Plan”
b) “The Final Game”
c) “Game On”
d) “Game Over”
3. The See You at the Pole movement, in which students pray near their school’s flagpole, was started where?
a) Burleson, Texas
b) Ferguson, Mo.
c) Cottonwood Falls, Kan.
d) Holy Cross, Ky.
4. What did Blazers’ coach Doug Sauter do to help stop a spooked horse during an Oklahoma State Fair event?
a) He started singing “O Canada”
b) He wiggled his mustache at the animal
c) He bit the horse’s ear
d) He threw chocolate bars in front of the horse
5. It didn’t last long, but for the first time in 37 years, the United Auto Workers called a nationwide strike against which automaker?
a) Ford Motor Co.
b) Toyota of North America
c) Chrysler Corp.
d) General Motors Corp.
6. What was in the air to prompt the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic to issue a “very high” alert?
a) Ragweed pollen
b) Mountain cedar
7. What will Seaboard Foods use to make biodiesel fuel at its new plant in Guymon?
a) French fries
b) Pork fat
c) Crude oil
8. What is the name of Nike’s new shoe made for American Indians?
a) Air Moccasin
c) Native N7
9. What well-known rocker is scheduled to bring his show to the Ford Center on Dec. 6?
a) Robert Plant
b) Alice Cooper
c) Nigel Tufnel
d) Ozzy Osbourne
10. Clear Channel Communications, the nation’s largest radio station operator, agreed to a buyout by a private equity group. Which of the following is NOT one of Clear Channel’s stations in Oklahoma City?
11. Why did Nickelodeon plan to stop broadcasting programming for three hours on Saturday?
a) Scheduled maintenance
b) A format change
c) To switch to a new satellite
d) To urge children to stop watching TV and play
12. Gov. Brad Henry went on a fishing trip last week with several trial lawyers, including three past presidents of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association. Where did Henry go?
13. At the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie the third annual Oklahoma Wildlife Expo opens Friday, and it will try to increase attendance by offering free food samples. All of the following will be offered free to attendees at Taste of the Wild except which one?
a) Buffalo chili
b) Fried rattlesnake
c) Venison bacon
d) Fried blue catfish fillet
14. Mike Turpen, a Democrat, received a certificate and personal congratulations from former President Clinton for his efforts in raising $509,402 for what cause?
a) Hillary’s run for president
b) The Democratic National Committee
c) Legal Aid
d) The Clinton Global Initiative
15. An Oklahoma singer’s album “… Duets” debuted last week at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Whose CD was it?
a) Reba McEntire
b) Garth Brooks
c) Toby Keith
d) Carrie Underwood
16. Mailea Hoffman of Oklahoma City was honored as a celebrity. What did she do?
a) Won the lottery
b) Won tickets to see the OU-OSU game
c) Was the 500,000th rider of the Heartland Flyer
d) Will be featured in the Centennial Parade
17. What state announced plans to defy the Democratic National Committee and hold its Democratic presidential primary earlier than allowed, even at risk of losing its delegates to next year’s nominating convention?
d) New Hampshire
18. Following an hour-long television interview, Cuban leader Fidel Castro appeared looking healthier in photos with the president of what country?
19. What baseball team secured their third AL West title in four years?
a) Oakland Athletics
b) Texas Rangers
c) Seattle Mariners
d) Los Angeles Angels
20. Crime Stoppers wants more money so tipsters can provide clues via what method?
a) Snail mail
b) RSS feeds
c) Cell phone text message
d) The Bat Phone
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-B; 2-A; 3-A; 4-C; 5-D; 6-A; 7-B; 8-C; 9-D; 10-C; 11-D; 12-B; 13-B; 14-C; 15-A; 16-C; 17-B; 18-A; 19-D; 20-C.