It’s time 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. Which of these combinations of Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have received the most donations from Oklahoma so far?
a) Clinton and Giuliani.
b) Clinton and Huckabee.
c) Obama and Giuliani.
2. Lobbyists are spending more money on what activity so they can visit with lawmakers?
a) OU football games.
b) Weekend trips to the mountains.
3. Nearly 1,100 people lined up to get what at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department?
a) Free cough drops.
b) Free flu shots.
c) Free eye examinations.
4. In his first NFL game in his home state of Texas, Adrian Peterson:
a) Left in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
b) Had more penalties than rushing yards.
c) Scored one touchdown in a losing effort.
5. Twenty years ago, Oklahoma State University associate head coach Joe DeForest played three NFL games for the New Orleans Saints, but then was cut. Why was he cut?
a) He was injured.
b) He was traded to the Houston Oilers.
c) He had played during the players’ strike.
6. In its recent gubernatorial race, Louisiana elected Bobby Jindal to the governor’s mansion. He is:
a) The state’s first nonwhite governor since Reconstruction.
b) The oldest governor in the nation.
c) The world’s most elected man.
7. A thief broke into a car in Tulsa and stole a large case containing a moisture and density gauge, but he may be sorry he did. Why?
a) The gauge contains a locating device that will lead police to him.
b) If the case is opened in the wrong way it will explode a dye bomb that will color him an indelible blue.
c) The gauge contains radioactive Cesium 137.
8. In order to overcome some bad influences in college basketball games, the “point of emphasis” rule this season asks officials to stringently enforce a rule against:
b) Spitting on the floor.
c) Throwing items at the players.
9. Oklahoma City’s Flaming Lips band was honored with the dedication of what?
a) Street name and signage.
b) Alley name and signage.
c) Bricktown water taxi named for them.
10. The U.S. has increased diplomatic efforts to keep Turkish forces from invading a section of what country?
a) Western Greece.
b) Northern Iraq.
c) Northwestern Iran.
11. What does Oklahoma House Bill 1804 do?
a) Requires local law enforcement officials to check immigration status.
b) Ends state-sponsored benefits for those who cannot prove they are legally in the United States.
c) Both of the above and in addition, makes it a crime to transport, hire, harbor, house or conceal illegal immigrants.
12. After spending two days upside-down in a wrecked car, Red Andrews Christmas Dinner organizer Betty McCord said she couldn’t wait to:
a) Eat a cheeseburger.
b) Get back behind the wheel.
c) Try out a new restaurant in downtown Oklahoma City.
13. A federal study found out that the food served in school is:
a) Getting healthier.
b) Getting sweeter.
c) Getting moldy.
14. An unexplained glitch hit AT&T’s new digital television service, causing subscribers in Oklahoma and nationwide to lose programming for nearly 12 hours. What’s the name of AT&T’s digital TV service?
15. Some Oklahoma legislators said they don’t want a centennial copy of what book?
a) The King James Bible.
b) The Book of Common Prayer.
c) The Quran.
16. A $950,000 donation to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will be used to …
a) Help scientists uncover more dinosaur bones in Oklahoma.
b) Purchase the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex from a Colorado excavation.
c) Build enthusiasm for science among children through hands-on initiatives.
17. The United States posed economic sanctions against the military and banks in what country?
18. What is the name of the space shuttle that was launched Tuesday morning?
19. The superjumbo Airbus 380 jet, which can hold up to 853 passengers, made its first commercial flight, ending the 747’s reign as the most spacious passenger plane. Among the perks on the inaugural flight operated by Singapore Air were:
a) An in-flight swimming pool.
b) A discotheque.
c) Suites with double beds.
20. Randall Stephenson, chief executive officer of AT&T, told the Downtown Rotary Club that Oklahoma is:
a) First in the country to have broadband service in every central office in the state.
b) In the Top Ten states scheduled for future investment by the company.
c) The last state still limited to rotary phones in certain smaller markets.
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-A, 2-C; 3-B; 4-C; 5-C; 6-A; 7-C; 8-A; 9-B; 10-B; 11-C; 12-A; 13-A; 14-B; 15-C; 16-C; 17-B; 18-A; 19-C; 20-A