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. The owners of the wine-selling business “Girls Gone Wine” will go to court for what reason?
a) For a federal judge to decide whether they can keep their business name.
b) To challenge Oklahoma’s alcohol laws.
c) To acquire a rival business in southern Oklahoma.
2. Stanford’s Candace Wiggins achieved what women’s college basketball feat in a win over Baylor?
a) 2,000 career points.
b) Fouling out of 100 career games.
c) Two slam dunks in one game.
3. Central America’s gangs are switching things up by doing what?
a) Encouraging younger members to do community service.
b) Stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
c) Trading in their tattoos and baggy pants for a more sophisticated look.
4. The Pew Internet and American Life Project said that 47 percent of U.S. adult Internet users have used Google or another search engine to do what?
a) Find love.
b) Look for information about themselves.
c) Spy on their children.
5. The Oklahoma Blood Institute is prohibiting what group from donating plasma because it could cause a rare transfusion complication in plasma recipients?
a) Men older than 50.
c) People who have been overseas.
6. Which Republican presidential candidate was endorsed by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the former vice presidential nominee of the Democratic Party?
a) John McCain.
b) Rudy Giuliani.
c) Mike Huckabee.
7. What was done with a tree damaged in an ice storm in front of Will Rogers Elementary School in McAlester?
a) The high school baseball team will use the wood for bats.
b) An artist sculpted it to look like Will Rogers.
c) It was burned to warm the school during power outages.
8. The four biggest makers of microwave popcorn said they have removed a flavoring chemical from the recipe. Why?
a) To make the popcorn taste better.
b) They have found a cheaper substitute.
c) The chemicals linked to sickness in popcorn plant workers.
9. What does an 8-0 state Supreme Court ruling mean to counties?
a) Counties must pay for inmates’ medical care even for pre-existing health conditions.
b) Counties must provide a secure place for inmates’ cars.
c) Counties must give three daily meals and newspapers to inmates.
10. Congress approved the first increase in 32 years for what in automobiles?
a) Thicker tire treads.
b) Brighter headlights.
c) Fuel economy.
11. In a recent national report, Oklahoma was given a score of 8 out of 10 for being prepared for what?
b) Health disasters.
c) Court appearances.
12. A father and his three children were rescued from the snowy mountains of California after they were missing for three days. What was the family doing when they got lost?
a) Hunting deer.
b) Searching for a Christmas tree.
c) Playing hide and seek.
13. According to a new study, what form of communication has, like, lost favor among teens?
a) E-mail —
b) Text messaging — lol.
c) Instant messaging — w00t!
14. Italian judges forbade a couple from naming their child what?
15. Jessica Simpson is said to be unwelcome in Texas Stadium after her appearance in the stands there recently. She is blamed for quarterback Tony Romo’s lack of focus in Dallas’ loss to the Eagles. Part of the reason for this blame is that Romo’s statistics were his worst since an earlier girlfriend attended another losing game. Who was she?
a) Carrie Underwood.
b) Paris Hilton.
c) Britney Spears.
16. The Oklahoma City Zoo’s executive director Bert Castro has resigned to take another job. Where is he going to work next?
a) Phoenix Zoo.
b) Lincoln Park Zoo.
c) Arbuckle Wilderness.
17. What is the name of two Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes casinos that federal regulators are investigating?
a) Southern Star casinos.
b) Lucky Star casinos.
c) Under the Stars casinos.
18. The Virginia Tech classroom wing where a student gunman killed 30 people and himself and wounded two dozen others last spring will be turned into:
a) A place to study peace.
b) A park with a stone memorial.
c) A campus medical clinic.
19. Oklahoma City officials on March 4 will ask voters to approve a penny sales tax to pay for what?
a) NBA-favored improvements at the Ford Center.
b) A new children’s exhibit at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
c) Landscaping along the Oklahoma River.
20. A man in Greeley, Colo., asked for a jury of his peers to hear a case in which he is accused of jogging naked. What is his occupation?
a) Professional football player.
c) Executive chef.
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-A; 2-A; 3-C; 4-B; 5-B; 6-A; 7-B; 8-C; 9-A; 10-C; 11-B; 12-B; 13-A; 14-B; 15-A; 16-A; 17-B; 18-A; 19-A; 20-B.