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. Adults have been meeting lately at Crooked Oak High School to participate in a five-team “semi-pro” league, playing what?
c) Texas Hold ’em poker.
2. Pro-Tibet protesters have been targeting:
a) Chinese restaurants in Oklahoma.
b) Sites where the Olympic torch is visiting.
c) Holy sites of major religions.
3. Former OU women’s basketball player Caton Hill is embarking on a new career in what field?
4. A Yukon car craftsman is creating replicas of what car?
a) Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle from the Dean Jones film, “The Love Bug.”
b) A 1921 Oldsmobile truck from the TV series, “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
c) Eleanor, the 1967 Mustang from the Nicolas Cage film, “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
5. Scientists in England hope to find the reason behind what famous British icon?
b) Big Ben’s chimes.
c) Driving on the left side of the road.
6. What awaits 19-year-old John Tyler Hammons on May 13 in Muskogee?
a) He will begin medical school training.
b) He faces a runoff election for mayor.
c) He will try out for Sooners football.
7. Third-grade students in what state plotted to attack their teacher after she scolded a classmate?
8. In 2015, NASA’s Constellation program is to begin operations. What is it?
a) A worldwide teleportation program.
b) A rocket ship to Mars.
c) A colony ship to carry hibernating settlers to a distant star.
9. State Rep. Mike Shelton is keeping track of what type of deaths with an electronic counter on his desk?
a) Smoking deaths.
b) Iraq war casualties.
c) Traffic accident deaths.
10. Oklahoma ranks 47 among the states in a child well-being report. What were the three lower-ranked states?
a) Texas, Alabama and Mississippi.
b) New Mexico, Mississippi and Louisiana.
c) Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
11. According to a national report called the “Pig Book,” which Oklahoma earmark project costs the most?
a) Fuel System Maintenance Hangar at Vance Air Force Base in Enid.
b) Fort Gibson Lake operations and maintenance.
c) McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
12. What supposed rare animal is being taken on tour by the staff of G.W. Exotic Animal Park?
a) Red-jacketed woodpecker.
b) Barbary lion.
c) Bat boy.
13. What did motorists say they might do if the price of gasoline reaches $4 a gallon?
a) Commute to work using a hang glider, launching from the roof of their homes.
b) Buy a horse and buggy, stop mowing and let the horse keep the lawn trimmed.
c) Cut spending on other things, get a moped, change jobs.
14. Thanks to the energy industry, Houston has been booming. Between February 2007 and the same month this year, how many energy jobs were added in Houston?
a) 8,600, the same number NASA anticipates losing when the space shuttle is retired.
b) 86,000, yet companies are having trouble finding enough workers, particularly engineers.
c) 860,000, the total of workers employed by the energy industry in the first 50 years after oil was discovered.
15. Oklahoma City plans to submit a bid to host what between 2012 and 2016?
a) College World Series.
b) Women’s Final Four.
c) NCAA Final Four.
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-A; 2-B; 3-B; 4-C; 5-A; 6-B; 7-C; 8-B; 9-A; 10-B; 11-A; 12-B; 13-C; 14-B; 15-B.