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. Oklahoma native Tracy Letts won a Pulitzer for what play?
a) “June: Tulsa County.”
b) “July: Bryan County.”
c) “August: Osage County.”
2. Healdton has owned its cable service since 2001. What has been the result?
a) The service is losing money and town officials are looking for a buyer.
b) All 1,200 households in the area subscribed to the successful service.
c) About half the households are subscribing, and the service has broken even.
3. Former Oklahoma basketball player Stacey Dales has retired from the WNBA to focus on sportscasting duties at ESPN. What team did she retire from?
a) Houston Comets.
b) Seattle Storm.
c) Chicago Sky.
4. What will former Oklahoma State basketball coach Sean Sutton receive as part of a settlement with the university?
a) A bill for remaining years on his contract.
b) $2.7 million.
c) A letter of recommendation and free orange T-shirts for life.
5. State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft recommended what name if the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics move to Oklahoma City?
a) The Plains Flyers.
b) Oklahoma SuperDuperSonics.
c) Oklahoma City Aviators.
6. What cell phone company, which is adding service to the Oklahoma City metro area, claims that 60 percent of its customers make less than $30,000 per year?
a) Millipede Mobile.
b) Cricket Communications.
c) Spider Services.
7. U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin hosted a dinner for seniors from the fire-damaged Jones High School. Where was it held?
a) The school’s new cafeteria, which was completed in only four months.
b) Superintendent Mike Steele’s back yard.
c) Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Bricktown.
8. Why is Martin Vosseler of Switzerland walking across the United States?
a) To encourage climate protection.
b) To endorse a new sneaker.
c) To pay off a soccer bet.
9. Oklahoma City is considering spending $5.2 million in upgrades to attract what professional sport?
c) Alligator wrestling.
10. Under Senate Bill 1878, health care providers would have the right to do what?
a) Refuse to participate in abortions.
b) Sell customer accounts to other providers.
c) Seek government subsidies for covering pre-existing conditions.
11. Where was the closing ceremony of the Olympics relay in San Francisco held?
b) The Golden Gate Bridge.
c) San Francisco International Airport.
12. Why did residents in western Oklahoma welcome heavy rainfall?
a) The area has spent weeks fighting wildfires.
b) Wind-blown dirt needed to be washed off the roads.
c) A manufacturer locating there wanted to test a new type of raincoat.
13. What did Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett say he advocates for the city as part of MAPS 3?
a) A North Pole exhibit at the zoo featuring polar bears and penguins.
b) A light rail system serving downtown and tourists.
c) A subway linking downtown with the state Capitol, Edmond and Norman.
14. Sooner Blake Griffin is not the first OU basketball player to consider jumping to the NBA and decide instead to stay in college. Who did so in 1984?
a) Tommy Tubbs.
b) Mookie Blaylock.
c) Wayman Tisdale.
15. Pilots for what airline were granted permits to picket crew bases of Northwest Airlines in a dispute over seniority if the two companies merge?
16. A doctor used what unexpected treatment successfully on hepatitis C patients?
a) Formulated time-release capsules containing an ancient Chinese herb.
b) A prescription drug commonly used to treat cholesterol.
c) Cross-infected them with hepatitis A and B.
17. Why is high school senior Tomas “Duffy” Duffek, who is Rock Creek’s pitcher of the year, ineligible to play baseball this season?
a) Parents demanded that he be benched because he was just too good.
b) Despite playing for Rock Creek last year, he is considered a transfer student, and is therefore ineligible.
c) Once you’re named pitcher of the year, you have to sit out one season.
18. The Rev. Anthony B. Taylor, a local Catholic priest, soon will leave for Arkansas. What will his new job be?
a) Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock.
b) Proprietor of a bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs.
c) A top executive for Wal-Mart in Bentonville.
19. China reversed a decision to reopen Tibet to foreign tourists. Why?
a) The torch relay needs a safe passage up Mount Everest.
b) The region was hit by flooding and it’s no longer safe.
c) Tibetans don’t speak any other language and the only translators are in Beijing.
20. The former Lucent Technologies plant is being considered for what use?
a) Making telephone switching equipment.
b) Data processing.
c) Production of railway freight cars.
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-C; 2-A; 3-C; 4-B; 5-C; 6-B; 7-C; 8-A; 9-B; 10-A; 11-C; 12-A; 13-B; 14-C; 15-B; 16-B; 17-B; 18-A; 19-A; 20-B.