1. Two Boston sporting events annually mark Patriots’ Day, a remembrance of the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. One is the Boston Marathon. The other is:
a) The World Championship Hot Dog Eating Contestbilled as the most disgusting 10 minutes in sports.
b) A morning baseball game in Fenway Park. This year, the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-3.
c) The Lexington Derby, a mile and a quarter race for 3-year-old thoroughbreds.
2. About 400 people from Oklahoma Christian University have been training for what event?
a) The Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
b) The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.
c) The all-you-can-eat buffet at the church picnic this spring.
3. Where did Pope Benedict XVI conduct Mass on the last day of his U.S. visit in New York?
a) St. Patrick Cathedral.
b) Yankee Stadium.
c) Central Park, near the statue of Alice in Wonderland.
4. Danica Patrick won a race recently in Japan. Patrick is:
a) A triathlete with Oklahoma ties.
b) The first woman to win an Indy-car event.
c) An Olympic swimmer with her eyes on the Beijing games.
5. Former District Court Judge Donald Thompson will soon complete his sentence for indecent exposure. What county did he serve?
a) Creek County.
b) Oklahoma County.
c) Tulsa County.
6. Max Ary, a former executive director of the Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum at the Omniplex (now named the Science Museum of Oklahoma), was headed for what will be to him a new frontier. He was going:
a) Into orbit with the international space station program.
b) To Moscow to become a NASA lobbyist.
c) To prison for interstate transportation of stolen property in connection with sales of some artifacts from the Kansas museum where he was previously employed.
7. Presidential candidate Barack Obama asked, “Do you smell what Barack is cooking?” in a message taped for what television show?
a) NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
b) Food Network’s “30 Minute Meals.”
c) World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Monday Night Raw.”
8. Bobbi Parker is charged with hiding Randolph Dial in her car and driving the inmate out of the Oklahoma State Reformatory. When was the escape?
9. OU researchers have found the gene RBM3 produces a protein that helps cells:
a) Become fat-storers, leading to a thickening around the mitochondria.
b) Rejuvenate themselves and slow aging.
c) Turn into quick-dividing cancer cells.
10. Under pressure to meet combat needs, the Army and Marine Corps have accepted significantly more recruits with what ordinary disqualifiers?
a) Ability to eat cauliflower without ketchup.
b) Flat feet and other physical limitations.
c) Felony convictions.
11. According to a new government report, in what state did 26.4 percent of drivers admit driving drunk during the past year:
12. Oklahoma City officials are recruiting neighborhood association volunteers to help eliminate:
a) Mosquitoes and the ponds where they breed.
b) Pet waste in public areas using city-issued baggies.
c) Illegal signs, which some call litter on a stick.
13. New Yorker Danny Almonte, who caused a buzz as a Little Leaguer seven years ago when it was discovered he was 14, not 12, and ineligible, is now:
a) Working as a New York firefighter.
b) Making a mint as a motivational speaker, claiming you’re as young as you feel.
c) Playing college baseball in Altus.
14. “Hamburger America” author George Motz says he’s impressed with Oklahoma’s hamburger pride and:
a) The number of good burger joints that call Oklahoma home.
b) The special mustard, Oklahoma yellow.
c) Our appetite for burgers and fries.
15. Braves starter John Smoltz may have lost the game, but he became the 16th member of this exclusive club:
a) 1,000 walks.
b) 2,000 batters hit.
c) 3,000 strikeouts.
Answers: 1-B; 2-B; 3-B; 4-B; 5-A; 6-C; 7-C; 8-A; 9-C; 10-C; 11-B; 12-C; 13-C; 14-A; 15-C