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. Drawing on her father’s experiences, the new Miss Oklahoma 2008 Kelsey Cartwright is promoting this:
a) Organ donations.
b) Open adoptions.
c) Feeding hungry children.
2. Cheyenne-Arapaho painter Brent Learned joined with another artist to create an artwork. His fellow painter was:
a) An Italian known only as Leonardo.
b) A Muscogee Creek potter named Scott Roberts.
c) An elephant from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
3. Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer’s debut single, “Country Girl,” made history when it made the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart because she is:
a) From New York City.
b) The first black woman to make the chart in 20 years.
c) Actually a classical violinist.
4. What sport will focus on world championship games when it is removed from the Olympics after 2008?
c) Synchronized swimming.
5. When Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th home run, he joined an exclusive club. How many other players have reached this milestone?
6. Grocery stores and restaurants removed tomatoes from shelves and menus after a salmonella outbreak. The FDA says which tomato type is safe to eat?
a) Any green tomato.
b) Any Roma tomato.
c) Any cherry tomato.
7. Oklahoma State University alum Paul Sterling, who holds a doctorate in entomology, has donated $35,000 worth of these from his Hawaiian farms:
c) Kona coffee beans.
8. Because someone checked the wrong box on the order form, the Fred Meyer entertainment chain has reintroduced sales of:
a) Vinyl records.
b) Eight-track tapes.
c) Disney DVDs.
9. Flip-flop researchers at Auburn University found wearing this summer footgear is a source of:
a) Sore feet, ankles and legs.
b) Headaches, because of too many margaritas.
c) Beach-based fantasies.
10. Apple Inc. announced it will release an updated, less expensive version of this:
11. Why are the Asian elephant sisters at the Oklahoma City Zoo moving to Tulsa?
a) The zoo sold them on eBay.
b) They are to mate with Sneezy while their exhibit is renovated.
c) They were always pestering the rhinos.
12. Southern Baptists say they aren’t ignoring the issue, but they won’t keep a database of:
a) Unemployed pastors.
b) Approved political causes.
c) Sexually abusive ministers.
13. “Your work isn’t easy,” first lady Laura Bush told U.S. soldiers doing their duty in:
c) The United States.
14. Which one of these is NOT a method that experts listed as a way to save fuel?
a) Replace fouled spark plugs, as bad ones will reduce fuel economy.
b) Use cruise control on the highway.
c) Drive faster so you will get there quicker.
15. Former Oklahoman Paul Benjamin writes comic books about this character:
b) Hello Kitty.
c) The Incredible Hulk.
16. The federal government reports that for 2006 babies, life expectancy in the United States has passed 78. In Japan, the average life expectancy is:
17. Former presidential candidate Ron Paul will try to draw attention to his goals of limited government by:
a) Airing infomercials on cable networks.
b) Holding a day-long rally during the Republican convention.
c) Renting a blimp to carry a sign telling people to read the Constitution.
18. Twenty-two states prohibit the sale of this beverage:
a) Unpasteurized milk.
b) 3.2 beer.
c) Water from glacier sources.
19. Lawmakers say multiple congressional computers have been hacked for information on dissidents by people working from:
c) Peoria, Ill.
20. Secret government documents on al-Qaida and Iraq were found in a:
a) Chair in the Pentagon.
b) Booth in a Bangkok McDonald’s.
c) London commuter train.
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-B; 2-C; 3-B; 4-A; 5-B; 6-C; 7-C; 8-A; 9-A; 10-A; 11-B; 12-C; 13-B; 14-C; 15-C; 16-B; 17-B; 18-A; 19-A; 20-C.