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 new children’s area at the Oklahoma City Zoo will be designed around places where kids can explore nature and include an underground area with:
a) Tarantulas and cockroaches.
b) Moles and ferrets.
c) Fish and frogs.
2. The state has been experiencing triple-digit temperatures, and the hottest reported spot was:
a) Freedom, where it was 110.
b) Oklahoma City, 106.
c) Who cares? Somebody turn up! the air conditioning.
3. By law, the property in a foreclosure must be sold for at least two-thirds of its:
a) Appraised value.
b) Last legal transaction.
c) Tax lien.
4. The Health Department wants all schoolchildren to get their immunizations, but exemptions can be made. If your children have an exemption, they:
a) Can be ordered to stay home during an outbreak.
b) Can be excused from doing homework.
c) Are not allowed to take part in gym class without a doctor’s note.
5. A protest of U.S. dependence on foreign oil brought hundreds of these to a park in St. Louis:
a) Recyclers, freecyclers and environmentalists.
c) Mostly nude bicyclists.
6. Major League Baseball officials been investigating this growing trend:
a) Maple bats shattering at a record pace.
b) The health implications of “All You Can Eat” seats at stadiums.
c) Pitchers intentionally hitting opposing players.
7. More than half of all computer-based crimes involve:
b) Financial fraud.
c) Child pornography.
8. Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Karl Springer plans to do this to educate himself about his district:
a) Return to college for a second doctorate.
b) Ask questions in a series of brown bag lunches.
c) Visit classrooms and lunchrooms in his district.
9. The Lawton School District is working to put more resources in the classroom by:
a) Eliminating 500 bus stops and telling about 1,500 kids to find their own way to school.
b) Floating a bond issue for instructional materials.
c) Eliminating gym, art and music classes.
10. Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, who has spoken about her opposition to gay marriage and homosexuality, describes herself as a:
a) “Good Christian soldier.”
b) “Cultural warrior for Judeo-Christian values.”
c) “Fine example of what makes America great.”
11. Delta and Continental Airlines are offering during domestic flights:
a) Wider seats and more leg room.
b) Better food, but you have to pay a premium.
c) Wireless broadband Internet access.
12. A flaw in the Internet’s design is allowing criminals to manipulate the machines that help computers find Web sites and target ordinary users as they:
a) Type in legitimate Web addresses.
b) Give out their credit card numbers during secure transactions.
c) Opt out of online newsletters and deals offered by specific companies.
13. The Republican Party’s Blaine County sheriff’s primary was tied at 451 each. They chose the nominee by:
a) Tossing a coin.
b) Drawing a name out of a hopper.
c) Figuring out which candidate arrived first to a court hearing.
14. Devon Energy is building a high-rise next door to the upscale boutique hotel called the Colcord, so Devon has agreed to:
a) Install sound baffles between the hotel and the construction.
b) Try to keep down dust and noise before 6 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
c) Buy the hotel and keep it operating.
15. Which of these is NOT on the list of top security blunders made by U.S. consumers:
a) Accessing an account through an e-mail link.
b) Clicking on a pop-up that says your PC is not secure.
c) Using a new password for each online account.
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-A; 2-A; 3-A; 4-A; 5-C; 6-A; 7-C; 8-C; 9-A; 10-B; 11-C; 12-A; 13-B; 14-C; 15-C.