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. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy has some advice for Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford in his second year:
a) Keep being careful and doing well.
b) Get reckless and have a breakout year.
c) Just give up and transfer south.
2. Chances are if your trees are dropping leaves, they’re trying to tell you:
a) You’re not growing the right varieties for Oklahoma.
b) Winter will be early this year and cold.
c) It’s hot, and they’re thirsty.
3. Attorney General Drew Edmondson said availability of this is the most important issue facing Oklahoma:
a) Justice for immigrants.
b) Clean water.
c) A good cup of coffee in the morning.
4. General Motors Corp. said it will do this with production:
a) Cut it by another 117,000 vehicles, mostly trucks and SUVs.
b) Raise it by 117,000 small cars.
c) Keep it steady as it’s doing fine.
5. Parents are worried about giving their kids cell phones because:
a) A cancer institute director has warned about perceived health risks.
b) A new swindle makes them at greater risk for identity theft.
c) They don’t want their kids growing up too fast.
6. Talking on the cell phone while driving can increase your risk of:
a) Developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
b) Getting all your errands done and messages returned.
c) Losing weight as you won’t have a hand for something from the drive-through.
7. A company is donating this to food banks including the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma:
a) Money, up to $500,000.
b) Bread, up to 10,000 loaves.
c) Pizza, mostly pepperoni.
8. Researchers now believe these bring on 10 percent of seizures in newborns:
b) Allergic reactions.
c) Newborns don’t have seizures.
9. Olympic prospects have changed for former Oklahoma gymnast Jonathan Horton:
a) He decided he will compete for Canada.
b) He hurt his hand and might not go to Beijing.
c) He has become the No. 1 gymnast on the U.S. team.
10. Reporters are frustrated by Chinese efforts to block access to:
a) Certain Internet sites, including anything with “Tibet” in the address.
b) Olympic athletes, as they are training hard.
c) Anyone who isn’t smiling.
11. Mattel plans a collectors’ edition Barbie based on the DC comics character, Black Canary. She’ll wear:
a) A leather jacket and fishnet stockings.
b) A feather cape and boots.
c) Three-toed high heels and high-volume song generator.
12. Which of these is NOT among the water-saving tips offered as triple-digit temperatures persist:
a) Run the dishwasher only with full loads.
b) Throw food waste in the trash instead of the disposal.
c) Hang your clothes outdoors instead of using your dryer.
13. Because of health concerns, the Los Angeles City Council has OK’d a one-year ban on these in some areas:
a) Pet cafes.
b) New fast-food restaurants.
c) Boxing clubs.
14. Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart lost in the primary. He plans to return to private life and:
a) Eat out more.
b) Rejoin the church choir.
c) Work for world peace.
15. This is how Hobart’s city council has decided to deal with higher fuel prices:
a) Allowing residents to drive golf carts.
b) Installing sidewalks along all city thoroughfares.
c) Banning fuel prices over $3.50 a gallon.
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-A; 2-C; 3-B; 4-A; 5-A; 6-A; 7-B; 8-A; 9-C; 10-A; 11-A; 12-C; 13-B; 14-B; 15-A.
Sometimes it’s easy to miss an event, so here’s a look back at the past week or so to help bring you up to date: