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. What did Gov. Brad Henry say during a roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention?
a) He talked about famous Oklahomans Will Rogers and Wiley Post.
b) He shared information about the state’s energy industry.
c) Nothing. The vote ended with New York.
2. Mayes County voters will take another look at this issue in the November elections:
a) Innovative school funding.
b) Speeding tickets.
c) Limits on liquor by the drink.
3. Using a special latrine system, residents of Nairobi’s slums are recycling human waste into:
a) Cooking fuel and fertilizer.
b) Bricks for making houses.
c) Electricity to run the televisions.
4. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved this to help eliminate the threat of E. coli in spinach and lettuce:
a) Requiring extra washing steps.
b) Tracking produce from the fields to your table.
c) Zapping them with a tiny shot of radiation.
5. Environmental groups are encouraging people to eat Oklahoma-grown wheat because:
a) Less land is used in raising the crop versus other staples.
b) It’s locally grown and not highly processed.
c) If farmers aren’t happy, nobody will be.
6. Although some weather forecasters differ, the Farmers’ Almanac says winter will be:
a) Colder and wetter most places.
b) Warmer than usual.
c) Drier than normal.
7. The leading cause of death for people ages 16 to 24 is:
a) Gang violence.
b) Drug abuse.
c) Motor-vehicle crashes.
8. Women in the University of Oklahoma’s class of 1931 have kept in touch. Among these graduates, the most popular undergraduate majors were education, fine arts and:
b) Home economics.
c) Foreign languages.
9. Oklahoma Christian University is distributing iPhones to students. The school says the phones can be used in class to:
a) Prevent boredom. In a less interesting lecture, students can call their friends.
b) Take attendance. The teacher can track who answers a quiz asking, for instance, the color of the teacher’s shirt.
c) Save energy. All phones have to be turned off in class.
10. This percent of people ages 13 to 17 carry cell phones:
a) 50 percent.
b) 75 percent.
c) 100 percent — or maybe it just feels that way.
11. The flu vaccine is coming earlier this year and for the first time, health authorities are recommending shots for:
a) Ages 6 to18.
b) Ages 6 months to 5 years.
12. A judge has ordered the release of papers pertaining to Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were:
a) Convicted of spying and executed in 1953.
b) Victims of the Holocaust.
c) A husband and wife comedy team in the 1940s.
13. Saying he had been misunderstood, an Italian priest has backtracked on his plans to:
a) Quit and join the freedom fighters in Tibet.
b) Sell tickets to the confessional, in the spirit of reality TV .
c) Hold a beauty contest for nuns, saying they aren’t all old and dour.
14. The director of the OU Cancer Institute urged public health students to hate this:
b) Inaction in Congress.
c) Chicken-fried steak.
15. Government regulations allow hot dogs to contain:
a) Sweaty socks and toenail clippings.
b) Animal eyeballs, hooves and genitals.
c) Pigs snouts, cow lips and goat gullets.
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-C; 2-C; 3-A; 4-C; 5-B; 6-A; 7-C; 8-B; 9-B; 10-B; 11-A; 12-A; 13-C; 14-A; 15-C.