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. A Walmart in Norman has switched to LED lighting, saving this on lighting costs:
a) 20 percent.
b) 50 percent.
c) 70 percent.
2. If you approach a stopped school bus with its lights flashing, you should:
b) Ignore it unless it has also put out its stop sign.
c) Stay 200 yards away.
3. Rehabilitation trainers find that former fighting dogs are often afraid of:
a) Doorways, because leaving a room means going into danger.
b) Men in hats, especially caps.
c) The color red, which means pain.
4. Presidential contender John McCain tried to get votes from two factions by attending:
a) An opera in the deep South.
b) A NASCAR race in New Hampshire.
c) A cow-milking demonstration in San Francisco.
5. Republican strategist Karl Rove says the presidential campaign ads:
a) Are too negative.
b) Could be more pointed in discussing candidates’ differences.
c) Are not targeting the right voters.
6. Which of these is NOT advice for those fighting respiratory allergy symptoms this season:
a) Wear your glasses instead of contacts.
b) Use nasal rinses.
c) Avoid dairy products.
7. The RedHawks have new uniforms and a logo sporting these colors:
a) Red, white and blue.
b) Red and black.
c) Same old black and maroon.
8. U.S. intelligence believes al-Qaida is:
a) Stronger than ever.
b) Imploding because its message doesn’t work for a lot of Muslims.
c) At the same strength as on Sept. 11, 2001.
9. Sacramento pitcher Brett Anderson helped end the RedHawks’ season, but he did not pop any corks because:
a) He’s from Stillwater.
b) He had already been called up to the majors.
c) He’s too young to drink.
10. The slow cooker was invented in:
11. Some attorneys are telling illegal immigrants to keep deportation kits, including:
a) Bottled water and flashlights for the ride home.
b) Passports for their U.S.-born children.
c) Plane tickets to Canada.
12. The government is considering whether to issue a recall on the 2002-03 Honda Accord because it is:
a) Too fuel efficient.
b) The subject of complaints about cars rolling away while parked.
c) Likely to refuse to start in temperatures below zero.
13. President Bush welcomed Ghana’s President John Kufuor with a state dinner at the White House. Ghana honored Bush when he was in Africa in February by:
a) Renaming a highway the George Bush Motorway.
b) Erecting a statue in the capital city.
c) Showing old reruns of “Dallas.”
14. Oklahoma City officials are doing this to help residents save on fuel:
a) Mandating the price of a gallon to no more than $3.
b) Linking signal lights to improve traffic flow.
c) Lowering the speed limits since driving slower uses less fuel.
15. The U.S. House of Representatives took up legislation to eliminate most regulations on these in Washington, D.C.:
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-C; 2-A; 3-A; 4-B; 5-A; 6-C; 7-A; 8-B; 9-C; 10-C; 11-B; 12-B; 13-A; 14-B; 15-B