The Week to Week News Quiz for February 14, 2019
Here are some random but real hints: If you like Queens, you might like Cincinnati; instant constitutional crisis; it's water time; and it was a titanic loss. Answers are below the quiz.
1. What did senators Rand Paul, Joe Manchin, Kirsten Sinema and Doug Jones all do together this week?
A. They went on a fact-finding junket to Tokyo Disneyland
B. They all broke with their respective parties on the vote to confirm William Barr as attorney general
C. They signed a full-page New York Times ad denouncing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70 percent tax plan
D. They formed the first bi-partisan Senate Bible study group in 25 years
2. What company announced it would not build a headquarters in New York City?
A. Chase Manhattan
B. New York Life
D. Fox News
3. What did former Acting Attorney General Andrew McCabe say the Justice Department considered doing?
A. Getting Trump administration cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Donald Trump from office
B. Arresting the Russian ambassador to Russia
C. Hiring William Barr as Robert Mueller's replacement
D. Laying off all of its field staff to meet a directive from Vice President Mike Pence's office for budget reduction
4. With what company is the Federal Trade Commission negotiating a record multibillion-dollar fine over privacy lapses?
5. Why was a man permanently banned from Disneyland?
A. He displayed a pro-Trump flag on the Mark Twain Riverboat
B. He stole a costume of Mickey and wore it during a liquor store robbery
C. He was handing out Bibles to children at the front gates
D. He punched Goofy during an argument over directions to the men's room
6. What did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer say "would be a lawless act"?
A. Recognizing the leader of the Venezuelan national assembly as president of that country
C. If the president declares a national emergency to get border wall funding not allocated by Congress
D. Invading Venezuela to depose its president
7. Who claimed to be a political prisoner with "no remorse" for his convictions?
A. Paul Manafort
B. Bill Cosby
C. Michael Cohen
D. Michael Flynn
8. What did scientists say formed this week?
A. El Niño
B. A consortium of international medical institutes to combat Alzheimer's
C. A public-private partnership to land Americans on Mars by 2030
D. A new boy band
9. What Republican former governor has announced plans to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election?
A. Former New York Governor George Pataki
B. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman
C. Former New Jersey Governor William Weld
D. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
10. A Canadian vodka company says it had $9,000 worth of what stolen?
A. "Ancient water" it collected from icebergs
C. Empty bottles
D. Olives and swizzle sticks
BONUS. According to President Trump, what did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe do for him?
A. Bought him a lifetime membership in every major Japanese golf resort
B. Offered to pay for the border wall
C. Talk him karate
D. Nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize
5. A (It's the third time he has displayed pro-Trump banners at Disney parks; Disneyland prohibits any flag or banner for commercial reasons "or to incite a crowd," regardless of the content of the flag)
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Explanations of the hints: If you like Queens, you might like Cincinnati: Facebook pulled out of its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens, New York; instant constitutional crisis: invoking the 25th Amendment would immediately trigger a constitutional crisis; it's water time: El Niño comes with its heavier rain; and it was a titanic loss: iceberg water is missing from the vodka maker's holding tanks.