November News Quiz
November had big news, like UND Athletic Director Tom Buning resigning (wink, wink). It had recycled news, such as Stephen-Argyle going undefeated and winning another state football title. It had hard-to-believe news, such as conservative evangel...
November had big news, like UND Athletic Director Tom Buning resigning (wink, wink).
It had recycled news, such as Stephen-Argyle going undefeated and winning another state football title.
It had hard-to-believe news, such as conservative evangelist Pat Robertson endorsing Rudy Giuliani, who supports gay rights, supports abortion rights and has been married three times.
And it had really-hard-to-believe news, such as the Minnesota Vikings winning three of their four games during the month.
To test your recall of what else happened during the last month, please proceed with the November News Quiz. If you answer all 10 questions correctly, you automatically become a finalist for the UND presidency.
1. Why is the Canadian dollar worth more than the U.S. dollar?
A) Canada's strong domestic economy.
B) Weakness of U.S. dollar.
C) High prices for Canadian oil.
D) No sub-prime loans to buy igloos.
2. The key issue for UND presidential candidates is:
A) The nickname.
D) How they're going to get by with only $100,000 available to buy furniture for the new president's house.
3) What is the most-telling sign that gas prices have soared?
A) Even small tanks require $40 for a fill-up.
B) SUV fill-ups approach $80.
C) Motorists cut back on travel over Thanksgiving weekend.
D) Alerus Financial has built a satellite loan office at every C-store.
4. The big loser in the East Grand Forks city election was:
A) Mayor Lynn Stauss, who won the race but lost one-third of the votes to a write-in candidate with a four-day campaign.
B) Incumbent alderman Clarence Vetter, ousted by youngster Marc Demers.
C) Karl Lindquist, routed by Mike Pokrzywinski for at-large alderman.
D) Newspaper reporters who have to learn how to spell Pokrzywinski.
5. What was the most sought-after retail item for shoppers who woke up at 2 a.m. to get Black Friday bargains?
A) Laptop computers.
B) Big-screen TV sets.
C) Guitar Hero III video game.
6. What is holding up the farm bill?
A) More than 280 amendments, many not related to agriculture.
B) Threatened veto by President Bush.
C) Oil companies fighting efforts to help renewable fuels.
D) Secretary of Agriculture appointee Ed Schafer holding out for fish farm subsidies.
7. The most likely solution to Grand Forks' garbage disposal problem is:
A) A landfill north or south of Grand Forks.
B) An incinerator.
C) Technology to vaporize waste.
D) Technology to vaporize landfill opponents.
8. Dr. H. David Wilson, dean of the UND School of Medicine, came under fire for what?
A) Alienating faculty.
B) Alienating lawmakers.
C) His management style.
D) Offering the class Bad Penmanship 101 to medical students.
9. The big winner at the televised Country Music Association Awards was:
A) Kenny Chesney, Entertainer of the Year.
B) Carrie Underwood, Female Vocalist of the Year.
C) Brad Paisley, Male Vocalist of the Year.
D) Any at-home viewer who used the mute button.
10. Why is convicted murderer Moe Gibbs suing Cass County for $24 million?
A) Because of a wrist injury caused by handcuffs.
B) Because he slipped on a freshly waxed floor.
C) Because he didn't receive medical attention for 22 days.
D) So he can afford the Jacuzzi suite at the state pen.