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Weekly News Quiz, July 21

§ July 21st, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized, Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. Who is the Mexican drug lord that escaped, again, from a Mexican prison?

2. President Obama made what historical deal? With what country

3. NASA gave mankind the first close-up picture of what planet?

4. The Center for Medical Progress released a video that is sparking an investigation into what reproductive health non-profit?

5. Mayor Marty Walsh traveled to Rome  for a series of conferences with who?

6. After another fan was injured by a foul ball, the Boston City Council urges the MLB to do what?

7. HBO's new subscription, HBO Now, allows for what?

8. A Boston inner-city start-up works to solve the issue of city snow removal by doing what?

9. Two top editors resigned from what media company?

 

Answers to last week's question:

1. Bernie Sanders

2. Greece

3. Iran

4. Japan

5. Serena Williams

6. Lou Gehrig's Disease, for ALS

7. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is lobbying against anti-smoking laws

8. Seaport District

9. Martha's Vineyard

10. Batman vs. Superman

 

Weekly News Quiz, May 11

§ May 11th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. Mayor Marty Walsh is getting slammed for the lack of diversity in what Boston department?

2. How much money did Boston spend on snow removal costs this winter?

3. Boston Herald columnist and radio host, Adriana Cohen, will be donating each of her outfits from last week to the charity "Dress for Success" - what does this charity do?

4. The NFL made a statement saying, "it is more probable than not" that the Patriots and Tom Brady were aware of what?

5. Manny Pacquiao is being sued for not disclosing what information before his fight against Floyd Mayweather?

6. An autobiography was released last week, written by what former Red Sox player and Baseball Hall of Famer?

7. Google announced last week that the majority of their search requests are now being made on what device?

8. The NAACP is creating jobs by pushing what cab service into black neighborhoods?

9. What Boston art museum is expanding 23,000 square feet for more gallery space?

Answers to last week’s quiz:

1. The Olympics

2. She is a Boston Marathon Bombings survivor, who lost a third of her left leg in the accident, and she is returning to dance

3. Earthquake in Nepal

4. Unveiling of permanent memorial for Sean Collier

5. Same-sex marriage

6. Donald Trump

7. the intense rioting in Baltimore

8. Weight Watchers

 

Weekly News Quiz, April 27th

§ April 27th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. What current Massachusetts Attorney General officially stated she will not be running for governor in 2018?

2. Celebrate Spring Boston, hosted this past Friday, April 24th, is an event that raises awareness for what incurable nervous system disorder?

3. What classic movie-turned-musical, coining the famous line "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," will now be running in Boston's theater district?

4. On Tuesday, April 21st, Massachusetts courts ruled that cab drivers were not covered by minimum wage laws and what other state law?

5. As the MBTA faces harsh criticism, this particular problem, pertaining to employees and management, sparked in the news last week as a major contributing factor to the MBTA's dysfunction this past winter.

6. What runner from Ethiopia won the 2015 Boston Marathon?

7. Although he is appealing the decision, David Ortiz was suspended for one game for doing what?

8. Two devices were recently released that allow you to track the activity level and "fitness" of your dog.  Name one.

9. Google started giving priority in mobile device search-results to webpages that offer this specific feature.  Hint: This feature allows for easier internet use on your phone.

10. What social media outlet launched a new plan to ban harassment and abuse on its site?

 

Answers to last week's quiz:

1. Hillary Clinton

2. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio

3. Nationals

4. Tom Brady

5. Meb Keflezighi

6. the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

7. guilty, sentenced to life without parole

8. Landing a one-person helicopter, called a "gyrocopter", on the West lawn of the U.S. Capitol

9. Gisele Bundchen

10. vinyl record

 

Weekly News Quiz, April 20

§ April 20th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here. A text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

 

Questions:

1.  What former Secretary of State officially announced her candidacy for presidency?

2.  Name the three official GOP presidential candidates.  

3.  Who did the Red Sox play in their home opener on Monday, April 13th?

4.  What star athlete threw the first pitch at the Red Sox's home opener? 

5.  What American runner won the Boston Marathon last year, being the first American to win since 1983?

6.  A moment of silence fell over Boylston Street at 2:49pm on Wednesday, April 15th, to mark the second anniversary of what?

7.  What was the verdict in the trial surrounding former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez?

8.  A man was arrested in Washington, D.C. for doing this on the West lawn of the U.S. Capitol. 

9.  What famous supermodel walked in her last runway show this past week?

10.  Record Store Day, which occurred this past Saturday, April 18th, was established almost a decade ago.  This day helped what means of listening to music re-enter the market and achieve recent growth in sales.

Answers to last week's quiz:

1.  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

2.  Aaron Hernandez

3.  Apple Watch

4.  Chef Nightly

5.  25 years

6.  Maura Healey

7.  2016

Weekly News Quiz, April 13

§ April 12th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week's top stories in the Boston Herald, here. A text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week's questions.

Questions

1. Last week, a jury found this man guilty on all charges related to the attacks at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

2. The jury for this former New England Patriots player will be deciding if he is guilty or innocent this week.

3. This new device from Apple went on sale for pre-orders over the weekend.

4. This new app will order food to be delivered to your house automatically, before you think to order it yourself.

5. Incubate is a new app that lets you send text messages how long into the future?

6. Name the Attorney General who is asking the federal government to forgive student debt for students of for-profit schools.

7. Over the past few weeks, politicians have been announcing their candidacy for the Presidential elections of what year?

Answers to last week's quiz

1. Breakfast.

2. Tidal.

3. $149.

4. Parking meters.

5.

1. Aaron Hernandez.

2. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

6.

1. Passover.

2. Easter.

 

Weekly News Quiz, April 6

§ April 6th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show-style quiz board of this week's top stories here. A text only version of the questions is below, as well as answer's to last week's questions.

Questions

1. McDonalds announced they will begin to test serving what meal all day?

2. Musicians are promoting a new music streaming service co-owned by a variety of recording artists, called what?

3. Google released their cheapest chromebook yet, aimed for students, costing only how much?

4. Boston will be expanding its ParkBoston app to all of these roadside devices.

5. Two major trials are continuing in Massachusetts courts this week. Name one.

6. Two major religious holidays were celebrated over the weekend. Name one.

Answers to last week's quiz

1. Ted Cruz.

2. Apple.

3. Underwater.

4. Live stream video.

5. France

6. Springfield.

 

Weekly News Quiz, March 30

§ March 28th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show-style quiz board of this week’s top news stories here. A text only version of the questions is below, as well as the answers to last week’s quiz.

Questions

1. Last week, this Republican from Texas announced his plans to run for President.

2. The biography Becoming Steve Jobs went on sale last week. It talks about the life of the creator of what company?

3. Researchers from Northeastern University are developing wireless internet that will work where?

4. With apps like Periscope and Meerkat, you can now do what on social media?

5. The details are still being investigated about a German plane that crashed into which country?

6. MGM broke ground this week on a casino in which Massachusetts town?

Answers to last week's quiz

1. Bikers

2. E-Cigarettes (electronic cigarettes)

3.108.6

4. "One Boston Day."

5. Hacking, Cybersecurity.

6. Producing, sharing, and reading content on tablets, computers, and smartphones.

7. Manufacturing.

8. Starbucks.

Weekly News Quiz, March 23

§ March 23rd, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show-style quiz board of this week's top news stories here. A text only version of the questions is below, as well as the answers to last week's quiz.

Questions

1. Lawmakers are aiming to make city streets more friendly to this type of two-wheeled commuter.

2. Lawmakers have recently filed regulations for this new type of controversial cigarette.

3. Boston set the new record for snowfall last week with how many inches of snow?

4. The mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, declared April 15 to be called what, in rememberence of the city’s resiliency in light of marathon bombings.

5. Local hospitals are boosting the security for their medical records and data due to this type of threats.

6. The new superintendent of Boston Public Schools wants students to focus on a 3 screen day, which means what?

7. Rethink Robotics unveiled a family of robotics that will work alongside humans in this industry.

8. This popular coffee chain has been highly criticized for their controversial "Race Together" campaign.

Answers

1. Deval Patrick.

2. Cybersecurity.

3. Selma.

4. Apple Watch.

5. 1. A free day of train rides in April, 2. A discount on monthly commuter passes for May

6. Darrelle Revis.

 

Weekly News Quiz, March 16

§ March 15th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive, game show style quiz board of last week's top stories here. A text only version of the questions is below, as well as the answers to last week's questions.

Questions

1. This former Massachusetts governor will be working with the 2024 Boston Olympics commitee.

2. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker called this term, which describes protection against hacking and data theft, one of the biggest challenges in Massachusetts.

3. Last week, thousands of people marched over a famed bridge in which Alabama town to commemorate civil rights?

4. Last week Apple revealed what highly anticipated new wearable technology device?

5. Due to the record amount of snow and many cancellations and delays, the MBTA is offering two forms of compensation to commuters. Name one.

6. Which Patriots player signed with the New York Jets last week after a Super Bowl winning season in New England?

Answers to last week's quiz

1. Witness protection.

2. A. Technology.

3. False.

4. The snow.

5. Video games.

6. Harrison Ford.

Weekly News Quiz, March 9

§ March 8th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Teachers, find an interactive quiz board of our Weekly News Quiz here. Find a text only version of the questions below, as well as answers to last week's questions.

Questions

1. Charlie Baker plans to improve this state program that offers protection to people who have witnessed a crime and plan to testify about what they’ve seen.

2. The newly appointed leader of Boston Public Schools wants to add more ______ to classrooms.

A. Technology.

B. Classroom Pets.

C. Board Games.

D. All of the Above.

3. True or False: Area consumers are happy that gas prices are continuing to drop.

4. Area commuters are asking the MBTA for refunds because of train delays and cancelations due to what?

5. PAX East, a three day conference in Boston this week, hosted fans of what kind of games?

6. This Indiana Jones actor crash landed his airplane and thankfully was fine.

Answers to last week's quiz

1. Birdman.

2. Parks and Recreation.

3. Russia.

4. Bourne.

5.B. 30 percent.

6. Net Neutrality.

 

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