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Weekly News Quiz, May 26

§ May 26th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § 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. The Boston Public Library is under scrutiny after they reported what to police?

2. Faneuil Hall street performers are very happy because Fanueil Hall management backed down from doing what?

3. What "Modern Family" celebrity had a son who graduated from Emerson College last weekend?

4. What beloved late-night TV host aired his final show last week?

5. What two Hollywood brothers, and Cambridge natives, have movies releasing on the same day next January?

6. How did Robert Kraft decide to handle the penalties given to the Patriots?

7. What Famous pizza chain, that began in the North End almost 90 years ago, filed bankruptcy and closed four locations?

8. Why were there 37,000 flags on the Boston Common this past weekend?

Answers to last week's quiz:

1. Death penalty

2. The train derailed and killed seven passengers

3. Fenway Park to NYC

4. Stop & Shop and Hannaford

5. Suspend Tom Brady four games, fined $1 million, and lost two draft picks

6. Tweeting racists/inappropriate remarks about whites, specifically white males

7. Big Bird

8. For the retracted story in Rolling Stone about a rape on the UVA campus

9. AOL

Weekly News Quiz, May 18

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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 was the sentencing verdict for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

2. What happened last week to the Amtrak train that was traveling at 106 mph, which is more than double the speed limit?

3. Starting yesterday, "Today" show host Matt Lauer will be raising money for "Red Nose Day" by biking 225 miles, beginning and ending in what places?

4. Which two major supermarkets are in the early stages of discussing a merger?

5. The NFL gave what penalty to the Patriots for Deflategate?

6. A new Boston University professor is receiving much criticism and is now infamous for doing what?

7. A new documentary opened last week at the Brattle Theater, detailing the life of the man who played what famous yellow bird?

8. Why is the University of Virginia suing Rolling Stone magazine?

9. Verizon bought what mass media corporation for 4.4 billion dollars?

Answers to last week's quiz:

1. Boston Police Department

2. $154 million

3. provides professional attire to disadvantaged women

4. Deflategate - deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game

5. shoulder injury

6. Pedro Martinez

7. Mobile devices

8. Uber

9. The Institute of Contemporary Art

Weekly News Quiz, May 11

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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, May 4th

§ May 4th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § 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. Tax payers are nervous about the cost of what event that Boston could potentially be hosting in 2024?

2. Why did a woman, Adrianne Haslet-Davis, stop traffic and dance a foxtrot on the Boston Marathon finish line?

3. Mayor Marty Walsh told the Nepali community "You don't stand alone," at a large prayer service held in Copley Square in support what devastating event?

4. On Wednesday, April 29th, hundreds of people gathered at MIT to be present for this event, which will honor fallen campus police officer Sean Collier, killed in the Boston Marathon Bombings.

5. Justice Anthony Kennedy will most likely play a major role as the "swing voter" in what highly anticipated case currently in front of the Supreme Court?

6. What famous business man, investor and TV personality, who resides in New York, is seriously considering running for president?

7. The baseball game held on Wednesday, April 29th, when the Chicago White Sox played the Orioles at Camden Yards, marked the very first game in baseball history to be played where no fans were allowed to attend.  Why did this happen?

8. Jean Nidetch, founder of what major weight loss company, died last week at age 91.

 

Answers to last week's quiz:

1. Maura Healey

2. Parkinson's Disease

3. Dirty Dancing

4. Overtime

5. High absenteeism

6. Lelisa Desisa

7. "Making contact" or bumping into an umpire

8. FitBark and Whistle

9. Mobile-friendly web pages

10. Twitter