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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Take the NEWSWEEK quiz to find out. Up for the challenge? Tackle the entire test at Newsweek.com

1. What will be the world's biggest city in 20 years?
a. Mexico City
b. Mumbai
c. Tokyo

2. When was the last time the U.S. had an election without a sitting president or vice president seeking his party's nomination?
a. 1928
b. 1936
c. 1952
d. 1960

3. What color is the woman's face in Matisse's painting 'Femme au Chapeau'?
a. Pink
b. Blue
c. Green
d. Brown

4. Which is the top-selling music album in history?
a. Michael Jackson 'Thriller'
b. The Eagles,'Their Greatest Hits'
c. The Beatles, 'The White Album'
d. Pink Floyd, 'The Wall'

5. How many Americans die each year from food-borne illnesses?
a. 200
b. 1,500
c. 5,000

6. How many people contract the AIDS virus everyday?
a. 5,000
b. 13,000
c. 201,000

7. Who is regarded as the founder of the modern Olympics?
a. Avery Brundage
b. Pierre de Coubertin
c. Juan Antonio Samaranch
d. Demetrius Vikelas

8. Which of the following car companies sells the largest number of automobiles worldwide?
a. Toyota
b. Ford
c. General Motors
d. Volkswagen

9. The Jewish calendar is based on both solar and lunar years. According to the Jewish calendar, what year is it?
a. 2007
b. 5767
c. 8023

10. Which religion is atheistic, at least in its earliest form?
a. Buddhism
b. Hinduism
c. Islam
d. Christianity

11. James Joyce based "Ulysses" on which classical work?
a. Homer, The Iliad
b. Boccaccio, The Decameron
c. Homer, The Odyssey
d. Virgil, The Aeneid

12. How old is the known universe?
a. 6,000 years
b. 4.5 billion years
c. 13.7 billion years

13. How many genes do humans have?
a. 20,000
b. 50,000
c. 100,000

14. About how many bloggers will there be by the end of 2007?
a. 25 million
b. 50 million
c. 100 million
d. 6.7 billion

15. What is the most visited Web portal worldwide?
a. Yahoo
b. MSN
c. Excite
d. Google

16. Who was the first African-American man to win an Oscar?
a. Denzel Washington
b. Paul Ronbeson
c. Sidney Poitier
d. James Baskett

17. What fraction of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere comes from natural sources?
a. One sixth
b. one fourth
c. Two thirds

1./ c. Tokyo
2./ a. 1928
3./ c. Green
4./ a. Thriller
5./ c. 5,000
6./ b. 13,000 worldwide
7./ b. Pierre de Coubertin
8./ a. Toyota
9./ b. 5767
10./a. Buddhism
11./ c. The Odyssey
12./ c. 13.7 billion years
13./ a. 20,000
14./ c. 100 million
15./ a. yahoo
16./ d. James Baskett
17./ c. Two thirds

(SOURCE: TIMEMAG July issue)
posted by infraternam meam @ 2:50 PM  
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