The Note’s New News Quiz

The Note announced this morning that they have decided to do a weekly news quiz to fill the vacuum left by the disappearance of the New York Times’ quiz. What a perfect meme for lazy Friday bloggers such as me!

Here are the ground rules as laid out by The Note:

0-3 correct answers: You are our mothers.

4-6 correct answers: You are Warren Beatty.

7-8 correct answers: You are a Hill leadership aide who tells their staff (and their Member) to leave them alone from the moment The Note arrives each morning until the reading is done.

9 correct answers: You are Russell Hampton. LINK

10 correct answers: You are Mike Allen.

Answers will appear in Saturday’s Note.*

And here is the quiz (please provide your answers in the comments section):

1. What are three things that Scott McClellan would say from the podium these days that “disappoint” him?

2. Why do almost no newspapers today include the fact that Sen. Thune says he will vote against the Bolton nomination (broken by AP and confirmed by ABC News)?

3. If you were going to pick one American city in which to do a focus group on what voters think about the filibuster deal and its aftermath, what would that city be?

4. Who are Mary Lu Carnevale and Zachary Coile?

5. Which Republican leaders will see themselves in the mirror of today’s lead Wall Street Journal editorial attacking the (allegedly) do-nothing Congress?

6. What two adjectives best describe how Elisabeth Bumiller will feel about today’s Roland Betts quotes in the New York Post?

7. What African nation has a stamp “depicting an imaginary jam session featuring Elvis and a saxophone-toting (Bill) Clinton” that is on display at the Clinton library in Little Rock?

8. To which country did Sen. Daniel Inouye travel this week, causing him to miss the Bolton vote?

9. What strikes you as funny about this Liz Smith item: “Larry King has an all-star VIP lineup to mark his remarkable 20th anniversary. First, Vice President Cheney and his wife, Lynne . . . the former President George Walker Bush and his Barbara . . . after that former President Bill Clinton . . . then Dan Rather will appear in his first TV interview since he left the CBS anchor chair . . . after that comes Barbara Walters interviewing Larry on his own show! . . . and finally, the attorney Mark Geragos”?

10. What is the definition of a “Googling monkey”?

BONUS: Explain, in an essay, how the FEC ruling against Jesse Jackson and the Democratic Party and the Texas judge’s ruling against TRMPAC differ in content, context, and implication, and assess the relative media coverage of the two decisions.

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