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Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

Posted By on Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 8:30 AM

click to enlarge Happier times. Faster, too.
  • Happier times. Faster, too.
Bridge! Bridge! More Bridge! Troubled bridge over water! Didja hear about the bridge? Sigh. Take a news quiz.

1. The city of San Francisco agreed to cough up $250,000 regarding a lawsuit stemming from a 2005 spill in which perhaps 54,000 gallons of what was leaked into the ground, sewers, and Bay?

A. Sewage
B. Pesticide
C. Chlorine
D. Gasoline

2. A math professor told SF Weekly that the odds of the letters I F-U-C-K Y-O-U randomly appearing at the start of seven lines in a letter -- which happened in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's missive rejecting a Tom Ammiano bill -- are roughly:

A. One in 100 million
B. One in 2 billion
C. One in 6.02 x10 to the 23rd power
D. Not calculable

3. What other aging Bay Area bridge also had issues with failing eyebars in the 1970s?

A. Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
B. Golden Gate Bridge
C. Carquinez Bridge
D. Dumbarton Bridge

Bummed over $1,200
  • Bummed over $1,200

4. What San Francisco party threw a farewell bash for the headquarters it could no longer spare $1,200 a month to rent?

A. Libertarian Party
B. Green Party
C. Bay Area Whig Party
D. Monster Truck Party

5. City Attorney Dennis Herrera banged out a tartly worded legal letter demanding what cereal back up its claim to boost kids' immune systems?

A. Cocoa Krispies
B. Kix
C. Count Chocula
D. Special K

6. When the San Francisco Chronicle recorded a precipitous 26 percent decline in its circulation between April and September, the paper's president responded by saying what?

A. "It's not my fault." 
B. "We are pretty pleased."
C. "It could be worse."
D. "Herb Caen is not coming through that door."

click to enlarge Not expected to be kind to the 49ers...
  • Not expected to be kind to the 49ers...

7. State Sen. Leland Yee will introduce legislation keeping what from being delivered to our homes unless we opt in?

A. Restaurant advertisements
B. The Examiner
C. The White Pages
D. FedEx 

8. Contrary to their flashy moniker, the Houston Rockets arrived for the season-opening game in Oakland vs. Golden State via what means of transportation?

A. Helicopter
B. Carpool
C. Ferry

9. By how many points are the Indianapolis Colts favored to beat the Niners in Sunday's game

A. 18
B. 13
C. 7.5
D. 3.1415

10. Who hasn't tried to call Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney these days? When we did, his voicemail was full. But if he stepped into the elevator next to you, what would he look like?

  • A.

  • B.

  • C.

  • D.

1. D; 2. B; 3. C; 4. B; 5.A; 6.B; 7.C; 8. C; 9. B; 10. C.  

Photo credit for question 10, choice A  |   Bkusler

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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