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Friday, February 19, 2010

It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz -- Incentivized Via a Prize!

Posted By on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 8:30 AM

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click to enlarge Whose car is this?
  • Whose car is this?
1. Did you know the winner of NASCAR's Daytona 500 was given a hero's welcome in San Francisco this week? Of course you didn't. By the way -- who won the Daytona 500?

A. Tony Stewart
B. Jamie McMurray
C. Cale Yarborough
D. Bo Duke

2. Where have hundreds of children forbidden from entering UCSF hospital due to concerns over Swine Flu been forced to wait?

A. Child care centers
B. In the geriatric facility
C. In the cafeteria
D. On Muni

3.Why did former San Francisco cop Joseph Ratti claim the department fired him -- in his lawsuit against the city?

A. He weighs 305 pounds
B. He is left-handed
C. Department superiors accused him of "throwing like a girl"
D. He is dyslexic 

click to enlarge Paging Mr. Solzhenitsyn...
  • Paging Mr. Solzhenitsyn...
4. What's unusual about the signatures gathered for a potential statewide Marijuana-legalization ballot measure?

A. 4,767 of the signers were named "Bong," "Weed," or "Bob Marley"
B. All of the signatures were gathered from the Humboldt area
C. The signatures were gathered electronically
D. The signatures were gathered on Zig Zag rolling paper

5. How did BART board member Tom Radulovich describe BART to SF Weekly?

A. A "worker's paradise"
B. A "gulag"
C. A "pyramid scheme"
D. A "laugh a minute"

6. We asked a pair of oceanographers if the wave that wreaked havoc during Mavericks was truly a "rogue wave." They said no. What is a rogue wave?

A. A wave taller than 50 feet at its crest
B. A wave three times the size of an average wave
C. A wave with enough power to destroy a standard-sized brick wall
D. A wave that hits with a slightly rakish tilt


7. What's the name of the San Francisco social gaming company
that may be worth $3.3 billion

A. Zebulon
B. Zynga
C. Smegma
D. Raxar

8. What honorific did Mayor Gavin Newsom pocket this week?

A. He was named "Sexiest Gubernatorial Also-Ran"
B. He was named "Most Social Mayor"
C. He was named "Most Upwardly Mobile Mayor"
D. He was named "Best-Dressed Mayor"

9. In a much-Twittered event, a man this week leaped to his death off the Forever 21 building by the cable car turnaround. What was he wearing?

A. An Arby's uniform
B. Edwardian garb
C. Just underwear
D. He was wearing a Muni driver's uniform -- he was a Muni driver

10. Who is Yushing Lui?

A. The grand marshal of the Chinese New Year's parade
B. The latest candidate to file papers to succeed Supervisor Chris Daly
C. The man arrested at SFO for an alleged bomb threat
D. The man shot dead outside a Sunset District Vietnamese restaurant in broad daylight



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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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