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POP QUIZ

Top Of The News

May 14, 1999|MARY ELLEN WALKER

1. Celebrities are being featured in an ad campaign that encourages people to read and buy books. The promotion is called:

A. Get Caught Reading.

B. Who Looks at Books?

C. Get Hooked on Books.

2. Animal experts are working to move "King" from a remote private zoo in Florida where he lives by himself in a small concrete cage to a place where he can live with others of his species. King is a 29-year-old:

A. Alaskan brown bear.

B. Silverback gorilla.

C. Thick-billed parrot.

3. According to new research into the human brain, the ability to make mathematical calculations such as adding and subtracting and the ability to make estimates about numbers are made in:

A. The brain area that controls eating and drinking.

B. The brain area that controls movements.

C. Entirely different parts of the brain.

4. Many people who waited for hours in line to buy tickets for the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" were surprised to learn the tickets were:

A. Sold out.

B. Available only at the time of showing.

C. Also available by phone.

5. Local student Edwin Solano won the state's Grade Level Chess Championship in his category and is going on to a national competition. Solano is in:

A. Kindergarten.

B. Sixth grade.

C. 10th grade.

6. Researchers say they have found a possible cause for nearsightedness. The problem may be due to:

A. Exposure to pollutants in the air.

B. Leaving a light on in an infant's room.

C. A virus transmitted from the hands to the eyes.

7. The 52nd Cannes Film Festival runs through May 23. The famed film fest features movies from all over the world and takes place in:

A. France.

B. Germany.

C. Japan.

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

1. Audie Elizabeth Bock 2. James R. Sasser 3. Christopher Isherwood 4. Geoff Scott.

A. Anaheim Hills doctor who helped save lives at the scene of deadly rockslide in a Hawaiian park.

B. Surprise winner in a March 30 special election who became the first member of the Green Party to join the California Assembly.

C. U.S. ambassador to China who was trapped in Beijing after NATO mistakenly bombed the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia.

D. British-born author, a central figure in Los Angeles for 50 years, whose complete literary archive is being acquired by the Huntington Library in San Marino.

ANSWERS: TOP 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-C, 5-A, 6-B, 7-A. PEOPLE 1-B, 2-C, 3-D, 4-A.

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