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Pop Quiz

May 21, 1999|MARY ELLEN WALKER

TOP OF THE NEWS

1. Children with undetected vision problems may have difficulty learning in school. Nationwide, what proportion of children ages 5 to 18 need treatment for eye problems?

A. One out of every 10.

B. One out of every four.

C. Three out of every five.

2. Crime in the United States declined for the seventh straight year. Which city had a steeper decrease than the rest of the nation?

A. New York City.

B. Miami.

C. Los Angeles.

3. There was a lot of "Wookie Hooky" as students and workers took time off to see "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace." The movie:

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Monday May 24, 1999 Home Edition Southern California Living Part E Page 8 View Desk 1 inches; 19 words Type of Material: Correction
Correction: In Friday's Pop Quiz, Israel's Prime Minister-Elect Ehud Barak was incorrectly identified. He is leader of the Labor Party.

A. Made an estimated $30 million on its first day of release.

B. Had the projected largest one-day box office total in history.

C. Both of the above.

4. In Brazil, it would not be unusual to see the words "Nostradamus," "Ben Hur," "Xerox," "Skylab" and "Waterloo" used as names for:

A. People.

B. Breakfast cereals.

C. Soccer teams.

5. "Nutraceuticals" is an emerging science that looks at:

A. Vitamins that keep you looking young.

B. Foods that can heal the body.

C. Chemicals that enhance brain function.

6. Consumers may soon be able to buy or rent movies from:

A. Vending machines.

B. Cable or satellite television.

C. The Internet.

7. Who has the nation's No. 1 album on the nation's pop music charts?

A. Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg.

B. Puerto Rican heartthrob Ricky Martin.

C. British pop singer Robbie Williams.

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

1. Ernesto Zedillo

2. Jennifer Rosales

3. Bette Midler

4. Ehud Barak

A. Head of Israel's Likud Party who won a landslide election to become the country's new prime minister.

B. USC sophomore who won last year's national women's collegiate golf championship and is currently defending her title in the NCAA golf tournament in Tulsa, Okla.

C. President of Mexico who made a historic three-day visit to California.

D. Celebrity who pooled money with two environmental groups to keep 114 neighborhood gardens in New York City from being sold at auction.

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

PEOPLE 1-C, 2-B, 3-D, 4-A.

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