Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Lunchtime crumbs: Social news quiz edition (#wpnewsquiz)

Shutdown: Happening. (Andrew Harrer - BLOOMBERG)
Welcome to BlogPost’s crazy social-news-quiz-on-Twitter experiment, round three. If you’re working through your lunch, consider feeding your brain. A simple rundown: Take a look at the five questions below and find answers after the jump.

Question 1: In the event of a government shutdown, how many national parks, including the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument, across the country would close? (5 points)

Question 2:

Another quake hit the ravaged Japan’s northeastern coast Thursday. What was its magnitude? (2 points)

Question 3: Which Washington-based pro athlete tweeted a picture of himself with First Lady Michelle Obama last Friday? (3 points)

Question 4: Okay, I had to mention this one. A man was found glued to a toilet seat in which big box store this week? (1 point)

Question 5: What was the name of the painting attacked in the National Gallery last weekend? Bonus point if you get the artist’s name right. (4 points)

Answer 1: The National Parks Conservation Association said that 394 national parks across the country would close in the event of a government shutdown. National park sites include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Washington Monument, White House Visitor Center, Independence Hall and Yellowstone National Park.

#WPNewsquiz Answer #1: 394 national parks, including Washington Monument, would close if #govtshutsdown -- @apkotterless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Answer 2: The earthquake was a 7.4-magnitude and hit 25 miles (40 kilometers) under the water and off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. Someone took video in an office building:

#Wpnewsquiz Answer #2: Reports said 7.4, then 7.1. @docavid had the answer first. than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Answer 3: Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals tweeted a picture of himself with Michelle Obama. When blogger Dan Steinberg asked Ovechkin whether or not he felt shy in the first lady’s presence, the hockey player responded with, “why I have to be nervous?”

Answer 4: The gluing happened last week at the Wal-Mart in Elkton, Md. Other odd news out of the region:

The stripper, the gun and the podiatrist

Man named Cocayne arrested for drug dealing

Up to 30 dead cats found in Herndon home

#Wpnewsquiz Answer #4: Wal-Mart. @toolboxgirl was first to get the answer AND use our hash tag. than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Answer 5: Screaming “This is evil,” a woman tried to pull Paul Gauguin’s “Two Tahitian Women” from a gallery wall last Friday and banged on the picture’s clear plastic covering. Reporter Dan Zak has an update on the attacker, Susan J. Burns, here.

#Wpnewsquiz Answer #5: Paul Gauguin's "Two Tahitian Women" was attacked. @GQatHU had the full name and our hash tag. than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

So, how’d you do?

We'll be asking these questions on Twitter and watching for responses. Tell @washingtonpost your score, add a thought about this week's #wpnewsquiz and we'll post some responses back into this blog.

Leader Board (number of questions answered correctly first):

@APKotter: 2

@Bayou_lois_lane: 1

@Cassady2euca: 1

@CNewton16: 1

@Debforfreedom: 1

@Docavid: 1

@GQatHU: 1

@KatieMiller91: 1

@Ludomaster: 1

@Miguelrios: 1

@mabaeyens: 1

@TillAustin: 1

@Toolboxgirl: 1

@samdman95: 1

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