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)
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.
• 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:
• 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:
• 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.
So, how’d you do?TweetWe'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