Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/22/2011

The Boston Marathon, the aborted landing and the lost journalists: #WPNewsquiz


Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya: Sort of setting a record (Brian Snyder - Reuters)
Welcome to BlogPost’s weekly crazy social-news-quiz-on-Twitter experiment. 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: Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won the Boston Marathon earlier this week, faster than anyone has run the 26.2 -mile race — but his performance is not recognized as a world record because of the race’s hilly course. What was his time?

Question 2: Why did a plane carrying Michelle Obama have to abort its landing at Andrews Air Force Base Monday?

Question 3: Photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in the Libyan town of Misurata Wednesday. How many journalists are missing or detained in total, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists?

Question 4: Rumors are buzzing that Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb may be departing. Name the team he’s been paired with twice in the past two weeks.

Question 5: Charlie Sheen’s wave of crazy washed over Washington earlier this week. How fast did his police escort appear to be going in efforts to get the star to his show on time?

Answer 1: Mutai finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 2 seconds.

A1: Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya ran the marathon in 2:03:02. @ApKotter was first with the #wpnewsquiz hash tag. http://wapo.st/fqslOhless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Answer 2: Controllers at Andrews feared that a cargo jet was not moving quickly enough to clear the runway in time for the first lady’s plane to land. Update: The incident is still under investigation.

A2: A cargo jet wasn't moving fast enough. @rbweinstock had it first. #WPNewquiz http://wapo.st/fqslOhless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Answer 3: At least 18 are missing or detained, according to Gypsy Guillen Kaiser, a spokeswoman for CPJ.

A3: At least 18 journalists missing or detained in #Libya according to @pressfreedom. @Mabaeyens had it. #wpnewquiz http://wapo.st/fqslOhless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Answer 4: McNabb has been linked to the Minnesota Vikings. No word yet if the reports are official.

Answer 5: The squad car was allegedly going 80 mph. Sheen tweeted the details, and the situation is now under investigation. Whoops.

Leader Board (number of questions answered correctly first):

@rbweinstock: 5

@Miguelrios: 3

• @APKotter: 3

@mabaeyens: 3

@Bayou_lois_lane: 1

@Cassady2euca: 1

@CNewton16: 1

@Debforfreedom: 1

@Docavid: 1

@GQatHU: 1

@KatieMiller91: 1

@Ludomaster: 1

@TillAustin: 1

@Toolboxgirl: 1

@samdman95: 1

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