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Newsweek Magazine's CW 2008

written by: silverqueen
 
According to Newsweek Magazine's CW (Conventional Wisdom) 2008 Edition, 2008 was "A Year to Remember." Bob Dylan sang you don't need "a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing," but for all of us who couldn't or wouldn't make time for the nightly news, those weekly little pointed arrows are a big help. Let's review The Year in Arrows.

Question 1:


The arrow was way up for the gentleman voted Time Magazine's 2008 'Man of the Year'. In their Conventional Wisdom 2008 who did Newsweek call "the right man for the right time'?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


What government agency was Newsweek Magazine's CW 2008 referring to when they wrote "Asleep at the regulatory switch"?
DOT
SEC
FBI
CIA

Question 3:

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Arrow up for this singer who Newsweek's CW first thought was an old Fleetwood Mac song. What R&B singer matched Shania Twain's record of 8 hits off of one album?
Mya
Amerie
Ashanti
Rihanna


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Question 4:


The arrow points up for this lady who, according to Newsweek's CW 2008, has brains, experience and a great work ethic. Who is Barack Obama's choice for U. S. Secretary of State?
Nancy Pelosi
Condoleezza Rice
Madeleine Albright
Hillary Clinton

Question 5:


Arrow down. Who according to Newsweek's CW 2008 is "ill-informed, inarticulate shopaholic" that "has an ego bigger than Alaska"?
Sarah Palin
Condi Rice
Tina Fey
Nancy Pelosi

Question 6:

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Arrow up for this actress. Newsweek's CW 2008 gives Oscar buzz to this lady for re-teaming with her "King of the World" leading man to make "Revolutionary Road".
Cate Capshaw
Kate Beckinsale
Cate Blanchett
Kate Winslet


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Question 7:

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According to Newsweek's 2008 CW, what AMC television series captures the "misogyny, debauchery and pain of a whole generation."?
The Wire
Happy Days
Mad Men
The L Word


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Question 8:

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What swimmer took home 8 gold medals at the 2008 summer Olympics?
Mark Phelps
Michael Phelps
Mark Lenzi
Mark Spitz


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Question 9:

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Who does Newsweek's CW 2008 call a "brilliant, ebullient, lefty lesbian" that gives "libs a happy new voice" on MSNBC?
Rachel Maddow
Ellen DeGeneres
Tina Fey
Rosie O'Donnell


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Question 10:

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Arrow up. The Old Conventional Wisdom states this politician was a "pompous, hair-plugged windbag." What senator did Newsweek's CW 2008 Edition found to be a "humble statesman who eschewed Beltway BS to spend every night with family."?
Joe Biden
Ted Kennedy
John Mccain
Ted Stevens


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