Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)


Why is $2.4 billion is an important number? How much 3-D do you have if there's 3 times more? Who needs some friggin' breathing room? Who expected a certain percentage of nutters and nudies? Answers to these questions and more in this week's news quiz.

Did you miss last week's quiz? Catch it here.

How it works: Match the quote to the quoted and rollover the ??? for answers.


The quotes

1. "There's three or more times more 3-D than last year."

2. "The $2.4 billion in cash we have is an important number to understand."

3. "Facebook suggested changes to the application, such as not alerting people that they'd been sacrificed. They wanted that part disabled."

4. "My boss has asked me to hide the post while management decides what they want me to do about it."

5. "More than anything, let's give this company some friggin' breathing room."

6. "The calls we're getting now are from those people who are waking up and saying, 'Oh my God, what do I do?'"

7. "I guess we expected there'd be a certain percentage of nutters and nudies."

8. "Facebook was very, very handy, and it's a good little tool."

9. "All that is missing on the web is a smelling function."


The quoted

A. Senior Sgt. John Fookes of the Queenstown, NZ police explaining how a robbery suspect was identified from security-camera footage posted on their Facebook site.

B. A Burger King spokeswoman explaining why Burger King pulled its Whopper Sacrifice campaign, rather than give in to Facebook's request.

C. Yahoo's tough-talking incoming CEO Carol Bartz explaining why the company, which has been pushed around by outsiders, needs to chart its own course.

D. Richard Doherty, an analyst with Envisioneering Group, explaining in triple-speak why there was so much 3-D on display at CES.

E. Andrew Shebanow, who is working on a third-party application distribution system for Palm's new OS, explaining why he pulled an earlier blog post in which he asked for feedback about how Palm's app store should work. Initially overwhelmed by the flood of input, Shebanow has now added developer outreach to job description.

F. Anthony Hayes, CEO of Tourism Queensland, on the video applications that have been flooding the website for the 'Best Job in the World'. The job: Blog about your fabulous life of beach combing and snorkling on Australia's Hamilton Island.

G. Lyle Ishida, the FCC's Hawaii digital TV project manager, on the state's early switch to digital TV, which took place on January 15

H. Kayo Matsubara, spokeswoman for KAYAC Inc., operator of the Smell Club web site, explaining the niche filled by a site that maps locations of smells such as "used socks in the summer" and "cats with halitosis."

I. Joel Hackney, president of enterprise solutions for Nortel, explaining one significant reason Nortel Networks filed for bankruptcy protection.


Answer key

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