Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz. This week’s questions, with apologies to NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me,” are directed to members of the Winston-Salem City Council. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.
1. Who said this? “They brought us whole binders full of women.” 2. Which one of these is true? A) Big Bird, who was holding an Obama sign, took a swing at the Cookie Monster in front of an early-voting site at the Forsyth County Government Center after the Cookie Monster loudly and repeatedly beseeched Big Bird about state Rep. Earline Parmon not paying her restaurant tab. B) An inspector general report released in early August raised a concern that the volume of veteran benefit claims files had potentially compromised the structural integrity of the federal building in Winston-Salem. C) Male prisoners at the Guilford County prison farm have found an outlet in theater. As in Shakespeare’s day, male actors play both male and female roles. But Major Debra Montgomery drew the line with a production of William Tell, refusing to allow the use of a real bow and arrow in the production. 3. Not my job: What East Asian nation is responsible for churning out pop-music hits such as “Gangnam Style”?
James Taylor Jr., Southeast Ward
1. Romney. [ ] 2. Oh my goodness. I guess I would say the last one. [X] 3. You want to say Korea, but they don’t have much room for anything there. So I’m going to go with China. [X]
Dan Besse, Southwest Ward
1. Mitt Romney. [ ] 2. I’m going to guess C because would have heard about B if it had happened. I hadn’t heard C, but that wouldn’t necessarily have made headlines in Winston-Salem. [X]3. That sounds Thai. I’ll guess Thailand. [X]
Robert Clark, West Ward
1. Mr. Romney. [ ] 2. That one [B] is true. [ ] 3. I’m going to guess Indonesia. [X]
1. Mitt Romney 2. B) An inspector general report released in early August raised a concern that the volume of veteran benefit claims files potentially compromised the structural integrity of the federal building in Winston-Salem. 3. South Korea