The Economist Quiz of the Week, 4 April 2003
Right-wing magazine trivial quiz

The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has shown conclusive evidence that:
A: In some cases, light travels much faster than the accepted "light speed";
B: Only 3% of the pancreas is responsible for insulin production;
C: The universe is 13.7 billion years old;
D: Potatoes, if not poked with a fork, explode in microwaves.

Since 1998, America?s Securities and Exchange Commission has asked 1,200 companies to correct their audited accounts. How many times in the last dozen years has Britain?s Financial Reporting Review Panel demanded a restatement?
A: 15
B: 300
C: 3,500
D: 6,000

The record for the world?s longest-ever traffic jam (109 miles) is held by the road between:
A: Paris and Lyon
B: Los Angeles and San Diego
C: Sydney and Canberra
D: Rome and Milan

Hint: Try C;A;A