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May 20, 2016

PhillyVoice's 'This Week in Philly' Quizzo round (May 14-May 20)

Trivia questions about the week that just was in the city, region and country

Welcome to the latest installment of PhillyVoice’s “This Week in Philly” Quizzo round feature.

Each Friday, we’ll offer trivia questions from stories we’ve covered over the course of the past week. Sure, the only prize is the personal pride of not scrolling down to the bottom of the story to see the answers before thinking of them yourselves. But that counts for something, doesn’t it?

So with no further ado, here are 10 questions about the people, places, events and more that made the past week so special.


1. To whom did President Barack Obama posthumously award the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a White House ceremony on Monday?

2. According to the PhillyVoice Mock Draft Vers. 3.0, who will the Sixers select with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft?

3. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, what caused last year’s fatal derailment of Amtrak 188?

a) Mechanical malfunction

b) A distracted conductor

c) Sabotage

4. How many new public water stations has the Philadelphia Water Department installed along Kelly Drive for joggers, walkers and bicyclists?

5. According to the World Health Organization, by how many years has global life expectancy increased in the past 15 years?

6. Which professional sports team helped build a playground at Disston Elementary School in Mayfair this week?

7. How many Philadelphia steak shops finished in the Top 10 of the USA Today poll seeking the best in Pennsylvania?

8. True or false: A bra that can detect breast cancer is currently undergoing clinical trials at Penn State University and Stanford University.

9. What Phillies player hit the first dinger of his MLB career vs. the Miami Marlins on Tuesday?

10. What country star (with somewhat local ties) will headline a Fourth of July weekend concert on the beach in Wildwood?

Bonus Question: Who said this Quote of the Week? “I don’t fear dying. I don’t like the suffering that leads up to it. Literally, I could go tomorrow, and be very happy with that.”


1. Philadelphia Police Sgt. Robert Wilson III

2. Ben Simmons

3. B

4. Four

5. Five years

6. Philadelphia Eagles

7. Seven

8. False (It’s undergoing clinical trials at Ohio State University and Stanford University)

9. Tommy Joseph

10. Tim McGraw

Bonus Question: George Bengal, director of humane law enforcement for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals