After last week's confrontation in Iraq, a quiz on shoes seemed appropriate.

1.

According to President Bush, the shoes sent flying his way at the news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki were what size?

a.

12.

b.

10.

c.

9.

d.

8.

2.

The shoe throwing incident wasn't the first time footwear came up in relation to the war in Iraq. In the debate on a war resolution in 2007, U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R., Neb.) told his colleagues:

a.

"Americans are angry. Soon they'll be throwing their shoes at us."

b.

"Even unarmed Iraqis fighting the occupation, throwing shoes at our troops."

c.

"We owe it to our troops to send them better boots and shoes."

d.

"If you wanted a safe job, go sell shoes."

3.

Who said: "Whether our feet are compressed in iron shoes, our faces hidden with veils and masks; whether yoked with cows to draw the plow through its furrows, or classed with idiots, lunatics and criminals in the laws and constitutions of the State, the principle is the same; for the humiliations of the spirit are as real as the visible badges of servitude."

a.

Susan B. Anthony.

b.

Harriet Tubman.

c.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

d.

Gloria Steinem.

4.

On Oct. 13, 1960, Nikita Khrushchev brandished what kind of shoe at the United Nations?

a.

Brown loafer.

b.

Black wingtip.

c.

Brown Oxford.

d.

Brown Derby.

5.

During O.J. Simpson's trial in the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, it was reported that the bloody footprints at the crime scene were from which designer's shoes?

a.

Manola Blahnik.

b.

Salvatore Ferragamo.

c.

Bruno Magli.

d.

Cesare Paciotti.

6.

One of America's earliest labor unions was formed by shoemakers and was named after their patron saint. Name the group.

a.

Order of St. Joseph.

b.

Order of St. Christopher.

c.

Knights of Columbus.

d.

Knights of St. Crispin.

7.

Who said: "Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair of shoes that were expensive and too small. She couldn't bear to throw them out, but they gave her blisters."

a.

Ernest Hemingway.

b.

Virginia Woolf.

c.

Gertrude Stein.

d.

Beryl Bainbridge.

8.

This woman left behind 2,700 pairs of shoes when her family was "booted" from power.

a.

Marie Antoinette.

b.

Imelda Marcos.

c.

Carrie Bradshaw.

d.

Tsarina Alexandra.

9.

He's a Reebok man now, but former 76er Allen Iverson wore this shoe to basketball practice while growing up.

a.

Converse All-Stars.

b.

Nike Air Jordan.

c.

Adidas Warmups.

d.

Keds Classics.

10.

Who said this, and what was the occasion: "I got a pair of shoes older than you are."

a.

John McCain to Barack Obama during Oct. 5 presidential debate.

b.

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Barack Obama during April 20 presidential primary debate.

c.

Joe Biden to Sarah Palin during Oct. 2 vice presidential debate.

d.

It's a passage from

Burning Chrome

by science fiction writer William Gibson.

Answers:

C6.