News Quiz #1, Fall 2018

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  • 1. 
    The author says there were “early whispers within the cabinet” of invoking the ________ Amendment, which provides for the replacement of a president in the event of death, resignation, removal or incapacitation?
    • A. 

      23

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      26

  • 2. 
    Israel provided salaries to rebel fighters, paying each one about $75 a month, and supplied additional money the groups used to buy arms on the Syrian black market, according to the rebels and local journalists. But the assistance is significant for several reasons. It marks one more way Israel has been trying to prevent ____ from entrenching its position in Syria
    • A. 

      Iran

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Afghanistan

    • D. 

      China

  • 3. 
    The social media company said Mr. Jones had posted messages within the previous 24 hours that violated its policies, which prohibit direct threats of violence and some forms of hate speech but allow deception or misinformation. Which company?
    • A. 

      Facebook

    • B. 

      Instagram

    • C. 

      Twitter

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Who is running on a tough-on-crime platform and has advocated for looser restrictions on gun ownership in Brazil?
    • A. 

      Michael Temer

    • B. 

      Jair Bolsonaro

    • C. 

      Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

    • D. 

      Claudio Couto

  • 5. 
    The latest turn came Tuesday in Massachusetts, where Boston City Councilor ________ trounced 10-term congressman Mike Capuano, 66, in a Democratic primary
    • A. 

      Anynna Presley

    • B. 

      Anna Presly

    • C. 

      Ariana Presley

    • D. 

      Ayanna Pressley

  • 6. 
    Tacoma Public Schools canceled the first day of classes after negotiations between the school district and teachers union failed to produce a deal, prompting educators to strike. Classes were to start Thursday, but teachers instead carried protest signs, donned ____ and walked out, calling for _________.
    • A. 

      Blue, more representation

    • B. 

      Yellow, resources

    • C. 

      Red, higher pay

    • D. 

      Black, the resignation of the Superintendent

  • 7. 
    In August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. In spring 1946, Bernard Brodie published ______________, which comprehensively captured the fundamental dynamics of how warfare had changed in the nuclear era.
    • A. 

      There Will Be No Time

    • B. 

      The Absolute Weapon

    • C. 

      The New Age

    • D. 

      The Nuclear Era

  • 8. 
    Martina Santos, a volunteer, helps to provide food for individuals who have been deemed ___________, unable to provide food for themselves month-to-month.
    • A. 

      Food deprived

    • B. 

      Food needy

    • C. 

      Poor

    • D. 

      Food insecure

  • 9. 
    Which of the following names does not pertain to one of the stories about the struggles of gay individuals in India?
    • A. 

      Vikas Pandey

    • B. 

      Kiran Yadav

    • C. 

      Arun Kumar

    • D. 

      Rahul Singh

  • 10. 
    Members of the Freedom Caucus joined a handful of moderate Republicans in May to sink the ________________, which contained an overhaul of the federal food stamps program that was a top priority for retiring Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
    • A. 

      GOP medicaid bill

    • B. 

      GOP farm bill

    • C. 

      GOP assistance bill

    • D. 

      GOP unemployment bill

  • 11. 
    Authorities say 12 passengers on two flights were evaluated for sore throats and coughs upon arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, but none were considered severely ill. A federal Customs and Border Protection spokesman says the sick passengers had been attending the hajj in ____________________.
    • A. 

      Pakistan

    • B. 

      Puerto Rico

    • C. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 12. 
    The President of France, ________________, has promised to be “the president of all the patriots against the threat of all the nationalists.” While campaigning, he told voters, “We have to be amenable once again to creating grand narratives.” He urged them “to rediscover a taste for the future, rather than a morbid fascination for an uncertain past.”
    • A. 

      Viktor Orban

    • B. 

      Angela Merkel

    • C. 

      Marine Le Pen

    • D. 

      Emmanuel Macron

  • 13. 
    A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, more than ____________ countries have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not.
    • A. 

      One dozen

    • B. 

      Two dozen

    • C. 

      Three dozen

    • D. 

      One-half dozen

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