News quiz for week ending 4/25/08

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on April 25, 2008

Questions

DIRECTIONS: Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement. Rewrite each false statement to make it true.

1. __________________ A coalition of American Muslim groups is demanding that Sen. Hillary Clinton stop using the adjective “Islamic” to describe terrorists and extremist enemies of the United States.

 

2. __________________ Presidential candidates Senators John McCain and Barack Obama refrain from using the term “Islamic” to describe terrorists.

 

3. __________________ Approximately 8% of the U.S. Postal Service budget is used to pay employees.

 

4. __________________ Approximately 30% percent of all postal routes in the U.S. are done by private contractors.

 

5. __________________ The United States asked China this week to halt a shipment of weapons to Zimbabwe and stop further sales to that country.

6. __________________ The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) said it was mobilizing its affiliates in Africa to prevent the Chinese ship from unloading its cargo intended for Zimbabwe.

 

7. __________________ North Korea’s government was assisting Syria in building a nuclear facility that the Israeli military bombed in September.

 

8. __________________ U.S. intelligence officials held a press conference this week with reporters to brief them about the Syrian nuclear facility.

 

9. __________________ President Bush nominated Gen. David Petraeus this week to become the new head of U.S. Central Command.

 

10. __________________ Gen. Petraeus is currently the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force in Afghanistan (MNF-A).


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