1. A Florida high school in November became the first in the world to use synthetic frogs for dissections. The SynFrog is designed to mimic living tissue; it attempts to mimic the anatomy of a real frog and looks and feels like live tissue. The frogs’ _______________ and _______________ are realistic in size and color.
a) removable organs
2. The company’s patented synthetic tissues for the SynFrog are made of water, fibers and salts. Each SynFrog frog costs __________; real frogs cost about __________ each.
a) $1,500; $50
b) $15,000; $150
c) $150; $10
d) $15; $1.50
3. Iranian General Qassim Soleimani was a terrorist. He ran _______________ – part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which is basically responsible for all the covert operations, terrorist acts and managing the surrogates overseas. He was personally responsible for thousands of deaths, including hundreds of Americans who died in Iraq because of improvised explosive device attacks.
a) the Shah patrol
b) the morality police
d) the Quds Force
4. In December, after several months of rocket attacks on U.S. forces at locations throughout Iraq, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran: Any rocket attacks carried out by Iran or its proxies in Iraq that harm Americans “will be answered by a decisive U.S. response.” In what order did the following events take place leading up to Soleimani’s death?
a) pro-Iranian militia members stormed the US Embassy compound in Baghdad, setting fires and causing what damage they could.
b) the US conducted airstrikes on Kataib Hezbollah’s weapons depots and command and control installations across Iraq and Syria, killing 25 terrorists
c) Kataib Hezbollah militants (directed by Soleimani) fired more than 30 rockets at the military base in Kirkuk, Iraq, killing an American contractor and wounding four U.S. troops and several Iraqis
5. Two Chinese nationals were arrested for illegally entering and taking photos and videos in a restricted area at a U.S. Navy base in _______________ on January 4.
6. A different Chinese man was arrested at the same base in December for illegally trespassing and taking photos and still another (who said he was “lost”) was arrested at the same base in 2018. In yet another recent case, the U.S. government expelled two _______________ who drove onto a military base in Virginia with their wives. The couples drove through the entry checkpoint of the base despite being denied permission, evading military personnel who pursued them.
a) dishwashers from Chinatown
b) exchange students
c) Chinese embassy officials
d) visiting professors
7. In the opening statement of his address to the nation on Iran this week, President Trump said: “As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have _______________.”
a) a nuclear weapon
b) Russian missiles
c) an invitation to Mar-a-Lago
d) energy independence
8. The president also said of “Iran’s destructive and destabilizing behavior in the Middle East and beyond. Those days are over. Iran has been the leading sponsor of terrorism, and their pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens the civilized world. We will never let that happen.” He then announced additional economic sanctions on the Iranian regime that will remain until the Iranian regime _______________.
b) is ousted
c) changes its behavior
d) frees all political prisoners
9. A Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran this week, killing all 176 people aboard, was likely brought down by:
a) a flock of birds
b) an Iranian missile
c) a terrorist plot
d) a mechanical malfunction
10. Canada and the U.S. described the destruction of the passenger jet flying from Tehran airport as:
a) an act of war
b) a mechanical malfunction
c) a terrorist attack
d) an accident
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