News quiz for week ending 1/22/10

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on January 22, 2010

Questions

1. Martin Luther King’s speech in front of the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 was known as the:
a) “The equality” speech
b) “Let freedom ring” speech
c) “The Civil Rights” speech
d) “I have a dream” speech

2. One of the most famous lines of Dr. King’s Washington speech was:
a) Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.
b) that [my children] will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character
c) Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
d) We need to try to understand racists and why they hate us

3. The Taliban launched a coordinated attack on the Afghan city of ___________ this week.
a) Tikrit
b) Kandahar
c) Jalalabad
d) Kabul

4. Afghan officials said the Taliban’s attacks failed because they couldn’t seize any government buildings and didn’t inflict large casualties. U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, ___________________, said that Afghan security forces “effectively dealt with the situation and should be commended.”
a) General Stanley McChrystal
b) General David Petraeus
c) Lt. General P.K. Keen
d) Admiral Mike Mullen

5. Joining C-SPAN, _____________________ has called on Congress this week to be more open and transparent with their negotiations over the health care bill by allowing the proceedings to be televised.
a) Fox News
b) the American Society of News Editors
c) PBS
d) CNN

6. When running for office, _____________ had promised that if elected, health care discussions would take place in the open, for all Americans to see, to prevent Washington back-door horse-trading.
a) Nancy Pelosi
b) Katie Couric
c) Barack Obama
d) Harry Reid

7. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change apologized yesterday for using poorly substantiated evidence to declare in its 2007 report that:
a) Himalayan glaciers were likely to disappear by 2035
b) unless the U.S. Congress passed cap and trade legislation, many people would die
c) a cap and trade law will cost Americans nothing
d) global warming will have a detrimental affect on quality of life of people around the globe

8. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change based its warning on:
a) a consensus among climate change experts
b) a 1999 media interview with one glaciologist
c) statistics from the past 100 years
d) former vice president Al Gore’s sworn testimony

9. Seven year old Haitian Kiki Joachin and his sister Sabrina were rescued from the rubble of their apartment building after being trapped there for:
a) seven hours
b) a day
c) a week
d) 10 days

10. As he was pulled from the rubble, Kiki stretched out his arms and smiled. He said “I smiled because I was free – I smiled because ______________________”
a) I was alive
b) I saw my aunt
c) I like New York City cops and firefighters
d) I was very thirsty


Free Answers — Sign-up here to receive quiz answers each Monday afternoon.