1. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech on August 28, _______________ at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
2. President _______________ signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor Dr. King, called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
a) Jimmy Carter
b) Ronald Reagan
c) Bill Clinton
d) Barack Obama
3. January 27 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp. Holocaust survivors are traveling to _______________ this week to participate in the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
4. Between 1.1 to 1.5 million people were killed by the Nazis in Auschwitz (90 percent of whom were Jewish). Auschwitz was liberated by _______________ troops on January 27, 1945.
5. _______________ successfully completed the last big test of its crew capsule at Cape Canaveral this week before its actual launch in the next few months. The last time NASA astronauts have launched from the U.S. was in 2011, just before President Obama ended the space shuttle program in that year.
d) Moon Express
6. Reacting to the successful rocket test, the company’s founder and chief executive _______________ told reporters, “I’m super fired up. It’s just going to be wonderful to get astronauts back into orbit from American soil after almost a decade of not being able to do so. That’s just super exciting.”
a) Jeff Bezos
b) Mark Zuckerberg
c) Sergey Brin
d) Elon Musk
7. Schools and teachers _______________ have been implementing cellphone policies to help students concentrate on their classwork. Ironically, these policies have caused students to become distracted because they are separated from their devices.
a) across the U.S.
b) in China
c) in Mexico
d) in India
8. Teachers try different ways to eliminate students’ distraction over being parted from their phones. Policies teachers have implemented include: (choose 3)
a) bribing/paying students with extra credit and other prizes to not use their phones
b) threaten to expel any student who uses his/her phone in class
c) set up charging stations in classrooms to allow students to see their phones during class
d) using lockable pouches that let students hold their phones rather than having to leave them alone in their lockers
9. The Trump administration issued a new rule Thursday to deny U.S. entry to pregnant foreign women who want to have babies in the U.S. — so that their newborns receive automatic citizenship. The White House said the rule aims to protect “the integrity of American citizenship” by ending this practice of _______________.
a) throwing the baby out with the bath water
b) designer babies
c) birth tourism
d) putting the cart before the horse
10. According to the White House press secretary’s statement, this immigration loophole must be closed for the following reason(s):
a) is protects the integrity of American citizenship
b) it protects the U.S. from the national security risks created by this practice
c) it defends American taxpayers from tax dollars paying for the costs associated with birth tourism
d) all of the above
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