News quiz for week ending 10/19/18

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on October 19, 2018

Questions

1. Four countries (Philippines, Eritrea, Bahrain and Cameroon) that have all been widely criticized for _______________ are among 18 newly elected members of the UN Human Rights Council.
a) treating women as second-class citizens
b) depriving citizens of religious freedom
c) persecuting Christians
d) human rights abuses

2. The mission of the United Nations Human Rights Council is to promote and protect human rights around the world. _______________ quit the council in June because it makes a mockery of human rights.
a) The UK
b) Germany
c) Canada
d) The U.S.

3. Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey to get marriage documents. It has been widely alleged that he was killed by the Saudi government. When President Trump called King Salman on Monday, the King _______________.
a) admitted the Saudis had “taught him a lesson”
b) refused to take President Trump’s call
c) denied “any knowledge of whatever may have happened” to Khashoggi
d) promised to look into the matter if Khashoggi didn’t turn up in the next couple of weeks

4. Following his call to King Salman, President Trump sent U.S. Secretary of State _______________ to Saudi Arabia to speak directly with King Salman to get to the bottom of the disappearance of Kashoggi.
a) Mike Pompeo
b) John Bolton
c) Jeff Sessions
d) John Kelly

5. US Attorney General _______________ this week designated five groups as top transnational organized crime threats and created a new task force aimed at “taking them off our streets for good.” The gangs include the Sinaloa Cartel, Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Clan del Golfo in Colombia MS-13 and Hezbollah.
a) Mike Pompeo
b) John Bolton
c) Jeff Sessions
d) John Kelly

6. Hezbollah has a sprawling network involved in money-laundering, drug trafficking, and organized crime as well as terrorism, whose reach extends across Africa and into Central and South America. It also has well-documented links with drug cartels. It is designated a terror group by the US, Israel and a number of:
a) Sunni Arab states
b) Latin American countries
c) U.S. media organizations
d) other terrorist groups

7. After 3,000 migrants left Honduras headed toward the U.S. this week, President Trump threatened to cut aid to three Central American nations if they let people travel to the U.S. illegally. The countries include:
a) Mexico, Canada and Colombia
b) Honduras, Mexico and Panama
c) El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
d) Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

8. Since 2014, the U.S. has committed _______________ in aid for these three countries. For 2019, $65.7 million in aid has been earmarked for Honduras alone for security, democracy building, human rights and economic and social development programs.
a) $2.5 million
b) $25 million
c) $26 million
d) $2.6 billion

9. _______________ was the main cause of the clog to a water treatment plant in Charleston, South Carolina last week.
a) debris from Hurricane Michael
b) flushable baby wipes
c) plastic bags and straws
d) floodwaters from Hurricane Florence

10. It took specialized divers hired by the utility _______________ to clear out the system backup at the Charleston water treatment facility.
a) 3 minutes
b) 3 hours
c) 3 days
d) 30 days


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