News quiz for week ending 10/4/13

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on October 4, 2013

Questions

1. In addition to the numerous houses and businesses damaged/destroyed by the recent floods in Colorado, it is estimated that the flooding damaged/destroyed:
a) 20 miles of state highways and 50 bridges
b) 200 miles of state highways and 50 bridges
c) 200 miles of state highways and 500 bridges
d) 200 recreational pot dispensaries and 5 medical marijuana establishments

2. Although the damage caused by Colorado’s recent flooding has hurt Colorado’s economy, the _________________ is expected to help Colorado’s overall economy.
a) number of people displaced looking for new homes
b) amount of water available for kayaking
c) University of Colorado’s temporary closure
d) extensive road rebuilding needed to be done

3. A federal judge ruled this week to allow a class-action lawsuit against Google to proceed. The plaintiffs contend that since 2008, Google has been ________________________. The plaintiffs allege Google violated federal and state wiretapping laws.
a) tapping into residents home wi-fi with Google street-view cars
b) intercepting and reading email being sent to and from Gmail users
c) listening in to android users phone calls
d) trying to take over the world

4. Google responded to the judge’s decision with a statement that the company’s actions are:
a) fully disclosed to Gmail users
b) completely hidden from Gmail users
c) similar to the NSA’s surveillance program
d) justified because their motto is “Don’t be evil”

5. The Obamacare healthcare exchanges opened this week. In _________ of the 36 states with federally-run exchanges, applicants were unable to sign-up on the first day.
a) 2
b) 24
c) 4
d) 0

6. People who don’t have health insurance, and don’t sign up for it through the government exchanges, will be fined _________________ by the government the first year. ALL individuals are required by the Obamacare law to show proof of having medical insurance by January 1, 2014, or will have to pay the fine.
a) 1% of their salary or $95 per adult (whichever is higher) and $47.50 per child
b) 1% of their salary and $95 per adult and $47.50 per child
c) 1% of their salary or $95 per adult (whichever is lower) and $47.50 per child
d) $47.50 per adult; no charge for children

7. Which one of the following was not said by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu during his speech to the U.N. General Assembly this week (which quote is fake)?
a) “A nuclear-armed Iran in the Middle East wouldn’t be another North Korea – it would be another 50 North Koreas.”
b) “Israel will never acquiesce to nuclear arms in the hands of a rogue regime that repeatedly promises to wipe us off the map.”
c) “Iran has no nuclear weapons program, only a nuclear program aimed at generating electricity.”
d) “Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf’s clothing. Rouhani is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.”

8. In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly last week, Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani attempted to portray himself as:
a) friendly toward Israel, and interested in promoting religious tolerance in Iran
b) an angry mullah who wishes death to America
c) friendly toward the U.S., and willing to try to establish a relationship with the U.S.
d) more of a hard-liner than his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, using his speech to spout inflammatory rhetoric

9. Facebook is building a $120 million, 394-unit housing community for employees within walking distance of its offices. Called Anton Menlo, the rental property will include all but:
a) a dating service
b) resort-inspired pool, spa and cabana area
c) rooftop entertainment deck with three-themed areas
d) indoor/outdoor wellness, yoga and training facility with personal training

10. The Facebook corporate goal that will be fulfilled by the Anton Menlo “town” is:
a) eliminate the use of automobiles by giving their own employees the ability to walk to work
b) control every aspect of their employees’ lives
c) take care of as many aspects of their employees’ lives as possible
d) track the location of their employees at all times


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