News quiz for week ending 10/7/16

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on October 7, 2016

Questions

DIRECTIONS:  Decide whether the bolded section is true or false. Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. __________________ After the first Presidential debate last week, Republican candidate Donald Trump said he had a “defective mic.” Four days later, the Commission on Presidential Debates acknowledged there was a technical problem with Mr. Trump’s audio.

2. __________________ Last Friday, The Commission on Presidential Debates acknowledged “there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall.” They gave specific details on what caused the audio issue.

3. __________________ Chinese microbiologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for medicine this year.

4. __________________ Mr. Ohsumi is credited with discovering the mechanisms that allow cells to break down and recycle unwanted components. The knowledge gained by Mr. Ohsumi’s discovery may be invaluable in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

5. __________________ In speeches this week, Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte expressed his annoyance with President Obama and the U.S. because the U.S. has asked his government to stop extrajudicial killings in its campaign to eliminate illegal drug sales/use.

6. __________________ In one of the speeches he gave this week, Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte warned he may decide to “break up with America.”

7. __________________ The Wall Street Journal reported this week that ICE agents got local police to use license plate readers on all attendees at certain gun shows in an attempt to create a database of gun owners in the U.S. There is no indication the gun-show surveillance led to any arrests or investigative leads.

8. __________________ Privacy and guns-rights advocates are concerned about the use of license plate readers at the gun shows because it is an invasion of privacy. One said they oppose such surveillance because “Information on law-abiding gun owners ends up getting recorded, stored, and registered, which is a violation of the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act and of the Second Amendment.”

9. __________________ Two former Yahoo employees and a third person said that Yahoo secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information requested by U.S. intelligence officials.

10. __________________ In its investigation, Reuters was unable to determine the following about the Yahoo email search: if the government paid Yahoo for the information, what data Yahoo may have handed over, if any, and whether intelligence officials had approached other email providers besides Yahoo with this kind of request, and if so if any complied.


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