News quiz for week ending 11/12/10

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on November 12, 2010


DIRECTIONS: Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement. Rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. __________________ During his trip to India, President Obama said he supports Pakistan’s bid to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

2. __________________ President Obama said the purpose of his 10 day trip to Asia was to create jobs for people in the countries he visited.

3. __________________ Thousands of people in Indonesia evacuated their homes this week to escape the erupting Mount Vesuvius.

4. __________________ Indonesia, an archipelago, is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes because it sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped string of faults that lines the Pacific Ocean.

5. __________________ The number of analysts needed to process the video feeds collected by a single Predator drone aircraft fitted with next-generation sensors will increase from the 19 currently needed to 2,000.

6. __________________ The Air Force wants to solve the problem of a lack of analysts to review video obtained by drones by purchasing computer programs to help it sort through hours of uneventful video footage.

7. __________________ Veterans Day is held every year on the first Thursday after election day.

8. __________________ The purpose of Veterans Day is to honor all those who served in the military.

9. __________________ The U.S. Air Force has proposed a new tactical training zone for Special Ops pilots that includes a huge area of southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico.

10. __________________ The Air Force chose the area for pilot training because the terrain is a realistic substitute for the treacherous mountain ranges pilots will encounter in Afghanistan.

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