News quiz for week ending 11/1/13

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on November 1, 2013

Questions

1. A 2006 federal law for the first time mandated enforceable annual catch limits for commercial fishing as a way to:
a) destroy the fishing industry
b) make it fair so that no fisherman can catch more than any other
c) protect fish from fishermen
d) replenish depleted seas

2. The federal government enforces the 2006 law by ___________________ to ensure legal catch limits aren’t exceeded.
a) using observers on board
b) putting the fishermen on the honor system
c) monitoring every commercial fishing vessel with surveillance cameras
d) monitoring the number of fish each boat sells

3. ___________________ in the northern Israeli city of Haifa suffered a Trojan horse cyberattack last month.
a) A tunnel that is a major artery in Israel’s national road network
b) Israel’s main power company
c) The computer system of the main synagogue
d) The central bank

4. A Trojan horse cyber attack:
a) cripples a website by overloading it with traffic
b) is a computer virus
c) is a malicious computer program that users unknowingly install that can give hackers complete control over their systems
d) travels as an attachment to e-mail messages, and usually replicates itself by automatically mailing itself to dozens of people in the victim’s e-mail address book

5. The U.S. and British governments charged a British man this week with hacking into U.S. government computer systems, including those run by the military. His goal was to:
a) see if he was actually able to access U.S. government computer systems
b) disrupt the operations and infrastructure of the United States government
c) get a job with the U.S. government
d) have some fun

6. Among the thousands of U.S. systems infiltrated, the men hacked all but:
a) the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency
b) the NSA
c) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
d) NASA

7. NBC News reported this week that ___________ knew when the ObamaCare regulations were written in 2010 that the promise President Obama made to the American people, “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it” was not true.
a) no one
b) everyone
c) the Obama administration
d) health insurance companies

8. The truth about the President’s promise is that ______________ of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to have coverage canceled in the next year.
a) none
b) a few
c) 1 to 2 percent
d) 50 to 75 percent

9. In what might have been a first, a California policeman give a woman a ticket this week for _________________ while driving.
a) watching a movie
b) using Google maps
c) wearing Google Glass
d) throwing her McDonald’s bag from the window of her car

10. The woman says she plans to fight the ticket with the defense that:
a) she was speeding when she was pulled over
b) she eats McDonalds every day for lunch
c) the law does not specifically state Google Glass is prohibited
d) her Google Glass was not turned on when she was pulled over


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