News quiz for week ending 12/12/08

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on December 12, 2008


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

1. __________________ Turkmenistan is a former republic of the Soviet Union.

2. __________________ Some Western executives are interested in Turkmenistan because it has a huge reserve of oil.

3. __________________ The terrorists behind the Sept. 11 attacks want to confess their guilt because they are filled with guilt and remorse for their horrific acts.

4. __________________ Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the ringleader of the terrorists – he made the detailed plans for the 9-11 attacks.

5. __________________ Peaceful protests have taken place after the death of a 15-year-old boy in an altercation with police in Greece.

6. __________________ Despite the violent youth protests in Greece this week, auto workers carried through with their planned strike in a dispute over pay levels etc.

7. __________________ In Zimbabwe there is a malaria epidemic that threatens to become more widespread as the rainy season begins.

8. __________________ The most recent groups of Zimbabweans crossing the border into South Africa  are doing so in search of food and medical treatment.

9. __________________ On Thursday the majority of Senate Democrats voted against giving the auto makers a bailout.

10. __________________ Senate Republicans wanted the United Auto Workers union to make more concessions on labor costs, which the union would not agree to do.

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