DIRECTIONS: For the bolded part of each statement, circle the correct answer.
1. A volcano unexpectedly erupted on Monday on White Island off the coast of Australia / New Zealand, killing at least five people and injuring more than 30.
2. White Island Tours warns on its website that visitors “should be aware that there is always / never a risk of eruptive activity regardless of the alert level,” while stating it followed a “comprehensive safety plan which determines” its activities on the island “at the various levels.”
3. Following an attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, a group of U.S. Navy instructor pilots asked top military brass for permission to hire security to protect them / arm themselves.
4. A Saudi / Chinese military pilot training at Pensacola under a special program murdered three American sailors in his shooting spree and wounded eight others.
5. The sailors were unable to protect themselves from the gunman in their classroom because troops are banned from carrying firearms /discharging their weapons on U.S. military bases.
6. Walmart announced this week that it is launching a pilot program with autonomous vehicle maker Nuro to have electronics / groceries delivered to customers’ homes by self-driving car.
7. Walmart is launching the autonomous delivery program in the city of Houston / Los Angeles.
8. The vehicle company Nuro is also starting a partnership with Domino’s / Little Caesars to make deliveries in the same city Walmart is launching in in the upcoming months.
9. Fox News / The Washington Post reported this week that former officials said Presidents Bush and Obama failed to develop strategies for a clear victory in Afghanistan – even though the leaders of al Qaeda and the Taliban had been killed, captured or forced into hiding within six months of the US invasion in 2001.
10. The “Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction” was established by Congress in 2008 and spent $11 million on a project called “Lessons Learned” that involved having staffers interview more than 60 / 600 people with firsthand knowledge of the war in an attempt to prevent the US from repeating the mistakes made in Afghanistan.
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