DIRECTIONS: For the bolded part of each statement, circle the correct answer.
1. On Sunday, distribution of the first coronavirus vaccine began as FedEx and UPS trucks, protected by US Marshals, departed the facility in Michigan. The development and delivery under President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed is the largest / the tenth largest vaccination effort in American history.
2. Operation Warp Speed, announced in May, is President Trump’s $18 billion plan to accelerate development, production, and distribution of Covid-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines, with the goal to produce and deliver 300 million doses of safe and effective vaccines – including the goal of making initial doses available by January 2021 / January 2022.
3. During Operation Warp Speed’s vaccine summit at the White House last week, President Trump signed an executive order to “ensure that people chosen by billionaire Bill Gates / American citizens have first priority to receive American vaccines and then we’re going to be working with other countries all over the world.”
4. The Trump administration has contracts for 10 million / 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and another 10 million / 100 million doses of a vaccine developed by Moderna that was expected to receive emergency use authorization from the FDA this week.
5. A US-funded project is using satellites to track and publish water levels at Chinese dams on the Mekong River over concern that China is holding back needed water from the downstream countries. The 2,700 mile long Mekong River flows from China through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Six million / Sixty million people depend on the Mekong River for fishing and farming.
6. The head of the U.S. Mekong Dam Monitor project said “The monitor provides evidence that China’s 11 mainstream dams are sophisticatedly orchestrated and operated in a way to maximize the production of hydropower for sale to China’s eastern provinces with zero / 100% consideration given to downstream impacts.”
7. It was reported this week that Facebook and Twitter executives donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Donald Trump’s / Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, all while blocking the New York Post’s exposé about Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings.
8. Following the New York Post’s reports on Hunter Biden’s shadowy business deals in the Ukraine and China, China’s communist state run news service / Twitter and Facebook blocked users ability to share the story.
9. The Battle of the Bulge lasted for over a month from Dec. 16, 1944 to Jan. 25, 1945. Hitler’s aim was to push through to the coast of the English Channel and unite the Allied armies / split the Allied armies as they had done in May 1940. It was his final attempt to turn World War II in favor of his German Third Reich.
10. British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill / Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler said of the Battle of the Bulge, “This is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war and will, I believe, be regarded as an ever-famous American victory.”
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