News quiz for week ending 12/3/10

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on December 3, 2010


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

1. __________________ Approximately 250,000 documents cables (communications) written by U.S. diplomats were posted this week on the website WikiPedia.

2. __________________ Of the diplomatic communications posted, revelations were made that officials from several Middle Eastern countries secretly pushed for military strikes against Iran’s nuclear plants.

3. __________________ The extension of a phosphate mine in Florida is being opposed in court by environmental groups.

4. __________________ Florida supplies approximately 70% of the phosphate rock used to make nuclear weapons.

5. __________________ President Museveni of Uganda has begun performing a rap at campaign stops as he seeks re-election.

6. __________________ Ugandan President Museveni has been in power for approximately 50 years.

7. __________________ All 42 Senate Democrats signed a letter this week saying they will block all business in the Senate until Republicans agree to work on extending the Bush tax cuts.

8. __________________ Republicans are unified in calling for the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to be permanently extended for all Americans, regardless of their income.

9. __________________ The U.S. military is investing in research and development of a flying vehicle to be used in warfare.

10. __________________ The flying vehicle would be used to transport Generals from one location to another to keep them out of harm’s way.


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