News quiz for week ending 12/7/18

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on December 7, 2018

Questions

DIRECTIONS: Decide whether the bolded section is true or false. Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false bolded statement to make it true.

1. ___________ Following a magnitude 7 earthquake centered outside Anchorage that hit at 8:30 a.m. local time on Friday, the area experienced more than 100 aftershocks.

2. ___________ The earthquake was the second-largest to hit Alaska since 1964, when a 9.2 quake that was the most powerful recorded in US history struck Alaska. Although there was major infrastructure damage around the city following Friday’s quake, miraculously no fatalities or serious injuries were reported.

3. ___________ The government of the United States announced this week that foreign criminals sentenced to deportation are to be sent to a remote island off the coast. There will be a ferry service to and from the island, but it will not operate around the clock. Foreign nationals sent there must stay at the departure centre at night until they can be deported.

4. ___________ The island facility will house rejected asylum seekers who have been convicted of crimes and foreign citizens who do not have permission to stay but cannot be deported for legal reasons. This plan is being implemented because some foreigners who have been sentenced to deportation are still committing crimes. Housing them on an island allows authorities to better monitor them.

5. ___________ A state funeral was held Wednesday in Washington D.C. for President George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday at the age of 95. President Trump designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning and ordered flags to fly at half staff for 30 days. All federal agencies and the stock exchange were closed in honor of President Bush.

6. ___________ George H.W. Bush was one of the youngest naval aviators during WWII. He served two terms in U.S. House of Representatives, was U.S. ambassador to the UN, envoy to China and later director of the CIA. Prior to his presidency, he served as Vice President to Ronald Reagan for 8 years. President Bush, who served one term, was known for leading the defeat of Saddam Hussain in the Gulf War and for keeping the pledge he made before elected, “Read my lips, no new taxes.”

7. ___________ Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor died at the age of 86 in a San Diego suburb on November 21.

8. ___________ 2,402 personnel were killed and 1,282 were wounded following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He referred to the Japanese attack as “a date that will live in infamy.”

9. ___________ Payless, the shoe company known for its inexpensive shoes, recently revealed an advertising campaign they conducted in Los Angeles that fooled fashion-savvy influencers at a fake discount shoe store.

10. ___________ Payless’ goal for fooling the fashion influencers was to show the quality of its shoes. The company said the social experiment was meant to remind shoppers that its affordable shoes are fashionable too.


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