News quiz for week ending 1/20/12

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on January 20, 2012

Questions

NOTE:  The “2011 Year in Review” Quiz can be found under “Archives” or at the top of any page.

DIRECTIONS:  For the true/false, write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1.  __________________ Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

2.  __________________ One of the most famous lines of Dr. King’s Washington speech was “ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.”

3.  __________________ The King Center Imaging Project has made available for the first time online free public access to 200,000 of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers at The King Center website.

4.  __________________ The project making Dr. King’s papers available online was the idea of Dr. King’s son Martin Luther King III, president of The King Center.

5.  __________________ The commander of Syria’s rebel Free Syrian Army called on the Arab League this week to turn over protection of Syrians to others because the Arab League had failed to curb President Bashar al-Assad‘s violent response to the countrywide protests against his rule.

6.  __________________ The commander of Syria’s rebel Free Syrian Army has called for the Muslim Brotherhood to replace the Arab League observer peace mission in Syria.

7.  __________________ The New York Police Department is testing new technology in a scanner placed on police vehicles that can detect forged immigration papers on a person approximately 15 feet away.

8.  __________________ According to the Police Commissioner, the technology could be used at a specific event or shooting-prone location.

9.  __________________ The Associated Press is a news service that provides content to thousands of newspapers, radio stations, television networks and web sites. It is the most commonly used of all news services in the world.

10. __________________ The AP has just opened its newest news bureau in North Korea, a country known for its independent press.


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