(NOTE: Regular News Quiz returns in January. For previous news quizzes, see the StudentNewsDaily archives.)
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. __________________ Right-to-work laws prohibit employers and unions from requiring employees to pay dues or fees to a union in order to keep their jobs.
2. __________________ The majority of Michigan voters are opposed to right-to-work laws.
3. __________________ It was reported this week that military counterterrorism officials are seeking congressional authorization to use armed drones and special operations teams to pursue terrorist groups in North Africa.
4. __________________ Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is a growing concern to counterterrorism officials because the group has been actively recruiting fighters in both Africa and Europe, and wants to attack the West.
5. __________________ Michigan’s Democrat-led Legislature on Tuesday approved a ban on mandatory union membership in public and private sectors.
6. __________________ Giving employees the option to join and pay dues to a union or not could hurt the Democratic Party because the Democratic Party receives a significant portion of its funding and grass-roots support from labor unions.
7. __________________ A federal appeals court this week struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois.
8. __________________ Before Tuesday’s federal appeals court ruling, Illinois was the only state where carrying concealed weapons was legal.
9. __________________ Through a law which took effect this week, the FCC has banned TV broadcasters from airing excessively loud commercials.
10. __________________ The FCC has based its ban on Turn Down the Volume Act, which was passed with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Obama in 2010.