News quiz for week ending 12/2/11

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on December 2, 2011

Questions

DIRECTIONS: This week’s quiz is a combination of multiple choice and true/false questions.  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.  New England states are facing all but this one challenge related to their population:
a)  In New Hampshire, about half of all college students leave the state after graduation.
b)  New England’s population only grew 3.8% in the last decade, compared with the U.S.’s 9.7% overall growth.
c)  Of the seven states with a median age of 40 or older, none are in New England.
d)  The population continues to shift South and West because of a combination of weather, cost of living and relatively low-skilled jobs for newcomers.

2.  In an attempt to alleviate their population problems, New England states have taken all but which one of the following steps:
a)  Massachusetts is funding internships at private companies
b)  Vermont is giving cash to graduates who stay in the state
c)  Connecticut is offering free tuition to any university in Connecticut for any student who agrees to live and work in the state for at least 5 years after graduation
d)  New Hampshire is directing one-third of its entire marketing budget toward enticing younger people to stay in the state.

3.  To increase revenue, local governments around the country have begun selling advertising space on city property including all but:
a)  school buses
b)  school report cards
c)  students’ school uniforms
d)  bridges

4.  Chicago government officials say they are attempting to raise revenue through advertising or they will have to:
a)  increase taxes and/or cut city services
b)  reduce wasteful government spending and fire unnecessary employees
c)  reduce pensions paid to new city employees and cut their vacation time from 6 weeks to 4
d)  install toll booths on local city highways

5.  Citizens who live in the areas of Japan devastated by the March 2011 tsunami view the government’s reconstruction efforts:
a)  as being implemented too slowly
b)  as being completed too quickly
c)  as doing the best job they can do
d)  the government is not involved in reconstruction efforts – it is up to each individual to arrange for his own reconstruction

6.  Town governments in Japan’s tsunami zone are moving cautiously in their rebuilding plans because they are uncertain about:
a)  the amount of money they will need to rebuild
b)  the extent and speed of aid they will receive from the central government
c)  whether another tsunami will strike in the near future
d)  the number of residents who will actually stay in a town once the reconstruction is complete

7.  __________________ The FTC charged Facebook with deceiving consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public.

8.  __________________ Facebook promised users that it would not share their personal information with advertisers, and it never did.

9.  __________________ In China, teenagers hang out at the Shanghai IKEA store for hours at a time, taking up all the seating in the cafeteria while eating food they bring from home and meeting new friends their own age, sometimes making dates.

10. __________________ In an effort to keep order in the store, IKEA managers have posted six extra security guards in the cafeteria on days when the large groups come to hang out.


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