News quiz for week ending 1/23/15

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on January 23, 2015

Questions

1. The birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was designated a federal holiday and signed into law by President:
a) John F Kennedy
b) Gerald Ford
c) Ronald Reagan
d) Bill Clinton

2. Toward the end of his famous “I have a Dream” speech, Dr. King said: “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” Dr. King believed strongly in the book he was quoting from:
a) the Bible
b) the Bhagavad Gita
c) the Book of Mormon
d) the Quran

3. During his State of the Union address this week, President Obama announced that he has a plan to make:
a) health care free for everyone in the U.S.
b) internet access free for all Americans
c) citizenship available to anyone who enters this country
d) community college free for all students

4. During his State of the Union address President Obama told Congress, “I will seek to work with you to make this country stronger.” He also said several times that he would:
a) use his veto power to block legislation advanced by the Republican-controlled Congress
b) refuse to meet with any Congressmen who did not agree with him
c) lift the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba
d) sign any legislation Republicans could get passed in both Houses of Congress

5. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week that an Arkansas policy prohibiting inmates from having beards violated the _________________ of a prisoner who had wanted to grow one in accordance with his Muslim beliefs.
a) free speech rights
b) civil rights
c) religious rights
d) Sharia law

6. The argument the state of Arkansas used to defend its no beard policy was:
a) women don’t like men with unkempt beards
b) it is needed for security reasons
c) it is a hygiene issue
d) beards are out of style

7. U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress next month. There was some controversy over the invitation because:
a) no foreign leader has ever been invited to address Congress
b) Speaker Boehner did not inform the White House before he extended the invitation
c) President Obama does not like Prime Minister Netanyahu
d) Prime Minister Netanyahu was John Boehner’s roommate in college

8. Speaker Boehner invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak about:
a) the U.N.’s decision to accept the state of Palestine as a member of the International Criminal Court
b) the threat of Ebola to the international community
c) the threats from radical Islam and from Iran
d) Russian intervention in Ukraine

9. President Obama’s trip to India will be the first time:
a) a U.S. president has made an official trip to India
b) President and Mrs. Obama have traveled anywhere without their daughters
c) a U.S. president has attended India’s Republic Day celebration
d) a U.S. president has traveled to India with his wife

10. The U.S. and India are the world’s two largest __________________.
a) oil producers
b) police states
c) English-speaking countries
d) democracies


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