News quiz for week ending 1/27/17

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on January 27, 2017

Questions

DIRECTIONS: For the bolded part of each statement, circle the correct answer. (10 points each)

1. Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president last Friday. Most media outlets referred to his inaugural address as dark / optimistic.

2. In his inaugural address, President Trump said “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.” He promised to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for everyone, to bring back jobs and to transfer power from Washington D.C. and give it back to state governments / the people.

3. On Monday, the NOAA released the first set of images taken by GOES-16 while it is undergoing in-orbit testing. The GOES-16 is a satellite / drone.

4. This new GOES-16 will allow meteorologists to pinpoint the location of severe weather with greater accuracy. The hope is that the GOES-16 imaging could lead to earlier warning times about dangerous storms that cause flooding / form tornadoes.

5. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai was named FCC Chairman by President Trump this week. In 2015, then-commissioner Pai wrote that net neutrality would place excessive burdens on service providers, other internet players and consumers. Chairman Pai supports / opposes net neutrality.

6. The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of the U.S. government. It is overseen by Congress to regulate interstate and international communications. Ajit Pai made history as the first Indian-American / African American to be named chairman of a U.S. federal government agency.

7. Federal agents are / President Obama is reinvestigating the backgrounds of dozens of Syrian refugees already in the U.S. after discovering a lapse in vetting that allowed some who had potentially negative information in their files to enter the country.

8. At least several dozen refugees admitted to the U.S. are being re-vetted because of red flags. It took the government several months to a year / several days to a week to fix the “glitch” in the system.

9. Finland’s two main nuclear-power companies are constructing a facility that will bury their nuclear waste 100 / 1,000 stories below ground.

10. Finland’s nuclear waste will be secure in this location for 100 / 100,000 years.


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