News quiz for week ending 2/11/11

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on February 11, 2011


DIRECTIONS: Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement. Rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. __________________ February 6th marked the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. Reagan was the President from 1981-1989.

2. __________________ The National Archives is displaying rarely seen items from Reagan’s life, including his 1983 speech in which he called the Soviet Union an “evil empire.”

3. __________________ NASA released the first 360-degree view of the entire moon this week.

4. __________________ The photos NASA released are from NASA’s twin RADIO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) spacecraft, which aligned exactly opposite each other around the sun to capture the image.

5. __________________ Approximately 10,000 cameras have been placed around the city of Chicago, including at O’Hare Airport and on Chicago Public School property.

6. __________________ The ACLU has called for a full review of the cameras before any more are installed, saying they are becoming a “Little Brother” invasion of privacy.

7. __________________ Economists expect that the protests in Egypt will reduce profits of the Egyptian tourism industry by 40% this year.

8. __________________ All Egyptians working in the tourism industry are opposed to the anti-government protests.

9. __________________ The price of corn in the U.S. has increased by 10% in the past 6 months.

10. __________________ Some economists say that increased corn prices are caused by the U.S. government mandate to use ethanol in gasoline.

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