News quiz for week ending 2/16/18

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on February 16, 2018


1. Gerber has for the first time ever chosen a baby with Down syndrome to be its “spokesbaby” of the year. His name is Lucas. More than _______________ babies were entered in the Gerber contest that Lucas won.
a) 140
b) 1,400
c) 14,000
d) 140,000

2. Lucas’ _______________ said he hopes the result of Lucas becoming this year’s Gerber “spokesbaby” is that ”this will impact everyone — that it will shed a little bit of light on the special needs community and help more individuals with special needs be accepted and not limited. They have the potential to change the world, just like everybody else.”
a) father
b) brother
c) teacher
d) neighbor

3. Kenya’s _______________ refused to suspend an unprecedented shutdown of independent television stations in the country this month following the opposition candidate’s move to inaugurate himself as president after losing a re-run election.
a) president
b) Supreme Court
c) opposition candidate
d) television stations

4. Following a re-run of the presidential election, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner. Opponent Raila Odinga didn’t like the results. What did he do to express his opposition?
a) staged a coup
b) demanded a second re-run
c) renounced his citizenship
d) inaugurated himself as president

5. Last Friday Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered counties that plan to replace their electronic voting systems to buy machines that:
a) cost $300,000
b) were made in America
c) leave a paper trail
d) all of the above

6. The voting machines the governor has instructed counties to purchase will:
a) increase the security of voting systems
b) make balloting easier to audit
c) neither a) nor b)
d) both a) and b)

7. Canadian researchers used 25 years worth of accident data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to compare the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes after 4:20 p.m. on April 20, which is _______________, to the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in each state a week before and one week later.
a) the time/date of the first day of Spring
b) the time/date of the last day of Winter
c) the time/date of cannabis festivals across the U.S.
d) the time/date of the annual MADD meeting

8. The Canadian researchers found there to be a _______________ on average over the 25 years. They found no increased risk of crashes before 4:20 p.m. on April 20.
a) 2 percent decrease
b) 12 percent decrease
c) 12 percent increase
d) 2 percent increase

9. Which of the following is a myth about George Washington?
a) At 15, Washington copied the “110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation” and lived them out in his own life
b) George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and then told the truth about it
c) George Washington kept a personal copy of the Constitution, in which he had written notes
d) Martha Washington destroyed nearly all of George’s letters to her shortly before her death in 1802. Three letters, however, did survive.

10. To commemorate George Washington’s birthday each year, __________ conducts a reading of his Farewell Address.
a) the President
b) the Senate
c) every public school in the U.S.
d) the U.S. Supreme Court

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