News quiz for week ending 2/2/18

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on February 2, 2018

Questions

1. The State of the Union is given typically each January before a joint session of the United States Congress and is held in the:
a) House of Representatives chamber of the U.S. Capitol
b) Senate chamber of the U.S. Capitol
c) The West Wing of the White House
d) Trump Tower

2. The theme of President Trump’s State of the Union was “building a safe, strong and proud America.” Which one of the following did President Trump not promote in his address:
a) immigration reform
b) paid family leave
c) jobs and economic growth
d) free college tuition for all

3. Following Israel’s request, the leaders of Israel and Poland have agreed to diplomatic talks about the controversy surrounding a proposed Polish law that would outlaw:
a) blaming Nazis for Nazi atrocities committed in Poland during World War II
b) blaming Israel for Nazi atrocities committed in Poland during World War II
c) blaming Poland for Nazi atrocities committed on its soil during World War II
d) denying the Holocaust

4. The Polish government said the law is not intended to whitewash history or limit freedom to research or speak about the Holocaust, but rather to officially state the government’s position that the Polish state and people were also victims of Nazi terror. The Polish government said in a statement the legislation aims to stop the Polish people or state being blamed for:
a) Polish government crimes
b) Nazi crimes
c) Polish citizens crimes
d) all of the above

5. Fitness app Strava has said it will review its privacy settings and features after it was found to have exposed the location of _______________ by releasing user activity data.
a) rival fitness studios
b) the app developer’s home
c) military bases
d) none of the above

6. The glitch was discovered when _______________ in Australia noticed flashes of activity on the Strava heatmap in certain countries made it possible to identify them in locations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Syria.
a) a student
b) a location services expert
c) the federal government
d) a fitness instructor

7. At the National Media Exploitation Center in Bethesda, Maryland, a group of _______________ retrieve information from phones and other devices captured from terrorists in Iraq and Syria. The videos and photos on the captured devices help identify militants and their leaders. The intelligence is helping analysts map out how the Islamic State may try to evolve.
a) teenage hackers
b) U.S. government technicians and linguists
c) Anonymous
d) all of the above

8. Some terror leaders have been captured fleeing the battlefield with reams of information in the hopes that they can use it to keep the group active or to regroup after the loss of territory. The data include tens of thousands of personnel records on foreign fighters and their families with valuable intelligence, including all but:
a) dates of birth
b) favorite color
c) telephone numbers
d) aliases

9. To ensure safety at Sunday’s Super Bowl, law enforcement officials have put many measures in place, including all but:
a) a massive chain-link and concrete fence surrounding the stadium
b) helicopters patrolling the skies
c) machine-gun toting concession stand workers inside the stadium
d) bomb-sniffing dogs

10. For close to _______________, officials have been conducting security assessments of the critical infrastructure and areas surrounding the Super Bowl stadium and have conducted training sessions for everything from active shooters to bombings.
a) two weeks
b) two months
c) two days
d) two years


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