DIRECTIONS: For the bolded part of each statement, circle the correct answer.
1. The 1980 Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, N.Y. The U.S. win over the U.S.S.R. was called the “Miracle on Ice” and was a classic “Parting of the Red Sea” / “David Vs. Goliath” story.
2. The American victory over the Soviet hockey team at the 1980 Olympics was “a miracle” because the Americans were amateurs and the Soviet players were professionals who had won the gold medal in five of the six previous Winter Olympic Games. Team captain Mike Eruzione said, “The real story for me was [the Russians] only scored three / seven goals.”
3. Voter turnout in Friday’s parliamentary elections in Iran was 42.57%, the lowest since since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. The low turnout indicates widespread satisfaction / dissatisfaction with the leadership and the state of the economy.
4. Prior to the election, more than 7,000 potential candidates were disqualified, most of them reformists and moderates / authoritarian hardliners. Among those disqualified were 90 sitting members of Iran’s 290-seat parliament who had wanted to run for re-election.
5. President Trump traveled to India this week where he received an enthusiastic / apathetic reception from Indians. 110,000 people attended a rally at a new cricket stadium to hear President Trump speak during his trip to India.
6. The president held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi. After agreeing to deepen their defense ties as China moves to strengthen its influence in South Asia, the leaders signed agreements for India to purchase more than $3 million / $3 billion of advanced American military equipment and a deal on American exports of liquefied natural gas. The leaders were not able to come to an agreement on a comprehensive trade deal between the two countries.
7. The DOJ’s newly established Denaturalization Section will deal with the process of removing citizenship from / awarding citizenship to foreign-born individuals who fraudulently obtained citizenship by failing to disclose past convictions for serious crimes — including terrorism and war crimes – on their application for naturalization.
8. The only question / one of the questions the naturalization form asks an applicant regarding criminal activity is if they have been charged with or convicted of a crime or served prison time.
9. Katherine Johnson died this week at the age of 101. She was a brilliant mathematician / teacher who began working for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, a forerunner of NASA, in 1953 with dozens of other black women.
10. Katherine Johnson was chosen to be part of the team supporting the 1961 mission that made Alan Shepard the first American in space. She would go on to calculate crucial rocket trajectories, orbital paths and launch windows. Before becoming the first American to orbit the earth in 1962, astronaut John Glenn asked that an IBM computer / Katherine Johnson check the calculations for his 1962 orbit of Earth, saying, “If she says they’re good, then I’m ready to go.”
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