News quiz for week ending 2/10/17

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on February 10, 2017

Questions

DIRECTIONS: Decide whether the bolded section is true or false. Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false bolded statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. Two Amish men in Kentucky filed a lawsuit recently saying a city ordinance requiring horses to wear bags designed to catch manure violated their right to peaceably assemble.

2. The Amish currently carry shovels for waste removal and dispute the city’s claim that the horse manure poses a threat to public health.

3. The plaintiffs ask instead for the city to require people to clean up after their horses without mandating the attachment of a diaper. The city’s lawyer said shoveling is an inadequate solution because it can be dangerous for the Amish to stop in the middle of a highway and scoop up horse manure.

4. Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the U.S. Senate this week as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

5. DeVos’ confirmation was the first time in history a member of the opposing party cast a tie-breaking vote for a Cabinet nominee.

6. Mrs. DeVos supports school-choice and school vouchers.

7. During a closed door meeting this week, House Democrats discussed how to protect themselves and their staffs from protesters storming town halls and offices in opposition to repealing Obamacare.

8. A California Congressman had to be escorted out of his town hall meeting by police, after things became unruly inside the event as well as outside. The Congressman believes that many of the protesters who shut down his town hall did not live in his district.

9. President Trump signed three executive orders on Thursday designed to restore safety in America.

10. The executive orders signed by the president Thursday aim to crack down on transnational drug cartels, reduce crime, improve public safety and get tough on crimes against law enforcement officials.


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