News quiz for week ending 2/17/12

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on February 17, 2012

Questions

DIRECTIONS:  For the true/false, write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1.  __________________ Monday’s article about résumés and job searches revealed that more than half of those applying do not posses the basic qualifications for the jobs for which they are applying.

2.  __________________ Most large companies today use an applicant tracking system, as a way to eliminate applicants who don’t have the particular skills and experience needed for the job opening.

3.  __________________ President Otto Molina of Guatemala announced this week that he is considering legalizing drugs in his country because the drug cartels are not giving him a big enough cut in their business.

4.  __________________ Guatemalan President Molina said he wants a consensus in the region before making a definite decision on the issue of legalizing drugs.

5.  __________________ The U.S. government opposes President Molina’s consideration of legalizing drugs in the region.

6.  __________________ President Obama pledged in 2009 to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons.

7.  __________________ Democrats oppose any cuts in the number of nuclear weapons the U.S. has deployed around the world.    

8.  __________________ Opponents of cutting the number of deployed nuclear weapons say cuts would weaken the U.S. at a time when Russia, China and others are strengthening their nuclear capabilities.

9.  __________________ A Washington DC news reporter took herself off the air after receiving a negative backlash on social media, including threats and calls for revenge and retaliation, in reaction to her investigative report exposing teenage drinking.

10. __________________ The investigation into underage drinking in the DC area began when a local parent notified the news station that a store in Washington was selling alcohol to teens. 


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