News quiz for week ending 2/17/17

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on February 17, 2017

Questions

1. __________ recently blocked President Trump’s executive order halting travel from 7 countries. They said that there is no evidence showing a risk to the U.S. in allowing people from these seven terror-associated countries to enter the U.S.
a) Congress
b) Judges from the Ninth Circuit Court
c) the media
d) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

2. A review of information compiled by a Senate committee last year reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump’s executive order have:
a) been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks
b) denounced ISIS as a murderous terrorist group
c) formed a group to fight ISIS called “Muslims against terrorism”
d) all of the above

3. California’s Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the U.S., provides __________ for the region. The dam has two spillways to release water out of the lake to prevent overflow. On Sunday, officials discovered that erosion in the main spillway has caused a giant hole that can’t be fixed immediately. They then discovered that the emergency spillway was also eroding.
a) solar power
b) a practice area for the U.S. Olympic dive team
c) flood control
d) boating opportunities

4. On Sunday afternoon, the Sheriff’s office near the Oroville Dam issued a dire warning, employing the most urgent of language – __________ – asking residents to evacuate.
a) “Run for your lives”
b) “You might want to think about leaving your homes for the day”
c) “This is NOT a drill”
d) None of the above

5. Immigration officials said that they arrested more than 160 people — most with criminal histories across Southern California during an operation last week. ICE officials described the crackdown and arrests as:
a) unprecedented
b) routine
c) unheard-of
d) something that has never been done in the U.S.

6. ICE’s David Marin said of news reports on ICE checkpoints and random sweeps, “The rash of these recent reports about ICE checkpoints and random sweeps and the like, it’s all false, and that’s definitely dangerous and irresponsible. Reports like that create panic, and they put communities and law enforcement personnel in unnecessary danger.” Approximately 75% of those arrested had prior felony convictions. Crimes they committed included all but:
a) robbery
b) assault
c) jaywalking
d) sex offenses

7. In January, University of Florida researchers and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began a new program to capture __________ in Florida’s Everglades.
a) South American crocodiles
b) Burmese pythons
c) King cobras
d) none of the above

8. The Florida officials brought in two __________ to capture as many of the creatures hidden in the Everglades as possible.
a) pest control specialists
b) “Swamp People”
c) zookeepers
d) tribesmen from India

9. In 1971, Congress switched Washington’s Birthday holiday from his birthdate, Feb. 22, to the third Monday in February and it evolved into being called “Presidents Day.” The day now celebrates both Washington’s birthday and President Lincoln’s birthday, which is Feb. 12.
George Washington is known as:
a) A Man of Civility
b) The Great Emancipator
c) The Great Divider
d) The Father of Our Country

10. Abraham Lincoln concluded his _____________________ with: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
a) Second Inaugural Address
b) First Inaugural Address
c) Emancipation Proclamation
d) Gettysburg Address


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