News quiz for week ending 2/19/16

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on February 19, 2016

Questions

1. Which of the following is a myth about George Washington?
a) At 15, Washington copied the “110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation” and lived them out in his own life
b) George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and then told the truth about it
c) George Washington kept a personal copy of the Constitution, in which he had written notes
d) Martha Washington destroyed nearly all of George’s letters to her shortly before her death in 1802. Three letters, however, did survive.

2. 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) Emancipation Proclamation
b) Gettysburg Address
c) Second Inaugural Address
d) First Inaugural Address

3. Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death Saturday comes at a time when the Supreme Court is hearing cases on many controversial issues including all but:
a) immigration
b) union contributions
c) contraception coverage
d) gay marriage

4. With 11 months left in President Obama’s second term, the Republican Senate majority leader has vowed that Republicans:
a) will refuse to consider any nominee before a new president is elected
b) will work with President Obama to confirm a new justice as soon as possible
c) will stay in session until the new president is inaugurated to prevent the president from making a recess appointment
d) will confirm any nominees the President puts forward

5. The Supreme Court on Tuesday began memorializing Justice Antonin Scalia and said his body will lie in state at the court on Friday before his funeral is held. Justice Scalia, who died suddenly over the weekend in Texas, will lie in repose in the Court’s Great Hall on Friday. A private ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m., and the public
a) will not be able to attend the viewing
b) will be allowed in to pay their respects from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
c) will be allowed in to pay their respects from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
d) will be allowed to gather outside the Court for a moment of silence

6. The court is also following the tradition that dates back to the 1800s of draping the Justice’s courtroom bench chair and the bench directly in front of it in black wool crepe in his memory. The court also placed black drapes over the courtroom doors. The practice of draping the bench chairs is only followed for:
a) sitting justices
b) retired justices
c) all justices
d) constitutionalists

7. Following an order by a federal judge in California directing Apple to help the FBI gain access to the work phone of terrorist Syed Farook, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company:
a) will fight the federal judge’s ruling
b) will be more than happy to assist the FBI in obtaining access to the terrorist’s phone data
c) will never have the ability to access the phone
d) will protect the right to privacy for all customers, terrorist or not

8. Tim Cook asserts that the ruling is “an overreach by the U.S. government” and wrote a letter to customers stating all but which one of the following:
a) complying would entail building “a backdoor to the iPhone”
b) “would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession”
c) “would violate Apple’s belief that the government can never be trusted”
d) is “something we consider too dangerous to create”

9. In early February, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid a ransom to hackers who seized control of its computer system and encrypted the hospital’s data, demanding payment in exchange for a digital key to unlock it. This tactic of taking control of a computer or computer system is referred to as:
a) adware
b) malware
c) ransomware
d) spyware

10. The CEO of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center says the hospital decided to pay the ransom, using __________________, in an amount worth about $17,000 because it was the “quickest and most efficient way” to regain control of the system, adding, “In the best interest of restoring normal operations, we did this.”
a) Russian rubles
b) bitcoins
c) silver dollars
d) Apple Pay


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