News quiz for week ending 2/26/16

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on February 26, 2016

Questions

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

1. __________________ President Barack Obama officially announced on Twitter that he would embark on a historic trip to Cuba. While the President said that his visit will advance the U.S.’s “progress and efforts that can improve the lives of the Cuban people” many of New Jersey’s Cuban-Americans from both political parties are taking the opposing stance.

2. __________________ This week, former Cuban political prisoners joined NJ Rep. Sires and Senator Menendez in their press conference held to publicly oppose President Obama’s decision.

3. __________________ Under the Mutual Surveillance Treaty, Russia is asking the treaty’s Commission for permission to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras over the United States.

4. __________________ U.S. senior intelligence and military officials are opposed to the flights, saying that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the U.S.  They are concerned that Russia is taking advantage of technological advances to violate the spirit of the treaty.

5. __________________ Turkey and Iran have brokered a ceasefire for Syria to take effect on Saturday, Feb. 27.

6. __________________ Groups not covered in the ceasefire agreement for Syria include ISIS, the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and any other militias designated as terrorist organizations by the UN Security Council.

7. __________________ The U.S. and South Korea will hold their annual military exercises in March. For the first time, the drills will simulate scenarios in which the regime of Kim Jong-un has collapsed.

8. __________________ The purpose of the U.S.-Korea joint exercises is two-fold: they serve as both a warning to Pyongyang and an effort to demonstrate to the South Korean public just how dangerous their position is.

9. __________________ Archaeologists in Israel have discovered fabrics dating back to Kings David and Solomon from the 100th century BC at the Timna copper mines, deep in the desert.

10. __________________ The fabric discovered at Timna mines has been preserved for almost three thousand years due to the extremely dry conditions in the area.


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