News quiz for week ending 3/1/19

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 1, 2019

Questions

1. There are nearly 1.3 million registered drones in the U.S. The __________ recently announced a new rule requiring registration numbers to be displayed on the exterior of small drones.
a) U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
b) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
c) Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
d) Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

2. The agency implemented the new requirement to address concerns raised by __________ and to make it easier to identify owners.
a) U.S. security officials
b) drone operators
c) neighbors of drone operators
d) airport officials

3. Botswana’s cabinet ministers have recommended lifting a four-year ban against hunting of __________ on public land and suggested “establishment of __________ meat canning” for pet food.
a) lions
b) rabbits
c) pythons
d) elephants

4. Botswana’s ban on hunting the animals, which was implemented in 2014, has caused the population to grow and begin damaging crops. The “expansion of the population in Botswana has impoverished communities,” especially in the north where the animals have eaten maize crops, reducing yields by nearly:
a) ten percent
b) one half
c) three quarters
d) 100%

5. On Tuesday, __________ was kicked out of their rooms at the Hanoi Hotel, site of the two-day summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. __________ was kicked out of the hotel when Kim Jong Un’s security detail realized they were sharing the same hotel as the dictator.
a) Trump administration cabinet members
b) the White House press corps
c) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his advisors
d) Dennis Rodman and his friends

6. After getting booted from the hotel in Hanoi, one of those asked to leave tweeted: “Kim [Jong Un] comes to Hanoi and we get evicted from space we had bought and paid for just because he is in the same hotel.” In a follow-up tweet, he said they had shared a hotel in Buenos Aires with French President Emmanuel Macron and there was “zero problem.”
a) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
b) Dennis Rodman
c) Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts
d) South Korean President Moon Jae-in

7. All but 3 Senate Democrats on Monday voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would have required that “any health care practitioner present” at the time of a birth “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.” The three Democrats who voted for the bill are: (choose 3)
a) Doug Jones of Alabama
b) Joe Manchin of West Virginia
c) Bernie Sanders of Vermont
d) Bob Casey of Pennsylvania

8. Democratic Senators gave several reasons for voting against the bill. Which one of the following was not a reason given by Democrats for voting against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act?
a) abortion opponents are attempting to curb access to the procedure and intimidate doctors who perform it
b) late-term abortions generally occur when the infant is considered incapable of surviving after birth
c) such births are rare and there are already laws which make it a crime to kill newborn babies, therefore the bill was unnecessary
d) it would be too expensive for doctors to comply with such a law

9. President Trump cut short his second meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un this week, saying, “It was about the sanctions. Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that. They were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn’t give up all of the sanctions for that.” His tone was:
a) explosive
b) measured
c) defiant
d) conciliatory

10. In a press conference explaining his decision before he left Vietnam, the president said:
a) “I’m no George Bush”
b) “Sometimes you have to walk”
c) “You snooze, you lose”
d) “this guy is a pain in the neck”


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