News quiz for week ending 3/12/10

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 12, 2010

Questions

DIRECTIONS:  Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement.  Rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. __________________ Some school districts across the country are moving to a four-day week in an effort to give students the opportunity to get part-time jobs.

2. __________________ Critics are opposed to a four-day school week because they say it could hurt students academically and it complicates child-care efforts for parents.

3. __________________ The government of Abu Dhabi has launched the Abu Dhabi Media Co. in an effort to establish their country as a tolerant, cultured and internationally relevant Arab society.

4. __________________ Most of the media in Abu Dhabi has long been controlled by independent media companies.

5. __________________ In an effort to save their city, officials in Detroit propose demolishing houses/buildings in blighted areas and turn that land back into farmland.

6. __________________ Officials plan to fund the multi-million dollar project in Detroit mainly through corporate funds and private donations.

7. __________________ The World Food Program, which distributed $485 million worth of aid in Somalia, is a program run by the Catholic Church.

8. __________________ A report on the World Food Program states that half of the food aid the organization sends to Somalia is diverted from needy people to corrupt contractors, radical Islamist militants and local United Nations staff members.

9. __________________ Michael Newdow, the atheist who brought a lawsuit challenging the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency argued that the references to God are offensive to him so they should be removed.

10. __________________ The Court rejected Mr. Newdow’s challenge to “under God” in the Pledge on the grounds that the Pledge is constitutional, and rejected his challenge to the phrase “Under God We Trust” on our currency by saying that the phrase is ceremonial and patriotic, not religious.


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