News quiz for week ending 3/16/18

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 16, 2018

Questions

1. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un requested a meeting with President Trump regarding the rogue regime’s nuclear weapons program. As a condition for meeting, Kim said he would _______________ in order to facilitate the proposed meeting.
a) halt nuclear and missile testing and production
b) roll out the red carpet
c) play golf with President Trump
d) increase nuclear and missile testing and production

2. President Trump’s goal for meeting with Kim Jong Un is to achieve permanent denuclearization of North Korea. Which of the following is not a real statement made by the Trump administration following the announcement?
a) Vice President Mike Pence said the US position towards North Korea would not change “until we see credible, verifiable, and concrete steps toward denuclearization.”
b) Secretary of State James Mattis said, “Now that Kim has offered to meet, we are lifting all sanctions and urge our UN partners to do the same.”
c) White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said “We look forward to the denuclearization of North Korea. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain.”
d) President Trump tweeted, “Sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached.”

3. A week after former Russian _______________ Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious in Salisbury, England, Prime Minister Teresa May announced, “It is now clear that Mr. Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with military grade nerve agent of the type developed by Russia.”
a) physicist
b) oligarch
c) spy
d) Olympian

4. When making the announcement, Mrs. May said “it is highly likely Russia was responsible for the act against Sergei Skripal and his daughter based on _______________.” (choose 3 of the 4)
a) Russia’s record of conducting state sponsored assassinations
b) the British government’s knowledge that Russia has previously produced this agent and would still be capable of doing so
c) Britain’s assessment that Russia views defectors as a legitimate target for assassination
d) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration on national TV: “let that be a lesson to any Russian who double-crosses me”

5. The Arkansas state legislature passed a law in August that allows K-12 schools to display the U.S. national motto _______________ in classrooms and libraries. Rep. Jim Dotson proposed the law because he believes history and heritage are important and that many people, especially children, are not aware of what our national motto is.
a) “God Bless America”
b) “In God We Trust”
c) “One Nation Under God”
d) none of the above

6. The Arkansas bill passed almost unanimously in both houses of the state legislature. Despite the fact that our national motto is also on all U.S. currency, some groups are going to fight the Arkansas law, saying it violates the first amendment. Groups opposed to the law include American Atheists and _______________.
a) The Freedom From Religion Foundation
b) the Southern Baptists
c) neither a) nor b)
d) both a) and b)

7. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that most of a _______________ law banning so-called sanctuary cities can remain in effect.
a) California
b) Colorado
c) Tennessee
d) Texas

8. The judges upheld most of state law banning sanctuary cities because they found its provisions do not violate the Constitution. The parts they upheld include which two?
a) allows local law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people they detain or arrest
b) punishes local officials from “adopting, enforcing or endorsing” policies that specifically prohibit or limit enforcement of immigration laws
c) requires county jails to honor requests by ICE to hold detainees suspected of being eligible for deportation

9. At the beginning of March, five residents of Nevada filed a lawsuit against the makers the drug Abilify. The plaintiffs say it caused them to develop:
a) a fear of heights
b) a gambling problem
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)

10. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit say that the companies knew the drug could cause this problem because they included a “pathological gambling” warning to the drug’s label in Canada and Europe:
a) since 2015
b) starting in 2018
c) the day after they filed their lawsuit
d) last year


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