News quiz for week ending 3/23/18

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 23, 2018

Questions

DIRECTIONS: Decide whether the bolded section is true or false. Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false bolded statement to make it true.

1. ___________  The U.S. Navy is making permanent a program that sends combat medics to Chicago’s Cook County Stroger Hospital before being deployed overseas. They are using Stroger because it is one of the few places in the US that provides experience treating the types of wounds the corpsmen will see on the battlefield.

2. ___________  It is important for frontline medics to have this additional training experience. Navy corpsmen often operate independently in combat zones. In many front-line units, immediate medical care for gunshots, explosions or shrapnel comes from these corpsmen who mostly are old, experienced doctors.

3. ___________  Belgium will honor its World War I civilian and military dead starting this month with 600,000 crouching clay figures exhibited in Ypres, Belgium in a no-man’s-land between what was once a German and British trench.

4. ___________  The purpose of the exhibit in Ypres is to help visitors from around the world reflect on what happened during the war a century ago.

5. ___________  During a speech announcing his plan to combat the opioid crisis, President Trump said drug traffickers should face life in prison in cases of fatal opioid overdoses. He said, “Some of these drug dealers will kill thousands of people during their lifetime…and they’ll get caught and they’ll get 30 days in jail or they’ll go away for a year or they’ll be fined,” while a murderer who shoots only one person can get life in prison or the death penalty.

6.  ___________  Some of the concrete steps the administration will take include: increasing federal funding for non-addictive painkillers, shutting down illegal online marketplaces, and having the DOJ look into suing drug companies that may be guilty of misleading buyers about the risks of addiction.

7. ___________  The council members of a small California city voted Monday to opt-out of California’s sanctuary law. The council members who voted in favor of the measure said the California state law puts their city at odds with President Donald Trump.

8. ___________  In a separate measure, the city council voted for the city attorney to file an amicus brief to the federal government’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California’s sanctuary laws.

9. ___________  Three Republican lawmakers are sponsoring the Foreign Influence Transparency Act, the purpose of which is to crack down on foreign influence at U.S. academic institutions.

10. ___________  One of the sponsors of the bill, Sen. Marco Rubio, urged Florida colleges to end their agreements with  Confucius Institute programs. He warned, “These institutes are overseen by a branch of the Chinese Ministry of Education, and are instructed to only teach versions of Chinese history, culture or current events that are explicitly approved by the Chinese Government and Communist Party.”


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