News quiz for week ending 3/4/11

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 4, 2011

Questions

1.  Frank Buckles died this week at the age of 110 at his home in Charles Town, West Virginia. He was the last living U.S. _____________ veteran.
a)  Korean War
b)  World War II
c)  World War I
d)  Viet Nam War

2.  Although he was underage (16 1/2), Buckles was able to enlist after several tries by:
a)  telling the recruiter he had no birth certificate, only a record of his birth in the family Bible at home
b)  bribing the recruiter with $300
c)  obtaining a forged birth certificate which put his age at 21
d)  getting his parents to sign a paper permitting him to enlist underage

3.  Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who was involved with over 75,000 abortions in the late 1970’s to early ’80’s, died this week at the age of 84. Dr. Nathanson changed his views from supporting abortion to being pro-life when he:
a)  got bored with his work
b)  saw an ultrasound of a baby before an abortion was performed
c)  saw his own child being born
d)  became a Christian

4.  After changing his view about abortion, Dr. Nathanson went on to:
a)  co-found what is now NARAL Pro-Choice America
b)  provide funding to Planned Parenthood
c)  work in the pro-life movement
d)  become a used car salesman

5.  The Pentagon invested millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones inspired by biology, that look like:
a)  beetles
b)  mice
c)  tree branches
d)  hummingbirds

6.  The drones are able to do all but which one of the following:
a)  make video recordings
b)  fly forward and backward, left and right
c)  chirp like a real bird
d)  make audio recordings

7.  New Jersey state legislators recently passed a bill that would make ___________________ legal in an effort to generate tax revenue for the state.
a)  prostitution
b)  online gambling
c)  the sale of marijuana
d)  smoking in restaurants

8.  The bill might not become law if:
a)  the governor vetoes it
b)  Taliban Islamists threaten to kill the bill’s supporters
c)  legislators decide to raise the money by refusing to pay-out on teacher pensions
d)  casino owners don’t agree to a large enough kickback for the legislators who voted for it

9.  Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistani Minister for Minorities Affairs who was the only Christian in the Cabinet, was murdered this week as he left his mother’s home in Islamabad. ____________________ claimed responsibility for the attack.
a)  a gang of priests from the Vatican
b)  Muslim moderates
c)  the Pakistani Taliban
d)  the FBI

10. Mr. Bhatti was killed for opposing Pakistan’s _____________________ law.
a)  freedom of speech
b)  religious freedom
c)  blasphemy
d)  equal rights for women


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