News quiz for week ending 3/5/10

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 5, 2010

Questions

1. The fifth-biggest earthquake ever measured occurred in Chile last week. It measured:
a) 5.5
b) 7.0
c) 8.8
d) 10.0

2. All but which one of the following happened as a result of the earthquake in Chile?
a) a massive tsunami hit multiple countries in the Pacific Rim
b) buildings collapsed
c) power and communication infrastructure was damaged
d) roadways and bridges collapsed

3. The hukou system in China was adopted by the government in the late 1950s to control
a) the size of China’s population
b) epidemics spreading among the population
c) free speech in China
d) population movement

4. The Chinese negatively impacted by the hukou system are:
a) rural migrant workers
b) Communist party leaders
c) residents of large cities
d) Chinese babies

5. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a former Pakistani lawmaker and a leading scholar of Islam, has issued a fatwa:
a) condemning terrorism and denouncing suicide bombers
b) calling for the death of all infidels
c) praising suicide bombers for their bravery and devotion to Islam
d) condemning the U.S. invasion of Iraq

6. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is:
a) a Coptic Christian
b) a Sufi Muslim
c) a Wahhabi Muslim
d) an atheist

7. Mosab Hassan Yousef just wrote his memoirs. He is:
a) a popular Middle Eastern singer
b) the head of the Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet
c) the son of one of the founders of Hamas
d) the new president of Iraq

8. Mosab Hassan Yousef is:
a) a Muslim
b) Jewish
c) a Christian
d) an atheist

9. The prolonged cold weather in Florida this winter destroyed ________ of its tomato crop.
a) 10%
b) 17%
c) 70%
d) 100%

10. How will the cold winter affect Florida tomato growers long term?
a) it will make it difficult to grow large tomato crops in the future
b) as wholesalers look to purchase tomatoes from Mexico, it will be difficult to get them to come back once crop production resumes
c) consumers will stop buying tomatoes altogether
d) none of the above


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