News quiz for week ending 3/16/12

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 16, 2012

Questions

DIRECTIONS:  For the true/false, write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1.  __________________  Senate Republicans on Thursday defeated a Democratic proposal to give a permit to the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline which would have run from Canada to Texas.

2.  __________________  According to the latest Pew poll, two-thirds of Americans who know about the Keystone XL pipeline debate think it should be approved.

3.  __________________  The Obama administration on Monday blocked a new law in Texas requiring voters to show photo identification before voting.

4.  __________________  The Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification is intended to block Democratic supporters from voting.

5.  __________________  Buford, Wyoming, with a population of one, is the highest town in elevation on the I-80 route from California to New York.

6.  __________________  The sole resident of Buford is selling the town through an auction company on April 5.

7.  __________________  Starting Monday, travelers over the age of 95 will get a break at four airports’ TSA security checkpoints under a test program that could allow them to keep their shoes and light jackets on and skip pat-downs.

8.  __________________  The four airports where the TSA screening changes are being tested were chosen because they have a higher percentage of travelers who have sued the TSA over invasive pat-downs.

9.  __________________  GM is halting production of their plug-in electric hybrid car (the Volt) for the next five weeks because they cannot keep up with consumer demand for the car and need to build bigger assembly plants

10.  __________________ The cost of a new Volt is approximately $40,000.


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