News quiz for week ending 3/20/15

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 20, 2015

Questions

1. A recent study ordered by Congress on the legal age for purchasing tobacco found all but which one to be true about increasing the age?
a) it would “substantially” reduce the number of 15- to 17-year-olds who begin smoking
b) it would help disrupt cigarette use before it becomes ingrained as an adult habit
c) it would decrease early deaths / cut low birth weights
d) it would cause smokers to quit

2. A 2012 report by the U.S. Surgeon General said that increasing the legal age would help disrupt cigarette use before it becomes ingrained as an adult habit because:
a) nearly nine out of 10 smokers first light up by age 18
b) adults are too embarrassed to smoke in public
c) the only people who can afford to buy expensive cigarettes are teens
d) most people don’t start smoking until after college

3. The first .com was registered on March 15, 1985. When was the World Wide Web launched?
a) the next day
b) in 1950 -many years before domain names were used
c) the same day
d) in 1991 – six years after the first domain name was registered

4. It took almost two years – until 1987 – for the first 100 .com domain names to be registered. How many .com domain names are registered per day now?
a) more than 80,000
b) approximately 100
c) none – they are all taken
d) 7.2 billion

5. The San Francisco 49ers announced this week that linebacker Chris Borland is retiring after one season due to:
a) his salary – he wants to make more money
b) his concerns about how head trauma might affect his health
c) his disappointing rookie season
d) his wife is forcing him to quit

6. Chris Borland said he made this decision now because:
a) he will still have a shot at playing major league baseball
b) he was tired of playing football
c) he wants to leave while he’s still a great player
d) he wanted to be proactive; he is concerned that if you wait till you have symptoms, it’s too late; he doesn’t think it’s worth the risk

7. The Los Angeles Police Department has begun using _________________ to prevent crimes. Police use heat maps, technology and years of statistics to identify crime “hot spots.” The theory is that would-be criminals tend to rethink their plans when they know they are being monitored.
a) police dogs
b) armored tanks
c) helicopters
d) surveillance cameras on every street of the city

8. A few years ago, the LAPD began exploring the deterrent approach with a new model called ___________________ that deployed officers and patrol cars to areas where data suggested crime was more likely to occur. The new strategy is an expansion of that policing strategy.
a) Predictive Policing
b) Shock and Awe
c) Man’s Best Friend
d) the Big Brother program

9. The head of _________________ asked Congress this week for $8 million to build a replica of the White House.
a) the CIA
b) the Secret Service
c) the Internal Revenue Service
d) the FBI

10. The agency would use the replica for:
a) meetings with various heads of state
b) weekend getaways
c) training
d) parties


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