News quiz for week ending 3/30/12

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 30, 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.  __________________  Since 9/11, New York City police officers have caught Iranian government employees taking pictures and video at key city sites at least six times.

2.  __________________  The Director of Intelligence Analysis for the NYPD’s Intelligence Division described the incidents with Iranian operatives to the House Homeland Security Committee, which is looking at the growing threat posed by Israel in the U.S.

3.  __________________  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday began hearing oral arguments over the affordability of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

4.  __________________  A typical case at the Supreme Court is allotted an hour for argument, but the court scheduled five and a half hours for the health-care case.

5.  __________________  A ruling in the challenge to President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is not expected until June.

6.  __________________  The main challenge to the health care law is over the constitutionality of the individual mandate, which will take effect in 2014.

7.  __________________  The individual mandate will require all Americans to purchase health care or pay a penalty.

8.  __________________  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is usually the deciding vote in cases heard before the Supreme Court, sometimes taking the constitutionalist side, sometimes taking the activist side.

9.  __________________  The 2012 USA Memory Championship took place recently.  The founder’s goal for the competition is to show how brains can be trained and improved, just like any other part of the body.

10.  __________________  USA Memory Championship winner Nelson Dellis memorized 303 random numbers in five seconds.


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