Questions

DIRECTIONS: For the bolded part of each statement, circle the correct answer.

1. President Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, California, on Friday. Border Patrol and law enforcement officials who met with the President said the wall is unnecessary and ineffective / necessary and effective.

2. El Centro Border Patrol Chief Gloria Chavez said most of the 58 miles of border barrier in her sector are old and easy for people to cross. She then said that the renovated section – which is 30-foot high steel fencing – accounted for a drop in illegal entries by 25 percent / 75 percent in fiscal year ’19.

3. On Sunday, the U.S. announced the temporary withdrawal of some of its forces from Libya due to “security conditions on the ground.” A small contingent of American troops has been in Libya in recent years to help local forces combat drug smugglers / Islamic terrorists, as well as protect American diplomatic facilities there.

4. U.S. Secretary of State John Bolton / Mike Pompeo urged Libyan factions to return to negotiations, saying that “there is no military solution to the Libya conflict.”

5. Police arrested an ISIS-inspired terrorist in Maryland on March 28. The man stole a truck with the intention of driving it into and killing as many pedestrians as possible. The terrorist delayed his attack in two different locations because there were few pedestrians / too many pedestrians in the public places he chose to stage his attack.

6. The would-be attacker told prosecutors that he has “hatred” for those who do not practice Islam. A fellow Islamic Society member described Henry as a quiet, nice man / an angry man.

7. Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last of World War II’s daring ‘Doolittle Raiders’ passed away at the age of 93 / 103 in San Antonio on Tuesday.

8. The Doolittle bombing raid on Japan took place on April 18, 1934 / 1942. It was significant because it was the first time the U.S. hit Japan. It also provided an important morale boost to the U.S. following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

9. Bloomberg News was the first to report this week that Amazon employs thousands of people to listen to voice recordings from Amazon Echo’s owners’ homes. Amazon said that they listen in “so Alexa can better understand your requests” / “so Amazon can learn as much information about each customer as possible.”

10. From the launch of the product, Amazon has been public about / has never publicly disclosed the role of this group and the fact that human eavesdropping is part of Alexa’s voice technology.


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