News quiz for week ending 4/13/18

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on April 13, 2018

Questions

1. It was recently revealed that Facebook removed/deleted/retracted messages from Mark Zuckerberg and other executives to both former employees and non-employees, ___________________.
a) after notifying the recipients that they were about to do so
b) without notifying the recipients that the company was going to do so, or had done so
c) neither a) nor b)
d) both a) and b)

2. Three sources said that old Facebook messages they received from Zuckerberg have disappeared from their Facebook inboxes, while their own replies to him remain (only their side of back-and-forth conversations with Zuckerberg still appear). The three sources asked to remain anonymous:
a) out of fear of angering Zuckerberg
b) they didn’t want to burn bridges with the company
c) neither a) nor b)
d) both a) and b)

3. London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan recently announced a tough crackdown on knives that prohibits all residents from:
a) carrying a knife
b) buying a knife
c) using a knife to commit a crime
d) owning steak knives

4. The mayor announced that the city has created a “violent crime task force of 120 officers” tasked with rooting out knife-wielding individuals in public spaces. The new measures include:
a) arming all police with knives
b) expanding law enforcement stop-and-search powers
c) banning police from using the stop-and-search method of policing
d) prohibiting police from carrying a knife

5. Following President Trump’s recent and vocal calls for fair trade as he moved to impose tariffs on Chinese goods coming into the U.S., Chinese President Xi Jinping this week:
a) promised to cut China’s auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions
b) vowed to never remove or reduce tariffs on American goods coming into China
c) stated that China’s auto tariffs will stay in place
d) tweeted “China will always be #1!”

6. Chinese officials _______________ that foreign companies, including U.S. companies, are forced to hand over their technology when doing business in China.
a) admit
b) deny
c) acknowledge
d) confirm

7. Following _________________, President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis said this week they’re not ruling out the possibility of military action against President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
a) the defeat of ISIS in parts of Syria
b) a Syrian government attack on rebel forces
c) Russian and Iranian backing of President Assad
d) a suspected chemical attack on Syrian civilians

8. After a Russian diplomat warned that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria will be shot down and their launch sites targeted, President Trump tweeted in part:
a) “OK Russia, we give up. You can have Syria and all of its headaches.”
b) “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming. You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)

9. Thursday was Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. It is also known as:
a) Yom Kippur
b) Rosh Hashanah
c) Yom Hashoah
d) Pesach

10. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the following occurs to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust:
a) A siren sounds for two minutes and everything comes to a standstill as people pause to remember the victims
b) A memorial ceremony is held in which the national flag is lowered to half-staff, the President and the Prime Minister both deliver speeches, Holocaust survivors light six torches symbolizing the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and the Chief Rabbis recite prayers.
c) A wreath-laying ceremony is held at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, the memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto uprising
d) Most schools hold official assemblies where students honor the dead and hear stories from Holocaust survivors.
e) Places of public entertainment are closed by law
f) all of the above


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