News quiz for week ending 4/19/19

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on April 19, 2019

Questions

1. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case brought by an LA clothing designer whose streetwear brand FUCT – which sounds like, but is spelled differently than, a profanity – was denied a trademark by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The plaintiff is challenging the law as an infringement of his right to freedom of expression under the:
a) Twenty-first Amendment
b) Second Amendment
c) First Amendment
d) Fourth Amendment

2. The trademark office said that the federal government should not be forced through the trademark system to actively promote words and images the public would find __________ or __________. (CHOOSE 2)
a) shocking
b) idiotic
c) profane
d) juvenile

3. The Paris landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral was consumed by a massive fire on Monday. Before the fire was entirely extinguished, officials said that they were working on the assumption for now that it was:
a) purposely set by an arsonist
b) accidental
c) an attack on Christianity following recent vandalism at multiple churches in Paris
d) none of the above

4. Notre Dame Cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, is a World Heritage site that attracts millions of tourists every year. Notre Dame symbolizes ___________ in Europe. The timing of the fire was significant as it stared at the beginning of Holy Week, when Catholics and all Christians around the world commemorate and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
a) the French Revolution
b) Christianity
c) Islam
d) the end of WWII

5. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the rest of Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Monday. This year was special for the annual event, since it marked what would have been the baseball legend’s 100th birthday. Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier by becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, __________.
a) 1927
b) 1947
c) 1967
d) 1977

6. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. His number 42 was retired by the MLB in 1997. He is noted for the following accomplishments over his ten seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers: (CHOOSE 3)
a) was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947
b) was the first black player to win the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award
c) was the oldest major league player of the 20th century
d) selected for six consecutive All-Star Games, from 1949 to 1954

7. U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr struck down a rule this week that had allowed some asylum seekers to ask for bond to be released until their hearing date. ____________ are exempt from this ruling.
a) coyotes
b) caravans from Central America
c) unaccompanied men over the age of 18
d) unaccompanied migrant children

8. The new rule on asylum seekers will take effect in 90 days. AG Barr said he was delaying the effective date:
a) to give DHS time to plan for additional detention and parole decisions
b) to give asylum seekers time to be released on bond so they won’t be detained
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)

9. After his almost 2 year long investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Donald Trump and his campaign were innocent of colluding with Russia. During his investigation, Mueller:
a) Issued more than 2,800 subpoenas
b) Executed close to 500 search warrants
c) Employed 19 lawyers, who were assisted by a team of about 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants and other professional staff
d) Made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence
e) all of the above

10. Attorney General Barr noted that Mueller’s investigation shows, that in addition to being innocent of collusion, President Trump ____________ in the investigation.
a) did not obstruct justice
b) obstruct justice
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)


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