News quiz for week ending 4/30/10

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on April 30, 2010

Questions

DIRECTIONS: Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement. Rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1.  __________________ An Illinois man was billed $200 after a 911 fire truck responded to an accident he caused.

2.  __________________ Although he called the bill for the 911 call extortion, the Illinois man paid the fine to avoid credit rating problems.

3.  __________________ In an effort to raise cash, wardens across the country are offering inmates the chance to order special meals for a fee.

4.  __________________ Among other reasons, critics of the meal plan say prison is meant to be a punishment and think the service will coddle prisoners.

5.  __________________ The Chinese government was accused by human rights activists of executing religious prisoners to harvest their organs for worldwide sale.

6.  __________________ Prisoners executed for their organs in China include members of Christian house churches, Falun Gong, Muslim Uighurs and Tibetans.

7.  __________________ The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that an 8-foot cross honoring fallen soldiers in the Mojave National Preserve violates the rights of those who feel offended by any Christian symbols.

8.  __________________ The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of a former employee at Mojave National Preserve, who said that the memorial was a violation of the First Amendment ban on a government “establishment of religion.”

9.  __________________ Factors that will determine the severity of the damage from the oil spill include how much oil is spilled, whether the spill comes ashore, and if so, where it comes ashore.

10. __________________ In the worst-case scenario, the oil leak in the Gulf could have a total economic impact of $265 billion dockside to the Louisiana fishing industry.


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