News quiz for week ending 4/5/19

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on April 5, 2019

Questions

1. ____________ members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Navy this week regarding accused Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher.
a) four
b) 14
c) forty
d) 240

2. The Congress members have asked Rear Adm. Yancy Lindsey, who is Commander of Navy Region Southwest, to review Chief Gallagher’s pre-trial confinement conditions and:
a) release him from pre-trial confinement
b) drop all charges against him
c) forget the whole thing
d) declare him innocent before his trial

3. Scientists from NASA have found that a major Greenland glacier that has been thinning for 20 years:
a) has disappeared
b) is shrinking at an even more alarming rate
c) is growing again
d) all of the above

4. Researchers involved in the study say that, since 2016, the glacier has experienced major thickening. It is also flowing more slowly and moving toward the ocean, instead of retreating inland. They say _______________ has caused the changes in the glacier’s activity.
a) climate change
b) cooling waters in the North Atlantic Ocean
c) warm waters in the Pacific Ocean
d) the coming Ice Age

5. The U.S. Navy and 33 other countries recently concluded weeks of maritime training called the 2019 Obangame Express training. The purpose of the training is to:
a) teach all sailors English, French, Portuguese and Spanish
b) improve the monitoring of the West Africa coastline
c) improve safety against pirates
d) both b) and c)

6. The aim of the Obangame Express training is to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in:
a) the Gulf of Aden
b) the Gulf of Guinea
c) the Gulf of Mexico
d) the Persian Gulf

7. Sony’s robot dog Aibo is not sold in Illinois due to:
a) the robot’s face-detecting capabilities
b) Illinois high taxes
c) Aibo’s lifelike appearance has caused people to mistake it for a real dog
d) none of the above

8. Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) regulates the collection of biometric data. BIPA defines biometric identifiers as:
a) fingerprints
b) voiceprints
c) retina and/or iris scans
d) hand scans
e) face scans
f) all of the above

9. A middle school in NJ recently implemented a program to use Yondr pouches in an effort to prevent students from __________ during the school day.
a) communicating with their friends
b) cheating on tests
c) contacting their parents
d) using their smartphones

10. Principal Kevin Stansbury implemented the policy after he noticed some major issues inside of the school. The main problems were: (CHOOSE 3)
a) suspensions were up
b) students were too distracted by their phones to focus on school
c) students would not stop talking to their friends in the hallways
d) test scores were down


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