News quiz for week ending 4/14/17

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on April 14, 2017

Questions

1. When asked about China’s reaction to U.S. military strikes against Syria over its use of chemical weapons, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Chinese President Xi Jinping ________ to address North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.
a) agrees that action is necessary
b) said only the Chinese government has the right
c) said that no action is necessary
d) all of the above

2. U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said of the U.S. deployment of a U.S. Navy strike group to the Korean Peninsula, “It’s prudent to do it, isn’t it?” and added, “This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime, and President Xi and President Trump agreed that that is unacceptable, that what must happen is ________.”
a) the removal of Kim Jong Un from power
b) a Chinese attack on North Korean nuclear sites
c) the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
d) all of the above

3. Neil Gorsuch will be the first Supreme Court Justice to serve alongside a fellow justice — ________ — for whom he was a clerk.
a) Clarence Thomas
b) Anthony Kennedy
c) Sonya Sotomayor
d) Samuel Alito

4. Neil Gorsuch has been described as a(n) ________ who adheres to “originalism” when interpreting the U.S. Constitution. Originalism is the interpretation of laws based on the actual text of the Constitution as it was originally written, rather than trying to determine the “intent” of lawmakers.
a) activist
b) pacifist
c) constitutionalist
d) lobbyist

5. __________ and President Trump have agreed that “a window of opportunity” exists to persuade Russia to break ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because its alliance with Assad is no longer in its strategic interest.
a) North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
b) British Prime Minister Theresa May
c) Russian President Vladimir Putin
d) Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khamenei

6. Before traveling to Moscow this week, ________ said, “It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.”
a) U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly
b) U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
c) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
d) U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis

7. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week directed federal prosecutors to crack down on immigrants who repeatedly enter the country illegally, especially targeting those:
a) with gang affiliation
b) with criminal history
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)

8. Under the new policy, Sessions said those here illegally who already have two misdemeanor convictions (or one if gang affiliation), will be now charged with:
a) a felony
b) another misdemeanor
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)

9. The Pentagon announced Thursday that the US has dropped “the mother of all bombs” on ISIS fighters and a series of tunnels they use in ________ in the region that U.S. Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar was killed by ISIS terrorists last week.
a) Iraq
b) Iran
c) Pakistan
d) Afghanistan

10. When asked if dropping the MOAB would deter North Korea’s belligerence, ________ said, “I don’t know if it sends a message, it doesn’t make any difference if it does or not. North Korea’s a problem. The problem will be taken care of.”
a)former President Barack Obama
b) Hillary Clinton
c) Kim Jong Un
d) President Donald Trump


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