News quiz for week ending 4/29/16

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on April 29, 2016

Questions

DIRECTIONS: For the bolded part of each statement write TRUE or FALSE next to the statement, then rewrite the bolded part of each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. __________________ Maryland, Illinois and Oregon currently use speed cameras to catch people speeding in school zones.

2. __________________ Supporters of speed cameras point to the safety benefits reflected in some studies; Opponents often portray speed cameras as a way for states to make money.

3. __________________ On Sunday, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton announced that they have joined forces in a concerted effort to deny Donald Trump the delegates needed to win the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot at the July convention.

4. __________________ Both candidates say Donald Trump can’t unite the Republican party or win the general election.

5. __________________ On Monday, a federal judge upheld a North Carolina law that requires voters to show certain forms of photo identification to be admitted to a hospital or a university.

6. __________________ Democrats say identification is necessary to prevent fraud. Republicans say identification should not be required because it causes disenfranchisement.

7. __________________ The NAACP and the U.S. Justice Department argued that the North Carolina law disproportionately burdened African-Americans and Hispanics, who are more likely than whites to lack the acceptable forms of identification. The judge wrote that “[The plaintiffs] failed to show that such disparities will have materially adverse effects on …minorities…” as a result of the state ID law. The judge also cited findings that black voter turnout rose in 2014, after the law was passed.

8. __________________ The judge wrote, “In sum, plaintiffs have failed to show that any North Carolinian who wishes to vote faces anything other than the ‘usual burdens of voting.'”

9. __________________ On Thursday, FBI agents arrested the brother of the terrorist who carried out the December mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, as well as two women, on charges of federal conspiracy, marriage fraud and making false statements.

10. __________________ Investigations determined that Mariya Chernykh submitted immigration paperwork declaring that she lived in Corona with the man she married, Enrique Marquez, which was false because she lived in a nearby town with her child and another man. Syed Raheel Farook and his wife Tatiana Farook had staged photos of Marquez and Chernykh to make them look like a married couple and created a joint bank account for the two.


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