News quiz for week ending 5/20/11

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on May 20, 2011

Questions

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

1. __________________ Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill last week cracking down on illegal immigrants, which was inspired by a tougher measure passed by California last year.

2. __________________ The state laws on illegal immigration include a provision that allows police to check the immigration status of someone they have detained or arrested for illegal activities who they think might be in the country illegally.

3. __________________ Palestinian protesters marked the 63rd anniversary of Israel’s founding by denouncing the terrorist group Hamas and calling for a permanent truce.

4. __________________ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he ordered the military to act with “maximum restraint” but vowed a tough response to any further incursions.

5. __________________ Starting in 2015, students in a Connecticut high school will have to prove they are proficient in English to get their diplomas.

6. __________________ The Connecticut high school has initiated the English requirement for graduation in an attempt to discriminate against students whose first language is not English.

7. __________________ The Mississippi River is used as a highway for barges carrying corn, soybeans and other crops headed from the Midwest to ports near New Orleans, where they get loaded onto massive grain carriers for export around the world.

8. __________________ After closing part of the Mississippi to barge traffic for almost a whole day, it was reopened with the requirement that barges travel at their highest speed.

9. __________________ Departing from U.S. policy, during his speech this week addressing issues in the Middle East including peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians, President Obama has called on the Palestinians to denounce Hamas as a legitimate part of their government.

10. __________________ During his Middle East speech this week, President Obama also said that he was canceling out Egypt’s $1 billion debt to the U.S., and that he would give Egypt $1 billion from the U.S. “to finance infrastructure and job creation.”


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