News quiz for week ending 5/3/19

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on May 3, 2019

Questions

1. In April, the FDA and FTC sent warning letters to three companies that market CBD products, saying the companies are:
a) making false claims about treating diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s
b) “selling snake oil”
c) “trying to make a fast buck on people who are vulnerable”
d) none of the above

2. So far, there is only one proven effective use for CBD approved by the __________, and that’s as a treatment for two rare forms of epilepsy
a) HHS
b) FTC
c) FAA
d) FDA

3. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to _______________ if the country doesn’t take back tons of trash a Canada-based company had shipped to Manila shipped to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014.
a) mail his own garbage to Canada
b) cut off diplomatic relations with Canada
c) “go to war” with Canada
d) “beat the daylights out of” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

4. The garbage containers from Canada were labeled as plastics for recycling, but inspectors in Philippines found the garbage was:
a) not recyclable
b) biodegradable
c) tons of rotting fruit and vegetables
d) none of the above

5. Venezuela’s National Assembly leader Juan Guaido is recognized by the U.S. and most of Latin America and Europe as the legitimate interim president of Venezuela. Guaido has called on Venezuelans to participate in _______________ this week to get socialist leader Nicholas Maduro to step down.
a) non-violent protests
b) violent attacks
c) a sick-out
d) all of the above

6. In addition to the leftist governments of Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and the Communist government of Cuba, countries whose leaders back Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicholas Maduro include all but:
a) Russia
b) China
c) Canada
d) Iran

7. To help identify and prosecute individuals posing as families as they enter the U.S. illegally, DHS will begin a pilot program to take __________ samples in a few locations for a 2-3 day trial.
a) DNA
b) blood
c) hair
d) all of the above

8. DHS is implementing the pilot program in an effort to target:
a) drug smugglers
b) human smugglers
c) el Chapo
d) counterfeiters

9. _______________ is run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The dogs are trained to detect prohibited agricultural items to help the CBP stop the spread of foreign animal diseases (FADs) and invasive plant pests from entering the U.S.
a) Dogs Discovering Disease
b) the Beagle Brigade
c) Super Sniffers
d) the Dog Detectives

10. The CBP and U.S. Department of Agriculture expanded the dog program at ports of entry to prevent _______________ from reaching the U.S. through smuggled in pork products.
a) Asian swine flu
b) Ebola
c) measles
d) African swine fever


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